Marvin showed us his beautiful shop and some of the turnings he has made. He also showed us the history of his sphere turning machine.
We were all blown away by Jeremy’s shop. I have never seen so many top of the line tools at one shop; Festool, Sawstop, Powermatic, Luguna. His has a power tool users dream shop.I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves:
We hope it didn’t take Jeremy too long to clean up all the droll off the floor after we left.
He told everybody to come a little hungry, but he should have said a lot hungry; he put on quite a spread.
In spite of the up coming Thanksgiving holiday, and all the people who are out of town, 15 people showed up at Johns shop, and they weren’t disappointed. John had several hands on demonstrations for people to try. One of the most popular was the shaving horse.
John’s drum sander was cool to watch. John demonstrated his pin router using a templet for his clock gears. I didn’t get any pictures of the flex tool carving station, or the sanding station.
John’s wife, Fay, served up some delicious home made goodies on the lanai. Boy can she bake! It was worth the price of admission just for the food.
April’s shop meet was at Reuel Detweiler’s shop. Reuel lives in a mobile home so space is limiter and by necessity everything has to be organized. Reuel makes some beautiful intarsia which fits well in his limited space. We all had a good time poking around Reuel’s shop, admiring his work, talking and eating.
Marches shop meet, was it Bob Esslinger shop. As you remember Bob won first place and best of show at the state fair for his pi table. Even though we were 10 days late for pi Day, March 14, 3.14, give it, Bob and his wife served two delicious homemade pies. Nobody dared to eat there pie on his pi table. We all had a great time visiting and snooping around Bob shop. My shop will only be as clean as Bob’s in my dreams.
.Possum stew and cobbler
Around 20 people attended the shot meet at Mike Swart’s workshop last Monday. Mike came through as promised with the big pot of stew cooked on an open fire in a Dutch oven. When asked what was in it, he claimed it was Possum. He followed this up with another pot of cobbler served with ice cream. I can’t say for sure whether it was apple or peach, because it was gone by the time I got to it.
But, as usual, one of the main attractions was just having time to visit with fellow club members. If you miss this shop meet, you missed out on a good time and good food. Next year Mike promises to have armadillos stew.