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Mar 4 – Ron Bartz
Bowl from a Board
Social hour 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Meeting 7:00 – 8:30

Mar 14 – Open House
Coffee & Chips
8:00am – 12:00pm

 

April 1 – Bruce Lindholm
Fearless Segmenting with Jigs

April 11 – Open House

May 6 – Tom Leonard
Something Different
May 9 – Open House

June 3 – Rich Thelen
Wing Bowl Revisited
June 13 – Open House

July 1 – To be Determined
July 11 – Open House

August 5 – To be Determined
August 8 – Open House

 

 


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Anchor Seal Update

At the February meeting demonstration, a question was asked about a sealer for wood to stop cracking. Anchor Seal was mentioned as one brand available to slow the drying of wood, to suppress checking and cracking. It was brought up that many years ago a 55-gallon drum was purchased by the club and any member who wanted some for a price that was determined could bring a gallon container and fill it. This was done in part because at that time Anchor Seal was only available in 55-gallon drums. The club agreed to look into the feasibility of a bulk purchase and get back to the group.

After the meeting the board researched alternative for a group purchase of wood sealer. Anchor Seal is available in 55-gallon drums, at a cost of $500, plus shipping. However, Anchor Seal in now widely available on the internet, in containers from quarts (around $16) to Five Gallon buckets (around $130). Also, Rockler has a product named “Green Wood Sealer” which they sell for 16.99 at their stores and on the internet. Since the price of bulk Anchor Seal would be so close to the price of Rockler’s product there really wasn’t significant cost savings to be had through a bulk purchase.

We are glad that there are sources available to members to purchase sealer for treating green wood, but given the alternatives the board believes that it would be better for individuals to purchase their own.

Mark Palma

 

Northeast Wisconsin Wood Workers Guild
38th Annual Spring Show
March 21—22 , 2020
Green Bay West High School
1331 Packerland Drive
Green bay, WI


Visit Website at: newwg.org/annual-show

 

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Wood Identification Class at the International Wood Collectors Society Florida – Leesburg, FL
2/18/2020 » 2/19/2020

Location: Leesburg, Florida    Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday, April 4, 2020

REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM: Alaska Woodturners Association Symposium – Anchorage, AK
4/4/2020 » 4/5/2020

Location: Anchorage, Alaska    Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Friday, July 17, 2020

REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM: 2020 Saskatchewan Woodturners Symposium – Regina, SK, Canada
7/17/2020 » 7/19/2020

Location: Regina, SK    Time: 6:00 PM

Friday, July 24, 2020

Turn On! Chicago 2020
7/24/2020 » 7/26/2020

Location: St. Charles, Illinois    Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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