October 2023 Virtual Meeting – Seth Rolland

Tuesday, October 3rd, 7:00pm

Seth Rolland has been building fine furniture in his Port Townsend workshop since 1990 and his
work is on display in nationally recognized galleries in Toronto, New York, Mendocino, and
Bellevue, to name just a few. To learn more about his style and motivation, check out his website at https://sethrolland.com/

Seth’s presentation at our October meeting will be on the use of coopering in furniture making.
Coopering is a method of joining wood at an angle other than 90 degrees and can be used to
make curves, cylinders, cones, spirals and other forms from straight or curved pieces. Seth will
explain the geometry required to make a cylinder, a parabolic curve and a cone, and also discuss
how to vary those to make a spiral. He’ll show you the tablesaw jigs he uses to cut the joints, and
some clamping strategies for assembly as well. Mark this in your calendar as DO NOT MISS!

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
THAT BOAT!!