Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes –Nov. 5, 2009

Members Present  - 48


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Expense: Make-A-Wish                                     $11,671.40        Previous Balance                $15,112.47

Hats & trophy                                                        $396.72        Pendleton Woodturner’s         $253.67

Income: Dues                                                          $40.00        Auction                                  $203.00

Hats                                                                        $91.00        New Balance                       $3,124.68


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 November meeting.


        Show & Tell items,            Bob Ball and a big toy,          Jim Vasi’s toothpick holder     Jim’s other items for X-mas

Special thanks to Brian Effinger photographer, and Paul Mazuchowski webmaster for putting it together

Business Items:   

Jim Shimwell again asked for all to make toys for the Aspire kids.  We will present the toys to them on December 8th, 2009. As of this meeting he has 160 toys but is looking for about 400 toys. Please bring the toys you have made to the December Meeting or contact Jim at 875-9654.


Dick Radel brought the vacuum chuck to the November meeting that went with the Lathe. There was a discussion of what to do with the vacuum chuck. The general thought was to authorize and pay Jim Hilburger to modify the chuck to fit our #1 lathe that is in Barb’s Barn so it can be used in classes there.  Another idea was to sell the chuck at its real worth. What do you think should be done?  Come to the December meeting and vote.

Fair Update:  Andrea Gregory from Make-A-Wish was at the meeting and stated the recipient who was coming to the meeting has the swine flu and hopefully will be at next months meeting.

Paul Mazuchowski introduced Tom Elberson from Advantage Trim & Lumber, 601 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY who brought many pieces of hardwood for turning to the meeting.  Tom gave the pieces away as prizes for those who purchased 50 – 50 tickets. Advantage Lumber’s Tom can be reached at 827-3915 should you need some materials.

David Day introduced his friend Jerry as a guest tonight.  Did you know Harry Vogel is 84 years young? We are concerned for Mike Hachey who is in the hospital in Rochester with a blood clot.

Show & Tell:  Eugen Schlaak fennel ornaments, large bowl, Rich Mialki a piece made from buckthorn wood Jim Shimwell bowl from Germany, Bob Ball toy locomotive, 2x4 trucks, pens,  Jim Rupracht carving & bottle stoppers, Brian Effinger  bowl & pen, Pete Campana  pencil , gravel.

Demo:  The demo was by Jim Vasi. Jim made a few quick and easy projects which are suitable for gifts. He did a great job and what a pleasure it was to watch his techniques. THANKS JIM!!!!


Next Meeting: Thursday December 3rd 2009, 7:30 PM at the school . There will be no demo because we will be holding our Christmas party. Pizza and pop will be served. If you wish to bring some baked goods please do. Bring your toys for Aspire as this is the last meeting before the distribution of the toys.


                                                                          Respectfully,  Dick Radel                   11/29/09