Event: Auction At CMW
The November meeting is for CMW members only. Looking for a tool that you need? Looking for a great piece of wood? Want to help the club out with your purchases? Come to our annual auction meeting and enjoy!
CMW Annual Auction – Saturday Nov. 19
Several of you have asked if there is a list of what will be in our auction this year. A number of our members have to travel long distances and would like to know what will be there to help determine if it would be worthwhile to attend. Since all auction items are brought to the auction just before it begins we have not known what will be in the auction in prior years. Typically we have $8,000 to $10,000 in sales at the auction. Items usually include turning tools, lathes, lathe accessories, wood for turning, and of course the demo pieces from our demonstrators. If you are planning to bring something to sell this year please send me an email email@example.com describing the items by Nov. 12 and I compile a list and send it out. This will not be a comprehensive list and it is certainly ok to bring something that is not listed. The intent is to give those not sure about attending an idea of what items will be up for auction.
AUCTION DESCRIPTION AND GUIDELINES FROM OUR AUCTIONEER EXTRAORDINAIRE, JOHN HILL
Each November, our meeting is an auction instead of a demonstration and is held on the our usual 3rd Saturday. This year it is November 19th. The auction will include the great demo pieces that our demonstrators since last December have left with us or taken home and finished and returned to us. All of the proceeds from the sale of these items and all other donated items will go to the club to help bring more great demonstrators in the future.
If you want to sell something and not donate it, you may bring your woodturnings, used tools or wood to be sold at auction. The club will receive 20% of the sale price and you will get the rest. All items will be sold to the highest bidder. If you have an item that is valued at $100 or more, you may put a minimum bid on it. If it doesn’t get your minimum bid, there is no cost to you and you get to take it back home. Of course, you may (actually encouraged to) bring items and donate them to the club and take a tax deduction for their fair value. We take cash or checks (sorry, no credit cards). If you have a large piece of equipment, you can bring a picture and full description (large enough for the camera to project it on the TV) and the item can be sold subject to the buyer inspecting it as to being as described. Large items should be brought to the back door of the auditorium. If you need directions, just email me.
We always need volunteers to help with registering the bidders, keeping records of sales, moving the pieces, etc. If you or your spouse would like to help, just let me know. The Folk Art Center will open at 9 AM, not before. As soon as we can register all sellers and buyers, we will begin. The auction will last until everything is sold.