Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes – Feb 1, 2007

Members Present  - 36


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Income:            50/50                                               $24.00        Previous Balance                 $1,919.64

                        Dues                                             $410.00

                        Hats                                                $10.00 

Expenses:         Ticket refund                                   $15.00       

                        Postage                                           $16.00        New Balance                       $2,332.64

Business Items:   

Marwin Feldman introduced five new members Jacob L. Debski, Paul Mazuchowski, Thomas W. McGraith, Gene J. Renzoni, and Tom Schwartz. As of this date 21 members have not paid dues for 2007, and we have taken in five new members leaving possible openings for 16 people from our waiting list. The March Newsletter will include the current membership list for 2007.

Stev Imerese introduced two visitors, Jay & Chris and thanked Marwin and John for their work on the membership for 2007. Jim Rupracht wins the 50-50 drawing and collects $20.

Rich Mialki asked all members to think about the Erie County Fair and Make a Wish. If you would bring items to the meeting each month, when August comes we would have many items ready for sale.  If you need ideas of what to make, confer with Rich or any of the older members who have experienced the fun of being at the fair. Muriel Kummer stated she would supply chains for chain pulls that members would make for the fair, call her at 941-6764 if you’re going to make them.

Jim Hilburger stated there will be a Barb’s Barn experience lead by himself on “Production Turning and Sharpening” on March 17th. He expects eight (8) people in a class and the cost will be $5 for barn use, and $5 for wood. Contact Jim 652-3096 or Barb 652-4156 to sign up. Students must supply and sharpen their own tools, and turn with them.


The Sorby Tools factory people will be doing a demonstration of their product line on Wednesday, February 28th . The demo will be held at the Pembroke High School in Corfu NY. The demo will run from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM. It will feature the entire Sorby product line being demonstrated by the factory experts. The Rockler Store will have a mini-store setup with special pricing on Sorby products, both on hand and ordered. There will be drawing for a free Rockler Mini Lathe provided by Rockler. Refreshments will also be provided compliments of the local area AAW chapters.


Show & Tell:  Thanks for sharing to, Bob Ball – Wine glasses with wood stems, pens, Jim Vasi – trick of having arrow thru heart and goblet, Rich Mialki – laminated  pens, Norm Kosmerlhumming bird feeder, Steve Imeresesegmented bowl & segmented plant vase,  Muriel Kummerpepper mills, Tony Zelinskiclock on a wood turned disc, Dick Mruk  plywood bowl.


Demo: Jim Rupracht did a great job explaining & demonstrating how he makes picture frames.


Next Meeting:             Thursday March 1st, 2007

The demo will be by Paul Madej of the Lockport Woodworkers creating pen blanks with acrylics, then turning them.

Respectfully,  Dick Radel