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SPSW Members in the News

Former SPSW President Dan Stromstad and member Dennis Johnson are featured in an article in the Tacoma News Tribune. Great story of friendship, giving, courage and overcoming disabilities. A friendship strengthened through adversity, crafted with a lathe

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Why I am so Passionate About This Club

Why I am so Passionate About This Club

This month I thought I would explain why I am so passionate about this club. Every month I look forward to our meetings with excitement. What a silly old guy I am. Why would a man feel this way? When I was in junior high school my favorite class was shop. ...

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Want to Turn Better?

Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher. – proverb It’s all about skills transfer This article came out of a chat at a recent SPSW board meeting – we were talking about the various ways that being in the club has helped all of ...

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The Unseen Pleasures of Turning

Yesterday’s post was about a woodturner who lost most of her vision but was able to adapt her tools and processes to allow her to continue turning. Coincidently, the AAW website has a feature on how the 25th Anniversary Symposium included the first showing of woodturnings to visually impaired people. Andi ...

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Woodturner Profile - Ron Kent

While cruising the web looking at woodturning sites I came across Ron Kent's website. Ron is a woodturning artist from Hawaii, and a member of the Honolulu Woodturners chapter of the AAW. Those of you who have been turning for some time are probably familiar with Ron's work. This was ...

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SPSW in the Top10

SPSW in the Top10

The South Puget Sound Woodturners is in the top 10 clubs in the American Association of Woodturners (AAW). Why is that? Because we have a large and diverse membership. Our members range from beginner to internationally acclaimed professionals. Our interests range from penmaking to bowls, turned ornaments to hollow vessels, spindles ...

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Boxmaster Tools + D-Way Tools

Many of you know that Dave Schweitzer has retired and Jimmie Allen of Boxmaster tools has taken over the D-Way tool line. Here is a release from Cindy Allen on the new business going forward.

http://boxmastertools.com/blog/boxmaster-tools-dway-tools/

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January Demonstrator

January demonstrator Stephen Hatcher will explain the process of planning and executing three of his signature woodturnings: the teapot, the half-moon form, and the vase within a vase. I hope you can be there for it!

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What’s Happening at Other Chapters

The Inland Northwest Woodturners are meeting January 3rd at the Woodcraft in Spokane Valley. Ron Gooley will do a review and demo of blank mounting techniques from jam chucks to 4 jaw chucks.

The Northwest Woodturners in Beaverton, Oregon are meeting on January 3rd. This will be the Annual Tool Sale & Swap. BTW, the

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AWGB Tribute to Ray Key

The Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB) has invited a number of turners from around the world who have had a connection with Ray to complete one of his part turned pieces in their own style. There will be an exhibition in July 2019. More info on the website:

Ray Key Tribute Collaboration

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December Membership Meeting

One of the biggest events on the annual SPSW calendar is our annual holiday dinner. This is a potluck event, and the food is always great. Also, each year, we purchase gift certificates or high-quality turning tools from the many vendors that support all of us through the year. We also will be buying some

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What’s Happening at Other Chapters

The Southwest Idaho Woodturners in Boise, ID will be meeting on December 1st. The club will be holding their Christmas party.

The Inland Northwest Woodturners are meeting December 6th at the Woodcraft in Spokane Valley. The program for the evening has not been announced.

The Northwest Woodturners in Beaverton, Oregon are taking December off. Next

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