Club Projects

Club Projects

  • Here are some of our projects that members may participate in …
  • Other project ideas on our Tips/Techniques page.
  • October President’s Challenge – Beads of Courage

Beads of Courage

We’re asking members to turn lidded boxes for children through the Beads of Courage program.  Through this program children receive unique beads that represent procedures or treatments during a serious illness.  For example, they might receive a red bead for each blood transfusion, a yellow bead for each night in the hospital, a star bead for surgery or a white bead for chemotherapy. Their collection of beads becomes a tangible record of their journey.  You can pick up a ceramic “Beads of Courage” bead to be inserted on the knob of your lid at the next monthly meeting.  Find out dimensions and more information at the Beads of Courage website.

PDF Guideline

Videos of folks who have made some unique lidded boxes:

Wig stands for cancer patients

Wig Stand directions  and more info from other Woodturner groups – step by step directions and article.

  • Make a “Wig Stand” for a cancer patient.  You can be a part of a network of wood turners and other artisans who donate the wig stands to the Susan Komen Foundation.  Cancer patients often lose their hair during the treatment for the disease.  The stands are free to all cancer patients.  Stands can be painted or plain – the simplest finish would be a coat of polymerized Linseed or Tung oil, easily kept clean, simple to repair and, once fully cured (7-10 days) will not contaminate wigs.

We try to participate in this program also…

Pens for soldiers

During our Fair Booth days we  turn pens that will be sent to soldiers.

Join Woodcraft in saying thank you to military personnel on active duty and recovering in rehabilitation centers by turning a wood pen during Veteran’s Day week-end.  Several local woodturning shops participate in sending pens to soldiers.