Monday, September 17, 2012
I had a great time at the Turning Southern Style Symposium XVIII at the Unicoi Lodge in Helen, GA. The symposium was a sellout several weeks before the event. Sid Snow, President of the Mountain Laurel Woodturners and fellow club member of Chattahoochee Woodturners lives about 10 minutes from Helen, and invited me and another turner, Terry Smith to stay as his home. I was camera operator for several of the demonstrations which was a new experience for me. I operated the camera for Nick Cook and he gave me this very cool spindle lock gizmo for my 3520b. Looks to be the same spindle lock device that now comes with the Powermatic 4224. Peachtree Woodworking was one of the vendors and had a great sale on Trend Air Pro powered personal air purifying respirators. I was fortunate to sell a couple of the pieces I had in the Instant Gallery display so my resistance was low! Jim Hardy did a great job as the new symposium director and I think everyone had a great time. Next year the event will be held in Dalton, Georgia since the Lodge will be closed for renovations.