Meetings & Events

Next Meeting: Saturday, August 13, 2022
In-Person & Zoom Hybrid Meeting!
Parking Lot Swap Meet Before the Meeting!

Live, from Huntington Beach, it’s Saturday Morning SIMSCal!

We teased it during our May meeting, but now it’s really happening—our first in-person SIMSCal meeting in over two years!  For those who are ready to gather in-person, we will be going to Larry McCutcheon’s workshop in Huntington Beach, and starting things early to beat the heat.

Beginning at 9:00 AM, we’ll host a parking lot “swap meet” where you can bring your unused tonewoods, tools, jigs, and cash, and buy/sell/trade with your fellow luthiers.  Then, at 10:00 AM, we’ll have a demonstration by Larry of his new toy and pandemic passion project, a handcrafted CNC router.  After making some sawdust (or, more accurately, router shavings), we’ll revisit our group project that was launched pre-pandemic and summarily shelved, a replica 1837 Martin guitar.  We’ll assess how far along the project is, and what needs to be done to push it over the finish line.  Lastly, we’ll have our usual Show & Tell segment, so bring your latest projects and gizmos to share with the club!

While we’re excited to see our SIMSCal community face-to-face, we realize that not everyone is comfortable, or physically able, to gather in-person at this time, so we’re offering a Zoom option, as well.  George will try his best to live-stream the 10:00 AM meeting from his iPad.  However, we will be in an industrial park with no internet service, so streaming will be over the cellular network.  Since we’ll be broadcasting from “out in the field,” expect audio-visual quality to be spotty.  It will be an experiment!

All that being said, we can’t wait to see you again on August 13!

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Upcoming Meetings

Our regular, quarterly meeting schedule has us meeting on the first Saturday in February, May, August, and November, unless otherwise noted.  Additional meetings and field trips may be added, but these are the four guaranteed meetings for the year.

Meeting Location:  Online via Zoom, until further notice. Sign up for our email newsletter to receive Zoom meeting invitations.



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