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Shriner Toy Building
February 11, 2015

There will be another toy building session at Ron Lee’s shop next Wednesday, the 11th at 9 am. Help with completion is needed. 

Thanks go out to; Ron Lee, Fred Baker, Jack Kiefer, Don Menger, George Ross, Floyd Bird, John Pickrell, Kelly Christensen, Bob Johnson, Rudy. 

I know there are other toy projects in the works at other member’s shops. Thanks go out to everyone. Your work brightens the day of children going through a tough time in their lives.

Micheal Kingsley will be presenting the toys to the Shriners at the Idaho Artistry in Wood Show on Saturday, February 21, at 2:00PM.

Annual "Best of the Year" Contest
November 13, 2013
Please bring your "Best of the Year" Project for judging!
Ribbons, cookies and drinks will be handed out.

Also, elections will be held at this meeting. Micheal has been
President for four years, we need someone else to step forward!
We're also looking for someone to fill the new position of
Quartermaster - someone who takes care of cookies,
drinks and supplies.

2013 Annual Picnic Details
We will again be partnering our annual summer picnic with the
Southwest Idaho Wood Turners at Ron Lee’s Home (660 S. Five Mile). Good food, fun and friendly folks! Please bring your own chairs.
Table service, meat, etc. will be provided by the clubs.
Last names starting with A thru L please bring a dessert,
and M thru Z bring side or salad.
More details coming soon but be sure to
leave September 14, 2013 at 1:00pm open!

2012 Annual Christmas Party!
December 11, 2012
Our Annual Christmas Party with the Wood Turner's will be on December 11, 2012 starting at 5:30 pm (eat at 6) at the Presbyterian Church (6500 Overland Road) under the pedestrian SkyBridge.
If your last name begins with:
A through M -- Bring Dessert
N through Z -- Bring Side Dish
Meat, beverages and eating utensils will be provided.
Don't forget to bring a handmade gift for the gift exchange!

Our Shriner's Toy Pickup is Scheduled for February 2013
So keep building those cars, boats, planes, etc.
Here's a excerpt from the Shriner's Newsletter concerning
the 2011 Toy Pickup:
"On January 11, before the stated meeting. Ron Lester and I met with Michael Kingsley with the Ada Woodworking Club. They presented us with 641 wooden toys for the children at the Portland and Salt Lake hospitals. I am sure their donation will bring smiles to many children’s faces."

Annual "Best of the Year" Contest
November 14, 2012
Please bring your "Best of the Year" Project for judging!
Ribbons, cookies and drinks will be handed out.
Also, a big thanks to the Work Sharp people in Ashland, Oregon for allowing us to test their products. Be sure to bring some dull tools to the next meeting, so you can try it out. I've just been informed we will have the belt sharpening system available to try out, as well as the standard and the wood turning system for the Work Sharp. Remember, if you like it, Buy It! Monte has some in stock and may even have a promotion for you!

Club Picnic Set for August 11, 2012:

The annual picnic with the wood turners and wood workers will be held at 5:00 on the 11th of August at Ron Lee’s Home (660 S. Five Mile). Members with last names beginning A thru L are to bring a salad, and M thru Z to bring a dessert. Please bring your own chairs. Goodwood pulled pork and buns will be the main dish and the club will provide soft drinks, water and table service.

Photos taken at the 2012 Annual Picnic can be seen
at this link.

2012 Idaho Artistry in Wood Show

The 2012 Idaho Artistry in Wood Show will be held Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26 at the Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 Vista Ave., Boise, Idaho with support from Woodcraft. Competitors from all skill levels, Beginner – Expert, are invited to submit their entries for display and judging. For the first time this year cash prizes will be awarded. The show will also include vendors, a banquet and auction. The Idaho Artistry in Wood Show is one of the leading displays of wood art in the Western United States. Registration will take place on Friday, February 24, 2012 from 12-6 p.m. at the Conference center. Detailed information on the show can be obtained from the following member groups of the Idaho Artistry in Wood Association: Idaho Woodcarvers Guild, Treasure Valley Scrollers, Southwest Idaho Wood Turners Association, Ada County Woodworkers and Idaho Gourd Society.

The cost of participation in the show is $3 per entry for pieces pre-registered by February 15, 2012 and $5 for registrations at the door. Youth 16 and under may compete without cost.

Raffle and Auction pieces will be needed from the woodworkers.

Idaho Artistry In Wood Website

ACWW Registration Forms

Click Here to watch a video on YouTube of the 2011 show or Here to see a video of the 2010 show highlights.


Ada County Wood Workers were featured in the Idaho
Statesman as they donated all the toys they had made to the
Shriners for the children in their hospitals.
November 11, 2010

Click Here
to view the Thank You letter received from the
Shriners Hosptal.


The 2010 Annual ACWW Picnic was August 11, 2010.
Here's some photos


For information about or to see some photos taken during past
Idaho Artistry In Wood Shows - Click Here