Text Box:    WNY Woodturners
   Newsletter   minutes – March 6, 2003,  attendees - 47
       Maryvale HS Woodshop Room #120:  1050 Maryvale Dr. Cheektowaga, NY

Treasurer’s Report

Previous Balance           1,480.34

Income, dues                  140.00

  Make-a-wish, Clarence  572.00

Expenses, Internet            215.40

   Make-a-wish                572.00

   Clarence Show               39.00

New Balance               1,365.94

Thank You  -  John Paulin


The club has voted to make Rod Genrich an Honorary Member and thanks him for all the years he has sent out the newsletter. He continues in this capacity. Jim received a grateful call from Mrs. Baumer as Elmer was thankful to be an honorary member. Ed Jolls also sent a thank you note.

Jim Vasi expressed concern for members who have had recent health problems. Lyle Foell has had a stroke, cards would be great.

Jim Vasi welcomed new members Al Schultz, Ron Mostel, John McGovern & Eric Schwarz

Jim Shimwell reported the UCP children have painted the snow men we donated in December. Thank you, snowmen makers.

Jim Vasi will order 12 new hats for purchase by members at $8.50 each.

Milt Ehrenberg reported plans for the July Picnic are going well. If anyone can obtain door prizes please contact Milt @ 837-7989.

Turner’s II will host a demo & workshop by Johannes Michelsen the cowboy hat turner. Saturday, April 5th, demo at Charles Lindbergh Elementary School in Kenmore, $20 per ticket, workshop at Barb’s barn Sunday and Monday , April 6th, & 7th,$75 per ticket. For more information view “Coming Events on our website or contact Barb Berger at 652-4156

Eugen Schiaak has information on a demo by Art Liestman on April 12th, 2003 in Canada. His number is 905-356-1845.

Paul Ross Demo Program  will be at Pembroke High School May 17th, 2003, 9 am to 4 pm. Call Jim Meier at 585-343-8752 or Lance Kanaby at 716-316-3969 for tickets. $10.00 for PWG members $15 for non-members.

Newsletter is now available on the website.  Surf or look at www.wnywoodturners.com

See page 2 for photos of the March 6th, meeting.

Show & Tell

Eugen Schiaak – cherry bowl, curly maple oil finish bowl, hollowed vessel

Milt Ehrenberg olive bowl with top.

Omar Raszel – inside/outside turning

Don Brennan – King wood & tulip wood bottle stoppers

Eric Schwarz – Slab wood bowl, burl presentation, another bowl


Nora Drogi has been with Rockler Woodworking for 9 years and shared her expertise in choosing a finish for different types of woods. She spent time explaining the importance of preparing the wood and brought an assortment of wood with different finishes on them. She reminded everyone that sandpaper is a tool and use it. If your at Rockler and would like her opinion on your special project, do not hesitate to ask.

Thanks Nora.


Sears Lathe, bench type, 9”x36”, 1/2hp, 3 jaw chuck, $90 or B/O Jim Vasi 632-5381

2” dia Beveled mirrors – 10 ea/pack, $14 per pack, Frank Stanko 633-8455

Next Meeting

Thursday 7:30 PM

April 3rd, 2003.

Stump the Experts, with your questions and problems with the turning you are trying to do. Please bring in any items or tools your having problems with. Let’s really stump these guys!!!!