Text Box:    WNY Woodturners
   Newsletter   minutes – Sept 4, 2003,  attendees – 41
       Maryvale HS Woodshop Room #120:  1050 Maryvale Dr. Cheektowaga, NY

Treasurer’s Report

Previous Balance                      546.83

Income, Picnic check return    300.00

   WNYWT 2 – ˝ web                33.00


   Deposit Picnic 2004                 50.00

   Book for E. Baumer                 17.50

New Balance                              812.33

Thank You  -  John Paulin


Jim Vasi bought the book/video for Clarence Library in memory of Elmer Baumer. Jim also reported the Lathe duplicator was sold for a $100 profit for the club.

Lyle Foell reports the sale of items at the Erie County Fair totaled $5,357, that will be presented to the Make-A-Wish foundation. After much discussion, a number of members were going to see what could be done for a press release to thank the “fair buying public” for their support. Lyle again thanked all the members who made items prior to and during the fair. Special thanks, to Jim Hilburger and Bob Ball for their efforts. All thanked Lyle for the great job he continues to do.

Jim Shimwell had patterns for toys, Joe Guppenberger had wood and Jim Vasi had wheels from Rockler so members can make toys for the UCP kids at Christmas. Jim requested all to start now so we can present lots of toys to the needy UCP kids.

Ron Mostel wrote an article for the Woodworker’s Journal October 2003 edition. He detailed how to make a Lathe Steady Rest for a mini lathe. Previously Ron demonstrated his steady rest at our woodturners meeting. Good job Ron. See page 2 for more details.

Members approved purchase of the 3 videos of the 2003 ADW Symposium. Bob Ball to follow up.

Milt Ehrenberg reported he reserved the Noco Pavilion for the 2004 Picnic. The date of the Picnic will be June 24th, 2004.

Membership corrections:

Dick Radel moved, his new address is 23 Carriage Circle, Williamsville, NY 14221, phone (716) 639-0620, please update your list. Call Dick with your changes.

Have you surfed our website?  Its great ! ! ! If you don’t have a computer, go to your local library, talk to the people there, and they will help you look at our website on their computers. Try it.


Show & Tell

Jim Meier, gold leaf bowl, turned wood tops for canning jars, antler oil lamp, scratch awls, & a metal wine stopper.

Jim Vasi, quilted maple plate & bowl, Segmented bowl blank.

Ron Mostel, Inside/outside turning wine decanter, wine stoppers & key chains. Ron says, make small.

Kurt Hertzog, pens & display cards.

Marwin Feldman, off center container, segmented maple and walnut tops.


Don Olney of “Uncle Don’s Mechanicals” made an awesome presentation that held everyones attention. Don wore a top hat, had an all top sculpture, and a trunk full of tops of every description. WOW! Don talked about making tops and the finite changes that effect how they spin. Don demonstrated throwing tops and landing them on his hands, table tops and other places. He had an egg top, flip over top, ball top and a penny top. His advise when making or using tops was, spin gently, watch where the center of gravity is, the lower the largest diameter is and the lower the center of gravity is, makes for the longest spinning tops. You can visit his shop and showroom at 1237 E. Main St., Rochester, NY 14609 or call 585-734-0876, or his website is www.uncledonsmechanicals.com

Next Meeting

Thursday 7:30 PM

October 2nd,  2003.

“Annual Auction”  Anything sells!!  Please bring your obsolete and never used items to raise money for the club. Trash to one, is gold to another.