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The individuals listed below have departed us.  They were at one time members of the NEWWG during our many years of existence.  Each member had his own gift(s) not only as a hobbyist but as a person.  Together they made NEWWG a long standing and unique club.  They are missed, but not forgotten.

John “Jack” Kersten

September 26, 1943 – February 20, 2022

John "Jack" Kersten Headshot

Working with wood was always my passion. Retirement allowed time to take turning classes at the Artisan Center, becoming a member of the Woodworkers Guild, joining a group of like minded wood workers at “The Barn”. There I crafted wood into ornaments, plates, bowls, music boxes, and utensils. At Christmas my family members would take turns choosing their gift from a collection of my work, each burned with my initials. I hope these treasures will be passed on for many generations, as a reminder of the happy times I spent at the barn making each piece with love.

John "Jack" Kersten Inside Out Orniments

Thomas Carlson

September 7, 1936 – February 8, 2022

Tom Carlson Headshot

Thomas Carlson, 85, of Forestville, passed away on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at Dimensions Living Appleton.

Tom and his wife Lee were members of our guild for around 20 years. Lee was the treasurer for the quild and her and Tom were part of the board of directors for many years. One of Tom’s specialties was a Norwegian three-legged chair, copied from the one his grandfather made. He based his design on patterns he traced on shopping bags. Tom produced over 50 chairs, which have been given to family, sold, and donated. Tom also designed snowmen of varying sizes that he turned on the lathe and gave out to family members every Christmas. Tom also made a lot of the furniture in their home. One item was a table made from Q tip sticks. He made unique snowmen, cat tails and various wood turned items.  He had items on consignment in a Door County shop. Lee said he has items through-out the United States and aound the world.

Tom was a member of the Northeastern Wisconsin Woodworking Guild, American Association of Woodturners, Northeast Wisconsin Woodturners (Neenah), and was a founding member of Bay Lake Woodturners in Green Bay.

Wooden Snowman
Woodturnings by Tom Carlson