Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes –May 6, 2010

Members Present  - 53


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Expense: Turner                                                     $100.00        Previous Balance                 $3,985.43

Income: Dues                                                          $20.00       

50/50                                                                       $15.00        New Balance                       $3,920.43


Have you visited the Web site WNYWoodturners.com? It has many photos and info on what happened at the last meeting, what different members are making and much more. Here are a few photos from the May meeting.


Jim Vasi & new lathe                 David Byrne spins metal & uses special tools             some of the spun items

Business Items:   


Rich Mialki shared that the dates for the Erie County Fair are August 11th, thru the 22nd, 2010. See the attached sign-up sheet for what slots are filled.  HAVE YOU VOLUNTEERED??? SIGN-UP NOW BY CALLING RICH, or sign-up at the meeting Thursday.

Jim Vasi showed all the new club lathe and the stand he so graciously made. THANKS JIM. For the record the lathe was $372, materials for the stand $151, shield $28 and PA system $42. Again, Thanks Jim for all you do.

Norm Kosmerl introduced new member Richard K. (more info next newsletter)

Jim Rupracht will be selling wood sealer in gallons at the next meeting.

The wife of long time club member Lyle Foell passed away on May 27, 2010.  Visitation will be at Hoy's Funeral home on Union Rd.  6/1,Tuesday 7-9, and 6/2,Wednesday 2-4, 7-9.  The funeral will be at the Methodist church on Seneca St near the route 400 exit ramp on 6/3 Thursday morning.

Jim Hilburger is going to David Ellsworth's house this coming weekend for a worshop.  There is a maximum of 5 people.  The person he was going with had to cancel so a spot is open.  It is a 3 day workshop.  Jim will be leaving around 7 pm this Thursday 6/3. The cost is $750 including meals and materials.  If you are interested in going please call Jim at 652-3096 or email him at jim.hilburger@gmail.com

Jim Rupracht  will be bringing some anchor seal to sell from Pembroke. Price will be $8.00 per gallon. If some one wants a lot 4-5 gallon let him know ahead of time so he can bring a larger amount.  


Show & Tell:    Rich Mialki bracelets & Jacob ladder,  Eugen Schlaak , large bowls, pepper mills & vase, Jim Vasi  spindles, Ray Bissonette  off center wine glass THANKS TO ALL WHO SHARE THEIR WORK WITH THE CLUB. 

Demo:  Demo by David Byrne was very interesting. He spun metal into shapes such as bowls 7 plates. He also made bells of different materials and they rung differently.  THANKS FOR A GREAT DEMO, David.


Next Meeting: Thursday June 3rd. 2010, 7:15 PM at the Maryvale School .  The demo will be off center turning by Ray Bissonette.


                                                                          Respectfully,  Dick Radel                  6/1/10