Text Box:    WNY Woodturners
   Newsletter   minutes – Nov 7, 2003,  attendees – 45
       Maryvale HS Woodshop Room #120:  1050 Maryvale Dr. Cheektowaga, NY

Treasurer’s Report

Previous Balance                      886.37

Income, Auction                       345.00

   2004 membership dues            40.00

   Hat sales                                     8.00


 Video & books                         100.00

 Maryvale School rent             336.00

New Balance                              843.37

Thank You  -  John Paulin


Jim Vasi shared an old, old joke, but everyone still laughed. Regarding membership, the $20 dues for the year 2004 is due by January 1, 2004, members can pay John Paulin now! Any member who has not paid by February 1, 2004, will be replaced by those men and women on our waiting list.

Jim Shimwell thanked all toy makers, to date we have almost 400 toys and know more are coming in each week. If you are short of room or want to deliver your toys to someplace now, Carm Queeno volunteered to take them in his shop at 1096 Maryvalle Drive, Cheektowaga. Jim also requested volunteers to help distribute toys on December 11, 2003 at 9:30 AM at the ASP-RE (old UCP) campus. Anyone who has been there previously can tell you there is both enjoyment in giving and watching the kids receive the gifts. Come and share. Bob Ball reminded all to watch the size of blocks and toys with respect to choking concerns. If you need wood for toys see Jim Vasi or Joe Guppenberger.

Bill Allan reported he was at Advantage Lumber (9 Carter St. Buffalo, 14220 tel 827-3915) and got some good deals on exotic woods. Not big pieces, but great for turning. Cheap scrap, great for us. Ron Mostel  stated he has some black walnut if members need some, Jim Vasi says he has oak also.

Bob Ball requested all to turn in the VCR tapes that you have from the clubs library. There are 102 tapes in the library but would request you return tapes in 30 days. Thanks for your co-operation.

Kurt Hertzog will be the new President of Woodturners II in January. Congratulations Kurt!

Have you surfed our website?  Its great ! ! ! There is a great article about the Barb’s barn by Ray Bissonette. Also you can look at other members work. Great photos. You must see to believe it.


Visit our website and click on “Classified” For those members who don’t have or don’t use a computer, see page two of this newsletter for who is selling what.

Show & Tell

Forgive me if I missed your donation, but the following toys are noted: Jim Vasi wall shelf kits, Al Schultz great, bright, large piece, puzzles, Jim Shimwell very small snowmen, kits for building trucks, stencil number boards, Joe Guppenberger blocks & trucks, Ken Miller marble tops,  there were also some great turnings, Marwin Feldman soft maple, Kurt Hertzog flat bowl, Eugen Schlaak awesome dyed burl box elder vases & bowls. What colors!! Lacquer produces the best color finish. THANKS TO ALL.


Eric Scott discussed the progression from amateur to professional in all we do. The same holds true for turning and wood carving. He shared his progression with ducks and bowls. It was amazing how fast he could carve on the turned bowl with the right tools. To place the pattern on the wood, he uses labeling paper and a copy machine. He likes the “Foredom 5400 Woodcarving Kit” (www.foredom.com) as well as a 10amp Pyrographic (woodburning) Razertip (www.razertip.com)  tool. Thanks for sharing. 

Next Meeting

Thursday 7:30 PM

December 4th,  2003.

“Clair Bluhm & Barb Berger”  Making those last minute gifts.

Don’t forget to bring your show & tell items. It will help others.