Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes – Mar 5, 2009

Members Present  - 46


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Expense: AAW dues                                              $315.00        Previous Balance                 $3,417.57

Postage & Printing                                                 $100.00

Income:            50/50                                               $28.00

Dues                                                                     $180.00        New Balance                       $3,210.57

Business Items:   

Cherie Lesinski of Aspire was present at the meeting and THANKED ALL for what we do for the Aspire Kids.  The toys are treasured by both the clients and their parents.

Norm Kosmerl stated 3 past members have now paid their 2009 dues.  He also introduced Brian Effinger as a new member.  The updated 2009 membership list is attached to your e-mail and we now have 81 paid members and 3 honorary members as of this date.  65 members have e-mail and 19 receive their correspondence regular mail. Please check your information, and should it need changes, contact Dick Radel at 639-0620 or RichardRRadel@MSN.com.

Jim Rupracht reminded all that the professional turner Keith Tompkins is coming to WNY for a day seminar.. Pembroke Woodturners Guild and Woodturners 1 are sponsoring a woodturning demonstration by Keith Tompkins on Sunday, April 26th at Pembroke High School Auditorium. Keith will be turning spiral forms, hollow forms, as well as bowls and more. He will also be covering the basics of form design. To learn more about Keith go to www.keithptompkins.com/about.htm. The demo will be from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Door prizes, raffles and 50/50 are available. The cost is $20.00. Contact Jim Rupracht (585-547-3885 or jandlfeed@hotmail.com) for more info or tickets.

Rich Mialki and Bob Ball have taken an inventory of our stock for the Erie County Fair. The inventory is on the web site and attached as page 2 of this newsletter.  Please take a few moments and see what is in stock. Even if you see there is a decent amount of something in stock, please feel free to make more. The amount of merchandise sold at the fair is astounding, and if you have any ideas for something new, make a bunch. It will sell. No matter what the skill level or price, ALL items will go. So, make a couple of anything and bring them to the next meeting. All donations will be appreciated.

Bob Ball request all those who have videos from our library PLEASE RETURN THEM. He is sending letters asking for their return.

Did you know we have a classified section on the web site?  Take a look, also see page 3 of this newsletter.


Show & Tell:  Thanks for sharing, Bob Ball, Jim Vasi, Steve Imerese, Mike Gotthelf,  David Day, Jim Schnellinger, & Marwin Feldman.  Thanks Again.


Demo:  Jim Vasi did a great job of sharing how bowls are made. THANKS JIM.


Next Meeting:         Thursday April 2nd, 2009, 7:30 PM

                                       The demonstration will be piercing by David Day.


                                                                                                Respectfully, Ron Karaszewski &  Dick Radel                   3/29/09



Page 2, Woodturners 1 Newsletter 2/5/09


March 2009 Make a Wish Inventory


$3.00 Bin                                                  Wine Bottle Holders


44 hugs                                                      4 wood

31 honey dippers                             4 corian

4 weed pots                                               1 short

1 mushroom

1 praying hands



19 kazoos                                                  100 stick pens

36 seam rippers                                         50 small bird houses

28 plain wine stoppers                    3 duck calls

81 pull chains                                            10 fancy pens

64 toothpick holders                                 75 misc items

40 $2.00 items                                          3 screw drivers

3 round picture frames                    3 xmas napkin holders

5 goblets                                                    3 small xmas sleds

8 mallots                                                    4 tall candle holders

1 gavel                                                       25 earings

10 necklaces & beads                                274 stool samples

31 weedpots                                              15 small ring holders

1 oil lamp                                                  7 jump ropes

27 candle holders                                      38 kazoos

6 bowls


30 $4.00 items













Page 3 Woodturners 1 February 2009 Newsletter


For Sale

Vacuum pump, single piston, oil-less type, 2 available - Works fine BUT sold AS IS, $40. each

Wood Bleach, Klean Strip Brand - 16 oz ea of part A & B, retails for 14.95 to 18.95, buy for $10.

Contact Frank Stanko at 716.633.8455 to buy, see it, or for more details.

For Sale

Delta Midi-Lathe, 10 by 14, 6 speed, 115v, like new, $200.

Contact Bill Perry, 2562 N. French Rd., E. Amherst NY, 716.688.9164

For Sale

Approx. 12" x 18" black cherry log - cut Nov 2007 - uncoated, ends solid, $10 each 4 available, a few larger diameter logs available, make offer

Contact Lance Eggleston at flyingwood2@verizon.net

For Sale

Jet JWP-12DX 12-1/2" Portable Planer -BRAND NEW !!! - $400 (Village of Hamburg) - This is a BRAND NEW JET JWP-12DX 12-1/2" Portable Planer - It has been unboxed and bolted to its own mobile base cabinet. However, the setup was never completed and the unit is unused. Price is the same whether you take the cabinet or not. I may be able to deliver within 30 minutes of Hamburg.

Contact Lance Eggleston at flyingwood2@verizon.net

For Sale

Delta Lathe - DL40 - Variable speed (300 to 2200rpm), 50" capacity between centers, 16" outboard capacity, cast iron bed, 2 banjos, several tool rests and faceplates. EXCELLENT condition. Asking $1500.

Contact Bob Lehner at 716.741.2531