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Join us for our next meeting February 25th, 12:00 PM at the Gardiner Community Center.

Presenter will be "Lynn Taylor & Valerie Henschel"!

Presentation is titled  for Valerie--"Stabilizing turning wood" for Lynn--"Salt Shakers"!

    Valerie Henschel will be presenting information and options for stabilizing turning wood. Covered topics will include when to stabilize, which method to use for which problem, and a demonstration of using Cactus Juice and a vacuum pot. 

    Valerie Henschel is a charter member of Strait Turners, and has been turning for about four years. She first learned about woodworking and remodeling from her father, and in shop class in school. Her first power tools were purchased one a month after college graduation, and her first house was a fixer upper that she remodeled. Definitely a wood-a-holic, she now prefers working wood over other activities


    Lynn Taylor will be demonstrating how to make salt shakers.  It is relatively straight-forward process, but the devil in the details. It is entertaining  to watch the confusion on a visitor’s face when s/he uses the salt shaker for the first time.

    Lynn has been turning for about 10 years and mainly is interested in bowls.  He has been distracted during the building of a new house and has not been spending much time in his unheated shop.  A visitor in his shop will note the large quantity of once-turned bowls awaiting his attention, while he merrily pays attention to what interests him at the moment, often adding another once-turned bowl to the backlog


Turning and Woodworking Courses at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking - Tim Lawson

Tim is one of the Founders, and, until retiring in 2017, was the Founding Executive Director, of the School. Tim is a sculptural furniture maker and wood-turner.Tim will talk about the School 's history and the turning and woodworking programs in 2020.. Heron Scott, the School's current Executive Director will also attend. We're curious about your thoughts on how the School can support the local turning community.

Come join us!   New turners welcome.

     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 that is right after the left turn lane going to Diamond Pt. Rd, which will be the second left turn 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.

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 .