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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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Non Profit Status

We have received notification from the Internal Revenue Service that our application for status as a section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization has been approved! That means that donations to the SPSW are now tax deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law. We believe this will open up new opportunities to ...

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Want to Turn Better?

[note]Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” – proverb[/note] 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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December Membership Meeting

Time for a Christmas Party!

Here it comes again! This is the meeting that everyone looks forward to.

This our Annual Christmas Bash!

This is our great Pot Luck, Give Away, and Show & Tell Extravaganza.

Cook up one of your favorite entrees, salads, or DESERTS, bring your significant other, and be prepared for an evening of fun.

We will be having Show & Tell, so bring one of your favorite projects.

We will have wood, gift certificates, and some other special items that will be given away.

Do not miss this event!

Inaugural Oregon Woodturning Symposium

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Oregon Woodturning Symposium will be held March 6-8, 2015 in Albany, OR. We invite you to join us and share in this informative weekend. With over 40+ live demonstrations to attend, you will have the opportunity to see Mike Mahoney, Jimmy Clewes, Trent Bosch, Kirk De Heer and several other nationally and regionally recognized woodturners cover a wide range of turning topics. A Penturners Gathering, featuring Don Ward, will be held Friday night. You will also have the opportunity to win a Jet 12-21 EVS lathe.

Advanced registration is only $225 for the full weekend of demos and includes Penturners Gathering, vendor showcase, instant gallery, banquet and live auction. Accessing the website – www.oregonwoodturningsymposium.com provides additional information and instructions for registering either online or by mail – directly from your browser. For detailed information regarding the range of topics, hotel accommodations, vendor showcase, spousal program and more, please see our website.

Your early registration will help us better plan for this event. If you have any questions please feel welcome to contact me.

We look forward to seeing you March 6-8, 2015!

Terry C. Gerros
Oregon Woodturning Symposium

What’s Happening at Other Chapters

The Northwest Woodturners in Beaverton, Oregon will not be meeting in December.

The Inland Northwest Woodturners in Spokane Valley are meeting on December 4th with a Vacuum Chuck hands on working demonstration and a Christmas Ornament demo and hands on session.

The Southwest Idaho Woodturners in Boise, ID are not meeting in December.

The Olympic Peninsula Woodturners are meeting next on December 10th for the annual Holiday Potluck.

The Seattle Woodturners are meeting on December 11th. This meeting will feature festive treats and goodies.

The Willamette Valley Woodturners in Salem, Oregon will be meeting on December 11th. The topic for the meeting is Gadgets, Gizmos, and Widgets.

The Woodturners of Olympia are also meeting on December 11th. This month features the annual Holiday Party and Pot Luck Dinner. There will be a gift drawing for the guests, a member gift exchange, a drawing for AAW Membership, door prizes, and a drawing for admission to the Woodturning Symposium.

The Fraser Valley Woodturners Guild in Abbotsford, B.C. will not be meeting in December.

The Northwest Washington Woodturners in Mt. Vernon will not be meeting in December.

The Cascade Woodturners in Portland, OR will not be meeting in December.

The Southwest Washington Woodturners in Vancouver, WA will not be meeting in December.

The Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild in Vancouver, B.C. are not meeting in December.

The Island Woodturners Guild on Vancouver Island are next meeting on December 13th for their Christmas Social.

AAW Turning of the Week

Whether or not you are a member of the AAW you can still see some of the great things going on there. If you have a Facebook account you can like their page and get updates. One of the things I like seeing is the Turning of the Week. Check them out and I think you will get some inspiration! AAW on Facebook.

A Day With Michael Hosaluk

Northwest Washington Woodturners is pleased to announce A Day With MMichael Hosaluk on Saturday, March 21, 2015 in Anacortes, WA. We invite you to join us and share in this informative day. Michael’s signature is CREATIVITY. He will spend the full day helping us discover the creative woodturner within all of us. Through a variety of projects, Michael will be focusing on design and creativity. He will share his techniques for turning unique shapes as well as surface enhancement and coloring. Throughout his demo, Michael will be discussing technique as well as presenting slides of his work and inspirations. Michael is noted for his work with collaborative projects and will also be discussing the role that collaboration can play in creativity.

Additional information as well as registration information can be viewed at: http://www.nwwwt.org/HosalukDemo.pdf. In addition to mail in registration, we are again offering online registration at: http://nww-2015-hosaluk-demo.bpt.me

Advance registration is only $45 for the full day demo and includes snacks, beverages and a delicious hot lunch.

The Anacortes area is a wonderful place to spend a weekend. If you will be staying in our area overnight, a list of accommodations including hotel/motel, B&B and RV is available upon request.

Your early registration will help us better plan for this event. If you have any questions please feel welcome to contact me.

We look forward to seeing you on March 21st!

Rick Anderson
Publicity Chairman
Northwest Washington Woodturners


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