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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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October Demonstrator – Warren Swift

Have you ever wondered how to make those bowls with at least part of the bark still on the edge? Well, this month you are in for a treat. Our own member, Warren Swift, will demonstrate how to turn one of these marvelous natural edged bowls.

If you have never made one these natural edged bowls, you will come away with the basic knowledge of how it is accomplished. You will learn how to mount the wood, turning, sanding, and finishing techniques, and what tools and supplies are used to make these bowls. If you have made them before, chances are pretty good that you will pick up some excellent tips on how to improve your work. Everyone benefits from watching others turn and seeing what steps they take to make their product.

Be sure and not miss this event.

Turned Kickstand Pad

kickstand-pads-002-300x241There really is no lack of ideas for turning projects. This was recently posted on Google+ by Diane Gracely of Bikers Buzz. They are selling turned wood kickstand pads and will personalize them with a woodburned name.

Check it out on their Kickstand Pads page.

Jaxturners Disc Vase Demo

The North East Florida Woodturners (Jaxturners) have uploaded a video of their February, 2104 meeting demonstration. in this video Roy Yarger demonstrates turning a disc vase.

What’s Happening at Other Chapters

The Northwest Woodturners in Beaverton, Oregon are meeting on October 2nd. The program for the evening has not yet been announced.

The Inland Northwest Woodturners in Spokane Valley are meeting on October 2nd. Carl Bodenstein will be demonstrating wood block mounting techniques.

The Seattle Woodturners are meeting on October 9thth. Bonnie Klein will be demonstrating “Skew! Making the cuts!”.

The Willamette Valley Woodturners in Salem, Oregon will be meeting on October 9th. The demonstrator will be Rex Burningham.

The Fraser Valley Woodturners Guild in Abbotsford, B.C. are also meeting on October 9th. Al Koehn will be demonstrating turning pepper mills.

The Southwest Idaho Woodturners in Boise, ID are meeting on October 14th and will have beginner demos of the bowl gouge and spindle gouge.

The Northwest Washington Woodturners in Mt. Vernon are meeting on October 16th. Pre-meeting Social & BYO Dinner begins at 5:30. Marco Berera from the Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild will be demonstrating creative Christmas ornaments.

The Cascade Woodturners in Portland, OR are meeting on October16th at a temporary location at the Carpenter Center and will be holding a wood auction.

Welcome to the Southwest Washington Woodturners, a new AAW chapter in Vancouver will be meeting on October 22nd. The program for the evening has not been announced.

The Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild in Vancouver, B.C. will be meeting on October 22nd. The program has not yet been announced.

The Woodturners of Olympia are meeting on October 23rd. David Lutrick will be demonstrating sea urchin ornaments.

The Island Woodturners Guild on Vancouver Island are next meeting on October 25th. Barbara Dill will be demonstrating multi-axis turning. She will hold an all-day demo oh the 25th and two hands-on workshops the 26th and 27th.

The Olympic Peninsula Woodturners are meeting next on October 29th with at demonstration of segmented turning presented by Norm Hix.

Woodcraft Annual In-store Woodworking Show

The Seattle Woodcraft store is holding their 12th annual in-store woodworking show. Lots of great demos and specials all weekend long. Check out the flyer below.

Remember, SPSW members get a discount at Woodcraft.

2014 Woodcraft Show

Woodturning Wiki

New project of SPSW, Check out the Woodturning Wiki

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