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Whether you are interested in Fretwork, Marquetry, or Intarsia; whether you work in wood, or other mediums; whether you design your own patterns or use available patterns; no matter what brand of scroll saw you use; no matter where in the world you are located, the Scrollsaw Association of the World is for YOU!

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Posted: 2/19/2018 9:11:31 PM
All Local Chapters information has been updated with the exception of one. That will be forth coming. Should you want to learn more about any of them go to the Local Chapter tab, then click on local chapters. Click on the chapter name you are interested in and there is updated information about where they meet, when, etc.

If there are any changes, please let me know so I can change it.

Posted: 1/31/2018 4:45:35 AM
Woodworker's Showcase General Information
March 24 &25, 2018
Saturday 10:00 - 5:00
Sunday 10:00 - 5:00

They have categories for scrollers. All are welome

Saratoga Springs City Center
522 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY
Each year, the Northeastern Woodworkers Association (NWA) presents a fine woodworking exposition featuring hundreds of pieces of furniture, toys, carvings, turnings, sports equipment, and miniatures by the region's finest woodworkers. This will be the 26th Woodworker's Showcase.

Woodworkers Showcase includes a woodworkers' competition and awards, a special theme display, exhibits by guest organizations, experts available to answer woodworking questions, continuous free lectures and demonstrations, and special exhibits and sale of products by national and area businesses of interest to woodworkers.

Exhibits by Regional and Professional Woodworkers - Be Part of the Gallery and Show Your Work
This premier woodworking event each year is a two-day show held at the City Center in Saratoga Springs. It provides an opportunity for amateur and professional woodworkers to exhibit their work and to learn from their peers. More than 500 items are exhibited, from small accessory items and turnings to large pieces of furniture. Exhibitors can elect to have their work judged by a panel of nationally known woodworkers.

Showcase Exhibit Entry Form
The Showcase exhibit is open to all who wish to show their work. For those attendees interested in entering their work into the gallery, the entry form is available here. Please make sure you meet the submission deadlines on the exhibit entry application! PLEASE NOTE: All turnings will be entered into the Totally Turning Instant Gallery.

Continuous Schedule of Free Seminars on Tools and Techniques
Lectures on a wide range of woodworking topics, presented by nationally and regionally recognized professionals and amateurs, are held concurrently in a number of lecture rooms throughout both days. Many of the 5000 to 6000 people who attend the show each year come for these free lectures. The schedule of the free seminars will be available soon.
Sales and Exhibits of Tools and Materials by National Manufacturers and Local Suppliers
Enjoy the trade show with over 12,000 square feet of woodworking related vendors. If it is related to woodworking or woodturning, it will probably be on display in our trade show and available for sale. The trade show also features many ongoing demonstrations.

Continuous Schedule of free Demonstrations
Other features of the show include toy-making, woodturning, carving, and scrollsawing by local woodworking enthusiasts and clubs, You are welcome to visitor their displays, watch their ongoing demonstrations, and ask questions to aid in your own woodworking projects.

Lodging Accommodations for Showcase
The Saratoga Hilton has special rates for our event. Use the following link to make your reservations to get the special NWA Showcase & Totally Turning pricing

Parking ! ! !
Parking for the event is available at several ramps near the City Center. You can find information regarding parking here. There is a printable map located here.

Saratoga Springs has a host of fine dining establishments from formal to fast food and chain restaurants. Many are within easy walking distance of the event. The host hotel often has a fast food line in the lobby for the attendee's convenience.

Posted: 1/23/2018 11:21:05 AM
Today is our quarterly conference call with Ambassadors and local Chapter reps/Pres. Hope to hear ya on the call.

12pm Central time and 7:30 pm central time.
Posted: 1/16/2018 4:28:28 PM
We have a new feature on the "my account" page.

You can now print your own ID card. So if you lose yours or if your expiration changes from referrals or winning the log in lotto, then you don't have to wait on the office to make it and mail in the snail mail.

Thank you Rick and Squire for your work on making this feature available.
Posted: 1/14/2018 7:47:51 PM
The election is complete and Hal Shearer was unanimously voted in with 13 members voting, 9 by website and 4 by mail.

No one was written in and our Editor, Lee Neiden volunteered.
Lee is appointed to the board position that was held by Brad Anderson.

Also, during our Jan 9th meeting, we had a vote of officers by the board members. I was voted President for the 2018 year, Larry West is Vice President, Hal Shearer is Treasurer and Ron Raff is Secretary.

The winter issue of SAWDust is going to the publisher early this week. After I receive the rough copy back from the publisher, and it's approved, I will email it to all of our members who have emailed me to be on the digital list. It is not too late to get on the list for this issue, just send me an email at and I will add you to the list.

One of the things we will be concentrating on this quarter is looking at how SAW will best serve our members through social media and the technology world that now exists.
For our members that do not have or use computers, nothing changes. We will still send mail and our Ambassadors will make phone calls.

If you have suggestions for SAW coming of age in today's technology, please let one of us know. Any board member can be contacted.

We have also started filling the committees. Some of them will be changed as we bring SAW into the year 2018. Many overhauls need done to meet the needs of the members. Volunteer as a member on one of the committees and you can be an asset to this membership.

Local Chapters are in place or are being founded in many areas of  the country. Members of Chapters are the enthusiastically addicted scrollers from a geographic area. All scrollers are invited to join and share their knowledge with the group. New scrollers can learn from the combined experience of the group's members. This is your opportunity to join in and explore the advantages of membership in this growing and vital Association.

Your membership will immediately give you a subscription to our quarterly newsletter, SAW Dust, and a copy of our current annual Resource Directory. These publications will enhance your scrolling, enlarge your community, and give you a valuable start to learning more about this wonderful craft. You can explore many of these benefits on these pages, but you will not have the full benefit of membership until you join the Scrollsaw Association of the World.

Join now and become a part of this growing community!


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