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  • 02 May 2015 3:02 PM | Jim Schoeffel (Administrator)

    The May 2015 NWWT Newsletter is available on the Newsletters page.

    Keep the chips flyin’!
    Jim Schoeffel

  • 24 Apr 2015 11:34 AM | Jim Schoeffel (Administrator)

    Jim Diamond has a developer friend who is working on a lot that has some nice 24" to 36" diameter white oak and some smaller ash trees.  This wood is available now to the brave who want to drop large trees, or the trees will be on the ground the first week of May.  The lot is located on Carmen Dr just off of I-5 in Lake Grove.  If interested, please contact Jim Diamond at and I'll provide more details.

  • 22 Apr 2015 8:24 AM | Roger Crooks (Administrator)

    Yesterday I received official notice of our status.  As NWWT starts to grow again and offer more classes, bring in world-class demonstrators, and attend more shows we will need funding.   This will enable us to upgrade our equipment when needed, buy more accessories and provide more benefits to our members.

    Why is this important?

    1. Donations to NWWT are now tax deductible (but check with your tax advisor).
    2. Donations from our sponsors are tax deductible.  Hopefully this will help us get more donations for our summer auction and other events.
    3. People can more easily make donations through various agencies, such as United Way, who favor non-profits (some which will match funds).
    4. We can more easily apply for grants (no plans for it today but an option for future).

    What should you do now?

    1. We certainly appreciate any donations you can make to NWWT.  Cash is always best but other items (wood working related) can be accepted which we will make available for members to buy or we will sell on Craig’s List.
    2. The bigger opportunity is estate sales.  Several of us have helped with estate sales for woodworking shops - both for club members and non-members.  If you know of an opportunity, let us know and we will get in contact with the family and check it out.
    3. Remember - that day will come for all of us so please keep NWWT in mind. 
    4. IMPORTANT – we need someone to step up to manage donations.  I don’t see this as a big job (hopefully I’m wrong) but if we do get physical donations, we need a place to store them and someone to post the items on our website and on Craig’s List.

    501-c3 Requirements

    1. Once we get a donation, I will send them a thank you letter with our 501-c3 information.
    2. Being a 501-c3 organization requires strict record keeping and more reporting.  What this means is accurately tracking our spending  and keeping receipts for all expenditures.  I am using QuickBooks now so that is not a problem but I do need everyone to send me receipts for all expenditures.
    3. It also requires more tax reporting which we are doing.                                                               

  • 20 Apr 2015 9:54 AM | Michael Meredith (Administrator)

    I got this email from Peter about the Soren Berger visit.

    "On June 18, 19 and 20  Cascade Woodturners in Portland Oregon will have Soren Berger from New Zealand, as a demonstrator. Soren will hold a all day demonstration on Friday 19 June 2015 - $35.00 for each participant. On 20 June 2015 Soren will lead a all day hands on class - $125.00 for each participant. If you are not familiar with Soren's woodturning skills check his web page out - 

    All of the demonstrations will be held at the Carpenter's Institute 4222 NE 158th Ave. Portland Or 97230. The Thursday night demonstration starts at 6:45pm. The all day classes on Friday and Saturday start at 8:30am

    thanks Peter Gibson - Cascade Woodturners President"

  • 29 Mar 2015 7:57 AM | Roger Crooks (Administrator)

    This is about a week old so may not still be available.  Thanks to our friend Chris at Rockler for sending this to us.

    Do you know anyone that would like a 47"L x 54" circumference chunk of wood from a 42 yr old plum tree in Beaverton near Scholls Ferry Rd?  You haul.

    Call David Alvey at 971-570-6745 or Pat 503-989-7205.

    Thought some craft or art workers might like it.


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