Text Box:    WNY Woodturners
   Newsletter   minutes – August 7, 2003,  attendees – 
       Maryvale HS Woodshop Room #120:  1050 Maryvale Dr. Cheektowaga, NY

Treasurer’s Report

Previous Balance                      559.83

Income, Picnic                             18.00

   Akron Health Fair                    34.00

Expenses, ANH Fair                   34.00

   Picnic food                                13.00

   Postage                                       9.00

   Picnic Charcoal                          9.00

New Balance                              546.83

Thank You  -  John Paulin


Milt Ehrenberg inquired as to whether we should do a picnic next year … all agreed YES, Milt will secure a date sometime in July 2004.

Jim Vasi is still working on book/video for Clarence Library in memory of Elmer Baumer. He also has some air dried cherry half logs that were donated to the club by Mrs. Baumer. Contact Jim if you want one.

Rockler Woodworking has donated a $200 LATHE DUPLICATOR to the club. After discussion it was agreed to auction it off to anyone interested, minimum bid of $100. See classified section of our website for details, or call Jim Vasi.

Rockler Woodworking has also donated a quantity of toy truck/car wheels and axles, etc to be used for Christmas Toys for the UCP kids. See Jim Vasi if you need some. Aakron Rule has donated a quantity of clear pine, 15”x4”x2” to be used for Christmas Toys for the UCP kids. See Joe Guppenberger if you need some.

 Lyle Foell sends his thanks for all who have signed up to help at the Erie County Fair – August 7-17, 2003.  We await his report at the next meeting.

Brian McIntosch’s effects will be on sale Saturday September 20th,  9 am to 4 pm at 20 Whyte Ave. N. Thorold, Ontario. Call Randy Hodge at 433-5164 for more details.

Membership corrections:

Dave Korn, 1459 Genessee St, Corfu, N.Y. 14036, tel 585-599-4410, please change your list.


Are you an old turner with a new problem??? Or are you a new turner and everything is a problem???  We can solve your problems! The following members have agreed to be your mentor, CALL THEM FOR HELP !!!

Williamsville/Snyder area,

Jim Vasi  632-5381

Steve Imerese  688-7383

Ken Miller  839-9674

West Seneca/Southtowns area,

Lyle Foell  674-2736

Jim Hilburger  652-3096

Kenmore/Niagara Falls area,

Jim Shimwell  875-9654

Eugen Schlaak 905-356-1845

Chautauqua County area,

John Paulin  965-2173

Have you surfed the website?  Its great ! ! !


Show & Tell

Jim Meier, pen/pencil sets & beautiful textured bowl

Rich Crino, tall hollowed vases of cherry

Jim Vasi, spalted maple and purpleheart bowl & box elder bowl

Eugen Schlaak, some bowls tinted with fabric dye, large box elder platter, manzanita bowl

Kurt Hertzog, several bowls previously finished but re-turned on the lathe a second time


Rich Crino  explained the process of making a bird feeder using a turned top and base, 4 turned spindles and a recycled 3 liter pop bottle for the transparent cylinder that holds & displays the bird seed. Very clever, THANKS Rich!

Next Meeting

Thursday 7:30 PM

September 4th,  2003.

“Tops”  with Don Olney

Reminder – The Oct 2 mtg is our annual auction. Start setting aside items to bring. Anything sells!!  Tools, books, wood, etc.