Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes  -  Feb 5, 2004

Members Present  -  40


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report: 

Income:            Dues                           $860.00                          Previous Balance                    $677.66

                        Wood donation               $41.00                         

Expenses:         Copies                           $10.00

                        AAW membership       $280.00

                        Travelers Insurance       $20.00                          New Balance                       $1,268.66

Business Items:  Jim Vasi reported the video in memory of Donald Almeter was now at the East Aurora library.

John Paulin reads the names of those who have not paid their dues. It was agreed to have Marwin Feldman send out 5 or 6 letters to those on the waiting list for membership. Jim Vasi states anyone can join AAW for $35 per year. This would also give those who join the insurance benefits. Jim Vasi also reported that Rich Crino has been ill and has had major surgery. You may send cards to 9 Stewart Street, Silver Creek, N.Y. 14136.

Milt Ehrenberg asks for volunteers to share their knowledge and present demonstrations at future meeting. Please contact Milt at 837-7989 if you are interested. A friend of Milt’s donated wood to the club and was sold at the meeting.

Jim Meier is selling mesquite wood, $4.50/pound, for 10 pounds or $3.50/pound for orders over 100 pounds. Call him at 343-8752 if you are interested.

Show & Tell: Eugen Schlaak – box elder vases & bowls with fabric dye, hard cherry with Danish oil. Milt Ehrenberg – walnut bowls & boxes. Jim Vasi – segmented bowl from last months demo. Ron Mostel – Pens and a great display box.  Omar Roszel – pill boxes and a wall mount clock.  Marwin Feldman – Baseball bat, discussed barrel lengths and diameters, bought blanks from a supplier in Pa. Thank you for sharing!!!!!

Demo:  Steve Imerese shared his art objects from the past five (5) years. WOW! Steve has become very good at making segmented art objects. Unbelievable, vases, bowls and plates. Steve and his son have taken some of the multi color wood segments, put them on a computer, reconfigured the pieces by cutting and re-gluing and the resulting designs are just great. Steve stated that an advantage to segmented vases is you can finish the inside prior to gluing on the smaller upper sections.  THANKS FOR A GREAT JOB. Thanks also for sharing the handouts.

Next Meeting:

Thursday, March 4th, 2004, 7:30 pm

Marwin Feldman – a defined approach to bowls.


Coming Events: See page 2




Coming Events: page 2, February 5, 2004 Turners 1 Newsletter




John Lunney Hands On Bowl Turning Session

There will be hands on bowl turning sessions with John Lunney held at Barb's Barn on Friday, March 12th and Saturday, March 13th. The sessions are open to Turners 1, Turners 2, and Pembroke Woodturners Guild members. Please contact Barb Berger at 716.652.4156 or GramaBBB@aol.com for details and to register.

Turning Fundamentals Barn Session

There will be a hands on turning session on Saturday, March 20th. The all day session will focus on teaching (or reinforcing) the fundamentals including equipment setup, correct tool sharpening angles, sharpening, tool handling, cutting techniques, and more. The instructor will be Kurt Hertzog. The session is open to members of Turners 1, Turners 2, and Pembroke Woodturners Guild. While geared for the relatively new turners, it will cater to the needs of those in attendance. It will be a great opportunity to learn and practice the fundamentals or help break some bad habits. Please contact Barb Berger at 716.652.4156 or GramaBBB@aol.com for details and to register.

Mark St. Ledger Demo/Workshop

The Turners 2 will be hosting Mark St. Ledger for an all day demonstration and two days of hands-on workshops. The demonstration will be Saturday May 22nd at the Charles Lindbergh Elementary School, 184 Irving Terrace, Kenmore N.Y. Tickets are available from Paul Mazuchowski, Rich Sarama, Rich Mialki, Jake Debski, or Kurt Hertzog. The cost for the all day demo will be $15 for Turners 2 members and $20 for all others. The hands on workshop will be at Barb's Barn on Sunday, May 23rd and Monday, May 24th. The hands on workshops are limited to 10 people each day. The cost for the hands on workshop is $40. The Sunday session is full. Contact Rich Sarama for availability of any remaining Monday spots.

Rockler Turning Weekend

There will be "turning weekend" held at the Rockier Store on Saturday and Sunday, June 5th and 6th. The event will feature demonstrations by turners from Turners 1, Turners 2, Pembroke Woodturners Guild, and the Lockport Turning Club. In addition to the wide variety of turning demonstrations, there will be turnings available for sale to raise money for selected charities. More details soon.