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How about supporting the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers' comfort bird project?
See the link to Guild Feb 2023 newsletter which contains an article (page 11) by Julie Niemeyer about this effort. This is a really cool project we could join.
Julie will be coming to our April 6 Women's SIG session (5-9 pm) to show us how we can help ready comfort birds so they can fledge to someone in need of comfort. The finishing part of the project involves buffing and sanding birds which have already been shaped and is 10+ minutes per bird (if I got that right...). Hopefully several of us can join this effort at the April session to help prep birds for the Gathering of the Guilds (Apr 28-30) as well as for whatever other homes or palms are waiting for comfort.
I will still be SA for Open SIG Shop Apr 6, but I hope we can all initially give Julie our attention as she introduces the project and shows us what the birds need to fledge. Then, ideally, each attendee will be able to finish at least one bird as well as work on their own projects, as desired.
If there is a lot of interest in this project, we can continue to support it part time at Women's SIG sessions and also possibly schedule some additional sessions just for comfort bird (and pizza?) work.
Let me know your interest level and we'll see what we might plan in the next couple of months.
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