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Desert Woodcrafters Are Busy

Mike Consentino The woodshop was very busy during the month of October. We had quite a few people working on different projects. We held a basic lathe, handle, and bowl turning class attended by Rex Gittens and Keith Bradley. Rex created a very nice bowl for his first time out. A couple of very talented…

Desert Woodcrafters Happenings

Mike Consentino Desiree Conwell came to the Ranch in June 2020 from Illinois and joined the Desert Woodcrafters in September with no experience working with wood. Desiree took our basic handle class, where members learned about the lathe and basic cutting tools, as well as our basic lathe and bowl turning class, which is a…

Desert Woodcrafters Happenings

Mike Consentino We have had quite a bit of reorganizing and cleaning at the woodshop and started having classes again. There were four new members who attended two separate classes. Our new members are Lee Noble, Bill Long, Dan Kearney, and Gary Beack. None of the four members had any experience in the woodshop prior to…

Join Our Handle Turning Class

A walnut heavy-duty bottle opener and a Corian handle ice cream scoop by Mike Consentino

Michael Consentino This class was designed to follow the “Basic Lathe” class. The student will be using the lathe and many of the common tools used in wood turning, including the proper use of said tools. They also will be introduced to the many different species of wood blanks and styles of handle kits that…

Desert Woodcrafters

Personalized desk set made from padauk wood with matching twist-style pen and pencil with rifle clip

                      Mike Consentino, Vice President I have, over the last couple of years, watched with envy and awe at some of the projects that people have completed in the Desert Woodcrafters workshop here at Robson Ranch Central Activity Center (CAC). I am amazed at the…

New Year New Shop New Opportunities

Ken Hansen This year brings an increase in the size of our wood shop to meet the needs of our growing community and membership. The need has been met with an expansion of the shop into 14 feet of the east end of the old IGA grocery store. The move was made easy by opening…

Wood shop ramps up

Ken Hansen Like so many of the Creative Arts groups, the wood shop has ramped up to a higher level of activity during this peak season. The shop continued open and active all summer, but now as more members return the shop is open five days a week from 9:00 to 3:00. The ramp up…

Wood Shop celebrates first year of operation

The Desert Woodcrafters Board, left to right: Marv Enerson, Treasurer; Doug Kant, VP; Gaile McCuaig, Secretary; Jim Price, At Large; Ken Hansen, President. Photo by Marv Enerson

Ken Hansen The Desert Woodcrafters are celebrating the first full year of operation. The club started in January of 2015 with a new facility, new equipment, a new Executive Board and new members. A lot has been accomplished in this first year. All of the new equipment was installed and made operational. Many of the…