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November  1 – Fred Steffens
Musky Baits
6:00pm – 7:00pm Social Hour
7:00pm – 9:30 Meeting

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


December 6 – Rich Waller
Baseball Bats

December 9 – Open House


January 3 – Bob Eberhardt
Sharpening Tools

Jan 13 – Open House







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

November 03, 2017 to November 05, 2017
SOFA Chicago 2017
Location: Chicago, IL
Dates: Friday, November 03, 2017 to Sunday, November 05, 2017

The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design. On par with Art Basel and TEFAF Maastricht, SOFA is produced by Urban Expositions, a Clarion Events company. SOFA is noted for its exceptional presentation, with an elite selection of international dealers presenting for sale one-of-a-kind masterworks in handsome, custom-designed gallery exhibits. SOFA is held annually in the fall at Chicago’s major destination, Navy Pier, with an average of 80 dealers and 35,000 people attending. Sales at the fair are estimated at 15-20 million dollars per show.


* November 04 2017
Farrell Equipment Woodwork Show
Many of you were at last fall’s Woodwork Show at Farrell Equipment.  They are having another show on November 4th.  < Click this flyer for details >.  It is a good show and shows what Farrell can do for our community.

Rich Thelen

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Rudy Lopez Demonstration & Hands-On Workshops – Lancaster, NY
10/14/2017 » 10/16/2017

Location: Lancaster, New York    Time: 9:00 AM-4:30 PM

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Fuller Craft Museum – Gender Bend: Women in Wood, Men at the Loom – Brockton, MA
10/21/2017 » 3/11/2018

Location: Brockton, Massachusetts

Friday, October 27, 2017

REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM: Mid Atlantic Woodturning Symposium – Lancaster, PA
10/27/2017 » 10/29/2017

Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania    Time: 7:30 PM
Criss Cross: Robyn Horn / Brian Dickerson
10/27/2017 » 1/18/2018

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania    Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Meet the Moulthrops at The Bascom – Highlands, NC

Location: Highlands, North Carolina    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Thursday, November 2, 2017

SOFA: Scultpural Objects Functonal Art & Design – Chicago, IL
11/2/2017 » 11/5/2017

Location: Chicago, Illinois    Time: Various

Friday, November 3, 2017

REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM: North Carolina Woodturning Symposium – Greensboro, NC
11/3/2017 » 11/5/2017

Location: Greensboro, North Carolina    Time: 11:00 AM
Woodturning Holiday Ornaments at The Bascom – Highlands, NC
11/3/2017 » 11/4/2017

Location: Highlands, North Carolina    Time: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Cherokee County Arts Center Holiday Members Show (Etowah River Woodturners) – Canton, GA
11/7/2017 » 12/16/2017

Location: Canton, Georgia    Time: 11:00 AM-5:00 PM

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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