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Masks, distancing and other safety protocol are working well as we re-open the Shop so effective immediately, we will go from 3 slots to 4 slots per shift in the machine room. Laser, CNC and 3D printing slots are also available. #SDFWA

Mike Mahoney demos many wood turning techniques at #SDWT's next meeting this Saturday June 20 at 09:30. Head over to register for the event and get your Zoom link! https://sdfwa.punchpass.com/classes/5901489

Producing quality work with hand tools requires a knowledge of sharpening. Join Paul as he shows us how he puts a good edge on planes and chisels. @SanDiegoWood https://forum.sdfwa.org/t/sharpening-planes-and-chisels/363

Just order an #Ortur diode laser and want tips for setting it up? Join our tour of what to do and what to avoid doing. #SDFWA https://forum.sdfwa.org/t/laser-sig-ortur-help-session/285

Our design and control software for lasers is #LightBurn and Alan, our Laser SIG leader, takes us on a learning journey beyond the superficial. #SDFWA https://forum.sdfwa.org/t/laser-sig-lightburn-201/390

Del Cover talks about his years working with Niki de Saint-Phalle and shows the work they did together, including their SNAKE CHAIRS! #SDFWA

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The New Beta Site

Welcome to the New SDFWA.org. Notice that the web site looks different? As you look around, you’ll see that the pages you were used to are still here. In case you were wondering, here is an update.

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Shop Tours During a Pandemic?

How do you squeeze 30 people into a member’s shop while still maintaining “social distancing”? You don’t. Instead, on a Saturday morning you brew a cup of coffee, settle into your most comfortable chair, and Zoom in!

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Travis Good

Let’s Build Toys!

In one form or another we’ve been building toys for over 28 years. These toys are made by SDFWA volunteers who give their magic-made-of-wood to causes such as orphanages, children’s hospitals, women’s shelters, and pre-schools. Two years ago they bundled their 15 favorite toys into a How To book entitled “Constructing Wooden Toys” and soon you’ll be seeing it appear on the pages of our website.

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Our Rich Archive

Did you know we have almost 20 years of newsletters? Members have spent decades reporting on association activity, writing articles on woodworking and publishing newsletters. It’s a treasure trove that we plan to mine for the new website in coming years.

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As the pandemic restrictions are gradually lifted we are taking careful steps in accordance with safety guidelines to reopen our Member Shop. 

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