July 2016 Meeting – Brian Paulson of Daly’s

Tuesday, July 5th at 7PM. If you have ever heard of or used Benite, Seafin, Profin, bleach for wood, gel stain, spar varnish or teak oil you know of Daly’s. Brian Paulson from Daly’s Wood Finishing Products is our July presenter. If you have questions about any type of finish for any type of wood, Brian has answers. He has been with the company many years and has great depth of knowledge and experience. Brian likes a challenge, so bring your toughest questions and we’ll see how it goes!


I-5 to Exit 226 (Kincaid Street Exit). Go East up the hill. This is Broadway Street. Turn right on S. 13th Street and go about 6 blocks.The Hillcrest Park is on the right. Turn right into the parking lot in front of Hillcrest Lodge.

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June 2016 Meeting – Live Edge Panels by Jerry Couchman

The June program presented by member Jerry Couchman will show how to laminate thin live-edge material on background panels to create interesting contrast and depth to the final panel. Jerry has used this technique for several years as a design element on some of his boxes and small cabinets. It combines several woodworking skills and requires both power and hand tools to complete. With the right shape of the live-edge you can create mountain scenes and whimsical book-matched patterns. During some of his box classes, Jerry was often asked to someday teach a special class on this subject. This presentation will include pictures of the process and actual demonstration of some of the steps involved.

May 2016 Meeting – Tom Dolese, Professional Woodworker and Teacher

Our club is fortunate to have Tom as a member! Since 2010, Tom has been inspiring many of us to get out of our comfort zone and learn more about woodworking. Tom and his talented wife, Jennifer, have been working as professional woodworkers for many years and have shared what they have learned through the many classes they offer. Their work has been featured in Fine Woodworking and is available in the Northwest Woodworkers Gallery among others. Tom’s presentation will feature some of their recent work, what kind of classes they offer and finish with an interesting demonstration on one of his woodworking tips. For more on Tom and Jennifer’s work, see their website: www.terrafirmadesignnw.com

April 2016 Meeting — The Three Carvers

April’s monthly membership meeting program (at the Burlington Library this month) will feature three of NCWA’s own wood carvers, who will demonstrate three separate approaches to wood carving. You may not have considered wood carving before, but after seeing how a piece of wood and just one – or a couple of – carving knives can be used to create an interesting and attractive piece, you too may want to explore the creative world of wood carving!

Don’t forget – the April 5th meeting is being held at the Burlington Library, at 820 E Washington Ave, Burlington.

April 2016 – WoodFest!

It’s that time of year again! WoodFest – an annual event held at the Cascade Middle School showcases the works of high school woodworkers, woodworking craftspeople, and organizations such as NCWA and the Northwest Washington Woodturners.

This event – in conjunction with the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival – will happen April 2nd and 3rd, 2016.

This year – as in many years past – NCWA as a club, and as individual members – have been strong supporters of the annual WoodFest event. And this year is no exception. Anyone with a passion for woodworking needs to attend. And if you are new to NCWA and/or woodworking, you really owe it to yourself to go (and support) this special woodworking event. Your attendance has many benefits:

To you personally, what you see will generate more motivation and new ideas
To the high school students who dared to adventure into woodworking, you being there gives them encouragement and inspiration to continue working and experimenting with wood
To the public, it shows that you are an active supporter of the woodworking hobby or profession
To the area artists, your attendance shows that woodworking is a true artistic endeavor
To NCWA, it shows that you actively care and support our association’s efforts and continuance
To NCWA Programs & Shows Committee, it shows us that our many hours of effort are worth it
To NCWA Memberships Committee, your at-event encouragement for people to join NCWA

WHAT: WoodFest 2016
WHEN: April 2nd from 9 am to 4 pm April 3rd from 10 am to 3 pm
WHERE: Cascade Middle School 905 McGarigle Road, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
WHO: High school woodworkers, woodworking organizations, woodworking retailers
PURPOSE: Showcase to the public the creations and efforts of the local woodworking community
COST: Free

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT: NCWA membership extends beyond attending monthly meetings and woodworking classes. Show your support … see eye-catching woodworking examples… learn from demonstrations… admire and encourage young people who are just starting to work with wood!