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May 4, 2019. While this is not a story about individual members’ activities, it IS a story about the great time we have all had today with Alan Lacer as our demonstrator. He spent most of the day talking about use of the skew but also demonstrated turning a box, dealing with end grain, and making a hook tool. It was a terrific day. And yesterday was also a great day when we had our workshop devoted to box making. Flint Hills Woodturners has been in operation now for four years and from the very first meeting, we have had the goal of bringing in a nationally or internationally known woodturner. It took us awhile to build up our treasury to the point at which we could afford it. Alan is our first outside professional woodturning demonstrator and wow, what a start! He was simply outstanding. Everyone learned a lot today. Many thanks to Alan Lacer for not only his expertise but his ability to communicate it in such a way that we all learned from it. We have one more day as he will teach one more workshop, this one on use of the dreaded skew. Maybe after today, it won’t be quite as “dreaded” anymore.