September 2023 Meeting – Brad Thompson

Tuesday, September 5th, 7:00pm
Mount Vernon Christian School
820 W Blackburn Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

Introduction to Lathe Turning

Brad has now been with the Northwest Washington Woodturners for over 9 years. He is currently the club president. He does not consider himself an expert turner but he really enjoys creating beautiful things from the trees of the earth. He has been retired for eight years, his last paying full time gig was teaching for Washington State University Mechanical Engineering department, and prior to that he spent 30+ years in the US Air Force, initially an enlisted air crew member but transitioned to become an officer and developmental engineer by the time he retired.

August 2023 Annual Picnic

Tuesday, August 12th, 1:00pm
Mount Vernon Christian School
820 W Blackburn Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

Let the Good Times Roll! This year, the picnic will be held at the Mount Vernon Christian School. As usual, the picnic will be held along with the Northwest Washington Woodturners club.

We’ll have our traditional BBQ Picnic Lunch — Burgers, Hot Dogs, and all the trimmings will be supplied, including vegetarian options. Please bring a side dish or dessert to help round out the menu and to help ensure that we all overeat! If you have your own camp chair, be sure to bring it.

Also, be ready to dust off those old tools or extra wood you need to sell in order to make room for new tools, as we will have a TOOL SALE by silent auction.

July 2023 Meeting – Bring Your Own Boat

Tuesday, July 11th, 7:00pm
Mount Vernon Christian School
820 W Blackburn Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat) to the Mount Vernon Christian School parking lot for our July monthly
meeting! Judging from our last parking lot boat show, this promises to be a fun and
exciting event. Boats of all shapes and sizes are welcome, and if you would like to include a boat
previously shown, feel free. Also, we’re happy to have model boats displayed.
The success of the show is dependent on our members participation, so don’t be shy- BRING

June 2023 Meeting – Field Trip

Tuesday, June 6th, 7:00pm
1307 W Smith Road
Ferndale WA 98248

Our June 6th meeting will be a field trip in the Ferndale area at 1307 W Smith Road at Richie Adams’ shop. It will be at the usual 7pm start time. In addition to being a contractor, Richie runs a business that mills and dries mostly hardwood slabs. One of the kilns he built is totally solar! He has large inventory of slabs, and is going to give us a tour of his operation. Slabs, both large and small, will also be available for purchase. He will demonstrate, weather permitting, milling a slab, and talk about the process he uses to procure, handle, mill, and dry his slabs. He acquires many of his trees by offering free tree removal to certain customers. There is plenty of parking, but carpooling is encouraged.