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Presidents Message

     I have finally realized why woodturning fascinates me so much. It wasn't about making pens or bowls or any other turned item.  It was about finding something new to learn.  I credit my parents for encouraging me to not be afraid to try something new, always saying "You'll never know until you try."  They encouraged me to focus on what I could accomplish rather than focusing on the potential failure.  It took me a long time to assimilate their encouragement.  Since I first began woodturning, I’ve always looked forward to the club demonstrations.  I look to see how the demonstrators set up and complete a turning.  I focus on their tips and techniques and then try to implement what I’ve learned.  I still look forward to learning more because there is always something new to learn on the horizon.

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Denis Casaubon

President