Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes  - Jan. 5, 2006

Members Present  - 47


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

1050 Maryvale Dr., Cheektowaga, N.Y. 14225

Treasurer’s Report:  by John Paulin

Income:           Annual Auction                        $227.00          Previous Balance               $1,121.80

                        50/50                                          $27.00

                        Dues                                         $400.00

Expenses:        Christmas Party Food                     $80            .00                           New Balance        $1,695.80

Business Items:    Bob Ball  wins 50/50 draw. Jim Hilburger’s ear hearing implant took a few bad turns. He had a bladder infection and also got shingles. He would appreciate cards or e-mails. Please no phone calls or visits. The “Make-a-Wish” newsletter fall/winter lists WNY Woodturners, Inc. as a Single Adopt-A-Wish Sponsor. Great job again members.  All of the “Bee” newspapers ran a very complementary article with pictures of Jim  & Jacquie Shimwell, and Ben Klinger detailing what toys were made for the “Aspire” organization. See page 3 & 4 for article. Some members are buying wood from Miller Hardwoods (page 2).

Dues must be paid to the treasure “John Paulin” 1687 Stafford Road, Forestville, N.Y. 14062.  Prior to the opening of the meeting 17 members have not paid their 2006 dues. Letters will be sent to those who have not paid as well as those people on the waiting list stating we will accept dues payment on a first come first accepted basis to a total of 80 members for 2006.

WNY Woodturners 2 will host 2 days of hands-on workshops with Jimmy Clewes at Barb’s Barn Saturday 5/6 & Sunday 5/7. Jim is an excellent teacher for skill levels from the very beginner to advanced. Contact Jake Debski @ vpresident2@wnywoodturners.com or by phone at (585) 937-7644 for details.

Show & Tell:  Frank Stanko – segmented bowls (cherry, maple, walnut & red veneer) popcorn bowls of bleached box elder & chestnut and some 2 axis turning, handles & ball, Rich Mialki – ash plate, Tony Zielinskilidded mushroom boxes, Jim Ruprachtmaple vase, Al Schultz – ebony & ivory pens, Steve Imerese – silver maple,  Kurt Hertzog – lidded box & vase, Howard Meyer – nut cracker 18” high,   Thanks for sharing.

Demo:  AL Schultz discussed and passed around samples of letter openers he has made and sold in a number of outlets. See pattern on page 2.  Most were made of exotic woods and Al warned all of the dangers of the dust from the toxic woods.  Masks with eye protection and fresh clean air are a must.  Great job Al.

Next Meeting: 

Thursday February 2nd, 2006

Kurt Hertzog will demonstrate how he pierces and carves on turnings.

March Meeting:

On March 2nd, Sam Ciccia will show how he makes candlestick holders



Respectfully, Dick Radel