Maintenance Update May 9/22

Regular routine maintenance done. Sawstop: There were a couple of trips of the sawstop when a member was cutting cedar. We are investigating why the saw tripped. We are now up to 8 trips since April. Band Saws: A reminder: make straight cuts on logs using the bandsaw when preparing material for turning. The bandsaw […]

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Tom Haupt passed away 4/23/2022

Tom’s daughter Lori provided the following information: After struggling for sooo long with his heart failure, he declined very QUICKLY in the last 4-7 days from organ failure. Only moving to bed rest 2.5 days before his passing. He was very comfortable & peaceful which was a blessing. And he hung on for my sister […]

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For Sale – 3 Woodfast Lathes

These are the green lathes numbers 5, 6, and 7 with the following features: All are variable speed; 2 are 110 volts and 1 is 220 volts; 2 are 9½” swing and one 1 is 8½” swing; All are 18” between centers; and All have new bearings and variable speed controllers. These lathes are very […]

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Annual fees past due?

A newsletter was sent yesterday that stated that members who have not paid dues by Jan 31/22 will have to retake orientation. This may be confusing. Members who owe dues from 2021 must pay the 2021 dues by Jan 31/22 (today). The “retake orientation” requirement kicks in for these members if the 2021 dues are […]

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Morris “Moe” Pillers

Morris Allen Pillers (Moe) was born in Shamrock, TX on Dec. 31, 1937 to Alta Lee and Melvin Pillers. He graduated from Shamrock High School in 1956. Morris passed away Jan. 7, 2022 at age 84 after a brief illness. He was a loving husband to Myrna Pillers. He farmed in Twitty, TX then they […]

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“3-Day Bench Rule” To Be Enforced

Starting January 24th 2022. Due to the increase number in returning members, bench space in the winter months is always at a premium.  The “3 day bench rule” will be strictly enforced to allow equal access for all members to bench space in the busy winter months.  The Board of Directors will therefore undertake to […]

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Pay Dues for 2021 AND 2022

Pay Dues for 2021 AND 2022 If you did not pay dues for the current year (2021), this is a reminder to pay them before December 31.  You cannot skip a year of dues.   If you do not pay for 2021, you may be required to take Orientation classesIf this year’s dues (2021) is not […]

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Shop Closure-Dec 28-29-30

GVR will be installing anti slip flooring in front of the lathes, jointer and planer. This is a three day process. The shop will reopen on December 31, but GVR may tape off the newly coated areas if they are not fully dried and cured. Please stay out of these areas if they are taped […]

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Giving Back

Please consider taking monitor training and working shifts as a monitor. The shop cannot run without monitors and will, in fact, close if there is no one willing to monitor. We have almost 500 members. If you look around, it is always the same people who do all the requisite volunteer work in the shop. […]

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Booking Shop Time

When the shop re-opened in June, 2020, a system of booking shop time was introduced.  This was to limit the number of woodworkers (15 persons) in the shop at one time as Covid and social distancing made it necessary to do so.  The booking system has remained in place though the capacity has increased to 40 persons for each […]

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