Holiday Potluck and Tool Swap

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.



Comments & Responses

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  1. Jeff Schrader says:

    I had a great time. Awesome food, great people and I sold all but 4 items on my table. Merry Christmas to all. See you next year.


    • Jonathan says:

      I had a great time too. I don’t know who brought the smoked turkey, but it was excellent. My only regret is that I didn’t buy that bridge city square that you sold!!!


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