This group likes having fun and special woodworking events are a great way to make that happen.
Saw Days are hard to beat. It’s an open invitation to anyone in the club who wants to spend some time experiencing the earliest steps of the woodworking process. The sawmill shows up early in the morning and the set up gets started right away. Before long, the mill is humming and after a lot of hard work, tree trunks quickly turn into piles of fresh cut boards. The smell of fresh cut wood fills the air and the hours fly by until Bill rings the lunch bell. Stacks of sandwiches, bags of chips, goodies and drinks make the lunch break time well spent. Then you’re back at it to saw the rest of the day away. It’s not unlikely you’ll be heading home with lumber you cut yourself. Or, maybe you’ll leave it behind to have it kiln dried. No doubt about it, wood you’ve milled yourself always adds a little something extra to those keepsake projects.
Many in the group have been organizing and reorganizing their shops for years. Maybe a couple decades! Fortunately for us, they are happy to have people over for shop tours. Visitors get to see how others have set up their shops and learn smart ways to arrange small spaces or daydream a little when you’re in a space that’ll fit 5 or 6 tables saws, easy. The sharing goes both ways, of course. Many times, the group gives the host ideas that make a lot of sense. Then the shop gets rearranged again!
Stump turning is often, but not always, part of a Saw Day. The best way to explain this event is to show you. Take a look!
Manufacturer shop tours and presentations
The group likes to get out and see the places our tools are made. Oh, and lunch. We really like to go out for lunch. Quinn Saw Company hosted the group not long ago and we had a personal tour of one of our local gems. It was remarkable to see close up what most only see through YouTube videos. If you haven’t been there, you should go. Better yet, join our group and we’ll all go together!
In January, our rep from Flo-Strip stopped by and talked to the group about their line of Kwick Kleen Fast Dry polyurethane. And by fast, they mean really, really fast. Dry to the touch in 7 minutes. Everyone went home with a sample!