During the Covid-19 pandemic we have redesigned our Special Interest Group meetings and the General Meetings. We are currently holding online Zoom meetings.
We are in limited operations. The
Special Interest Group Leaders will notify members of workshops. Pay attention to email and phone notifications.
No mask, no entry.
We had a great sale on March 21st at the Depot Gallery. We started selling raffle tickets for two children’s toys, a rocking pony ($1.00 ea. or 6 for $5.00) and a rocking motorcycle ($1.00 ea., 5 for $6.00, or an arm span for $20.00). Contact John to purchase tickets.
On April 17 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. you can find us at the Pioneer Center (100 S. Virginia St., Reno) as we celebrate Earth Day. We pride ourselves in repurposing wood to make something old, new. Come find us, and we’ll talk about renewable wood use and how to make it into more than simple firewood.
In January of 2021, we went and scooped snow from one of our long time member and trainer’s driveway. We had fun. He and his wife were surprised. His daughter (who doesn’t live in Reno) was ecstatic! We have plenty of pictures, but well, some things don’t show up on the webpage.
Russ and Bunny would like to thank all of the woodchucks who came to clear out our driveway on Saturday morning. It was such a surprise and we are forever grateful. Our daughter Emily wants to thank all of you—she lives in June Lake, CA and could not get up here because of the storm. We hope we can “pass it on” and return the kindness someday. ~Russ L.
In December of 2020, we gave away 1,400 toys that we distributed to 13 non-profit organizations who work in our community with families and children in need. We do this every year. Most of the toys were made at home this year by dedicated volunteers.
Our club membership is comprised of women and men doing woodworking. Hand tools, power tools, and digital tools all are in our tool belts. We create toys, furniture, turning, carving…. The shop has most tools used in woodworking, power and manual – saws, lathes, sanders, planers, scroll saws and we have a 60 watt CO2 CNC laser. Coming online this spring (2021) is a CNC tool (a router on steroids).
Normally, we have classes and group projects helping one another learn and promote the art and enjoyment of this craft. During this time, we will hold individual classes, when asked. Individual and family membership available.
Below is a segment on what we are doing, which was shown on our local CBS affiliate, in early December 2020.
We currently use Zoom for our meetings.
The shop is open, by appointment.
We have six – Special Interest Groups (SIGs): Toys, Lathe, Scroll Saw, Tools and Techniques, Carving, and Digital Workshop. Members attend and participate in the groups of their interest. We are dedicated to teaching the skills of woodworking, by classes, projects, and demonstrations, with safety and participation.