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February Demonstrator – Dan Stromstad

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This month I have been asked to demonstrate small items that are quick to turn and sell well. I will do that for your enjoyment. I will attempt to illustrate how you can use the tools that you have to create nice turnings and have fun doing it. I will be doing a little bit

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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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January Demonstrator – Dan Stromstad

Scroll chucks and faceplates are great, but once in a while you would like something better than a jam chuck to finish off a bowl or a platter. Out comes the vacuum chuck. Tonight Dan will share with us how to set up this chuck and how to turn with it.


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What’s Happening at Other Chapters

The Northwest Woodturners in Beaverton, OR will be meeting on November 5th. Phil Lapp will demonstrate turning a crotch.

The Inland Northwest Woodturners in Spokane Valley are meeting on November 5th. Members will have a chance to turn Christmas ornaments, tops, toys, and other Holiday related goodies.

The Woodturners of Olympia are meeting next

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September Membership Meeting

This month we have the second of our Mini Symposiums. This is an event that is enjoyed by all and it is made possible because you, our members, take the time to demonstrate a skill related to turning. That includes not only the actual art of turning, but also things like sharpening (a skill as

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January Demonstrator

Like many of you I began turning wood in Junior High School. While visiting an uncle in Southern California he noticed my excitement about wood turning and gave me a lathe that he never used. With paper route earnings I purchased tools from Sears and my dad and I began turning on our midsized lathe.

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