December 2020 Virtual Meeting

As the Holiday Season is upon us, please join us for our last monthly meeting of 2020, this Tuesday, December 1, at 7 PM.

As is customary, President, Jim Bucknell, will provide a recap of the year (and what a year it’s been!). And we will vote on our new club officers and install the new board, as well as announce the winner of the 2020 Spirit Award!

Plus, be sure to have your Bring and Brag projects ready to share with club members, too.

As a special Christmas Present to some lucky attendee, and in honor of last month’s excellent presentation – “The Two Sanders” – we will raffle off a gift card to Klingspor Abrasives so that you can start the new year off right with a new batch of the sand paper and abrasives you need! See you Tuesday!

November 2020 Virtual Meeting – Sanding Techniques

Due the election this Tuesday, November 3rd, the monthly meeting has been rescheduled to the following Tuesday, November 10th, at 7 PM.

The program promises to be excellent, as Jerry Couchman and George Knutson will discuss and demonstrate both stationary and portable sanding tools they each use when building the fine woodworking pieces and furniture they each create. Featured will be examples, both common and unusual, as well as many tips and tricks that years of woodworking have taught these experienced craftsmen.

Following, in both the upcoming newsletter, as well as with the forthcoming Zoom invitation, will be a printable handout that provides additional information pertinent to the subject matter.

And be sure to be ready to ask questions about sanding techniques.

Keep your eyes on your email for your Zoom invitation later in the week.

See you on the 10th!

October 2020 Virtual Meeting – Two-Fer

Continuing on with our monthly Zoom meetings, this Tuesday, October 6th, at 7 PM, we are happy to present a “Two-Fer”. Please join in as Charley Drake and Greg Robinson showcase two extraordinary tools that very few of us are fortunate enough to have in our shops.

Charley will demonstrate his Belgium-made, Robland X-31 multi-purpose machine he has in his shop. If you’ve attended previous shop tours, or have visited Charley’s shop (yeah, the one with the glass roll-up doors and incredible view!), you’ve probably seen and been intrigued at the potential capabilities of this tool. Charley will demonstrate this machine focusing on the jointer/planer/horizontal mortising features.

Next up, Greg Robinson will provide examples of projects that were designed on a computer and, with the aid of CNC technology, brought into the real world. Included will be a short video demonstrating the accuracy of a well-tuned CNC router.

Woodworking, like just about everything in life, is constantly evolving. For the woodworker, technology and tool advancements can have a place in the shop, just as traditional hand tools do. This promises to be an enlightening presentation, and our thanks to Charley and Greg for their willingness to share these tools with us.

September 2020 Virtual Meeting – Kumiko

The September presentation will explain what kumiko is, give examples of how it can be used, and demonstrate how it’s made. Tom Howorth will step through the entire process and show the tools and jigs that he uses. In addition, he willl provide a list of references for those that would like to learn more. Kumiko is a delicate and sophisticated technique of assembling wooden pieces without the use of nails. Thinly slit wooden pieces are grooved, punched and mortised, and then fitted individually using a plane, saw, chisel and other tools to make fine adjustments. The technique was developed in Japan in the Asuka Era (600-700 AD), and has since been refined and passed down through generations of craftsmen who are passionate about the tradition of Kumiko.

Zoom invitations will be sent to all club members via email.

For more information about Tom, please check out his website.