January 2024 Meeting – Tim Lawson

Tuesday, January 9th, 7:00pm
Mount Vernon Christian School
820 W Blackburn Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

Tim Lawson, founder of Port Townsend School of Woodworking, talks about traditional wood finishes.

December 2023 Virtual Meeting – Year-end Wrap Up

Tuesday, December 5th, 7:00pm

Due to weather and flooding concerns, tonight’s in-person meeting has been changed to a Zoom meeting.

Come celebrate another year of shop time, cool new projects, acquiring new skills, buying new tools, hanging with other woodworkers, buying new tools, making lots of sawdust, and, of course… buying new tools.

• Recap of the year
• Special Raffle Prize
• Recognizing The 2023 Spirit Award Recipient
• Election of 2024 Officers
• And more!

November 2023 Meeting – Vacuum Veneering

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

“THE THREE VACUUM-ers” – Greg Koenker, George Knutson, and Charley Drake

Three of our very own talented club members will lead a lively discussion about the uses of vacuum techniques in woodworking, and giving some demonstrations of vacuum veneering — flat and curved panels, and bent laminations.

Topics will include choosing a vacuum system, advantages of veneers vs solid wood, glues and substrates, and so on. Bring all your questions about vacuuming and veneering. This will be a very informative session by these experienced woodworkers.

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!