Sorry about this month’s newsletter, but my computer decided to go on vacation and it hasn’t gotten back from the repair shop. So, you are all stuck with this letter from my iPad.

First, kudos to Roy Lane for a great demonstration last month. I will try to figure out how to get the pictures on line.

This month’s program is a Mini Symposium. It will take place as usual on Thursday, Aug 21st at 7:00 pm. Plan on getting there by 6:30.

The demonstrators will be:

Stephany Lane – Woodburning
Stan Gardner – Inside out turning
Carol Zandell – Something fun
Ed Metcalf – Denim pen
Jack Wayne – Quickie boxes
Tammie Bachmeier – Acrylic stoppers
David Best – surface changes off the lathe


Presidents Message

Occasionally I struggle with what to write about in the newsletter, but this month it was very easy because I have wanted to say a BIG “Thank You” to all the SPSW members, spouses, partners and friends that joined us at our annual potluck and wood auction. We were blessed with good weather. The potluck was abundantly flavorful with a diverse variety of tasty treats. My favorites were the mini pecan pies.

Ken Bassett once again offered his skills as our auctioneer. Up for auction were 50 assorted lots of wood that Ken deftly eased winning bids from 20 different bidders. There was a wonderful mix of items ranging from pen blanks to big chunks, exotic woods and roughed out bowl blanks. One lucky winner also took home a very experienced wood lathe. Thank you to those extra special members that contributed wood and made this auction possible. Over $700 was added to the clubs account.

This month we will be drawing the winning raffle ticket to an all day, one on one, wood turning lesson with highly acclaimed woodturner Eric Lofstrom valued at $450. Additionally the winner will receive a high quality razor sharp 3/8” round skew blade valued at $50. Tickets will be available up until the drawing and are $2 each or 6 for $10. Good luck!

We are lucky to have some new and exciting demonstrators this month, be sure to stop and check out what they have to show.

There won’t be a sawdust session this month but we will be starting them up in September with a demo on the One-Way coring system. If you have ever wanted to see how they work, mark Saturday September 20th on your calendar and come up to Nancy’s shop.

Be safe, have fun and make shavings. See you on the 21st.


Help Needed

We are in desperate need of a new Librarian and a new AAW Rep. This club operates only with the help of volunteers. It is really easy, no volunteers, no club. Please help us out and talk to one of the club officers about taking on one of these positions.

Please note

Ted Bartholomew and his wife have moved to Everett to be closer to family. If you would like Ted’s address please send me an email.

Hope to see you all at the meeting and really hope to have my computer back before next month.

Bill Wood

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