Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes  - May 6, 2004

Members Present  -  45


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report: 

Income:                                                                  $0.00           Previous Balance                 $1,967.77

Expenses:         WNYWII (1/2 website)               $167.70          

                        Town of Ton, Security Deposit     $300.00

                        Town of Ton, Park Rent                $70.00           New Balance                       $1,430.07

Business Items:  Jim Vasi thanked Kurt Hertzog for all he has, and is presently doing for the club and announced he was the 2004 recipient of the Hilburger Award.

Jim posted a sign up sheet for the Rockler Woodturner’s Mania Weekend, June 5th, & 6th.  Please, call Jim Vasi at 632-5381 to let him know when you will be there. The present schedule shows the following:

Saturday 6/5 – mornings 10-1, Vasi, Imerese, ?                afternoons  1-4, Vasi,     ?,       ?

Sunday   6/6 – mornings 11-2,  Imerese, Malki,  ?            afternoons  2-4, Ball, Klinger,  ?

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 June meeting. All those planning on attending must pay at the June meeting. The cost is $11 for a family, $7 for a couple or $4 for an individual. Milt also auctioned off some wood that added $53 to the treasury.

Lyle Foell was proud to say there will be a three-some to be responsible for the Erie County Fair Turning to benefit “Make-a-Wish” this year. Bob Ball, Lyle Foell and Jim Hilburger, thanks guy’s.  The fair dates this year are Thursday, August 12th, thru Sunday august 22nd.  Page two of this newsletter shows a schedule that will be at both the June meeting and the picnic. Please sign up for “morning’s, afternoon’s or evenings” so we can plan on your help. Don’t forget to start making items that will sell for $3 to $5.  We had a fantastic year in 2003 and hope to raise more this year.

All were reminded of the Mark St. Ledger Demo/Workshop on May 22nd, at the Charles Lindbergh school in Kenmore. Call Rich Malki 694-5430 for tickets.

Show & Tell:  Kurt Hertzog – salad bowls, Muriel Kummer – wine bottle corks & rings for wine glasses, Bill Allan – oil lamps, Steve Imerese – lidded box, salad bowl,  Jim Hilburger –wedding goblets with rings,  Thank you all,  for sharing!!!!!

Demo:  Eugen Schlaak showed how he dyes’s burl turnings. First you need to buy “fabric dye” from a fabric store, then mix a small amount of the dye in small jars with water. Wet your turning with a brush and water, then use a light color to paint the dampened turning. Wipe with a paper towel.  Use darker colors or complimentary colors to create the desired effect and again wipe with a paper towel to blend the colors. It was noted that Eugen did not paint the total surface, but rather created an art colored object by selectively choosing where he painted and what he only wiped with the towel.  THANKS FOR A GREAT JOB, Eugen.

Next Meeting:

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


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


No regular meeting in July.  Picnic June 24th, 2004, see enclosed map.