Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes  - June 3, 2004

Members Present  -  43


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report: 

Income:                                                                  $0.00           Previous Balance                 $1,430.07

Expenses:         No Report this meeting                    $0.00           New Balance                       $1,430.07

Business Items:  Jim Vasi had a moment of silence for Lloyd Crissman who passed away on May 10th, 2004. Jim has made arrangements for a Woodturning Video and book to be donated to the Orchard Park Library in memory of Lloyd from the club.  Pepper Weinheimer noted Lloyd was active in both Woodturners Clubs 1 & II, and the Southtowns Woodcarvers. Pepper related Lloyd went peacefully in the car on the way to Roswell for a treatment.

Jim again posted a sign up sheet for the Rockler Woodturner’s Mania Weekend, June 5th, & 6th.  Presently there is no one signed up for Sunday Morning, however there was a member who volunteered at the meeting. Jim purchased two new signs that state the sale of our items is donated to “Make-A-Wish” foundation and will be used both at the Rockler Weekend and the Erie County Fair.  The cost of $40 will be deducted from the sales prior to making the donation to Make-a-Wish.

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. Jim Vasi took monies for the picnic and after the meeting it was determined that 56 people have paid as of this date. All those planning on attending must pay  $11 for a family, $7 for a couple or $4 for an individual.

 Lyle Foell stated Pepper Weinheimer was taking responsibility for obtaining the parking and gate passes for the  Erie County Fair Turning to benefit “Make-a-Wish” this year. Only those who have signed up by the end of the picnic will receive free passes.  The fair dates this year are Thursday, August 12th, thru Sunday August 22nd.  Page two of this newsletter shows a schedule with those who have signed up to date. 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.

Kurt Hertzog stated the Mark St. Ledger Demo/Workshop on May 22nd, at the Charles Lindbergh School in Kenmore was a great event. Jim Vasi thanked Mike and Debbie Hachey for their donation of a live center for one of the clubs lathes. Thanks Hachey’s.   Kurt Hertzog reminded everyone that there will be “Pen Turning at Rockler’s on June 26th, for our troops in Iraq.  Rich Malki stated the Lockport Woodturners will have a workshop to make turned angels on Sept 7th, see website or call Rich for more details.  Marwin Feldman discussed two opportunities for the clubs members to help benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Amherst Museum. After discussion Marwin will explore more, with some of the members. Jim then auctioned of some wood donated by Garrett Schwenk and some tools the club owned but did not use.

Show & Tell:  Eugen Schlakk – mushrooms, vases, bowls from roots, Marwin Feldman – wood dish with inlaid highlight & bowl from punky wood piece, Ron Mostel – lidded box, Jim Vasi – duplicate spindles for old mirror, Frank Stanko – lidded box, blue ash bowl, explains finishing techniques and use of Renaissance Wax Polish, Rich Malki – spin top, Omar Roszel – Lidded bowls from multi-color woods, Don Hoffmann – Bird house, Kurt Hertzog – multi material glasses, glass, wood, plastic and great pens.  Thank you all,  for sharing!!!!!

Demo:  Kurt Hertzog showed how he sharpens his tools. Stresses safety, uses 1” wheels, dress wheels often, don’t let your tool get dull, sharpen before you need it, sharpen before last cut and you will sand less. Touch up the edge of some tools with stones, create burrs, don’t roll over the nose with touch up.  THANKS FOR A GREAT JOB, Kurt.

Next Meeting:

Thursday, August 5th, 2004, 7:30 pm

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