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Our first meeting of the school year will soon be here:  September 28.  This is a Saturday meeting,   Time:  9 am – 4 pm-ish.


Place:  Erskine Academy, China, ME.  Multi-purpose room.  (Find the doors that are furthest from route 32, which passes in front of the school buildings.)


Cost:  $20 for members.  $30 for non-members.  If you would like to have some pizza and soda for lunch:  $5.  Or you are welcome to bring your own lunch.


No show and tell for this meeting.


Demonstrator:  Steven Kennard.


Here is a write up from the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship for a class he teaches.


“This is an opportunity to strengthen your woodturning skills and explore new aspects of surface decoration by making exquisite lidded containers. Students practice both spindle and end-grain turning with small-scale gouges, chisels, scrapers, and parting tools. Steven offers instruction in the preparation of materials and tools, techniques for turning round boxes with fitted lids, decorative use of multiple wood species, surface texturing with flexible-shaft grinders, and finishing.

Steven Kennard is a woodturner and sculptor in Canning, Nova Scotia. In his 40-plus-year career he has lived, worked, and exhibited at prestigious venues in the U.K., France, and Canada. Among other shows and publications, his work was featured in the touring exhibition “Boxes and their Makers” and its companion book, New Masters of the Wooden Box (Fox Chapel Publishing, 2009), in New Masters of Woodturning (Fox Chapel Publishing, 2008), and on the back cover of Fine Woodworking in August, 2011. Steve has given demonstrations and courses across the U.S., Canada, and New Zealand, and has been a featured presenter at several American Association of Woodturners symposia. A short, professional documentary about him, “Turns,” may be seen at his website:”

Our next meeting will be held in the same room, Oct. 16 at 7 pm.

Any questions? Email me at or call me at 458-1987.

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