Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes – April 5, 2007

Members Present  - 37


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  The Treasure’s report was given by John Paulin, the update will be included in the May Newsletter.

Business Items:   

“CORRECTION” Last month we reported Clair Bluhm was lucky to win a mini lathe at Rockler’s, Sorby Tool demonstration.  Wrong!! It was Pat Boggan who won and she has donated it to Barb’s Barn for use in the educational sessions there. Thanks Pat and sorry for the error.

Intermediate Kids Hands On Class at the Barn

Bob Rosand received an AAW grant for a "Intermediate Kids Hands on Barn Session" to be held Saturday, June 9th. There is no charge for the workshop. The barn, Bob's time, travel, and talent are being donated. Students must be "intermediate turners" i.e. already turning, have regular access to a lathe & tools. Each participant will receive a 1 year AAW membership, free lunch, turning video as well as other "perks" to be announced June 9. The class is limited to 8 students: first come, first serve basis. Please contact Barb, (716) 652-4156, for further information. Age: 12-18, will consider younger if qualified.


The Audubon Library has a display case for use by WNYWT in November if we would like to show our work. A volunteer is needed to head this effort.


Pepper Weinheimer expressed a  need for a 22 year old  man who has cancer and is need of financial help. When donations reach the $500 level, Pepper will cut off his hair, when they reach the $750 mark, Pepper will cut off his beard, and when they exceed $1,000 Pepper will shave off his mustache. Should you wish to donate, send checks to Pepper Weinheimer, 2682 W. Church St. Eden, NY 14057 marked for “Don Sharkey Fund”.


The following changes and additions should be made to the “Membership List for 2007”.




19 Old Mill Circle









266 Kings Highway









901 Park Avenue

N. Tonawanda





Please check out your data, and submit any changes or noted errors to Dick Radel at 716/639-0620 or richardrradel@msn.com.


Show & Tell:  Thanks for sharing to, Bob Ball,  Paul Mazuchowski,  Tony Zielinski, Steve Imerese and Jim Schnellinger.


Demo: The demo was by Paul Mazuchowski on how to turn a kazoo. Thanks Paul for a great demo.


Next Meeting:             Thursday May 3rd, 2007

                               The demo will be turning goblets and will done by Jim Vasi.

                             Thursday, June 7th. Milt Ehrenberg will be taking a group photo.

Respectfullly,  Dick Radel