WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XII         ISSUE 56        Jan 2007

Meetings 7:30 PM; Second Thursday

Hamburg Middle School

360 Division Street

Hamburg, New York

 

http://www.wnywoodturners.com

 

The next scheduled meeting is Thursday Feb.8 7:30 pm

 

Presidents Corner by John O’Neil

 

I would like to thank Kurt Hertzog for his years of service to the membership of Woodturners II both as a great president of our club and as an instructor at our meetings and at Barbs Barn.  Kurt you’ll be missed!

 

May is just around the corner.  This may sound funny with snow on the ground but time goes by fast.  The club need turnings of all kinds to give to the school staff as a thank you for letting us meet there free.  We won’t find a deal like that anywhere else. So bring in those gifts and we’ll find a place to store them.  Don’t forget that the Club is giving $35.00 to the three donators who are picked as winners of the contest.

 

The Erie County Fair is coming and last year we raised a record amount for the local Make-A-Wish foundation. In the process, we almost ran out of turned items to sell and needed to make frantic calls for more items.  Again we need donations of turned items to sell so please bring them in and we’ll store them for the fair.

 

As the new president and still a novice turner I will need the help of all the membership for the club to have a successful year.  I will be calling on many of you for advice and assistance.

 

Thank You

John  

 

 

 

If, you are receiving a hard copy of this newsletter and have an e-mail address, please send that address to Kurt Hertzog at KHERTZOG@ROCHESTER.RR.COM.  You would then receive the newsletter via e-mail each month. It would help defer some or the cost the club spends each month.

 

 

 

 

 

President Kurt Hertzog called meeting to order at 7:30PM. The only guest tonight was Bob Sonner and friend of Ron Hudson.

 

 

Treasure Pat Boggan reports the following for the month of Nov

 

STARTING BALANCE 2052.85

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSE

PETTY CASH RECIEPT

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECIEPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALCANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

CARRYOVER FROM 2006

 

 

163.74

 

 

1889.11

2052.85

MEMBERS DUES

 

30.00

 

 

10.00

 

 

50/50 RAFFLE

 

20.00

 

 

 

 

 

OFFICER’S AAW DUES

120.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECRETARY EXPENSE

 

 

 

39.00

 

 

 

CLUB INSURANCE

 

 

 

257.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

120.00

50.00

93.74

296.50

10.00

1602.61

1696.35

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Gail Warzel volunteered to be the 50/50 ticket seller at the meetings, instead of the treasurer doing this.

 

Reminder to member that the Sorby Demo, sponsored by Rockler’s is scheduled for the 28th of Feb. at Pembroke High School from 6 – 8:30PM. There is no admission charge and there will be door prizes along with some nice discounts on Sorby tools. Refreshments will also be provided by the clubs

 

February Demo: Jim Vasi, a member of Woodturners I, will be doing a bandsaw tutorial.

 

Old Business

 

Lance Eggleston gave an update on the show and sale event he proposed last month. He has done quite a lot of research into such an event and he provided the club members with a handout explaining the format of the event, place, cost to vendors, and location. If interested in participating see Lance for details and copy of handout if you haven’t acquired one yet. They event is planned for the fall so there will be more information as the time gets closer.

 

New Business

Lance Eggleston wants to build an outboard lathe and ask for help from any club member that has any experience in this area.

 

 

 

 

 

Show and Tell

Pat Delmonte: spalted maple bowl

Jim Hilburger: .   18” & 24” peppermill out of cherry

Muriel Kummer: 3 salt & peppermill sets: 12” cherry, 6” black walnut & cherry

Paul Mazurchowski: spalted elm bowl

Ned Evans: butternut peppermill, two lidded boxes

David Breth: pilgrim box

Ken Schweickert: locust bowl

Ron Hudson: oak burl candleholder & bowl, & a picture of the table he made

John Bathrick: black birch bowl

Dan Vucic: soft maple bowl

Rich Mialki: spalted elm bowl

Kurt Hertzog: 4 segmented bowls, one out plywood& a mallet for carving

 

 

 

Drawings

Rockler: Ken Schweickert

Craft Supply: Ron Hudson

50/50: Pat Delmonte

 

DEMO

Jim Hilburger did a demo on production turning. It included the jigs he developed to turn the items he demoed, his techniques in turning them and information on how to turn successfully. The items he turned were:  snowmen, tops, toothpick holders, chain pulls, and bottle corks. He also stressed the importance of turning with a sharp tool and his way to sharpen tools quickly. As usual, Jim’s put on and entertaining and very informative demo. Thank you, Jim, for sharing all your skill and enthusiasm for turning.

 

ELMER’S CORNER:

Here’s one I found in Woodsmith. Carabiner Tool Organizer

Rummaging through a tool box or shop drawer to find the right wrench is always a challenge. Here is a better way to organize wrenches. Use carabiners. They come in a wide variety of sizes and colors, and they can be found many places. A small carabiner connected to a large one will hold a full set of wrenches. Plus the spring-loaded openers make sure the wrenches stay put, while making it easy to remove the one needed. Also, since they come in many colors, you could use one color for standard wrenches and one for your metric set.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Muriel Kummer