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August Demonstrator – John Howard

Like so many of us, John Howard had a decades long break between being introduced to woodturning in high school wood shop classes and taking it up again. In the interim, he completed a Biology degree, served 5-years in the Army, and had a long career as a teacher dean of instruction, first at Portland

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Looking for Inspiration?

I am a member of the Segmented Woodturners virtual chapter of the AAW. Members regularly submit photos of their work to the chapter website at and each week one of those is chosen as the Photo of the Week. Generally you need to be a member of the chapter in order to view the

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Segmented Woodturners Board Election

The Segmented Woodturners virtual chapter of the AAW is holding their annual board elections. Founding member and president, Malcolm Tibbetts, is not running for re-election having served for two terms already.

There are two positions up for election with three candidates. The candidates – Russ Braun, Wayne Miller and Jim Rodgers – have all

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What’s New on the SPSW Website

September Membership Meeting

Photos from Tones Briggs ornament demonstration have been added to the gallery under Demonstrators.

The October Newsletter

If you missed this month’s Chips & Shavings, it has been added under Newsletters.

Board Minutes

For SPSW members, the September 2012 Board of Directors meeting minutes are posted under the For Members link.


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Segmented Woodturners Symposium Discount

One of the featured demonstrators listed in yesterday’s post about the Yellowstone Woodturners Symposium is Malcolm Tibbetts. Malcolm is a leading practitioner of segmented turning and is the current President of the Segmented Woodturners virtual chapter of the AAW. As we’ve previously posted, the Segmented Woodturners are holding their 3rd symposium in Lake Tahoe in

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