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December Meeting

When:Tuesday, December 12

It will be our annual Holiday party and gift exchange
Setup 5:30 pm
Appetizers 6:30 pm
Pot luck dinner 7:00 pm
Gift Exchange
Ornament Raffle
Sign up with Tom Kenyon if not already done

Location: Sunnyvale Seventh Day Adventist Church
653 W Fremont ave, Sunnyvale



Upcoming Events

December 20, 7 pm
Sawdust session at Bob Bley's shop
158 Hillside Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Saturday March 10 2018
Rudy Lopez
Production Woodturner
See flyer here

Saturday May 12 2018
Trent Bosch
Wood Sculptor/Turner


October 2017 club meeting: Richard Winslow - Ornaments


It is a wooden ball, 3" in diameter, made of contrasting wooden segments, turned on a lathe. It is complicated, yet simple and Richard showed us how to do it. Using 3/4 by 1.5 inch contrasting wood strips, glued with veneer accent, the resulting pieces are cut into segments and then reassembled. They are turned in two halves and assembled into a beautiful ornament ball.

For meeting photos click here



Carl Jacobson - Sunday November 12, 2017


Carl Jacobsen is a prolific YouTube purveyor of woodturning videos, with 166,825 subscribers and 24,486,933 views since April 2007, with projects spanning the interest of beginners to advanced turning.
Carl showed 'basket illusions' using a beading tool, wood burner tool and playing cards.
He made an automotive shifting knob from spalted wood with an over spray paint chip turned into a highlight.
Finally he turned a lidded box. He showed clever techniques for holding base and lid to turn the ends.
The demonstration was held in the SVW shop at the Santa Clara High School.
See demonstration photos here


From our President

WOW! Here it is December with our Holiday party just ahead. The year has flown by. They say time goes faster the older you get...I believe it now. This year has been a little different. We tried mixing up the meetings' agendas with mixed results. The summer BBQ at Fred’s house presented some challenges, but it went well. Continuing our joint efforts with SVW, we had three outstanding professional demos. Without a program committee leader, the BOD was able to arrange monthly programs. Bob Bley started hosting sawdust sessions. Our membership remained about the same. The church's TV problems were solved...knock on wood! All in all, a successful year.

Remember the Holiday dinner on Dec 12. Even if you did not signup, please come; bring your significant other, and a dish of your choosing. The club provides the ham, turkey, mash potatoes, gravy, rolls, and water. Enjoy the social time and the potluck dinner. Contribute a turned Christmas tree ornament to the Christmas tree ornament auction which helps pay for the dinner. Bring a wrapped turned gift for the gift exchange. Every year the quality of the gifts is outstanding; here is your chance to collect fellow members' turning.

We have been behind in identifying the BOD and committees leads for 2018. The good news is that all the committee leads have agreed to continue thru 2018. Roman Chernikov has agreed to serve as secretary, the position Duncan MacMillan has held for two years. Duncan will assume the treasurer position.

Bud Trapp is leaving the board after four years being treasurer. We all owe Bud a big Thank You for all the hard work and dedication. He has done an outstanding job of maintaining membership status and the managing the club's finances. THANK YOU Bud.

We have not identified a president, as I do not plan to continue. If you are interested or know of a member that would be a good president, please raise your hand.
Thank you to everyone who have supported me in the last two years and made this year successful. Have a happy holiday season.

Tom Kenyon


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It is time to pay dues

The club needs money to operate. For $30 you receive more than your money's worth. Send Bud Trapp a check made out to the order of WBW. Or bring check or cash to the next meeting.

Bud Trapp
501 Portola Road, #8143
Portola Valley, CA 94028

Bud also needs other information:
Member of AAW? If not, click here. If renewing, click here.
Advise any changes to: address, home phone, cell phone, email, spouse's name


2017 WBW board members and committee chairs.

President: Tom Kenyon
Vice President: Bob Bley
Treasurer:  Bud Trapp
Secretary:  Duncan MacMillan
Member at Large: David Vannier
Meeting Program Coordinator: open
Visiting artist Coordinator:  Bob Bley
Anchor seal:  Dennis Lillis
CA Glue:  Tom Kenyon
Craft Supply:  Richard Winslow
Coffee & Cookies:  Phil Feiner
Librarian: Bob Hedges
Audio Visual: Curtis Vose
Website:  Tom Haines


Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated.   Tom Haines

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