Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes  - April 1, 2004

Members Present  -  38


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report: 

Income:            Hats                              $24.00                          Previous Balance                 $1,933.66

                        Wood donation               $62.00                         

Expenses:         Video                            $51.89                          New Balance                       $1,967.77

Business Items:  Jim Vasi welcomed the new member who was present, Earl Herrrington, and recognized guest Ann Roby-Bark.  Please note the new e-mail address for Al Schultz is alhschultz@adelphia.net

Jim posted a sign up sheet for the Rockler Turning Weekend, June 5th, & 6th. Five members have signed up at the meeting, however we need more help.  Please call Jim Vasi at 632-5381 to let him know when you will be there. All agreed there will be a regular meeting in both May and June, and the picnic will be June 24th. We will not meet in July.

Barb Berger reported the live center from the lathe used at the Erie County Fair is missing. Please check your tool bags, it is color coded either green or blue.  We’re sure its somewhere and we will need it for the Rockler Weekend. Jim Hilburger noted Barb Berger applied for and was granted a continuing education grant from the American Association of Woodturners. With the grant, and some of her own funds, she purchased three (3) lathe’s for use by woodturners at her “Barb’s Barn Sessions”.  Congratulations Barb, and thanks for your efforts for all woodturners in western New York.

Milt Ehrenberg asks for volunteers to help with the Picnic, June 24th, at the Noco Pavilion. Many members took responsibility for tasks during the meeting however Milt could use you.  Also we need donations of prizes. If you can help or obtain prizes, call Milt at 837-7989 or let him know how you can help at the May meeting.

All were reminded of the Mark St. Ledger Demo/Workshop on May 22nd, at the Charles Lindbergh school in Kenmore. See page two for details. Also see page two for Coming Events & Classified.

Show & Tell:  Kurt Hertzog – square turnings, vases, bowls, Marwin Feldman – completed segmented turnings from last meeting, Jim Vasi – maple bowls, spalted maple bowl, Bob Ball – wine stoppers from colored wood & Christmas ornaments, Steve Imerese – artisan vessel, Bill Allan – purple heart & puduke bowl, Jim Hilburger –specialty tools, Frank Stanko – specialty tail centers, extremely thin stem challis  Thank you all,  for sharing!!!!!

Demo:  Bob Ball showed how he cuts the stem of a glass wine glass. Then using the lathe, he makes a wood base and stem of different kinds of woods, that are complimentary. Using specially ground paddle bitts, he drills holes for the glass stem and flared base of the wine glass. Then with a touch of glue, you have a wood base, wood stem, and glass vessel wine glass.  THANKS FOR A GREAT JOB, BOB.

Next Meeting:

Thursday, May 6th, 2004, 7:30 pm

Eugen Schlaak – “Using dye to make your turning’s different”.


June Meeting:

Thursday, June 3rd, 2004, 7:30 pm

Kurt Hertzog – “Sharpening, your key to better turnings”.




Page 2, Newsletter April 1, 2004

Coming Events

Mark St. Leger Demo/Workshop - The Turners 2 will be hosting Mark St. Leger for an all day demonstration and two days of hands-on workshops. The demonstration will be Saturday May 22    at the Charles Lindbergh Elementary School, 184 Irving Terrace, Kenmore N.Y. During the course of the day, Mark will be demonstrating the turning of an executive spin top (spins for 3 minutes or more), a rocker bowl turned on a bias, an off center pod box, and a lidded vessel with hand chased threads. There are also great raffle prizes including a grinder, a cordless drill, wood, woodturning books, and more being arranged.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 23    and Monday, May 24  . The hands on workshops are limited to 10 people each day. The cost for the hands on workshop is $40. Both hands-on workshop days are full. Contact Rich Sarama for any cancellations.

Rockier Turning Weekend - There will be "turning weekend" held at the Rockier Store on Saturday and Sunday, June 5   and 6  . 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.

Turners 1 Annual Picnic - The Turners 1 Annual Picnic will be held at Noco Park on Thursday, June 24  . Set aside the date. Milt needs helpers from picking up supplies to helping clean up after the event. Contact Milt Ehrenberg if you can help with any aspect of the picnic.




For Sale

Craftsman 12" Band Saw with stand and mobil base, lots of extra blades, $125.

Delta Router/Shaper 43-505 with sturdy bench stand, takes 1/4" & 1/2" bits, has split fence, $150.

Contact Lance Kanaby at 716-316-3969

Delta 12 Drill Press, excellent condition. $125. --  CarbaTec lathe w/ stand and case. Must see to appreciate the custom built case. Excellent condition. $200. -- Sears Craftsman 8" Bench Grinder, excellent condition. $75.

All of the tools listed above are in excellent to mint condition. Contact Norma Miller at 716.892.4319

Tung Oil Finish - Gillespie, factory sealed containers, 6 qts. of hi-gloss and 2 qts. of lo-gloss. $7.50 per quart - your choice while available.    Contact Frank Stanko at 716.633.8455