• 28 Jan 2019 7:56 PM | Bill Karow (Administrator)

    As we did last time, OWS is asking each club to make sets of salt and pepper Salturns to be given away as table prizes at the banquet. Our quota is 10 pair.

    In case you have forgotten how, two sets of instructions are posted in the Members Only/Event and Class Document section of the website.

    Direct links below:

    Salt Shaker Plan 1

    Salt Shaker Plan 2

    Bring yours to the March meeting.
    Reminder: don’t glue the bottoms in. We’ll do that. Makes them easier to fill.

  • 04 Jan 2019 10:07 AM | Mike Porter


    R.E. Vaughn Woodturning School 

    1600 W. 20th St, Vancouver, WA 98660 

    JANUARY 2019 

    Saturday, January 26 – BOWL TURNING BASICS $100 

    This one day basic bowl turning class focuses on turning a bowl from a blank of freshly cut or ‘green’ wood. The class covers mounting the blank, proper tool control for basic cuts and turning several bowls over the day. 

    Class is limited to 8 participants. Pre-registration required, contact Brian Harte at / 360-606-7272 to register. Payment is required at the start of class. Make checks payable to the SWWWT. If there are less than four registrants, the class may be cancelled. 

    Class starts at 8:30 and concludes at 3:30. Lunch, snacks, blanks and face shields provided. Bring your own bowl gouges if you have them. Four sets of tools are available for use, please let Brian know when registering if you will need them. 

  • 02 Dec 2018 7:18 PM | Mike Porter

    The auditorium will be closed for remodel.  We will meet in the Gym instead, not CR 39 as stated in the newsletter.  You will access the Gym to the hallway to the right of the Auditorium.  As you enter the MAC lobby, the Gym access is down the hallway to the right of the Auditorium.  

  • 28 May 2018 7:41 PM | Mike Porter

    For our June meeting, Tom Willing will show us how to turn spheres.  He has graciously prepared a "how to" document for your reference.  If you would like to follow along during his demo on the night of June 7th, then print this out and bring it with you as we do not provide copies at the meeting.  

    Go to the Members Only section, Event/Class Documents for downloading.  

  • 26 Mar 2018 10:59 AM | Mike Porter

    Per my latest VP's article, I'm composing a list of Club members who want to be advised when wood becomes available to cut.  We often and usually post such opportunities here in this part of our website, but sometimes the opportunity needs a quick response, or a wood cutting party is organized ad hoc when we can get enough folks together.  

    It is not imperative that you own a chain saw, or have a pick up truck, although these are helpful.  If you're willing to come out and support the effort in any way, you will go home with fresh cut wood blanks, usually large half rounds.  Know that in these excursions we are also cutting wood that will be reserved for our annual August Picnic and Auction, so this effort does support the Club. 

    If you'd like to be put on an email list, please send me your name, email and preferred phone number.  

    Please note that we have on the website a "Wood Availability Forum" which you can subscribe to.  This effort I'm writing about is a bit redundant, perhaps, and we could likely use that Forum more effectively in addition to a direct contact list.  

    There is now a large silver maple log and a big leaf maple down in Scappoose at a member's place just waiting for a cutting party.  

  • 05 Mar 2018 4:34 PM | Roger Crooks (Administrator)

    I received the following email from Eric Vaughn, Bob's son.

    Bob passed away on February 5th.   The family is reaching out to his fellow woodworkers about a Celebration Of Life on March 11th at 2:00 pm.

    Bob Vaughn Celebration Of Life
    March 11th, 2018
    2:00 pm
    Lacamas Lake Lodge 227 NW Lake Rd, Camas, WA 98607

    Please join us for a Celebration of Life in honor of Robert Vaughn. His wife Barbra Vaughn, along with his daughter Kirsten Vaughn, and son Eric Vaughn would like to share an afternoon of memories with everyone. Please pass this invitation on to anyone touched by his presence. There are many... neighbors, classmates, HP coworkers, wood workers and others. There will be refreshments and opportunities for recollection. Please RSVP here or to Eric at 360-989-5688.
    There is an online guestbook at Evergreen Memorial Gardens:

    Thank You,

    Eric Vaughn

  • 26 Feb 2018 12:00 PM | Mike Porter

    For your use in Pepper/Salt Mill Construction, Mike Meredith has created a handout/document of his process with photos. You can download it under the Members Only section, Event/Class Documents.   

  • 23 Feb 2018 1:41 PM | Mike Porter

    On the Event/Class Documents page, you have access now to a template that will enable you to make your own device to determine and mark the Golden Mean ratio onto your turning work.  Mike Meredith has provided this for your use.  He will address how he uses it in the March meeting when he does the grinder demo.  

    Go to the page, select the document then click on it to download.  

  • 22 Jan 2018 10:08 AM | Mike Porter

    News Flash!  New Document available to Members – How to Build a Wood Kiln

    Late last year, Bill Karow built his very own small wood kiln from an old wine cooler.  At my request he graciously wrote up how he built it, what parts he used and what he learned in doing so.  The document is now available on our website under the Members Only section.  You may download it in PDF format.  Note that Bill advises you regarding safety considerations.  If there is any part of the wiring process you are not skilled at, have it either performed by or inspected by a qualified electrician.  If you have any questions on the process, contact Bill Karow directly.  Go directly to the Members Only pages, Event/Class Documents and you'll see it available for reading or download.

  • 26 Oct 2017 8:08 PM | Jim Schoeffel (Administrator)

    The November 2017 NWWT Newsletter is available online on the Newsletters page. 

    Keep the chips flyin’!
    Jim Schoeffel

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