Our next regular membership meeting will be Tuesday, September 6 in the Hillcrest Lodge in Mt. Vernon. The program for this meeting is Jigs and Tricks. This is where all of you get to show off all those clever ways you’ve discovered to get things done in the shop. It might be a jig that you created to solve a woodworking problem or to speed up a process, or it could be any kind of trick or technique that you’ve discovered that works for you. When we share our ideas, everyone benefits! And don’t forget to bring those projects you’ve finished recently for our Bring & Brag session.
On Saturday, August 20, we’ll be gathering at Val and Laura Matthews place at 1PM for the annual picnic and tool auction. This is a combined Northwest Corner Woodworkers Association and Northwest Washington Woodturners event, and has become somewhat of a tradition over the years. Val and Laura have ample parking and space for this, and all you have to do is show up with a side dish (salad, dessert or whatever), something cool to drink, and a lawn chair or two. Normally, we eat about 3 PM and close the bidding for the auction at around 4 PM. Don’t forget to bring your significant other and something to sit on. The two clubs provide the burgers, hotdogs, brats, fixings, paper plates, plastic ware and napkins.
On Saturday, July 9th at 1PM we will visit Jim’s shop to view his turnings, his hand-made tools, and his amazing land speed record car currently under construction.