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Join us at the next meeting of the 2015-2016 season

The Art of Woodburning

Bob Thon

Saturday, August 20, 2016
9:00am - 11:00am

Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 6 Business & Training Center
1470 Industrial Dr NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Click here for a map to the meeting hall

Bob will bring examples of woodburnings and talk about what it takes to get started in woodburning. Discussion will include woodburners and accessories. ( I will have examples and reviews.)
Materials to burn on. (such as wood, leather, paper etc.) How to get the pattern on the wood. Where to get ideas to burn. Pros and cons of burning. Software available for resizing pictures or patterns. Books available. (I will have many to look at.) Proper lighting. How to do shading. How to take pictures and use them as patterns. Time to answer questions. 

Hi, I am Bob Thon and I am from Hudson Wisconsin. I started woodburning in 1995. I have sold woodburnings and demonstrated how to woodburn at woodcarving shows and arts and crafts shows. I have taught classes at various woodcarving clubs. I teach woodburning at Thunder Willow Arts and Crafts in Hudson, Wi. I have been a Nibs Burner distributor for many years prior to the closing of Nibs Burner last year. Since my retirement in 2010 my focus has been on teaching folks how to woodburn.

Check out Bob's web page at:

Please invite your spouse, family, friends and neighbors - visitors are always welcome!

Return your library books and check out some new ones!

Remember to bring your "Show and Tell" items. 

Your review of changes to Club Constitution/Bylaws

Club board member Tim Melin has been working hard to coordinate an officer/board revision of the Club Constitution/Bylaws to reduce the time and personal commitment that members make to be a president/vice-president of the club. You can find an outline of the proposed changes and a version of the proposed Club Constitution/Bylaws here:

If you have any questions/comments about the changes, please send a note to or talk with Tim before or during the next meeting.

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