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Michael Hosaluk

Hosaluk Demo Poster
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Take one of the following actions to register:

  1. Signup and pay at the October, November, January or February meeting (third Thursday monthly). Payment is required at time of registration.
  2. Send your signup request and check to:
    Greg Anderson
    23607 Hidden Valley Road
    Granite Falls, WA 98252
  3. Click here to buy tickets online.

For further information on Michael Hosaluk:
Emma 2010 article

Woodturners of Olympia Annual Symposium featuring Richard Raffan

Exciting news from our neighbors to the south. The Woodturners of Olympia Annual Symposium of 2015 will feature Richard Raffan! This is a rare opportunity, not to be missed.

There is also space in one or more of the workshops being held so if you’re interested in taking part in one, best get your reservation in soon. No doubt they will fill up fast!

Visit their website for details.

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Tree Auction Results

This from Gary Moore with the results of the Christmas tree auction to which so many of you generously donated ornaments. We can be justifiably proud of our efforts.

Thank you one and all:

Here is the Scoop: You will be happy to know that our tree “To Everything There is a Season, Turn, Turn Turn” sold for $1200 (the second highest ever at this auction) to Wilson Engineering. Thank you Wilson Engineering! The next highest tree went for $475 with most of the trees selling at about $300. The People’s Choice went to the Alzheimer’s tree (“Alzheimer’s is for the Birds”).

There were many positive comments about our tree. One lady said “I wish my father were alive to see this”. Numerous people said the tree is amazing. The auctioneer said it was easily worth $2000. Laura, your toy train and spin top under the tree were played with by nostalgic adults. Ray, your tree topper was a huge hit with many, including comments by the auctioneer. Other comments like “look at the beautiful bird houses “ and “Oh look, there are tops too”. Others asked if it was possible to buy individual ornaments somewhere. Some were interested in the club so I invited them to come to our meetings or to visit our website.

Congratulation to members of NWW for helping a very worthwhile organization! I am proud to be a part of a club that does so much for our communities. This year, Oso donation, Toys for Tots, top turning for the kids (and adults), school programs and now this!

Thanks again

Well done!

Ornament Plans!

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are enjoying this lovely summer weather! I know it does seem too early to start thinking about Christmas, but we have committed to decorate a tree for the Festival of Trees, which will be auctioned off and the proceeds will go to the Health Support Center (more info at

Dennis has graciously provided a SPECIAL INCENTIVE for EVERYONE who brings an ornament to the September meeting – a $10 Craft Supplies Gift Certificate!!! We will need a lot of turned ornaments to decorate a 6-ft tree!

To help get those creative juices going I have pulled together a list of website that have plans for Turned Ornaments… some are very easy! You can also check out Etsy for ideas, or YouTube for tutorials…

If you have any questions, contact me ( or Gary Moore ( Thanks in advance to everyone for their participation!

Melanie Mankamyer



Annual Summertime Potluck Picnic!

There’s no scheduled meeting or presentation this month because it’s time for our Annual Summertime Potluck Picnic! Always a fun event, this will include (as usual) a tool sale and silent auction. If you have not been before, see the July newsletter for directions to get to Val & Laura Matthews’ place.

Bring your significant other, a side dish (salad, dessert, etc.), something cool to drink, and something to sit on. The club will provide the main course, soft drinks, water, paper plates, plastic ware, napkins. Lunch is normally served around 3pm.