Recent News

November Meeting (Zoom) Elections & Adam Luna

Adam Luna, November's Demonstrator

Our November 12th members meeting’s demonstrator is Adam Luna, a Peruvian woodturner now living in the outskirts of the Evergreen State.

He is a previous President of the Southwest Washington Woodturners. Adam likes the traditional techniques of the craft, and his work is inspired by the work of Richard Raffan, Bill Jones, and Mauricio Kolenc (his mentor). He is a wood lover, in love with shapes and curves, and the beauty that can be brought out of the wood. He is an expert at making boxes and will be demonstrating threaded boxes for us, with emphasis on good technique, such as creating a good tenon with a good sitting shoulder and full diameter gripping which makes your work safer and cleaner, leading to that moment when despite the wood having its imperfections you manage to not only align the grain but to get nice looking threads. (See page 6 for photos of his work).

At the business part of the November 12th meeting, we will be voting on the slate of officers for 2021 before the presentation. Please log into the meeting on time and cast your vote! Contact a board member if you have questions or need help connecting via Zoom.

New President

Dear Seattle Woodturners Member,
Your Board wishes to announce the resignation of Jim Kief as President of our club as of 1st May 2020.  His resignation is due to personal circumstances.  We wish to publicly thank him for his services to the board and club and wish him well.
The role of President has been filled by Russ Prior, our superb Chief Woodrat.
In accordance with club by-laws, Russ was appointed as President by a unanimous vote of the Board at a special meeting on Wednesday, May 13th 2020.
We sincerely thank Russ for his willingness to take on this task and ask that you give him your full support in sustaining the club. 
Wishing you all well,
Bridged Speed, Director of Communications.

Seattle Woodturners and COVID-19

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the Seattle area, and resultant restrictions on public meetings, the Seattle Woodturners organization has suspended all group activities that involve physically gathering together, including membership meetings, sawdust sessions and Wood Rat events. Instead, we will be hosting our monthly meetings virtually, using the Zoom teleconferencing capability. In addition, special virtual events may be held as possible. Details will be listed on the calendar page on this website, in the monthly newsletter, in the club Facebook group and in emails to members.