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 November 11 – Open House
Coffee & Chips
8:00am – 12:00pm

December 6 – Rich Waller
Baseball Bats

6:00pm – 7:00pm Social Hour
7:00pm – 9:30 Meeting

December 9 – Open House


January 3 – Bob Eberhardt
Sharpening Tools

Jan 13 – Open House


Febuary 7 – Ron Bartz

February 10 – Open House





Feed My People It is fall again and we notice how quickly things change.  It is time to roll out the Fee-My-People bowl turning campaign.  We usually start that in November, so start turning bowls to meet the challenge of 25 bowls per turner.  Or whatever you can manage.  All bowls are appreciated by Feed -My-People at their annual event on the first Thursday of March.  Snow birds will be heading south, so get you bowls turned in before you go.

Turning Classes Bob Eberhardt’s class of seven has finished for the year and we have an influx of trained beginners.  They are looking for more instruction, so we need ideas for intermediate workshops.  Ron Bartz has volunteered to have a work shop on Acrylic casting for those interested.   It will probably be in the first couple of months of 2018.  I can think of a few ideas for a workshop:  Weed pot, lidded box, lidded bowl, bottle stoppers, embellishments, etc.  If you have an idea let me know.  We need teachers for the workshops too, so please volunteer if you have an interesting topic.


Highland Woodturner is offering texturing tools at half price at:





The AAW has always been a faithful advocate for woodturning safety. Recently, the subject of fractal burning has been
in the news because of another
tragic death. 

The AAW Safety Committee has studied the issue and concluded there may be a distinct influencing benefit in adopting a policy against the use of Fractal Burning and publicizing it immediately to chapters and members.  As a result, it was recommended that the AAW Board adopt a new policy against the practice, which was unanimously approved on May 17, 2017. The new policy is as follows:

It is the policy of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) that the process known as Fractal Burning is prohibited from being used in any AAW-sponsored events, including regional and national symposia, and that AAW-chartered chapters are strongly urged to refrain from demonstrating or featuring the process in chapter events. Further, the process of Fractal Burning shall not be featured in any written or online AAW publication, except for within articles that warn against its use. AAW publications will not accept advertisements for any products or supplies directly related to the process.

Additionally, the Safety Committee recommended that an article be published in the August 2017 issue of American Woodturner to highlight the dangers of the practice and publicize the new AAW policy. 






😀  Check out the live demonstration with Mark Palma and Courney Everett on Hello Wisconsin for WEAU  TV.  There are two short videos on the WEAU web site at  this Link


 ***  Acrylics Workshop January 20th 2018   ***

In August, Ron Bartz demonstrated how to cast acrylics. It generated a lot of interest and now Ron has offered to do a one day workshop featuring hands-on learning.  Everyone gets a casting and they get to turn it too. Attached is a flyer explaining the particulars of the class.

He can only do 10 at a time, so make your reservations early by emailing me at
More Info >



AAW Calendar

Saturday, November 11, 2017


Demonstration and workshop by Trent Bosch at Ozark Woodturners – Midway, AR
11/11/2017 » 11/12/2017

Location: Midway, Arkansas    Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Sunday, November 12, 2017


Gallery Opening: Dwelling within the Means at The Kirstin Gallery – Seattle, WA
11/12/2017 » 12/23/2017

Location: Seattle, Washington    Time: 2PM to 5PM


Friday, January 26, 2018


REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM: 2018 Tennessee Association of Woodturners 30th Annual Symposium – Franklin, TN
1/26/2018 » 1/27/2018

Location: Franklin, Tennessee    Time: 7:00 AM


Saturday, January 27, 2018


REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM: 2018 Alaska Woodturners Association Annual Symposium – Anchorage, AK
1/27/2018 » 1/28/2018

Location: Anchorage, Alaska    Time: 8:15 AM


Friday, February 9, 2018


REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM: Florida Woodturning Symposium 2018 – Leesburg, FL

Location: Leesburg, Florida    Time: 02/09/2018


Saturday, March 10, 2018


REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM: Honolulu Woodturners Symposium – Honolulu, HI
3/10/2018 » 3/11/2018

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii    Time: 8:30 AM-3:00 PM

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