October 10, 2016 Meeting; Basics of Stock Preparation


Basics of Stock Preparation

We meet the second Monday of each month at the Edgewood Bible Church, 1720 Meridian Ave. E., Edgewood, WA. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the meeting is called to order at 7:00 PM. Be sure and “like” us on¬†Facebook.

We all know that the boards we buy at the home center, woodworking store, lumber yard, or local sawmill need some preparation before they’re ready for joinery, right? Right!!

download-tableBoard Member George Knutson will cover the process he uses for flattening, squaring, and truing up boards so they’re ready for precision joinery. ¬†Although hand tools can get the job done too, this will be a discussion about using power tools for this process. We’ll talk about the roles that the jointer, planer, bandsaw, and table saw can play, plus a few tricks you can use if you don’t have all of these tools.

You don’t want to miss this.


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About the September 2016 Meeting…


…The regularly scheduled September meeting of the EWWG at the Edgewood Bible Church will not be held. Instead, members are invited to a tour of EWWG Board Member Bob Arnold’s tree farm. The date for that tour is Saturday, September 17th, from 9am to noon.


We will have a short walk to look at the recent clear-cut, a riparian management zone(RMZ) and back up to the barn where the sawmill is. A short meeting and Q/A session is planned.

It has been several years since we have been out to tour the forest, and both our new and “old” members will benefit from the experience. The forest is near Eatonville, WA. This is an event for members only.

The map to Bob’s place will be sent by email before the meeting.

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Volunteers Needed for October Woodcraft Show


Woodcraft is having its annual in-house show Oct. 7-9.

What does this mean for the Guild?

The Guild has always had a table there showing off some table-top size projects and talking to people who come. The purpose for us is to make contacts of potential new members.

Hours people are needed…

Hours are9:00-7:00 on Friday, 9:00-6:00 on Saturday and 9:00-3:00 on Sunday. I will be there to set up on Friday, but we need members to sign up for the rest of the times, taking shifts of at least two hours.

How to sign up

Please send me an e-mail of the times you can be there to represent the Guild. Woodcraft also has door prize drawings for those attending the show and there is usually a food vendor there. To get your preferred schedule, please e-mail me real soon. Thanks.

Jerry Wheeler, President
Evergreen Woodworkers Guild




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July 2016 Meeting; Turning to Cutting with Jack Wayne


July 11th, 2016 Meeting; Turning to Cutting (with Jack Wayne)

See you at the meeting! Questions to Jerry Wheeler (wheeler_jj@hotmail.com)

Turning to Cutting
Although most start by scraping, cutting on the lathe opens up more vistas for the turner, offering faster wood removal, less friction, far smoother surfaces, and the ability to turn thinner walls.

Turner and teacher Jack Wayne will show us the basics of exactly how the cutting tool (gouges, skews, etc.) contacts the wood for efficient and smooth turning. This is a great way to learn the basics, refine your skills, or pick up some new tricks. If you have a lathe or want to get one, don’t miss this.

Jack Wayne has been the woodturning instructor at Woodcraft Seattle for 18 years, and a frequent club demonstrator in California, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, B.C. and Mexico. He also spent 20+ years as a shipwright and engineer. “Woodturning is my passion and obsession!”

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