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Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday December 15, 7:00 pm
In person at Bridges Church
Holiday party!!
President's challenge - A holiday ornament
Show & Tell
Social with light snacks and drinks
Gift exchange:
      Bring a turning as a gift-your best work
      Go home with someone else's best work
      No gift? come anyway- always welcome

As always - guests are welcome
To inquire - email guest@westbaywoodturners.com


Wednesday November 17 2021
Demonstration: Hinged box by Claude Godcharles


Claude demoed the hinged box. He turned the bottom and fitted the bottom part of the hinge. He finished with a pre-made top (to save time) which he had colored. We had a bonus demo on coloring (stain or paint then sand to show the grain).

See photos of the demo                                         

See Show & Tell


President's Letter - Tom Gaston

Happy Holidays turners.

As another year comes to an end, I am grateful that we have weathered this difficult period. We started the year with having our meetings on line via the Zoom platform, and will finish with our in-person Holiday party.

We had our board election last month. The new officers are:
Claude Godcharles - President
Tom Gaston - Vice President
Jon Bishop - Treasurer
Roman Chernikov - Secretary
Member at Large to be appointed by the new board

The Holiday party will be held at Bridges Church, December 15, at 7 PM. We will open with social time, pot luck light snacks, desserts, and soft drinks/water/coffee. This will be followed by President's Challenge: holiday ornaments (again as there was only one entrant last month), Show and Tell, and then the gift exchange. For those who wish to participate in the gift exchange, bring a wrapped turning that you have made.

Thomas Gaston

"As the Wood Turns" The Woodturning Culture - by Dave Vannier

One of my favorite meetings is coming up. The club December meeting is always a time to chat about a hobby with others that share the same interest. I picked up turning 20+ years ago, and learned that the turning world is very different from the world I had been working in. Here we are with people who develop new ideas and techniques, then freely share them with others, usually with enough detail that it is only our skill and expertise that prevent us from producing exciting pieces. Now, it shouldn’t be overlooked that mastering those skills is still a challenge. Watching others, asking questions, and the willingness of others to help has enriched my life. I’ve felt very blessed to have share my path with so many turners.

We also do a turning gift exchange. In my years of being a member, I’ve collected turnings from several members. So, for the meeting, do your best turning, and come home with the same from one of your fellow club members. Let's hope this Covid threat is settling down, and more of us are comfortable meeting in person.


2021 WBW board members and committee chairs

President: Tom Gaston
Vice President: Bob Bley
Treasurer:  Jon Bishop
Secretary:  Roman Chernikov
Member at Large: Claude Godcharles
Meeting Program Coordinator: TBD
Visiting artist Coordinator:  Bob Bley
Anchor seal:  Dennis Lillis
CA Glue:  Tom Kenyon
Craft Supply:  William Akey
Coffee & Cookies:  Phil Feiner
Librarian: Kelly Smith
Audio Visual: Curtis Vose
Website & Newsletter:  Tom Haines


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