Project Showcase

  • Anthem Center Woodchips Display
    by Woodchips

    In November, Lawrence P refreshed the Woodchips display in the Anthem Fitness Center with beautiful art pieces created by Scott S, Teo O, Eckhard F, and Lawrence P.

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  • Woodchips Window Display Refreshed!
    by Woodchips

    Lawrence Peterson, who has primary responsibility for maintaining Woodchips displays throughout the SCA campus, has refreshed the window display outside the front entrance to the Woodchips shop. The display features a variety of art pieces, all made possible with the simple scroll saw! Each creation showcases the colors of the natural wood only-- no stains or paints were used.

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  • Woodchips Went To The Fair!
    by Woodchips

    The 2021 SCA Fall Arts & Crafts Fair was held Sat, Oct 9. Lots of residents stopped by the Woodchips tables to browse, visit, shop, and inquire about membership. A Special Thank You to Mike R, Lawrence P, and Mike K for "manning" the tables during Jeannie's long-planned vacation! So many compliments, so little time! 

    Enjoy the photos . . . 

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  • Fancy Cutting Boards
    by David Kay

    Cutting boards made by Woodchipper David Kay from Black Walnut and Hard Maple (from Peterman Lumber).  David used Titebond III glue for water resistance.  Each board was finished with a couple of coats of mineral oil followed by a coating of a mixture of bee's wax and mineral oil.

    Beautiful work, David! 

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  • 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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WOODCHIPS SHOP CLOSURE effective 1/17/2022

All Members--

We have just received Notice from SCA that effective at 2:00p today, January 17, and continuing through Friday, January 21, or further notice, all community centers-- Anthem, Independence, and Liberty-- are closed to all residents and all activities. Obviously, the Woodchips Shop is also closed to ALL MEMBERS during this shutdown period. Members are not to enter the Shop or shop area during the closure.

For the duration of the shutdown--

-All Foreman and Monitor shifts are cancelled.
-All Cluster classes are cancelled. If classes are rescheduled, affected Members will be separately notified by e-mail.
-All scheduled "on campus" Woodchips meetings are cancelled.

Project Team Members--

-The SCA closure directive does not apply to "off campus" activities. Please proceed as directed by Mike Koch, Project Manager.

Container Cleanup—

-Pending further notice, if any, the container cleanup scheduled for Saturday, January 22, will proceed as scheduled.

Unless or until we receive additional information-- which will be posted to the Woodchips homepage and circulated via eBlast-- this current community center closure directive expires effective end of day Friday, January 21. We currently therefore expect the community centers-- including usual hours for the Shop-- to reopen Saturday, January 22.

Ned Fouste
2022 Woodchips President

Container Clean Out January 22 . . .

All Members-- 

Operations is planning to clean out the project containers on Saturday, January 22. Please remove all personal projects and materials from the containers by end of the day on Friday, January 21. Operations may discard abandoned items.

Reminder: The containers are not to be used for storage. The container adjacent to the shop is available for overnight use by Members actively working on a personal project. The project/materials may be placed in the container at the end of the day provided they are clearly labeled with Member name and date, and are to be removed at the beginning of the following day. [See Shop Manual, Operational Procedures #27] 

For additional information or assistance, please contact Joe G or Scott S.

Thanks all . . .

Ned Fouste 
2022 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