Handouts for demonstrations (if we have one) are on the Demonstration Handouts page of this website! Click HERE to be taken there. This includes the handout with templates for turning a rattle from April 12th and the handout on scrolling non-wood materials on April 20th.
NEW on the Website (4-21-22): The Members-Only Video area was updated to reduce your time looking for a video. The intro page has a list of videos by month so you can easily using the Find option in your browser to locate a particular video topic. Then, each year of videos is a separate page with a link to the individual years at the top of the table.
Wednesday, May 25 6:30pm Board of Directors Meeting Zoom Only
The Board of Directors will hold with bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 25th. All members are welcome to attend the meeting. If you wish to receive the Zoom meeting link, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3pm on the 24th.
Wednesday, June 1 6:30pm Jig Night! Hybrid Meeting - Both In-Person & Via Zoom Sponsored by the Woodworking SIG
All woodworkers - whether they do only flat board work or specialize in carving, scrolling or turning - use a variety of jigs when they work on their projects. Please bring in 1-5 of the jigs you use and plan to discuss when you use and how you use your jig. If you can, bring some of the information on a separate piece of paper that can be used for the newsletter. This is always a fun evening. Remember, some of the simplest jigs are often the most useful! Not able to make the meeting in-person but have a jig to show? Send a photo and description by 3pm on Wednesday, June 1st to email@example.com to have it included into the virtual display! We love to see what you are working on so bring your latest to the meeting for our Show & Tell session. If you can't make it and have Show & Tell, send photos your projects via email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to 3pm on Wednesday, June 1st. We'll add them to the PowerPoint slides so everyone else can see them. The Zoom link will be sent to members a couple days before the event. If you want to attend and are not a member, please send a request to email@example.com.
Sunday, June 12 10am to 4pm Craft Sales to Benefit Local Children's Charities At the Oswego Lion's Club 10th Annual River's Edge Craft Show Breitbeck Park, 91 Lake Street, Oswego
Photo from 2021 Beaver Lake Sale - We will have 2 booths full of product in Oswego!
One of the missions of the Woodworkers of Central New York is to contribute to the community in which we live, practice our craft, and enjoy. Children are the future for all of us and providing resources that can support children, especially those that are sick, is one small way members of the Woodworkers of Central New York can give back. In order to fulfill that goal, members donate completed projects - ornaments, vases, bottle stoppers, ice cream scoops, nativity scenes, etc. - that are then sold a just a few craft shows regionally. The net profits are then distributed to a variety of local children's charities to help further their mission and offset costs. The club will be selling at this show for the first time in 2022. We hope you will join us. Our next sale is not until September 10-11 during the Golden Harvest Festival at Beaver Lake Nature Center.
Tuesday, June 14 6:30pm Duplicator Jig for Making Chess Pieces with Ed Siegel Currently Scheduled as a Hybrid Meeting - In-Person & Via Zoom Sponsored by the Turnng SIG
You want to make multiples of a single form - like a chess piece. Is there a duplicator for doing such a project? Ed Siegel will show us! Currently, this session is scheduled to be a hybrid session with the ability to attend in-person and via Zoom. Always check the website and your email to determine if that is changed. We love to see what you are working on so bring your latest to the meeting for our Show & Tell session. If you can't make it and have Show & Tell, send photos your projects via email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to 3pm on Tuesday, June 14th. We'll add them to the PowerPoint slides so everyone else can see them. The Zoom link will be sent to members a couple days before the event. If you want to attend and are not a member, please send a request to email@example.com.
Wednesday, June 15th @ 6:30pm Using GIMP & Inkscape for Pattern Modifications with Walt Walters Zoom Only Sponsored by the Scrolling SIG
There are two program woodworkers often use to work with patterns - GIMP and Inkscape. Both are free but you may need some assistance when using them. Walt Walters, one of our long-distance members, will be demonstrate how he uses these program to modify patterns. This session is via Zoom Only as our demonstrator lives in Georgia. If you have Show & Tell, send photos your projects via email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to 3pm on Wednesday, May 18th. We'll add them to the PowerPoint slides so everyone else can see them. The Zoom link will be sent to members a couple days before the event. If you want to attend and are not a member, please send a request to email@example.com.
Thursday, June 16th 5:30pm-7:45pm Gather Starting at 5pm Golden Harvest Projects (Continued!) Held at Beaver Lake Nature Center Sponsored by the Carving SIG
The Carvers demonstrate during the Golden Harvest Festival held the second weekend of September at the Beaver Lake Nature Center. In addition to demonstrating, they also hold a raffle with at least half of the proceeds going to the Friends of Beaver Lake. This year, they will be raffling a choice of big projects - an occasional table with carved blocks on the shelves and a walking stick. There will also be hourly raffles of stumpy toothpick holders. This meeting will be dedicated to working on these projects. This session is in-person only. The meetings are held in the large room at the Nature Center and we are finished by 7:45pm but start between 5 and 5:30pm. Please bring your recent projects for our Show & Tell table.
Saturday, June 18th 9am to 12 noon Open Workshop - Open to ALL Members Turning, Carving, Scrolling, etc. Held at Eight Acres Event Center
Plan to join other members at another Saturday Workshop held at the Eight Acres Event Center!! All members are invited to attend. We hope that the weather cooperates so the outside area can be open for more gathering area! 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 or wood, everything will be available for 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! Send pre-registration information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTICE:An email providing instructions and a link to download the Maynewsletter was distributed to members on Friday, April 29th. 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 email@example.com (this is the email the newsletter comes from). We do not post the current month's newsletter in the public area for 4 months.