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    Default wednesday meeting

    hello pam

    I got the new coral draw downloaded on to my laptop. I will bring it with me on wednesday. It has alot of tutorials but I still need help I think. See you on Wednesday

    Stan

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    Quote Originally Posted by stanv77 View Post
    hello pam

    I got the new coral draw downloaded on to my laptop. I will bring it with me on wednesday. It has alot of tutorials but I still need help I think. See you on Wednesday

    Stan
    Looks like we will have 4 at our meeting. Stan, See you Wednesday at my house about 12:30?
    Tom Watson
    Two CW's and D.C.-Top Mount Insert @ Ringneckblues.com Get the dust out!!
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    Check out my Facebook page for current carvings at http://www.facebook.com/signsinwood

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    Hope that four includes me. I should be able to make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibewiggin View Post
    Hope that four includes me. I should be able to make it.
    Sure does! We would have had five but Helen broke her wrist falling off a ladder. She's doing better but can't drive yet.
    See ya Wednesday!
    Tom Watson
    Two CW's and D.C.-Top Mount Insert @ Ringneckblues.com Get the dust out!!
    50" X 48" PDJ Pilot Pro CNC http://www.pdjinc.com

    Check out my Facebook page for current carvings at http://www.facebook.com/signsinwood

    Watsons Wooden Words http://www.signsinwood.com & Messages in Wood http://www.messagesinwood.com/

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    I wish I could be there.

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    It was great. I am so glad I was able to make it this time. Pam, thank you for opening you home and shop to us. I swear your shop was cleaner than my house. I bet you I could have it completely unorganized with just one project. Tom, congrats on your progress. I hope to be develped to that point soon. Stan, if you ever run out of room for all those tools, let me know. I am sure I can make room here, especially if you get a lazer engraver! You have got to be some of the nicest people I have ever met.

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    We wanted to share our notes from our monthly Western Washington Users meeting. This was written by GrammaPam, THANK YOU!
    If anyone wants help organizing a meeting, please let us know. Here is a picture of four of our five members, Helen is missing
    We all have a great time and learn so much!

    A group of four Carvewright users from a fifty-mile radius met in Tacoma this week. Stan carpooled with Tom who brought samples of signs in progress as well as some completed examples. Shane brought a beautiful guitar he had made to display. Gramma Pam was pleased to show off her studio and wood shop. Helen was missed due to her recent broken wrist.


    We discussed inconsistency with board tracking and returning to the same start point (havenít we all had problems with that.) We talked about challenges of cut regions inside of other cut regions created from .dxf objects at different levels, as opposed to raster carve regions; wishing ďconformĒ would allow this process as well as centerline text. The group experimented with Stanís new laptop computer and Corel X5 program, learning together about importing .dxf files from Corel to Designer. We shared techniques on different methods of jointing, planing, sanding and gluing boards to make larger carvings. Work place air filtering and temperature control; adding color to carvings with paint, airbrushing or staining was discussed. Really beneficial aspects of carvers coming together from a larger area was the opportunity to find out about availability of reclaimed woods and exotic species not in the local area each individual was familiar with. Of course we all shared our thoughts on different topics on the forum; new equipment and sources just becoming available and the advantages of sharing seldom used equipment for special projects, as well machine parts in emergencies.


    The next meeting will be at Tomís wood shop. I am already looking forward to comparing challenges, solutions and current projects with the other carvers. Each person brings different talents, experience and ideas that broaden the knowledge and interest of us all. It is so worth the time away from oneís own wood shop to share and learn with each other.

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    Tom Watson
    Two CW's and D.C.-Top Mount Insert @ Ringneckblues.com Get the dust out!!
    50" X 48" PDJ Pilot Pro CNC http://www.pdjinc.com

    Check out my Facebook page for current carvings at http://www.facebook.com/signsinwood

    Watsons Wooden Words http://www.signsinwood.com & Messages in Wood http://www.messagesinwood.com/

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    Our December Meeting for the Western Washington Users Group will be held Wednesday December 14th at 1pm. We will be meeting at Stan's House in Enumclaw. Anyone is welcome to attend and we always have a great time and learn so much from each other. If you need, directions let stan77 or myself know. We currently have 3 confirmed to attending.
    Tom Watson
    Two CW's and D.C.-Top Mount Insert @ Ringneckblues.com Get the dust out!!
    50" X 48" PDJ Pilot Pro CNC http://www.pdjinc.com

    Check out my Facebook page for current carvings at http://www.facebook.com/signsinwood

    Watsons Wooden Words http://www.signsinwood.com & Messages in Wood http://www.messagesinwood.com/

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    Smile Hurray for GrammaPam!

    Last Sunday I received a urgent request for two 60" X 14" signs for the Ritz-Carlton in Colorado. They want the signs "as fast as humanly possible". I was on my way out of town to Salt lake City for a week. I called GrammaPam and asked her for help. She said no problem and go on your trip. She designed the signs, cut and painted them. I returned today and the signs are going out tomorrow and the customers is paying for overnight shipping. The customer only knows the signs were completed by my company.
    It is so great to have this community close by and across the country to support each other.

    Thank you my friend, Pam!!!
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    Tom Watson
    Two CW's and D.C.-Top Mount Insert @ Ringneckblues.com Get the dust out!!
    50" X 48" PDJ Pilot Pro CNC http://www.pdjinc.com

    Check out my Facebook page for current carvings at http://www.facebook.com/signsinwood

    Watsons Wooden Words http://www.signsinwood.com & Messages in Wood http://www.messagesinwood.com/

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    Those turned out great and yes it is great to have a family to support us in our endeavors.

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