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August 2019 Projects

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“No kid sleeps on the floor in our town” is the motto of Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) organization.  Michael Siegel, of Houston-Central chapter, spoke to WWCH club members at the August meeting about SHP whose mission is to construct simply designed and efficiently made beds for children.  Volunteers gather monthly to pre-cut 2x4s, 2x6s, and 1x4s, prepare boards for assembly, and then deliver them to homes where the beds are then assembled on site – at no cost to the recipients.SHP, nationwide, with the help of 14,780 volunteers, has constructed 4,144 bunks, taking 9,253 kids off the floor.

Please read more about SHP at https://www.shpbeds.org/, and for Houston-Central, their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SHPHoustonCentralW 


Steve Wavro - Intarsia Holy Family of aspen, ebony, blue spruce, yellow heart, bloodwood, and others.

Charles Volek - Intarsia owl of American and Peruvian walnut, blue pine, ebony, and satin wood.



David Janowitz - Bowls, boxes,turned boxes, and cribbage board, made of osage orange,cedar elm, walnut and pear.

Lon Kelley (left) - Table/bench of mesquite.


Gary Rowen - Convertible chair/step stool of red oak, sedona red and red mahogany stains, then finished in polyurethane.


Bob Wink - Folk art swordfish, bike rider, and ram.

Ron Matherly - Hat rack and box of oak and padauk.

George Graves - Turnings of various woods. 



Tom Paulley - Cheese boards of cherry, maple, and finished with mineral oil.

Dan Schmoker - Bowl of honey locust finished with four coats Waterlox.

John Lastrapes - Passive speakers from Wink wood1 2x4s.

Norm Nichols - Puzzles of plywood.

Walt Hansen - Chip carving box and cross of basswood and butternut finished with shellac.

Dale Ward - Book shelf of maple and iron pipe.


Photos:  Gary Rowen

1Wink Wood: Bob Wink lives near a commercial woodworking facility that gives away what they consider to be scrap pieces of commercial grade plywood and misc hard woods.  Bob rescues this wood before a Grinch comes and takes the scrap for firewood.  Many woodworkers in WWCH have made good use of these excess pieces by making jigs, toys, and incorporating them into their projects as you’ve seen in many Show n Tell projects. This source of wood is what has become known as “Wink” wood.

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