Geez … a year since our last website update? I should be drawn and quartered. Let me try to make amends by showing what our members have enjoyed in the months before and since Covid-19 became a part of our lives.
This past year has been successful for the Guild. In addition to what has already been posted, we gained over a dozen new members, had another successful Pybus show, learned about spray and wipe-on finishes, learned about furniture carcass and panel construction, learned how to use hot hide glue for veneering, and how to make bandsaw boxes.
Willy Joslin gave a demonstration on hand-applied finishes, explaining the pros and cons of each.
John Syre made use of a poly wipe-on to finish this cherry and walnut dining table last month.
Autumn Doucet demonstrated how to veneer with hot hide glue and answered the question “What is a veneer hammer?” (hint: it’s not for pounding).
Here’s a short 2:45 minute hide glue veneering video made by Paul Miller from the Canadian School of French Marquetry (CSFM), on Vancouver Island.
John Smits took the inlaying instruction to heart and produced the slickest ebony cribbage board ever seen. His brother Paul, the recipient of this marvel, was duly impressed.
We had some great entries to our 2×4 challenge last year:
Craig Dixon gave members a demonstration on spay finishing as a follow-up to the meeting on hand finishing.
John Smits (thank you, John) took up the challenge of engaging members in a meeting on how to make a bandsaw box.
Steve Voorhies gave us a peak inside his serpentine sideboard as we discussed carcass construction.
The February meeting this year was all about turning. So many Guild members showed up that it was standing room only. As soon as it’s safe, we plan on continuing our journey into wood turning with introductory and project classes.
Our Pybus Market show in January was fun and inspiring. Members displayed their wares – from turnings to rockers and everything wood – and the reception from Wenatchee Valley residents left us satisfied and super-charged for another year.