January 2022 Virtual Meeting – Michael Fortune

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 6:00pm

Happy New Years!! As we charge forward into 2022, we’re kicking off the year with a wonderful presenter and exceptionally talented woodworker, Michael Fortune (check out his website here). Michael will discuss his approach to design and its importance to his woodworking craft.

The meeting is starting an hour earlier than normal to accommodate Michael, as he will be presenting from his shop in Ontario.

December 2021 Virtual Meeting – Year End Wrap Up

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 7:00pm

• The President’s Annual Year-End Wrap-Up
• Voting for the new 2022 Board of Directors Officer Positions
• Announcement of the 2021 Spirit Award
• Bring and Brag

November 2021 Virtual Meeting – Kyle Huntoon

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 7:00pm

Our November presentation features Kyle Huntoon, who was a member of our club while he attended WWU in Bellingham. In 2012, Kyle moved back east to continue his woodworking education the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. He also studied with furniture maker Jeff Miller. In 2013, Kyle started a business in Detroit making furniture and other woodworking items. In 2016, he competed on HGTV’s Ellen’s Design Challenge. He didn’t win the $100,000 prize in the show, but was among the finalists. Kyle’s business in Detroit has been successful and he would like to share his story, show us examples of his work and the kinds of joinery he uses. He may also give us a tour of his shop. Visit Kyle’s website.

October 2021 Virtual Meeting – David Fisher

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 6:00pm

David Fisher is fascinated with the flow of the line, the sensation of texture, and the play of light and shadow. His designs are guided by those elements, as well as the unique nature of each piece of tree.

Green woodworking can imply more than just the general notion of working with wood that is relatively fresh with a high moisture content. The term connotes the idea of working with nature, sensitively considering the unique attributes of each bit of tree, including them flow of the fibers. The carver adapts to what nature has provided. This can be a serendipitous journey between the hands and material as the destination is gradually revealed.

Dave will present examples of his work and working methods. And he’ll explain his approach to design and how we can take inspiration from nature to imbue our pieces with a sense of movement and life. He will encourage the same sense of playfulness he had as a boy looking for sticks.

For more on David’s woodworking philosophy, this short video is highly recommended.