A lot has been happening with the FCW woodshop lately, primarily in the manual equipment area. In late Summer, a Slide Miter Saw was donated. A short time later, several members donated money to purchase a wood lathe. This lathe, along with lathes loaned by Rick, Dave, and Colin, will be used for woodturning classes, and, of course, it will be available for general use by members and guests. Then, in late September, the opportunity arose to purchase an industrial 20″ bandsaw. Again, the members came through with funds and, after much grunting and wheezing, the bandsaw arrived. It needs cleaning, painting and wiring but was tested before purchase and works well.
Finally, in October, a Woodmaster 18″ planer/molder and 18″ drum sander were donated and picked up. Like the bandsaw, they need wiring. The woodshop crew: Rick, Ross, Kay, Dave, and Gary will be laying out the shop over the next few weeks so that wiring should begin around Christmas. Many thanks to all those who donated time, money, equipment and muscle to obtain and move these machines. They should greatly enhance the capabilities of the woodshop.