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    Charlotte Area Members We Want Your Input

    Hank (Hmerkle) and I had a small private message conversation about doing what we can to drum up some activity for those of us in the Greater Charlotte area. I suggested a bi-monthly or quarterly meetup, rotating between members' shops and he agreed that it might be worth a shot to get going. Would anyone be interested in something like this?

    Things to do would include everything from random shop discussions, project assistance, mini workshops, tool swapping, lumber swaps, etc.

    For example, maybe you normally make small boxes but have decided to tackle a large table for your dining room. You could bring your legs to a meetup and use someone's mortiser to make your job a little easier. Don't own a lathe but need a couple of knobs turned? Bring your materials and knock them out on the host's lathe.

    Give us your input. Would you come? What would you like to see/do? How often? How far are you willing to travel?

    I would also suggest nothing happens until at least September/early October. Past experience in clubs/groups such as this have taught me that almost no one shows up to small meetings/get together type events in the peak summer months. Weekends in that part of the year are usually reserved for family/friend events. I could be wrong though...

    Let's get this ball rolling and see if anything comes of it.

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    Re: Charlotte Area Members We Want Your Input

    I'm in! I would travel anywhere in the Clt area. Sounds like fun. Count me in...

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    Re: Charlotte Area Members We Want Your Input

    I'm in. I've traveled as far as Raleigh to participate so anything closer to home is good too!
    I like making things. I have a wood shop at home. I am a terrible carpenter but I love doing it. Raymond - Charlotte, NC

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    Re: Charlotte Area Members We Want Your Input

    Well, I was waiting until I retire to get more active in something like this. Work just takes up too much time.

    However, since I officially retire TODAY. I'm in.

    We've done a few shop visits in the Charlotte area years ago. Would be good to get this off the ground.
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    Re: Charlotte Area Members We Want Your Input

    I would be in depending on when and where. At this time I am building a new house and workshop so this year/early next year may not work but there is always after that. Anything in the Charlotte area should work fine.

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    Re: Charlotte Area Members We Want Your Input

    All great ideas. I'm always jealous of all the meetups in the Raleigh area that I can't get to. Anything in Greater Charlotte area is good with me. My big limitations is that i'm usually busy during weekdays/weeknights, so weekends would be preferable. I suggest starting with once a quarter and re-evaluate if there's enough interest.
    "Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."

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    Re: Charlotte Area Members We Want Your Input

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Well, I was waiting until I retire to get more active in something like this. Work just takes up too much time.

    However, since I officially retire TODAY. I'm in.

    We've done a few shop visits in the Charlotte area years ago. Would be good to get this off the ground.
    Congrats on your retirement.
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    Re: Charlotte Area Members We Want Your Input

    I also would be interested in group get togethers. Charlotte is an easy trip for me and gives me an excuse to get out of the house. By the way, congratulations John W on your retirement. I pulled that move about three years ago and it was the best move I every made. Wish I had done it years ago.

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    Re: Charlotte Area Members We Want Your Input

    I'm in! Had a couple NCWW friends that had nice shops and spent quality time there, but one moved to FL and one sold everything to spend time with the family and save for a house. I would welcome meetups close to home.


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    Re: Charlotte Area Members We Want Your Input

    I'm up on Lake Norman (near Mooresville). I'd be interested.
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    Re: Charlotte Area Members We Want Your Input

    Always interested but work always gets in the way. Keep me in the distribution and I'll try to participate. Thanks.

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    Re: Charlotte Area Members We Want Your Input

    Will you let us Over-the-mountain men come down to the lowlands to tag along?

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    Re: Charlotte Area Members We Want Your Input

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill_In_Asheville View Post
    Will you let us Over-the-mountain men come down to the lowlands to tag along?
    Bill, I believe you will find the Charlotte Metro Area gang will always welcome Over-the-Mountain members and any other members that want to join us.
    I like making things. I have a wood shop at home. I am a terrible carpenter but I love doing it. Raymond - Charlotte, NC

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    Re: Charlotte Area Members We Want Your Input

    we used to meet up some. i stay busy with the kiddos these days don't even make it to charlotte woodworkers monthly meetings. they are are on scout night.

    i'll keep an eye out, would like to make it to something if the stars align

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    I'm in, but don't expect me to clean up if anyone comes over

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