Project Showcase

  • Arts & Crafts Club Cabinet
    by Eckhard Fadtke

    Eckhard Fadtke and his teams just completed two large projects for the Arts & Crafts Club. This is the first project. Replacement of Club lockers and storage cubbies at the rear of the Arts & Crafts space.

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  • Arts & Craft Club Lockers
    by Eckhard Fadtke

    Eckhard Fadtke and his teams just completed two large projects for the Arts & Crafts Club. This is the second project. Replacement of member lockers in the center of the Arts & Crafts classroom/work area.

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  • Bowl Turning
    by Teo Orec

    This recent bowl turning by Teo Oruc consists of 1681 pieces in 36 layers. Each layer is only 0.145” (4mm) thick.  Final size is 11.81” x 9.25”. From start to finish it took about 2 weeks to finish. Teo worked on it everyday for about 5 hours.  Thus, approximately 70 hours, plus the time to do the maquette. Final piece is made with hardwoods: wenge, padauk, yellow heart, and maple.

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  • Serving Piece
    by Allen Weintraub

    Woodchipper Allen W. created this beautiful serving piece that splits into 3 connecting sections.  It consists of soft maple and walnut. Nice job, Allen!  

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  • Star of David
    by LawrencePeterson

    The Star of David, also know as the Shield of David, has been a symbol associated with Judaism for centuries. A stone which dates back to the 3rd century is in a synagogue in Galilee . There are extensive mystical meaning ascribed to the symbol.

    This design, by scroller Lawrence Peterson, is in seven layers. Shown are a painted version and a hardwood(s) design.

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  • Celtic Cross
    by Lawrence Peterson

    Woodchipper Lawrence P. created this four layer scroll saw design that is 9.5" x 7.5".  It consists of Cedar, Lacewood, Maduro and Ash and is from an original design by Ukrainian artist Alex Fox. 

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  • Golden Knights
    by Lawrence Peterson

    Five layer original scroll saw design. Made with Walnut, Maple, Oak, Paduk, and Ash. Made for a friend who is a big Knights fan.  Go Knights!
     

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  • 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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Basic Woodworking Techniques 10/7/2021

The Fall 2021 Basic Woodworking Techniques workshop is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 7.

The workshop is designed to give both new members and more experienced members an opportunity to present their ideas, prospective plans, or desired project to the club  for mentors to help them accomplish the project. This way they can learn and practice new skills, learn new techniques, and enhance existing skills and knowledge. Members, both new and tenured, are encouraged to attend. Members may bring their project wish list to the workshop or choose from one or more basic training projects. This is only a meeting - no woodworking will be done at this time.

Instructor/Coordinator Rich Einsiedel will review project plans/ideas with each attendee and will pair each attendee with an experienced Woodchips Mentor. Please join Rich in the shop on Thursday, October 7, at 2:00 p.m.

Preregister online on the Woodchips calendar or arrive early and enroll prior to the workshop. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Questions? Please contact Rich Einsiedel HERE, and include "Woodchips" in the subject line of your e-mail. 

Woodchips Fall Potluck 10/15/2021

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All Members--

This year’s Fall Potluck is scheduled for Friday October 15 at 5:00p in the Morris-Nelson-Penn Rooms in Independence Center. This event is open to ALL MEMBERS and one guest.

Unlike our past potluck events, this year’s event will be a "hybrid potluck." The Board has arranged for barbecue entrees from Big B’s Texas BBQ. In traditional potluck fashion, every attending member should bring a dish to share with other members-- an entree (not everyone will want to be restricted to a BBQ entree), a salad/side dish, or a desert (your Board members are partial to brownies!). As with previous potlucks, Woodchips will provide beer, wine, soda, and water, and of course, plates and utensils.

PLEASE NOTE: If the ingredients in the dish you bring are not obvious, please prepare a note to accompany your dish describing the ingredients. Some members are allergic to certain foods (e.g. peanuts, dairy, gluten and such). We don’t want anyone getting sick at this event!

So that we have an approximate attendee count, members should register on the Woodchips website. Shortcut link to registration HERE. Registration is open now.

So that we may manage food/dishes, please send an e-mail to me [ president@scawoodchips.org ] with Member name, guest name, the dish you will bring to share (entrée, salad/side dish, or desert). Alternatively, you may put a legible note with the information in the Woodchips mailbox at our Shop Monitor’s desk.

All SCA-directed COVID procedures regarding face masks must be followed. If further restrictive mandates or directives are issued, this event may be cancelled.

Questions? Please contact me . . .

Ned Fouste
2021 Woodchips President
president@scawoodchips.org 

SCA Mask Warning . . . 9/2/2021

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All Members--

Excerpt from SCA eBlast, Thursday, 9/2/2021 . . . 

"SCA management continues to receive reports that clubs are not following the indoor mask mandate. If this continues, we will be left with no other choice but to cancel large group activities or shut buildings down. Additionally, the City of Henderson inspectors periodically perform surprise inspections, and if they witness our failure to follow COVID prevention protocols, they will not only shut down the offending club, but they could also shut down all the centers for non-compliance." 

I am pleased to report that most Woodchips members are being diligent and complying with current mandates; however, there are occasional slip-ups. If you see anyone in the shop not wearing a mask that covers both their mouth and their nose, please simply remind them to cover up. SCA will close our shop to everyone if we do not all comply at all times with the mask mandate. And, if you have any suspect symptoms or feel unwell for any reason, please do not come to the shop until you know you are COVID-free.

Thanks everyone for staying safe and for doing your part to keep the shop open!

Ned Fouste
2021 Woodchips President

FACE MASKS MANDATORY Starting Friday 7/30/2021

Until further notice, consistent with the State and SCA mandates issued Tuesday, 7/27/2021, face masks covering the nose and mouth shall again be required for all persons while in the Woodchips shop. 

Ned Fouste
2021 Woodchips President