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From The Chair – December 2020

“Hands and Love” Years ago, while picking out brick to pave a patio, I shook the hand of a master mason. I was astonished by the roughness of his calloused hands and immediately felt sorry for him, wondering how he could feel anything with his hands or express any...

From The Chair – August 2020

2020-21 Season News Greetings RWS members, As promised, here’s a rundown of how RWS will operate this year (September 2020 – June 2021). The short story: We are still going to have monthly national speakers and SIG meetings and some local workshops. These...

From The Chair – February 2020

The Joy of Woodworking Greetings RWS members, You are reading this because you love woodworking. (OK, maybe you are just curious.) You like to make things. You love the beauty of wood. You admire the beauty of design. Whatever specific aspects of woodworking move you,...

From The Chair – December 2019

Grateful Greetings RWS members, The holiday season is in full swing. I know this because of those lingering feelings that I should: Catch up with family and old friends Make somebody a gift Volunteer someplace Donate someplace Sing Shop Dig out annual decorations Make...

From The Chair – October 2019

Experience Teaches Judgement Greetings RWS members, Have you ever surprised yourself by selecting the right size socket for a bolt or hex key for a set screw on the first try? You probably had thought about the vintage and origin of the fastener at hand and guessed...