Fred Abeles GoFundMe

Fred Abeles, current South Puget Sound Woodturners chapter President, fell on the ice during last month’s ice storm. Fred was admitted to the University of Washington’s Harborview Medical Center ICU with significant head injuries. Ultimately the doctors determined that surgery would not be required, but Fred’s recovery will take a significant amount of time. Fred will need to spend some time in a skilled nursing facility and physical therapy before he will be able to return home. This GoFundMe will help Fred and Donna with the substantial medical expenses to ensure Fred’s recovery.

Welcome

Founded

Founded on April 21st, 1994 the South Puget Sound Woodturners is in the top 10 clubs in the American Association of Woodturners (AAW).

Members

Our members range from beginner to internationally acclaimed professionals. Our interests range from penmaking to bowls, turned ornaments to hollow vessels, spindles to platters.

Demonstrations

Attend our monthly membership meetings and you will find demonstrations on material selection, tool usage, segmenting, wood coloring, ebonizing, and lots of turning techniques.

Mini-Symposium

Twice a year we have a mini-symposium where members demonstrate anything you could imagine.

Sawdust Session

Another great benefit for our members is our “Sawdust Sessions”. This is a hands on session with mentors from the club. This is an amazing one-on-one opportunity to improve your turning skills.

Visit

There are so many more benefits and learning opportunities to membership in the South Puget Sound Woodturners. Come and visit our next meeting and see what turning is all about!

Show and Tell

Here is a Plum bowl turned by SPSW member Ken Huff. It was shown at our February, 2022 meeting show and tell.

Show and Tell

Here is a maple, dyed and woodburned vessel created by SPSW member and past president John Howard.

Maple, dyed and woodburned vessel by SPSW member John Howard

December Meeting – Annual Holiday Potluck

holiday ornamentsWill be Thursday December 15th and will feature our annual Holiday Party, pot luck dinner and prize give- away. We will have a gift exchange whereby members will bring one of their turned items to be shared with another member by receiving a raffle ticket for the item they bring and the items will be given to other ticket holders. We will also distribute items donated by our sponsor stores and distributors. It will be a fun time for all.

For the pot luck dinner, members with Last names starting with the letters:
A through F bring a Salad
G through P bring a Dessert
Q through Z bring a Main Dish.

Heads Up – December Potluck

Late breaking info that you will also see in this month’s newsletter. Here is the list for what to bring to the potluck on the 15th:

For the pot luck dinner, members
with Last names starting with the letters:
A through F bring a Salad
G through P bring a Dessert
Q through Z bring a Main Dish.