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Our woodturning group is committed to the advancement of woodturning.


Join us for our next meeting September 25th , 12:30 PM at the Gardiner Community Center. Rick Rich will be the presenter and he will be showing us how to turn a "Cake Desert Stand"

"I currently live, work and turn in the Southwest Washington corner of the Pacific Northwest.   I enjoy the craft of woodturning and favor producing objects of both beauty and function.


Over the years I have developed a preference toward the skew chisel and because of this, most of my woodturning projects have an element of spindle turning in them.    Chairs, stools and side tables with turned legs have surpassed bowls in my home and many homes of friends, neighbors and co-workers.   Classic Windsor style chair and stool legs are among my favorite items to turn.   I do occasionally apply a milk paint to the chairs I make, but cannot bring myself to paint over pieces with exceptional figure and character.  These pieces deserve to be oiled, waxed and the wood admired.


I enjoy attending the meetings of my local clubs, the Southwest Washington Woodturners (SWWWT) and the Cascade Woodturners Association (CWA).   


I also demonstrate and instruct classes regionally.   With the SWWWT, I help instruct a nearly yearlong beginners spindle turning course based on a 1907 instruction manual for school woodshop teachers.   We found that the course covers basic spindle turning principles completely and making each of the exercise pieces provides knowledge, understanding and ability to correctly use the tools.   The course also provides another aspect I have come to appreciate; spending time with other woodturners creating objects on the lathe."


The above bowls were turned by club members Brian Johnson, Norvin Knight, Ted Lund and Anthony Duarte and represent part of the clubs donation to the AAW Empty Bowls charitable fund raising project for 2018.

We will be having a show and tell along with a raffle at this meeting, A wood auction is planned for this meeting.  .


Our club is always looking for donated items to be used in the monthly "raffle" & "wood" for the wood auction. All of these proceeds go directly to the club to help keep our yearly  membership fees at a reasonable rate & to promote  club activities & woodturning . 

The Gardiner Community Center is located at 980  Old Gardiner Road Sequim.  The GCC is located 10 miles east of downtown Sequim on RT 101.  The easiest way to get there is take a left off of RT 101 as if you were going to Diamond Pt. Rd, stay in the center lane and take a left onto Old Gardiner Rd. Go down Old Gardiner Rd & the GCC is on the right.  Park in the upper lot and use the front entrance. Please park in the designated parking spaces only,  if all the spaces are full, please use the church parking lot next door for overflow parking.

April Meeting With Jamie Staw