It is time for that special meeting again. This is your chance to learn something new. Enjoy watching your fellow club members demonstrate one of their specialties. This is your chance to visit with friends and wander the hall learning something new or a different way of doing what you already do.
Demonstrating this month [...]
SPSW President Dan Stromstad has been on a mission since he was first elected to improve the members experience when attending demonstrations at our monthly meetings. This included buying new audio/visual equipment so that everyone could see and hear the demo. If you have attended the last couple of months meetings you will have seen [...]
Jack gave an entertaining and informative presentation at our last meeting. I tried to take notes of the supplies and where he gets them.
Metal Leafing: Gold leaf, silver leaf, multi-color variegated metal leaf. Sources include Daniel Smith Art Supplies, Michaels or Ben Franklin.
Sizing: use a sizing that is specific to metal leaf, such [...]
Paul began woodturning January 2003, in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He was not interested in turning anything but hollow forms. Though both his mentors strongly suggested he start with something easier, all he wanted to do, really, was hollow forms. The problem was, there were no hollowing tools he liked. George and Lee, his mentors, invented [...]
Larry has been turning since 2007, when, by chance, a wooden ship model needed a turned mast and some balusters. Never having turned, he picked up a small lathe, a couple of books, and a few DVD’s on woodturning. He attended a Woodturners of Olympia meeting and got hooked on the instant gratification of throwing [...]
The Northwest Woodturners in Beaverton, Oregon will be meeting on February 7th. The program for the evening has not yet been announced.
The Inland Northwest Woodturners in Spokane Valley are meeting on February 7th. Bob Schmidt will be demonstrating a vacuum system.
The Southwest Idaho Woodturners will be meeting on February 12th. The program has [...]
Our demonstrator for the January meeting is John Hampton
My name is John M. Hampton and I love turning wood. I have spent my life living and working on the West Coast of Washington State. I have been involved in woodworking for many years. In the year 2000 I saw a wooden cowboy hat on [...]
The Northwest Woodturners in Beaverton, Oregon will be meeting on January 3rd for their annual swap meet. This is a great chance for members to socialize, trade junk (er – valuable tools and equipment), and occasionally get a great bargain on something they really needed or wanted.
The Seattle Woodturners next meeting is on January [...]
We held our annual Christmas potluck meeting tonight and we had many great door prizes that were donated by some of our generous donors. SPSW members please thank and patronize these businesses:
Woodcraft Packard Woodworks Craft Supplies Tools by Crabtree D Way Tools
We had good fellowship, great show and tell, lots of food and [...]
Tones Briggs Christmas Ornaments
This is that special meeting that everyone looks forward to. (This is one of the few times it is acceptable to end a sentence with a preposition, ed.) This is the time we all gather together to partake in a special meal together and to receive a present from the club. [...]