Project Showcase

  • Toy Dump Truck
    by Gary Fox

    Toy dump truck made from a scrap of fir 2 x 4, a pine board from a shipping crate, a broken broom handle, and some cherry wood found in the scrap box behind the shop.  The maker cheated and purchased the wheels and axels.  Finished in mineral oil, in case the youngster tries to chew any of the pieces.  A gift for the 2 year old son of the guy who shovels snow for my mother-in-law in Fargo, ND..

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  • Cherry Cabinet
    by Bruce L

    Here's the latest "rock" cabinet made by Woodchips for a local collector.

    Bruce L and Dan A built this cabinet. Made from cherry to match cabinets built by Woodchips over the past several years, with glass top and accent lighting. 

    Excellent work Bruce & Dan!

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  • Flag Display Case
    by Gary Fox

    A Flag Display case of cherry and maple for a very good friend.  

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  • Cremains Urns
    by Gary Fox

    Two urns made from Black Acacia, Walnut and quilted Maple veneer.  The Acacia was part of a donation made to the shop.

    The artwork was done with a CNC machine by Woodchips member Doug G.  

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  • Red Oak Coffee Table
    by David Kay

    Woodchips Member David Kay has shared his first project completed as a Woodchips member-- a red oak coffee table!

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  • Rolling Pins
    by Gary Fox

    A rolling pin of mesquite and walnut handles with a cherry and maple stand.  This one has a 1/4" rod as an axle for the handles.

    Another pin of an unknown wood with purple heart inlay to cover where knots were and fixed walnut handles.  

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  • Fireplace and Storage Cabinets
    by Bill VanOoyen

    This fireplace and the Red Oak cabinets and floating shelves are finished with a stain and polyurethane finish to closely match the existing cabinetry throughout the home.  This Club Project was truly a Team Effort.  The resident wanted an electric fireplace and storage cabinets.  While the project was relatively routine, the time frame requested was short, considering the limited shop access. 

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  • Long Awaited Entertainment Center Completed
    by Dan Adle

    Once upon a time, in a woodshop very near, there were some pretty amazing craftsmen.  Sounds like the start of a Christmas-time fable.  But in this case, it ain't no fable.  These Woodchips Project Team guys made an Anthem couple's Christmas wish come true.  The couple wanted it last year, but we couldn't do it.  They waited.  Enduring a three and half month shutdown, they waited.  They waited

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  • Which One is the REAL Storm Trooper?
    by Gary Fox

    Woodchips Project Team has it's own Storm Trooper!  He fixes chairs and charms the lady residents who stop to see the woodshop.  He will tell newer members EXACTLY how to do whatever it is they want to complete, and he can design and construct most anything from wood AND metal.  

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  • Cutting Board
    by Dave Cartier

    Cutting boards are usually one of the first projects completed by members.  This one is not your basic board.  Dave Cartier has made this one before and, while pleased with the initial outcome, there was room for improvement.  Practice makes perfect. 

    This one is made from hard maple, oak, walnut and purple heart.  Look at it up close.  It's perfect. 

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Occupancy/Procedures Update effective 5/1/2021 . . .


Great news! It's Official . . . 

Effective May 1, we are permitted to increase shop occupancy to 80% of our designated Occupancy Load-- which means we can have 14.4 members concurrently in the shop. Unless/Until we are advised otherwise, we're going to round up and call it 15. UPDATE: We have been authorized for occupancy of 16. That number includes Shop Foremen, Shop Monitors, and anyone who enters the shop and moves past the Monitor Desk. It does not include members who work exclusively outside and do not enter the shop except to complete the Occupancy Log and swipe their Shop Badge or SCA CAI card. For the shop and outside work areas, social distancing has been reduced from 6 feet to 3 feet. Masks (no face shields) covering the mouth and nose remain mandatory for all areas.


You may now enroll in Monitor shifts. Commencing May 1, we will need Shop Monitors for ALL Tuesday through Saturday shop hours. Although Operational Procedures permit the shop to operate with only a Shop Foreman on duty, for safety reasons, we want all Tuesday through Saturday shifts to be staffed with Shop Monitors. It's been over a year since Monitor shifts were staffed. If you believe you require a Monitor duties "refresher," please contact Bruce Litchfield [CLICK HERE] or me [CLICK HERE] and--  practical and logistical issues permitting-- we will try to arrange for a review of Monitor procedures. Members must continue to complete the Occupancy Log and swipe their Shop Badge or SCA CAI resident card.


If you are supervising the shop without the assistance of a Shop Monitor, you may restrict shop occupancy to limits you believe are safe. We do NOT want to compromise shop safety, so please exercise responsible discretion and limit occupancy when you are working solo. Under the revised SCA and Clark County mandates (and unless we are otherwise informed), the maximum number of permitted shop occupants (including Shop Foremen, Shop Monitors, and any member proceeding past the Monitor desk) is SIXTEEN(16). ALL persons entering the shop must continue to complete the Occupancy Log and swipe their Shop Badge or SCA CAI resident card.


Except for designated safety classes or Instructors with requested attendance restrictions, we will start increasing class limits from 3 attendees plus the Instructor to 4 attendees plus the Instructor. Registration for all classes closes at noon the day prior to the class. You will receive a final roster shortly after registration closes. Members receive a confirming e-mail immediately after registering for a class, and also receive a reminder e-mail after registration closes. Preregistration was a condition of our approved Reopening Plan/Temporary Safety Procedures and will continue to be mandatory-- no walk-ins, no auditors, no observers. We will continue to offer Shop Orientation twice a month or every other week. All other safety classes will be offered once a month. If a backlog again occurs, we will consider adding additional classes. Effective today/April 29, all new members are being specially/individually informed of the foregoing requirements. Please do not admit anyone to your class unless they are preregistered and on your final class roster. Safety protocols (masks, 3-foot social distancing) apply to all classes. The paper Training Log will continue to "control" class credit. Each attendee and you must sign the Log, which should then be placed in the slot in the mailbox. 

Questions or concerns? Please let me know! And, in the meanwhile, let's all enjoy the relaxed (hopefully soon to be removed) restrictions and start making sawdust!

Ned Fouste
2021 Woodchips President

COVID-19 Restrictions Updated 4/30/2021


Effective May 1, Woodchips is permitted to have no more than SIXTEEN (16) Members concurrently present in our shop. When the shop is at maximum occupancy, Members having worked two hours must vacate if new Members arrive to work.


     Swipe badge
     Complete Occupancy Log (time in, time out, station)
     Masks (no shields)
     Social distancing
     Maximum occupancy SIXTEEN concurrent Members (including Shop Foreman)
     Foremen sanitize vest at end of shift
     Two consecutive work hour limit if at capacity and members appear to work

     Shop Foremen:
     Check the NO PARKING service area & remove vehicles
     Clean shop & Empty barrels
     Ice in drink cooler


On cluster class days, ALL Members except the Instructor and class enrollees must vacate the shop and outside areas prior to 2:00p. See lefthand sidebar on sign-in screen for daily class schedule.

     Instructor Note: 
     Attendees MUST preregister for all classes
     Registration closes noon the day prior to the class
     Observe mask and social distancing restrictions during class
     Preregistered Members only may attend classes
     No walk-ins, no waitlist, no auditors, no observers, except Instructors satisfying qualification requirements, who may observe from worktables and only if total occupancy does not exceed five Members.


During Member Hours, Tuesday - Saturday 8:00a - 2:00p, Members have priority, and projects MUST be removed if Members need space to work.