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Experience the Joys Of Wood Turning with Arizona Woodturners Association

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

figured wood bowl

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of shaping a piece of wood with a sharp gouge while it’s whirling along at 400 RPM. There’s also nothing like watching an experienced artist do it. For both of these reasons, you can come watch and talk to some members of the Arizona Woodturners Association as they demonstrate and inspire woodturning.  Learn or just get really excited about bowls, platters, vessels, furniture knobs, handles, and more that are turned from amazing woods.

You can get some instruction, ask your questions, learn some tips, get advice on how to get started yourself, or just enjoy watching the action.

The Arizona Woodturners Association is the Arizona chapter for the national American Association of Woodturners. Many of the members are both professional artists and educators who are sure to provide a fun and interesting presentation.

Saturday October 29, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (casual, come and go as you please)

Woodworkers Source
645 W. Elliot Road
Tempe, AZ 85284

Gallery of Fine Wood Turnings:
not all are by Association members

Did You Know About Lumber Discounts?

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Lumber, and how to get it at a discounted price

When you’re out to buy lumber, we want you buy from us. No surprise there, right? Most importantly, that’s why we try to provide you with a whole menu of choices so you can buy wood that meets your needs. If you want to buy just a small piece of something exotic, no problem. We’ll cut a piece for you from a longer board. That’s also known as “no minimum order.” Get as little as you want.

Or if you need to yield a certain size in your project, no problem. We ask you for selection requirements when you order over the phone or through our website.

If you don’t want to even think about shipping costs, we have lumber packs in 3 different quantities that are priced with shipping included so you know right up front what your exact out-of-pocket cost is.  You can see those right here: Lumber Packs, shipping included.

Then if you want a lower price, guess what? I have an answer for that too.

Woodworkers Source Lumber Discounts:

  • Lumber – buy 100, get 25% discount. Yes, you can mix or match woods. Get 20 of this, 20 of that, 60 of that and you’ll get 25% off each one. Exception is when the lumber is on sale. See below.
  • Craft and Project packs – buy any 3, get 10% off each one.  Again, yes, you can mix and match. Get a pack of one wood , then two packs of  another, you’ll get 10% off each one. Go to packs >>>
  • Lumber that’s on sale – only difference is the discount. Buy 100, get additional 10% discount off the sale price. Woods that are on sale can always be found on the Current Specials page.

Veneer & Turning Stock Discounts:

  • Veneerbuy any 5 sheets, get 10% discount. Yes, you can mix or match as well.  Go to veneer >>>
  • Turning Stock – buy any 5 blanks, get 10% discount. Yes, you can mix or match as well. Go to turning stock >>>


Everything You Want to Know About SawStop – Presentation Sept 8 at Woodworkers Source

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

The brake in a SawStop table saw stops the blade dead in a matter of miliseconds and proposes to save your fingers and hand from serious injury.

In case you haven’t heard yet, we’re now Arizona’s source for SawStop woodworking table saws. These are the saws that feature the safety technology that stops a table saw blade cold if skin touches the blade while it’s spinning . . . and does so 10x faster than a car air bag deploys. Which means it can prevent some serious accidents. Really impressive.

However, the saw is much more than just a safety feature.  SawStop currently produces 3 types of table saws: an industrial version with motors ranging from 3 hp to 7.5 hp, a professional version with either a 3 hp or 1.75 hp motor (with single-phase) that works great for home shops, and an open stand contractor saw. SawStop makes its own dust collection system that captures 99% of the dust. And there are countless other details to each of these table saws that make them highly accurate, easy to use, and a joy to own. That’s why we’re staying open a little late this Thursday to introduce you to the saw, let you touch and feel and understand what makes this table saw a great table saw.

So this week on September 8, we’ll be hosting a presentation on this saw after we close, at all 3 stores. Starting at 5:00 pm it’ll be casual discussion about what makes the saw so nice (beyond the safety feature, but that too). Come as you are, when you can, no registration or anything. But if you want to see that safety brake work on a running saw, we’ll do that right about the stroke of 6:00 pm. Don’t miss that part.

Videos and details about the saws:

When and Where? Thursday September 8, 2011 after 5:00 pm. All Woodworkers Source stores (Tempe, Tucson, Phoenix). Live safety brake demo will be at 6:00 pm. Presentation is informal, so don’t worry about getting there at 5:00 or staying until 7:00, Just drop by when you can.