Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sin City Woodworkers May Announcement...

Listen up!

Sin City Woodworkers, a Vegas valley social and networking group committed to serious (and not so serious!) woodworking discussions, meet on the third Wednesday of each month to share everything from techniques and ideas to information about local suppliers and much more.

This month’s meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 and we’ll be featuring some power tool tips and tricks, courtesy of Dennis Patchett. At last month’s meeting, Dennis wowed us with his custom built home, and as we visited his woodshop, members remarked that his arsenal of tools lacked a jointer, among other tools. When asked about that, Dennis explained that he actually can straight-line a board easier on his tablesaw, than using a traditional jointer.

So - buckle your seat belts - Dennis promises an evening of tricks, short-cut and tips for getting the most out of your tools. Previous demos from Dennis have taught us how to cut cove molding on a tablesaw, how to flatten a warped or cupped board with a router, and more. Dennis is truly a master of his craft… if you’re without a jointer and are puzzled about straight lining your boards, this is the meeting for you.

We’re in our last month of collecting dues, and as always - they’re completely voluntary. Your $20 donation goes a long way in funding our woodworking endeavors, such as our MeetUp membership and various charitable donations throughout the year, as well as allowing us to throw a heckuva year end party in December. So - please consider throwing a Jackson our way and joining the official ranks of Sin City Woodworkers. It’s the best $20 you’ll spend for your woodworking this year!

Feel free to bring a project to present at Show and Tell, and as always - you’re welcome to bring a friend!

As always, this meeting will be held at Studio: Wood It Is!, 2267 West Gowan, unit 106 in North Las Vegas. As always, the public is welcome to attend the meeting, but remember - there are a limited number of chairs in the woodshop. Attendees might want to bring a folding chair if they wish to sit during the meeting. If you have questions or need directions, call the studio at 702-631-1870.

Friday, April 20, 2018

A photo re-cap of the amazing work by Dennis Patchett

We visited Dennis Patchett's home this past month, here's a photo re-cap.... his work is amazing!

Thanks for the pictures, Lupe!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Details about our next field trip....

Sin City Woodworkers

Follow the trail of sawdust to our next meeting...

Sin City Woodworkers, a Vegas valley social and networking group committed to serious (and not so serious!) woodworking discussions, meet on the third Wednesday of each month to share everything from techniques and project ideas to information about local suppliers and much more. Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00, and is one of the most anticipated meetings ever! 
We have an incredible field trip planned…. Master woodworker Dennis Patchett has finally completed his master-crafted home, and he promises to share this labor of love (of over twenty years in the making) with our group. Oh yeah… and we’ll have an opportunity to visit his woodshop and see where the magic happens!
Dennis has incredible woodworking skills - from carving to building furniture to construction - he truly does it all. His talent for building American period furniture is second to none (seriously!) and we’re proud to call him a vital member of our group.  You can learn more from just watching him carve a simple apple than watching any TV show or carving video. Dennis has taken his decades of woodworking and put those skills to work, building a home from the ground up, sparing no detail. The architectural details - from custom moldings, to floor medallions, to inlays and trim… well, let’s just say you won’t soon forget this meeting!
The address is 6375 Westwind Road, Las Vegas, NV 89118… you can put the address in your GPS and hopefully find it without any trouble. It’s on the south end of town, and there is a gravel road behind his woodshop, that will accommodate extra parking.  If you get turned around and need a little help with directions, you can reach Dennis at 702-782-3519.
We’ll skip our usual Show and Tell this month, but we will be collecting member dues, which are always completely voluntary. We’ll never twist your arm for the $20 it takes to call yourself a bona fide Sin City Woodworker, but it sure helps us defray the costs of running this group year round. And the best part - any monies left over go right back into the pockets of our members, so please consider joining us this year. We’ll be collecting dues for the next few months, so if you don’t make it to this one, you still have time.
See you Wednesday!

Friday, March 23, 2018

March meeting re-cap

We had a very nice gathering for our March meeting, which featured the amazing carvings that Barry Parekh creates. 

We had a few show-and-tell items, 

and then on to Barry's discussion of his humble beginnings.  

We're currently without a blog-writer, which is why this blog has gone somewhat dormant during the last year or so, but we had some requests to share these pictures of Barry's work, so Lupe kindly photographed this meeting. 

These pictures will have to suffice, but know that this meeting was captivating and thoroughly entertaining, and we're all in Barry's fan club now!

(Mike - you missed a good one!)