Events Calendar

Monthly Meetings

When: Saturday, May 11th from 9:00AM to 4:00 PM

Where: Flo Sayre's shop, 1131 N Cherry Drive, Pasco, WA 99301 

            What: Kristin LeVier 208-502-1002

Things I Wish I Had Known... (approximately 6 hours):

This is the workshop I wish I had attended 13 years ago when I was starting out on the road to becoming a professional wood artist. This presentation will provide information and strategies that I’ve used to become more efficient at making things out of wood. Some of these things came to me early on along my woodworking pathway, and some did not. It’s my goal to save you time and frustration by learning from my mistakes. This will be a slide presentation supplemented with hands-on demonstrations of many of the techniques mentioned. Some of the topics covered will be: using compressed hardwood to make curved elements without steam bending, taking care of your body, useful adhesives, efficient wood shaping techniques, micromotor powercarving, adding color to your work, how to make mistakes disappear, modeling to help with design decisions, useful foams, gluing up end grain and using magnets.

At the end of this talk, I will present an Afterword on useful information for those interested in learning how to begin selling work or starting on the pathway to becoming a professional craftsperson or artist. I will pause between the two parts of this talk to let those not interested in the business and marketing side take a break.


When: Saturday, June 8th from 12:00PM to 4:00 PM

Where: TBA

            What: Picnic

When: Saturday, July 13th from 1:00PM to 4:00 PM

Where: TBA

            What: TBA

When: Saturday, August 10th from 1:00PM to 4:00 PM

Where: Ron Smith's shop, 8524 W Richardson Road, Pasco, WA 99301

            What: August's meeting will be the club's first attempt at a remote demo

 Alan and Lauren Zenreich will be doing a demo on Eccentric Jewelry Turning- Making Pendents. They were demonstrators at the last AAW Symposium and were fantasic.

Why hide your turnings on a shelf?  Turned jewelry is displayed proudly to many, many people. Pendants are a pleasure to wear, and to create.

Alan and Lauren Zenreich show the tools, techniques and procedures used to make their wood turned jewelry.   They will be demonstrating from their shop and studio in New Jersey, via a live, interactive video connections, so you can see and hear them and they can see and hear the club members.

Topics include:  

  • Layout and preparing of blanks for turning
  • Affixing work to an indexable offset backing plate using turner's tape
  • Multi axis positioning to facilitate boring holes and scribing lines
  • Turning the pendants, cutting arcs and beads, smoothing adjoining eccentric surfaces, cutting beads and preparing the work for finishing
  • Using the turnings as a canvas by incorporating semi-precious stones and beads, pyrography, archival inks and other embellishments in the pendants and necklaces.
  • Assembly techniques for inserting pins and jewelry findings

***please be ready to start the business meeting promptly at 1:00. We will need to get through it as quickly as possible. The remote session will start at 2:00. We will do the raffle and any remaining show-n-tell / business meeting that remains after the session is over.

This is a first for us, so please be mindful and accommodating if things get out of sort.

-Don't forget to finish those monthly challenges, topic was "kitchen utensil".

-Everyone is welcome to bring something for Show-N-Tell.

-Bring your single$ for the monthly wood raffle.

-Please remember to bring your chairs!!!


When: Saturday, September 14th from 1:00PM to 4:00 PM

Where: TBA

            What:  Jim Piper-All day demo on power carving and embellishments followed by an all-day hands on class