The ACWA held its first annual Holiday potluck and tool swap on Saturday December 8th. It was a smashing success and a good time was had by all. The carvers cooked and carved up a couple of hams and turkeys. I’m not sure who made the smoked turkey, but it was fabulous. Of course Cindy’s pecan pie squares were a hit too! Thanks to everyone who brought food.
There were six of us selling tools, mostly hand tools, but there were a number of electron burning tailed beasts, one of which came home with me, but don’t tell anyone!!
We also held a silent auction to benefit ACWA. Several members generously donated tools and other items. If memory serves me correctly, John L. Theresa, and another John L. donated items including, a spindle sander, belt/disk sander, an antique rocking chair, and several other handheld power tools. Proceeds will be split between the 3 groups. If I missed anyone who donated items, please leave a comment below, and I will rectify my mistake.
We also did a quick web site demo to show folks how to get registered, and familiarize them with some of the new features.
The carvers, held a little competition, that looked like a lot of fun. In an allotted time each participant tried to carve a ball from a square block of wood. Each ball was then dropped into a tube taped at an angle to a chair and the ball the rolled the farthest won.
I wish I had taken more pictures, especially of the buffet and when everyone was eating, but alas, I was too busy eating! I did however get a few shots of the great tools for sale.
Thanks to the turners who came and shared the day with us. Unfortunately I’m nowhere near as good of a photographer as Mathew, but he was out-of-town. Here is a gallery of photos for all of you who missed out.