October 2018 Meeting – Brian Noel

Tuesday, October 2nd at 7pm
Mount Vernon Christian School
820 W Blackburn Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

Making the Cut – A Career in Woodworking

Our October program will feature NCWA member Brian Noel of Oak Harbor. Brian and his wife Kitty started their business Bearkat Wood 18 years ago making small projects for the Myrtle shops on the southern Oregon coast. Brian has continued making custom fine furniture since that time and 8 years ago began making saws and card scrapers. The June issue of Fine Woodworking reviewed one of his saws and titled the article “Premier Dovetail Saw is Worth the Wait”. Come and hear Brian discuss his woodworking processes and what’s involved in making a premium handsaw.

September 2018 Meeting – Diane Frederick

Tuesday, September 4th at 7pm

Our September program will feature accomplished pyrographer Diane Frederick (that’s wood burning for those of us who don’t speak Latin). Diane has been professionally wood burning since the 80’s and works with both wood and gourds. She’ll speak about choosing the right wood and have samples of wood burning on different wood species. She’ll have samples of her work on gourds and talk about how this differs from working with wood. Diane will also discuss the different variety of wood burners available and the pro and cons of each type. Come and find out how this skill might be incorporated into your next woodworking project.

August 2018 Annual Picnic

On Saturday, August 25, Val and Laura Matthews will host the annual picnic and tool auction from 1-4PM. See the August newsletter for directions.

Our traditional combined Northwest Corner Woodworkers Association (NCWA) and Northwest Washington Woodturners (NWWWT) event takes the place of our normal monthly meeting. There is lots of room for parking. Bring tools you want to auction, and bid on something you find that you can’t live without. 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. Burgers, hotdogs, brats, fixings, soft drinks, water, paper plates, plastic ware and napkins are provided. Details on the auction process and entry form are in the newsletter.

Expect to eat around 2PM. This year the Woodworkers are cooking!

July 2018 Meeting – Jameson Hawn

Tuesday, July 3rd at 7pm

The speaker at our July meeting will be Jameson Hawn the owner/artist behind Riverbend Woodworks in Bellingham. Jameson will be presenting a how-to-video and open discussion about his process for carving realistic fish species and integrating them into fine furniture. He is a self-taught wood carver whose craft has evolved from simple beach-found wood carving to creating highly detailed trophy fish replicas for people around the country. His system for carving works whether you’re carving a trout or a tiger shark, so bring plenty of questions and be ready to plan your next fishing trip for some “field study”!