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New Member For Sale Section

A new For Sale Section for Members is now available on the website.  You must login to see the menu item under the MWA Chapter Menu. Login then click here.

 Members are encouraged to add items for sale.

July 2014 Chapter Meeting

Chapter meeting has moved to July 8th.  There is no meeting July 1st.

See you all on July 8th. 

German Woodturner's Christmas Tree Ornament

MWA Woodturners,
Check out this German woodturner's Christmas tree ornament enhancement technique:

Click here: YouTube

Steady hands, very creative and skillful! Thought you would enjoy the video. (I particularly liked the way he so efficiently used his (homemade?)skew like tool in the beginning, to make the tapered end piece.)

Lee Tourtelotte

Wood Sealer

The chapter has purchased some Anchorseal Wood Sealer in bulk and can be purchased by the gallon for our members at our monthly meetings or you can contact these people listed below. For information on Anchorseal click here: http://www.uccoatings.com/products/anchorseal

Neil Robinette, Brooklyn Park  -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jim Jacobs, Hastings  -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bob Jensen,  Fridley  -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Reed Jacobs, Bloomington  -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Steve Mages,  Minnetonka  -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rick Auge, Shoreview  -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Don't let your wood look like this

Cracked Wood

Maire's Boat Building

For all of you who have been following Maire's journey I am excited to let you know that Maire's boat building is complete and on its way from Minneapolis to my office.

Carpenter George Wurtzel (a member of MWA) who all of you remember is totally blind and his friend Mickey had just recently finished building and test sailing the 3.5 ft vessel that will hold Maire's ashes for her long journey from Lake Michigan to the eastern seaboard ocean this summer.

Here is a short photo slideshow of Maire's boat being built. The music is Michigan's own Jill Jack who Maire towards the end of her life had a chance to meet an befriend. Slideshow

Stay tuned for the completion of Maire's story and her journey this summer.

Keith

Beads of Courage

Beads of Courage

Beads of Courage is an organization dedicated to help children coping with cancer and serious illnesses, their families, and hospital staff by helping them record, tell, and own their stories of courage. Children receive a different bead to represent each procedure or treatment experience they go through while receiving treatment for a chronic/ life threatening illness. For example: A red bead for each blood transfusion; a yellow bead for every night they stay over at the hospital; a star for surgery; white for chemotherapy. Their collection of beads becomes a tangible journal of their journey. Each child collects hundreds of beads.

Wood turned bowls or boxes made by artists will be given to local children to keep their beads in and be a daily reminder that someone they may not know is sending them well wishes.

Fabric artists and quilters can also contribute by making cloth bags for the kids in Beads of Courage. All of this information is on the Beads of Courage website under the "artist" category. www.beadsofcourage.org

CBS MORNING NEWS did a segment on Beads of Courage, you can see it here: cbsnews.com

The MWA AAW chapter would like to compete against the Arizona chapter of the AAW to make wooden boxes for this wonderful organization.

Guideline specifics for woodturners:

In order to hold the beads, turned boxes for the Beads of Courage program need to be about 6 inches in diameter (5 inches minimum), rectangular lidded boxes about 4x6x4 inches. If possible, have Beads of Courage engraved or burned in the lid. Make sure the lids are easily removable. Also, finials should be easy for a small child to grasp and not too elaborate. Each donating artist will receive a certificate of gratitude from Beads of Courage.

BOB AND DIANE PUETZ WILL COLLECT COMPLETED BOWLS AND DISTRIBUTE TO LOCAL HOSPITALS.

www.beadsofcourage.org

Thank you for your support, your efforts and generosity will bring smiles to the faces of kids that need a little extra courage!

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Jacobs Tip

Never use a Skew or Spindle Roughing Gouge on a Bowl, because end grain coming towards you. 

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