January 2020 Meeting – Stormo Hardwoods

Tuesday, January 7th at 7pm
Mount Vernon Christian School
820 W Blackburn Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

Kevin Stormo, owner of Stormo Hardwoods, will be demonstrating how to build a form, seal the edges, and pour an epoxy river board. These are tips you can also apply to standard epoxy use. Kevin will also briefly touch on his live edge business where he mills, kiln dries, and creates live edge furniture! He will leave time for questions about the pour or any related topics. See www.stormohardwoods.com for more information.

December 2019 Meeting – Year-end Recap

Tuesday, December 3rd at 7pm
Mount Vernon Christian School
820 W Blackburn Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

What a Year!!! The December Program wlll be a slide show recapping the year 2019.  Highlights of Activities, Programs, Bring & Brag, Events, etc.  We tried a lot and accomplished a lot in the course of a year, so let’s celebrate.  Plus we have Spirit Awards, and election of officers, and the President’s Challenge (something ‘curvy’). See you there!

November 2019 Meeting – NCWA Members Speak

Tuesday, November 5th at 7pm
Mount Vernon Christian School
820 W Blackburn Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

Due to a schedule change for our November speaker, we now have an opportunity to hear from two of our members.

Mike Titus, NCWA Webmaster, is going to fill us in on how to use the Forum, which, in case you didn’t know, is a feature on our website. The Board thinks the Forum can be a great asset to the club and can help fulfill at least part of the members’ interest in mentoring. But, in order for that to happen, we the members (and that includes Board Members) need to use it. And in order to use it, we have to know how. And that is what Mike has agreed to show us.

The second part of the program will feature our Vice-President, Jim Bucknell, who is going to discuss and show examples of a number of table saw jigs. He will discuss how and when he uses them and where he got the plans for the ones he has made. This will include a sacrificial fence, a tapering jig, a jig for safely ripping consistent thin strips, a tablesaw sled with a couple of accessories, and a couple of box joint jigs and maybe more! Jim will leave time for questions and will also allow time for members to come up and see the jigs up close.

We think this will be an interesting and informative program. We hope that, once it is over, you will agree! See you Tuesday night!

October 2019 Meeting – Pacific Rim Tonewoods

Tuesday, October 1st at 7pm
Mount Vernon Christian School
820 W Blackburn Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

Steve McMinn is the founder of Pacific Rim Tonewoods, located near Concrete. PRT is a small specialty mill that produces wooden components for stringed musical instruments. They cut spruces, maple, koa, and walnut, most of which goes to US guitar companies. They are also involved in forestry research for figured big-leaf maple and koa, and are now making forays into torrefaction and sonic testing. Employment is 35.