Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes – April 3, 2008

Members Present  - 43


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Expense: Printing                                                     $60.75        Previous Balance                 $2,507.64

Income:            50/50                                               $23.00

Dues                                                                       $80.00        New Balance                       $2,549.89

Business Items:   

Jim Vasi stated that the School will be closed for renovations this summer so the July and August meetings will be held at the Robert Binner Community Ed building at 777 Maryvale Drive.  See attached map.


Norman Kosmerl, the membership vice president, acknowledged the following two new members & address for Ken.

David H, Laubisch                                               Bob Gould                                                   Ken Miller

263 California Dr.                                                  7621 Chestnut Ridge                                 649 Downing Lane

Williamsville, NY 14221                                       Lockport, NY 14094                                   Williamsville, NY 14221

634-8188                                                                 433-0709                                                        636-0128

DHLBBL@MSN.com                                          RGould2@Rochester.rr.com                 


Rich Mialki informed all that the Fair dates this year are August 6th, thru the 17th.  Think about making items now.


Steve Imerese is still looking for a member to take the position of vice president responsible for scheduling demo’s.


Do you remember the October storm of 2006? Therese Forton-Barnes does and informed all of a program “Turning Fallen Trees into Works of Art” ie “Carvings for a Cause”.  Some members took wood from fallen trees and will make some turning art items to be donated to this program. The monies donated will be used to re-tree western New York.  Check out the website www.carvingsforacause.com.


ARE YOU HAVING TROUBLES TURNING SOME ITEM?  Call one of the following members who have volunteered to be your mentor. Steve Imerese 688-6132, Jim Hilburger 652-3096, Jim Vasi 632-5381, Bob Ball 741-3693


Show & Tell:  Thanks for sharing, Richard Crowe, David Laubisch, Jake Debski, Rich Mialki, James Rupracht, Don Reidy, Bob Ball, Art Griebner, Jim Vasi, Jim Hilburger, & Steve Imerese.    Thanks Again.


Demo:  Thanks to Jim Vasi for an excellent teaching lesson on the basics of turning. He covered ways to mount your raw wood on the lathe, to differences in tools, to positions you should take when using different tools. THANKS AGAIN JIM.


Special note: Jim Shimwell had surgery at Roswell this past Tuesday, April 22nd  and is doing fine.  


Next Meeting:             Thursday May 1st, 2008

                               Jim Hilburger will demo items to turn at the fair.

                                                                                                                                     Respectively,  Dick Radel