Category Archives: Events

Michael Hosaluk

Hosaluk Demo Poster
(Click image to view full sized poster)

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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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.

Cindy Drozda All-Day Event Recap

As this is written, the final class is being taught by Cindy Drozda. Having had the opportunity to spend the past two days learning from Cindy has been a great experience. Due to circumstances, I was unable to attend the Thursday meeting, but sources tell me that I missed a great amount of fabulous information. Cindy gave a presentation on burl maximization. I knew it would be good, but from what I hear it was truly outstanding! Additionally, Cindy made the ceremonial “first cut” on the new Sweet Sixteen Robust lathe!

Anyone who missed the Saturday all day demo at the Anacortes First Baptist Church, missed another fantastic presentation. Cindy went through the steps on how she approaches her signature Star Finial Bowl. The detail and organization of this lady, not to mention the insights she presented, were extraordinary. As always, those that did not attend missed another fabulous meal! In addition to the aforementioned presentation, Cindy also demonstrated how she sharpens her tools. And as an encore, she made a mushroom from a Banksia pod!

On Friday, Cindy taught a finial class. Once again my angst ratchets to stratospheric levels, as I confess I was unable to attend that class due to afore mentioned circumstances. But nirvana was fortunately attained on Sunday when I reveled for eight hours with the other seven fortunate participants, in learning hands on how to emulate her awesome Star Finial Bowl. WOW! All good things do have to end however, and Monday is the final class (also a Star Finial Bowl, though I understand she is going to make the offer to allow folks to learn her Star Finial Box if they wish)!

As a club we are so fortunate to have people like Bob Doop and Juanita Caday who have given so freely of their time, treasures, and talents. Please add to the list of extraordinary folks Robbie and Dennis Shinn, George Way, Rick Anderson, Les Books, Rick Erb, and Laura Matthews! There are so many other folks that have done so much to make these events possible that this article would become an encyclopedic with all their names! All of those who helped deserve a heartfelt “thank you”.

Hopefully you were able to participate fully in this wonderful experience. The more we all become involved, the better our presentations can be, and the more we all gain! I urge you to volunteer for there are so many opportunities to become more involved in our club!

Hazel Thomas,
Vice President

If you would like to find copies of the handouts from the All-Day Demonstration and classes, Cindy has them and many more available at her website:

She also has a number of instructional videos on her youtube channel.

Cindy Drozda All-Day Event

Coming Saturday, March 22, 2014!

Cindy will spend the full day demonstrating the techniques she has perfected to create her signature FINIAL STAR LIDDED BOWLS:

  • Natural & Sculpted Edge Turning.
  • Elegant finials.
  • Multi‐Layers of color dyes to achieve stunning colors & patterns.
  • Slides & discussion of her Works & Designs.
  • Lots of time for questions & answers.

$45 advance registration
$50 at the door
Registration fee includes a hot lunch, beverages & snacks

Anacortes First Baptist Church
2717 J Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221

See more of Cindy’s work at:

For more information, click here to download the event poster.

Click here to buy tickets online. Or see the poster for details on buying tickets by mail.