Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes –June 3, 2010

Members Present  - 50


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Expense: Lathe & PA system                                 $599.96        Previous Balance                 $3,920.43

Printing                                                                    $10.00        Income: Dues                           $20.00       

50/50                                                                       $25.00        New Balance                       $3,355.47


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 June meeting.


Jim Shimwell tells of Aspire News      Rich Mialki demo’s ladder              Jim Vasi - spindles     Ray Bissonette - off center turning

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 need to be filled. (yellow highlighted) We need 17 more volunteers to fill the slots.  HAVE YOU VOLUNTEERED??? SIGN-UP NOW BY CALLING RICH, or sign-up at the meeting Thursday.

Jim Vasi showed all the new PA system. THANKS JIM. For all you do for the Club.

Norm Kosmerl introduced new member Jeremiah Porter, who lives at 39 Garfield St., Lancaster, NY 14086,, tel 867-9455, e-mail CBJeremiah@bigfoot.com, The information of Richard M. Klima is address 50 Caprice Drive, Cheektowaga, NY 14227, tel 668-8358, e-mail Railman_2000@Hotmail.com. Norm also introduced John Henrich (former member) John’s address is 166 Findlay Ave., Tonawanda, NY 14150, tel 833-3041, e-mail feshen@webtv.net

Steve Imerese has wood pieces for any member who would make items for the fair or Aspire kids. He also announced the ANNUAL AUTION WILL BE AT THE OCTOBER MEETING.  The monies someone pays for your stuff goes to the treasury of the club. Jim also brought up and the membership approved of donating $50 to the church of Lyle Foell’s wife in her memory.

Jim Rupracht  still has anchor seal to sell from Pembroke. Price is $8.00 per gallon. Call him at 1-585-547-3885.  

Rich Mialki introduced Dennis Hambruch from Mafell Tools (626-9303) and a representative from Germany who explained their goal of providing woodworkers with the highest quality tools. Catalogs were available for those who wanted them. If you missed the meeting and are interested in quality tools contact Dennis.

Show & Tell:    Rich Mialki tops,  Mike Gotthelf, -2 bowls,  Frank Stanko  - Dye bowl 6 colors, lidded boxes, Gary Jones wood fruit made by Jim Hilburger, Brianne Corbett, -pens, John Henrich  -corn holders, THANKS TO ALL WHO SHARE THEIR WORK WITH THE CLUB. 

Demo:  Demo by Ray Bissonette was very interesting. He turned a challis, then turned the stem off center. Lots of helpful hints.  THANKS FOR A GREAT DEMO, Ray.

Next Meeting: Thursday July 1st, 2010, 7:30 PM at the Maryvale School .  The demo will be lathe finishes and buffing . Also a few hints on spindle turning. All by Jim Vasi.


                                                                          Respectfully,  Dick Radel                  6/27/10