Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes  - Sept. 7, 2005

Members Present  - 36


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:   none at this meeting.

Business Items:    The Erie County Fair Turning and Sale for Make-a-Wish was a great success.  Jim Hilburger thanks all the volunteers and reported we will be able to donate $6,333 to “Make-a-Wish”. Bob Ball stated there were 31 members from Turners 1, 16 members from Turners 2 and 12 wives who volunteered their time at the Fair.  Al Schultz has cataloged and will store approximately 500 items that were not sold in 2005 and have them available for the Fair in 2006.  Jim Vasi will get a check from the Treasure, and with help, will present it to “Make-a-Wish”.  Hopefully we will get News coverage and have a photo to use at next years Fair.

Jim Shimwell requested members to make toys for the Aspire Christmas Toy program. If anyone could donate some 9” or 10” dolls that will go in the doll beds already made, please contact Jim at 875-9654 or e-mail him at ourplace72@aol.com. We need seven (7) dolls.  Jim reminded everyone of the concern that parts of the toys can not be smaller than what would fit thru a toilet paper tube to eliminate a potential chocking situation.  All toys must be done and turned in by the December meeting.

Last months demo was done by “Dan Mosher” who is not a son-in-law of Steve Imerese.

Change of address’s -  Rich Crino’s e-mail is rjcrino@FINALcom.net

                                       Don Hoffmann’s e-mail is hofhaus@LOCALnet.com

                                       Tom Hurley’s address is 2813 Lake Rd, Wilson, N.Y. 14172

                                        Dan Rogala address is 136 The Commons, Grand Island, N.Y. 14072

Coming Events:

Barb's Barn Session There will be an all day hands on session at Barb's Barn on Saturday, October 1st from 9 am to 3 pm. Paul Mazuchowski will the instructor and will be teaching how to turn flowers. Contact Barb to sign up at gramabbb@aol.com with a subject line of "Barn Session". There will be a $10 donation which includes materials. First come, first serve and is open to all of the area turners.

Amherst Museum On October 8th, from 11 am to 5 pm there will be wood carving by the Wood carvers and Bob Ball, Rich Malki, Jim Vasi and you if you volunteer will demo wood turning.  Call Bob Ball at 741-3693 if your interested.

Bob Rosand at Barb's Barn Bob Rosand will hold two days of hands-on workshops at Barb's Barn on Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th. The content of both days will be identical and will focus on Christmas ornmaments and other Christmas gift turnings. The fee for the day is $40. and will include materials. Class size is limited so contact Barb at gramabbb@aol.com to enroll of for more details. Either session is open to the area turners.

Niagara Arts & Cultural Center “An Exhibit of the Art of Fine Woodworking” runs September 9th, thru November 6th at the center located at 1201 Pine Avenue (at Portage) Niagara Falls, New York.  TAKE A LOOK.

Show & Tell:  Bill Perry – Brought in a burl and got advice on how to cut it. Had soft wormy maple bowl and a North Fork Island pine bowl, Lance Kanaby – West Indies Plate, Al Schultz – knives made from old razors, James Rupracht – Popular bowl & carving, Butternut bowl with carving, Rich Malki – flower vase, Kurt Hertzog –  painted bowls, Jim Hilburger – pull chains, wine bottle corks of multi colored woods.  Thanks for sharing.

Demo:   Paul Mazuchowski  demonstrated how to turn flowers. He was quick, had great hands on turning and did a super job.  Thanks Paul.

Next Meeting:               Thursday  October 6th, 2005,

Our annual auction. Bring your items to donate and be auctioned off the for the benefit of the club. You can even bring back some of the things you bought last year and have been taking up space. Let someone else store them for the coming year. Lots of fun, lots of bargains, and all for a good cause, your club.