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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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October Demonstrator – Pat McCart

What a terrific hobby!

It all started with a simple phone call from my Uncle, “Hey you want Pops’ old lathe? I’ve been turning bowls and stuff. I’m buying a bigger one. You ought to try it.” So began my journey down the woodturning road.

Everyone has a first time at the lathe, whether it’s

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What’s Happening at Other Chapters

The Inland Northwest Woodturners are meeting October 4th at the Woodcraft in Spokane Valley. Damon will be demonstrating some of his embellishing tricks and secrets.

The Northwest Woodturners in Beaverton, Oregon will be meeting on October 4th. Chapter President Steve Newberry and Mike Meredith will be demonstrating Christmas tree ornaments.

The Woodturners of Olympia are

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September Membership Meeting

This month we are having our second 2018 Mini Symposium. These events are special in that they offer the opportunity to observe several different aspects of turning and decoration at one event. They are also special in that the demonstrations are performed by our own members. This club is very proud to have members of

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AAW Teaching Thursday

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The AAW’s Teaching Thursday post on Facebook today features SPSW member Eric Lofstrom talking about the importance of Biomechanics.

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August Demonstrator – Jack Wayne

This month Capt. Jack Wayne will be demonstrating natural edge bowls.

“I have practiced my woodturning since 1995 and if I can put in another 15-20 years I might start getting it right!! Many of you older members in the SPSW might remember me….I was President of SPSW 2 or 3 times, Board Member

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