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Have you considered doing the hand tools SIG? You may find a teacher there.
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HI, I am not a member (nor a woodworker unfortunately) but I saw a post on your forum from Jackson 2 looking for a large red oak cookie. We have a 24 inch red oak that just came down in the storm, and he could cut a cookie from it. We are in Poestenkill.
We are thinking about having the trunk milled (there are about 12 feet of clean 24-inch trunk before it starts branching) and potentially having some furniture made from it. Would your organization be a source of contacts for potential furniture makers?
You could try Craig’s List: https://craigslist.org, enter your region then, click “tools” and search for Makita.
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Thanks for bringing this to our attention. AWA leadership acknowledged they are no longer maintaining their site and as a Special Interest Group under NWA they approved setting up a redirect from adirondackwoodturners.com to woodworker.org. I had forgotten to set it up, but did it just now. It may take some number of hours to percolate through the web. I’ll check in on it later and make sure its been done. The AWA is welcome to supply info that can be put here: https://woodworker.org/special-interest-groups-sigs/
There are two ways to access the NWA shop. The first is to join one of the SIGs. Just show up at one of their regular meetings. They are listed here: https://woodworker.org/special-interest-groups-sigs/
The second way is to use the equipment independently of a SIG meeting. For this case you can use the shop during regular hours that a SIG is meeting. In this case you need to be qualified on the machine you use (or be supervised by someone who is qualified) AND the machine must not be in use by the particular SIG that is meeting at that time.
As an example, if you wanted to use a scroll saw by yourself outside of a SIG, a good time to go would be perhaps when the Crafters meet as the scroll saws will not be used by the Scrollers Guild at that time.
The Instrument SIG is not convening meetings so they are dormant. Bill is indeed teaching a guitar making class, so we can say the spirit of instrument making in NWA *not* dormant 🙂May 24, 2019 at 7:16 am in reply to: Ideas About Future Topics or Demonstrations at Monthly Meetings #2646
A couple suggestions:
1) Characteristics of various wood and how to select the right wood for a given project.
2) Methods of sharpening chisels and planes and how to tell if they are sharp.