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January 2008 Newsletter

July 9, 2008

SOUTHWEST IDAHO WOODTURNERS
ASSOCIATION
OFFICIAL CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF
WOOTURNERS
WOODCRAFT STORE—OVERLAND PARK SHOPPING CENTER
Jan 8th, 2008 7:00 pm.. 338-1190

Dan Stratton will do the January 8th demo. .

We have a web site. Dan Stratton has volunteered to be the manager of the site. The site is ttp://swiwt.org. Be sure to check it out. Dan’s e-dress is dan@dwstratto

We elected Officers: President; Brian Malnar, VP/Program Coordinator; Crusty Harmon, Treasurer; Ron Hasse, Web Administrator; Dan Stratton, and News Letter; Wayne Rexford.

The Christmas party was a great success. There were great gifts given and exchanged. All had plenty to eat. It was also well attended.

We had no bowl exchange this time. Let’s keep this going. Who is to bring the bowl for January?

Pens for the troops was a great deal for us. Two other stores in the US of A beat ;out the Boise Woodcraft Store. Plan on participating again next year.

Crust Harmon is our program coordinator. Let him know if you want to demo or if you have a demo you want to see. We need ideas. Help us out.

Dues are due in January. They are $15.00 per year. Your will look long and hard to find a better deal than this. Make checks payable to S I W A.

I hope all of you had a very enjoyable Christmas and a happy new year. I am about footballed out. Nice job Oregon State, Fresno, Oregon, and USC.

If you are getting this publication and deem it unusable to you and want it stopped, call me at 365-3476 or E me at wrexford@bigskytel.com and I will remove you from my list.

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December 2007 Newsletter

July 9, 2008

SOUTHWEST IDAHO WOODTURNERS ASSOCIATION
OFFICIAL CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF
WOOTURNERS
WOODCRAFT STORE—OVERLAND PARK SHOPPING CENTER
Dec. 5th, 2007 7:00 pm.. 338-1190

November’s demo didn’t go just like I had planned. 2 of you came up afterwards and gave me some timely advice. One was the direction I was driving my drive center was causing the wood to split and the other was the attack on Mary’s head after being offset. I made those two changes and made two Marys in about 20 minutes that were perfect. I really do try to listen. There was also a discussion on safety that I need to address later. I really try to be safe but I know I push the envelope to the edge.

We have a web site. Dan Stratton has volunteered to be the manager of the site. Be sure to check it out.

We elected Officers: President; Brian Malnar, VP/Program Coordinator; Crusty Harmon, Treasurer; Ron Hasse, Web Administrator; Dan Stratton, and News Letter; Wayne Rexford.

The Christmas party is coming too. Get your gift for the gift exchange started now!
It’s Dec 5th (Wednesday) at the Locust Grove Grange Hall. Map is on the Web Site. Starts at 6:30 PM. We are meeting with the Ada County Woodworkers. Bring your table service. A-M brings deserts and N-Z brings a side dish. Yum Yum!!! There will be a gift exchange. Bring a piece of your work to participate. Bring your better half as well!!

We had no bowl exchange this time. Let’s keep this going. Some day I would like to make a bowl because I got one in the drawing. My winless streak continues!!

SIWA, Magic Valley Turners, Skyview High School, Nampa Jr. High and a Scout troop from the Magic Valley turned in 1033 Pens for The Troops. Nice going you guys and gals. That is AWESOME!!

Crusty Harmon won the most ugly turning from his past. It truly did deserve the award.