BAWA Apparel. Hey! Be the first one in your block to be decked out in the latest BAWA finery. Wear the finery to the meetings, to the wood shows or just show your envious woodworker friends. Jay Perrine is the source of BAWA baseball caps ($10), and BAWA work shirts ($35 or so). You can contact him at email@example.com or 408/378-1585.
Woodcraft. Dublin & San Carlos give the club a rebate on all purchases. Give receipts to Mark Rand.
Open Shop. Volunteer to open your shop to members. Contact Bruce Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415/681-8353.
July 20th (3rd Thursday) 6:30 pm
2nd Annual Planing Meeting
Remember the hands-on part on Saturday, July 22nd
Before we get into this month's meeting, let me remind members of the September 21st 4th Annual Catered Dinner and Umpteenth Annual Box Contest. This is the event where members are encouraged to bring their significant other for camaraderie and a look at what the members are doing in their shops day and night. The cost will be around $20 per person. More details and a sign up sheet will be handed around at the next meeting. So save your shekels, ask your significant other and mark your calendar for a not to be missed "spectacular", orchestrated as usual by our Party Planner, Robbie Fanning.
Now for the box contest. First, what is a box? According to Mr. Webster (woodworker extraordinaire), a box is "a receptacle of a firm material (read WOOD) with typically four sides (read AS MANY SIDES AS YOU WISH), a bottom and a cover." The contest part is a fun contest and not too be taken too seriously. There will be many categories such as: Most Intricate, Most Original, Best Execution, 2 or more Open categories, Most Unusual, Most Classic, Most Modern and Most Useful. There will be 2 divisions of Pro and non-Pro. What does Pro mean? According to Professor Rand, a pro is someone who has been woodworking many years and is extremely skillful. All challenges on the definition will referred to Igor a 6ft 7inch, 450 pounder, who loves to break bones.
Members will vote in each category in the 2 divisions with the top vote getters in each division getting a valuable prize. Certificates of Accomplishment will be awarded to top vote getters in each category.
NOTE, NOTE: Robbie Fanning needs some volunteers to arrive early at the September dinner meeting (5 pm) and help her set up for the dinner. Please email her at email@example.com or 650 323-1183.
This month's meeting
Have trouble using your hand plane? Can't get the iron sharp? Don't know which one to use or buy? Your salvation is at hand!
The July meeting will focus on hand planes as presented by our own BAWA members. If you attended last year's hand plane meeting then you know that you will get a ton of information. It will be an opportunity to get a better understanding of planes and planing. So, if you do have a plane that needs attention bring it and you will get help in its restoration and fettling (tune up).
PART 2 takes place on Saturday July 22 also at Woodcraft-San Carlos.
There will be displays of planes and the demonstration of different sharpening methods. The emphasis will be on "hands on". Bring your planes, and once they're whipped into shape, you will be able to test them.