On Saturday, August 8, we’ll gather at Val and Laura Matthews place from 1-5 PM for the annual picnic and tool auction. Our traditional combined Northwest Corner Woodworkers Association (NCWA) and Northwest Washington Woodturners (NWWWT) event takes the place of our normal monthly meeting. Val and Laura have ample parking and space for this, and all you have to do is show up with a side dish (salad, desert 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 about 4-4:30 PM. Burgers, hotdogs, brats, fixings, soft drinks, water, paper plates, plastic ware and napkins are provided. This year, the Turners are cooking!
The annual silent auction is an excellent opportunity to sell tools, wood or just about anything related to your shop! The rules are pretty simple. The seller displays the item for sale with a sales sheet listing the item, a short description of the item condition (e.g. new, works good, needs repair, etc), seller’s name, minimum acceptable bid if the seller wishes to state one. Anyone interested in the item simply enters a bid and their name. Anyone else interested in the same item enters a higher bid on the next line. Normally, bids should advance by at least 10% over the previous bid. Check back often to see if you are still the highest bidder. When the cutoff time is announced, the highest bidder wins the item provided their bid exceeds the stated minimum bid. The bidder then pays the seller, so don’t forget to bring money or your checkbook! You never know what might show up for sale!
7550 Ershig Road, Bow,WA
From the south: Take I-5 North to Cook Road Exit #232 toward Sedro Woolley. Turn left on Cook Road. Take a slight right on to Chuckanut Drive WA-11. Take the 2nd right into Ershig Road. The picnic is just past Field Road, on your right.
From the north: Take I-5 South to Bow Hill Road, Exit #236. Turn right onto Bow Hill Road. Left onto Ershig Road. The picnic is just past Worline Road on you right.