About 26 members and spouses were present at today’s  picnic and 2×4 contest. As always the club supplied the barbecue  and drinks while all the rest of the delicious food was brought by members. This is a great social event and I wish more members participated, they don’t know what they are missing. I forgot to take a picture of all the food till it was almost all gone. IMG_1745 IMG_1743 IMG_1742 IMG_1741

There were 7 entries in the 2×4 contest.

  • 1st prize went to Mike Swart for his little mermaid treasure chest. -$75
  • 2nd  prize went to Reuel Detweller for his racoon  -$50
  • 3rd prize was for Terry Bear’s table -$25IMG_1740 IMG_1739 IMG_1738 IMG_1733

John Philips brought a basket full of the chair he made and then tried to sit in to test it, oops. Joe Channey made a tree of ornaments the made while practicing turning soft wood. Andy Dilorenzo brought some wine and cheese, all wood, and even a knife he made. John Darovec had pictures of the cup rack that is already hanging in his house. Floyd Yoder got as far a gluing up panels but because of family obligations he ran out of time. IMG_1732 IMG_1735 IMG_1736 IMG_1746

The beautiful bird in a tree turning was not entered in the contest because it was made from podocarpus wood, not a 2×4.  Marvin Stoltzfus made it but he is giving it away before the next regular meet and we all wanted to see it before it is gone.IMG_1737

Many thanks to Joe Mannke for his hard work putting it togeather.IMG_1744