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  • 17 Apr 2018 3:11 PM | Mike Porter (Administrator)

    I chair the AAW Symposium Committee that recruits hosts for the international demonstrators and one special VIP that will fly in to Portland in June.  One very special demonstrator, Ray Wright from Idaho, is blind.  He teaches woodturning where he lives and will be doing demonstrations at the Symposium and visiting areas of his interest.  He needs a daily chaperone to meet him at the Double Tree Hotel in the morning, transport him to the Convention Center and be his companion for the day, returning him at the end of the day.  

    AAW will grant free admission to volunteer chaperones for Friday, Saturday or Sunday.  The Saturday chaperone will also get a free banquet ticket. If you have already paid for the Symposium, AAW will give you a credit for that day.  

    Additionally, Ray will need to be met at the Portland Airport on the Wednesday and returned to fly home on the Monday.  He will also need assistance on the Thursday(a no admission fee day) when demonstrators need to attend orientation meetings and check out the room they will be working in.

    If you are interested in volunteering to assist Ray, let me know by email:  NOTE:  I'll be a way on a trip from April 23rd to return on May 9th.  

  • 26 Mar 2018 10:59 AM | Mike Porter (Administrator)

    Per my latest VP's article, I'm composing a list of Club members who want to be advised when wood becomes available to cut.  We often and usually post such opportunities here in this part of our website, but sometimes the opportunity needs a quick response, or a wood cutting party is organized ad hoc when we can get enough folks together.  

    It is not imperative that you own a chain saw, or have a pick up truck, although these are helpful.  If you're willing to come out and support the effort in any way, you will go home with fresh cut wood blanks, usually large half rounds.  Know that in these excursions we are also cutting wood that will be reserved for our annual August Picnic and Auction, so this effort does support the Club. 

    If you'd like to be put on an email list, please send me your name, email and preferred phone number.  

    Please note that we have on the website a "Wood Availability Forum" which you can subscribe to.  This effort I'm writing about is a bit redundant, perhaps, and we could likely use that Forum more effectively in addition to a direct contact list.  

    There is now a large silver maple log and a big leaf maple down in Scappoose at a member's place just waiting for a cutting party.  

  • 05 Mar 2018 4:34 PM | Roger Crooks (Administrator)

    I received the following email from Eric Vaughn, Bob's son.

    Bob passed away on February 5th.   The family is reaching out to his fellow woodworkers about a Celebration Of Life on March 11th at 2:00 pm.

    Bob Vaughn Celebration Of Life
    March 11th, 2018
    2:00 pm
    Lacamas Lake Lodge 227 NW Lake Rd, Camas, WA 98607

    Please join us for a Celebration of Life in honor of Robert Vaughn. His wife Barbra Vaughn, along with his daughter Kirsten Vaughn, and son Eric Vaughn would like to share an afternoon of memories with everyone. Please pass this invitation on to anyone touched by his presence. There are many... neighbors, classmates, HP coworkers, wood workers and others. There will be refreshments and opportunities for recollection. Please RSVP here or to Eric at 360-989-5688.
    There is an online guestbook at Evergreen Memorial Gardens:

    Thank You,

    Eric Vaughn

  • 26 Feb 2018 12:00 PM | Mike Porter (Administrator)

    For your use in Pepper/Salt Mill Construction, Mike Meredith has created a handout/document of his process with photos. You can download it under the Members Only section, Event/Class Documents.   

  • 23 Feb 2018 1:41 PM | Mike Porter (Administrator)

    On the Event/Class Documents page, you have access now to a template that will enable you to make your own device to determine and mark the Golden Mean ratio onto your turning work.  Mike Meredith has provided this for your use.  He will address how he uses it in the March meeting when he does the grinder demo.  

    Go to the page, select the document then click on it to download.  

  • 22 Jan 2018 10:08 AM | Mike Porter (Administrator)

    News Flash!  New Document available to Members – How to Build a Wood Kiln

    Late last year, Bill Karow built his very own small wood kiln from an old wine cooler.  At my request he graciously wrote up how he built it, what parts he used and what he learned in doing so.  The document is now available on our website under the Members Only section.  You may download it in PDF format.  Note that Bill advises you regarding safety considerations.  If there is any part of the wiring process you are not skilled at, have it either performed by or inspected by a qualified electrician.  If you have any questions on the process, contact Bill Karow directly.  Go directly to the Members Only pages, Event/Class Documents and you'll see it available for reading or download.

  • 26 Oct 2017 8:08 PM | Jim Schoeffel (Administrator)

    The November 2017 NWWT Newsletter is available online on the Newsletters page. 

    Keep the chips flyin’!
    Jim Schoeffel

  • 29 Sep 2017 3:20 PM | Jim Schoeffel (Administrator)

    The October 2017 Northwest Woodturners Newsletter is available online on the Newsletters page.

    Keep the chips flyin’!

  • 26 Sep 2017 8:24 AM | Michael Meredith (Administrator)


    Woodcraft of Tigard is NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! 


    If you have the above qualities and are interested in working in an environment you love, come in and fill out an application. 

    Apply at 12020 SW Main Street. 
    Tigard, OR 97223 

  • 31 Aug 2017 4:06 PM | Jim Schoeffel (Administrator)

    The September 2017 Northwest Woodturners Newsletter is available on the Newsletters page. 

    Keep the chips flyin’!
    Jim Schoeffel

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