May 2015 Meeting – Musical Instruments by Bill Dowe

Bill has been a member of NCWA since 2006 and likes to try new woodworking projects. Several years ago, he built a dog sled and gave a great presentation on that project at one of our meetings. Now he’s into making mandolins and guitars! On May 5th, Bill will demonstrate an interesting technique he’s mastered to bend the thin material for instrument sides using a silicone heat blanket. The process goes fairly quickly and sounds easy. There are probably lots of other applications for this kind of wood bending. Now all he needs to do is learn how to play his new mandolins and guitars! Remember, we’re back at the Hillcrest Lodge this month.


I-5 to Exit 226 (Kincaid Street Exit). Go East up the hill. This is Broadway Street. Turn right on S. 13th Street and go about 6 blocks.The Hillcrest Park is on the right. Turn right into the parking lot in front of Hillcrest Lodge.

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