The January meeting was held at Lloyd Clayton’s shop.
Members present were Brad Ussery, Raymond Lyerly, John Johnson, Jimmie Barnes, Wes Ford, Larry Ford, Mike DeLoache, Lloyd Clayton and Eddie Mullins. I was glad to see Wendell Hogan, a formerly active member, in attendance and he even brought along a guest, Jeremy Key, who joined. We also had another guest and now new member, Andy Graves.
I would like to thank Lloyd and his wife for hosting the meeting and providing the excellent pulled pork we had for lunch. I’d also like to thank Raymond for the knife handle material he brought and shared with the group.
Projects for the meeting were tongs and twisted RR spike garden trowels. These projects allowed the demonstration and practice of several techniques including fullering, peening, riveting, striking and power hammer use.
The February meeting will be at Jim Soehlman’s shop on the first Saturday of the month, 2/6/16. We are expecting Ron with our biggest coal order ever. If you ordered coal make sure you are there to help unload and pick up your order.
The March meeting will also be on the first Saturday, 3/5/16 at Mike DeLoache’s shop.
Eddie Mullins—NEACBOA Steward