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                                               Welcome to Strait Turners                           

                 Our woodturning group is committed to the advancement of woodturning.

     Join us for our next meeting November 28th, 9:30 AM at the Gardiner Community Center.

      Jimmie Allen will be the presenter and the topic will be Turned Boxes.

      Jimmie Allen is a long-time northwest resident and currently resides in Bremerton, WA.  Jimmie
      discovered woodturning during his semi-retirement as a finish carpenter.  He joined the OPCAAW
      club in 2003 and was instantly hooked - he went on to serve 7 years as the club's Vice President of

       After experimenting with various wood turning aspects, Jimmie was drawn to the challenge that
       wood boxes presented.  Since then, he has concentrated his efforts on improving technique, wood
       selection, design/shape and proportion.  Through this journey, Jimmie also found another creative
       outlet - the design and crafting of box making tools that helped him to create his signature style of

       Jimmie's philosophy is that we all start at the same place and it's important to keep it simple - "if
       you put in the time, you'll get there".  He appreciates the opportunity to encourage and motivate
       people by sharing his experiences and techniques through demonstrations and sawdust sessions.



          We will be having a show and tell along with a raffle at this meeting.

          A wood auction is planned for this meeting.

     The Gardiner Community Center is located at 980  Old Gardiner Road Sequim.  The GCC is located 10 miles
     east of downtown Sequim on RT 101.  The easiest way to get there is take a left off of RT 101 as if you were going
     to Diamond Pt. Rd, stay in the center lane and take a left onto Old Gardiner Rd. Go down Old Gardiner Rd &    
     the GCC is on the right.  Park in the upper lot and use the rear entrance.
Please park in the designated parking    
     spaces only,  if all the spaces are full, please use the church parking lot next door for overflow parking.

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