Covid Info: On May 26th, the WWCNY Board authorized restarting in-person events based on what facilities are open. Where possible, the events will be hybrid - with both in-person and Zoom sessions. WWCNY recognizes the mask-wearing and other safety guidelines as issued by the CDC, New York State, and Onondaga County. Members shall abide by requirements set by each host location regarding mask wearing. We trust you. If you are not comfortable without a mask, feel free to wear one. If you are required to wear a mask, please wear one. Please have proof of vaccination available if needed. And, as is always the case, if you don't feel good (even if not due to Covid), we ask that you stay home.
NOTICE:An email providing instructions and a link to download the July newsletter was distributed to members on July 1st If you are a member and did not receive, please first check your Spam folder, then your Trash folder. If you still do not find it, please send a note to the club mailbox firstname.lastname@example.org (this is the email the newsletter comes from). We do not post the current month's newsletter in the public area for at least 3 months.
Wednesday, July 21st - 6:30pm Board of Directors Meeting
The Board of Directors will hold with bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 21st at the Eight Acres Event Center and if needed via Zoom. All members are welcome to attend the meeting. If you wish to receive the meeting link, please send an email to email@example.com by 3pm on the 21st.
Wednesday, August 4th - 6:30pm Club-Wide Demo In Person! Stool Seat Weaving with Kenn Pickard Sponsored by the Woodworking SIG
A stool with a woven caned seat is a cherished piece of furniture. How do you weave the seat? Kenn Pickard will show us how in this demonstration. This is the first IN-PERSON session for the Woodworkers. We expect to also provide a Zoom connection for those of you who cannot make it to the meeting.
Following the demonstration, there will be plenty of time for Show & Tell. For those attending in person, we will present your pieces there. If you are not attending in person and have a project to be shown, please send a photo and description by 3pm on the 4th to firstname.lastname@example.org to have it included in the slide-set.
Tuesday, August 10th - 6:30pm Club-Wide Demo on Zoom Turning the Hawaiian Calabash Bowl with Emiliano Achaval Sponsored by the Turning SIG
The Club welcomes guest demonstrator Emiliano Achaval to provide a demonstration on turning the Calabash bowl for the August 10th demo. The demo will be presented via Zoom from Emiliano's home on Maui. In addition to showing us how he turns a Calabash bowl, Emiliano will also discuss the history of the bowl as well as repairing and applying pewa patches to cracks. More details on the event can be found here. This is expected to be an approximately 90 minute demo via Zoom. Guests are welcome to join us but we ask that you register for the event at a cost of $10, payable via PayPal, using the form on the event page here.
Saturday, August 14th - 9am to 11:30am Club Workshop - Open to ALL Members Held at Eight Acres Event Center
Plan to join other members at this Saturday Workshop held at the Eight Acres Event Center as we restart some in-person events!! All members are invited to attend. The lathes and scrollsaw will be available for use and learning. We hope to have a variety of other members available to answer any questions or concerns you have about projects, finishing, etc. If you need consumables, you can purchase. If you need some wood, you can purchase. Members will be sent an email to remind them and provide the address 1-2 days before workshop day. We ask that you try to pre-register and tell us what you are planning to work on or need help with so we are prepared. We look forward to seeing you!
Saturday, August 14th 1pm - 4pm Annual Club Picnic All Members & Their Families Are Invited to Join in on this Fun Event!
Wednesday, August 18th - 6:30pm Club-Wide Demo Scrollsaw Puzzle-Making with Barbara Raymond-LaPrease Sponsored by the Scrollng SIG
The scrollsaw is a great tool for making all kinds of puzzles - tray puzzles for kids or adults, name block puzzles, jig saw puzzles, stand-up puzzles for kids or adults, etc. Our demonstrator, Barbara Raymond-LaPrease, will talk about each kind of puzzle, tips with their creation, and suggest some solutions. This is an add-on session for the club since we won't be demonstrating at the NYS Fair this year.
Thursday, August 19th 5pm - Open Carving 6:30pm - Carving a Spirit on Bark with Mike Bloomquist Held at Beaver Lake Nature Center Sponsored by the Carving SIG