President's Note




Current President: Bruce Woody

Greetings Woodworkers,

I’d like to start off with a big “Thank You” to Mike Fucile of the St. Petersburg Woodworkers’ Guild for a fantastic presentation at our March meeting on the 11th.  His presentation was on a table that won “Best of Show” at the Florida State Fair three or four years ago.  I think there are pictures of it in the March 2014 gallery but I doubt if the pictures will do it justice.  I also like to thank Jim Dewald for his donation to our toy project and to John Jardin for the use of his shop for our meeting and his wife, Sherry, for the refreshments.  Your pumpkin walnut cake was delicious.

The Woodworkers Show this past weekend at the Florida State Fair Grounds was, I believe, a huge success.  I was there for the better part of the three days (I missed the throng on Saturday morning because of the Woodcrafting Class at HCC).  I learned a lot and, as usual, spent too much money.  And as usual, I didn’t get to see all the presentations that I wanted because I probably spent too much time talking other woodworkers present.  Enough complaining -- I’d like to welcome our newest member, Stacey, who I met at the BWC booth on Friday.

The April meeting of the Brandon Woodworkers’ Club will be on Tuesday, April 8th at the shop of our lutherer, Jim Ethington, who will have the program that night on guitar building.  His address is 821 Telfair Rd., Brandon.  His wife has invited the wives or significant others of our member and guests to join her that evening in her half of the workshop for the evening.  This will again be a BYOC night.  We look forward to seeing you all there.

Until next month,
Happy Sawdust Trails,