Project Showcase

  • Clock Repair
    by Eckhard Fadtke

    This is another example of Woodchips craftsmen making Anthem residents extremely pleased!  This clock was a favorite of its owner, but the finish on the clock face was badly damaged.  Eckhard managed to take the clock apart and use mahogany veneer to restore the clocks beauty.  Everyone was thrilled with the outcome.  If one of your favorite items is made of wood, is broken or damaged, bring it

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  • Diving Suit Helmet Display
    by Eckhard Fadtke

    This very unique and heavy brass diving helmet from 1962 is now beautifully displayed in the home of its owner.  Eckhard accepted the challenge to design and build an oak display stand for the helmet and the key used to tighten the thumb screws on it.  Also displayed is the divers stainless steel knife in its brass sheath.  

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  • Entertainment Center and Fireplace Mantle
    by Dan Adle

    This project, completed in 2020, is of an Entertainment Center and a fireplace mantle.  It was constructed of Cherry wood.  Woodchips members Dan Adle led the construction with the assistance of Pat Hinds and Dave Cartier.  The resident was very pleased with the product.


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  • Awards Plaque
    by Gary Wester

    Woodchipper Gary W. constructed this plaque, made from red oak, to display his car and truck show awards. 

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  • Home Office
    by David Cartier

    Woodchippers Dave Cartier and Dan Adle customized Dave's son's home office.  Built out of alder and painted in place, this customized home office rocks!

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  • Oak Book Cases
    by Glenn Panning

    Here's a fine example of an Anthem homeowner with a desire for a functional piece of furniture, meeting a Woodchips Project Team member.  Two matching oak bookcases, flanking a vintage roll top desk.  The homeowner knew what he wanted, but needed a craftsman to transform his desires to reality.  Glen P volunteered to build these to specification and finished them to match the desk beautifully. 

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  • Personalized Cutting Board
    by Steven Holmstrom

    Woodchipper Steve H. made this personalized cutting board for his fitness instructor “Alicea Martinez”. Created from Palo Verde wood on end grain. Thanks to Doug Gab for routing the name (on his CNC machine). Steve then filled the name cavity with epoxy and glitter and finished the board, front back and sides with Incredible Solutions table top epoxy.

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  • Notable Men
    by Don Lodes

    Woodchipper Don L. shared some notable men he created with the scroll saw:  U.S. Grant, William T. Sherman, Robert E.

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  • The Bumble Bee
    by Lawrence Peterson

    From scroller Lawrence Peterson another multi-layed piece designed by artist Alex Fox from the Ukraine.  Six layers cut with American Ash, Brazillian Yellow Heart, Brazillian Rosewood, Burmese Teak,  and Brazillian Walnut (IPE). Finish is three coats of lacquer. # BeBest.

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  • Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce
    by Don Lodes

    Woodchipper Don L. created this beautiful scroll saw piece of Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce using 1/8 inch birch and a spiral blade. 

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Woodchips • Shop/Facilities Closure UPDATE

As you have likely already heard, the Governor has ordered all "nonessential" Nevada businesses closed for at least 30 days, and SCA Management amended its previous Community Closure directive to conform to the Governor's Order-- ALL SCA Community Centers will now be closed until (at least) April 18, 2020. 

Consequently, the Woodchips Board has taken the following action, effectively immediately:

1 The shop and all Woodchips facilities will remain closed until the Community Centers are reopened by SCA, at which time the Board will send members an appropriate notice;

2 The April 1 Woodchips Board meeting is cancelled;

3 The April 8 Woodchips Member meeting is cancelled; 

4 The April 13 Monitor's Appreciation Breakfast is postponed to a date to be determined;

5 The April 20 Foremen's Appreciation Breakfast is postponed to a date to be determined;

6 The April 16 Foreman Requal session is postponed to a date to be determined (affected Foremen will be notified individually by separate e-mail);

7 The March 19 Basic Woodworking Techniques class has already been postponed to a date to be determined;

8 All cluster classes are cancelled until the shop reopens, at which time classes will be immediately rescheduled; and,

9 Near the end of March, Ned will be meeting (somewhere locally) with our Logo Gear Vendor to take possession of Gear ordered by members. Members who purchased Logo Gear may pick up their orders at the shop AFTER the shop reopens.

Until the Woodchips Board formally announces reopening, the Woodchips shop and facilities shall remain CLOSED to all members. NO EXCEPTIONS.

As appropriate to the circumstances, additional information will be timely communicated via eBlast, e-mail, and/or announcements post to the Woodchips homepage.


The following temporary adjustments to the shop and Club calendars will be in effect during construction of the "East Parking Lot," which currently is scheduled for 3/23 through 5/1:

- The shop will be CLOSED weekdays until 5:00p. Project Teams and Foremen only will have limited access during this period. 

- Provided a Shop Foreman is on duty, the shop will be OPEN to all members weekday evenings from 5:00p - 8:00p, and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00a - 3:00p (during March) and 8:00a - 2:00p (commencing April 1). If a Shop Foreman is not on duty during any of these time periods, the shop will be CLOSED. All tools, materials, and completed projects must be hand-carried across the driveway and from/to the parking area and the building lobby. 

- Evening and weekend access to the shop by all members, including Shop Foremen and Shop Monitors, will be through the Independence Lobby only. Parking will be in the West Parking Lot only. During this period, there will be NO parking in the CVS/Wells Fargo Bank commercial parking lot. There is to be no parking, stopping, loading or unloading on Anthem Parkway or Hampton Road. SCA is planning to have "escorts" available to assist members across the driveway and from/to the parking area and the Independence building lobby. 

- Due to the on-going parking lot renovation project and by vote of the membership in attendance at the General Membership meeting on Wednesday, Mar 11, the Spring Potluck is cancelled. 

- The Penn Room will be closed and unavailable on April 1, so the date, time and location of the April 1 Board meeting will be have to be determined.

- The Penn Room will be closed and unavailable on April 8, so the April 8 Member meeting has been moved to the Concord Room in Anthem Center. The Concord Room is located off the main lobby next to the restaurant space. Permanent shop hours change to 8:00a - 2:00p on April 1, so the April 8 Member meeting will commence at 2:00p. 

- SCA has cancelled the Arts & Crafts Fair previously scheduled for April 11.

- Based on the current construction schedule, we anticipate that all shop and Club hours and activities will be restored to "normal" operations on May 2.

Large project construction schedules often change. We will continue to closely monitor the parking lot construction, and if we are notified of any change in the construction schedule, we will notify members, and make necessary adjustments to the shop and Club calendars.

We will restore the shop and Club to "normal" operations as soon as possible! Your cooperation and understanding during this temporary and unusual situation is appreciated!

Please direct questions to Ned [ ] or any available Board member.