Meetings & Events

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Next Meeting: 05/04/2019

Date:  Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time:  1:00 PM
Location:  Rockler Woodworking & Hardware, 1955 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92865
Topic: Solarez UV Cure Finishing Products

A representative from Vista, California-based Wahoo International will demonstrate their Solarez brand UV-cure grain filler, which apparently cures hard in a matter of seconds and sands like a dream, and chat with us about their other reactive finishing products, which include brush-on and spray-on lacquers, sanding sealers, epoxy resins, and the like.  Their primary demographic seems to be the watersports industry (makers of surfboards, fishing rods, lures, etc.), but with their line of products boasting qualities like low-odor, zero-VOC, high-solids, and rapid cure times, we were curious to see which of their products could be applied to instrument making.  Bring your questions!

A big thanks to George Leach for arranging this demonstration with the Solarez team!

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting, and please remember to look for on-street parking (a better bet is to park at the Home Depot shopping center just down the street) and enter through the side door, to help keep our gracious hosts at Rockler – and their paying customers – happy!  And, as always, bring your show-and-tell items: any instruments in progress, new tools you love, helpful tips & techniques, etc.

Upcoming Meetings (2019)

For 2019, we are instituting a regular, quarterly meeting schedule, which we plan to repeat each year.  This will allow our members more time to plan ahead to attend meetings, and help Rockler to solidify their event calendar and promote our meetings on their website.  Additional meetings and field trips may be added, but these are the four guaranteed meetings for the year:

Saturday, February 2, 2019     (time TBA, usually 1:00 pm)

Saturday, May 4, 2019     (time TBA, usually 1:00 pm)

Saturday, August 3, 2019     (time TBA, usually 1:00 pm)

Saturday, November 2, 2019     (time TBA, usually 1:00 pm)

Meeting Location:  Rockler Woodworking & Hardware, 1955 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92865