WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XV       ISSUE 91  January 2010

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 February 11, 2010

 

Pres. Ron Hudson called the meeting to order at 7:30PM

Guest: Kevin Worral, a friend of John Lilley

 

Treasurer, Pat Boggan, reports for month of Dec. (No update this month, Pat is away)

STARTING BALANCE 1613.83

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSE

PETTY CASH RECIEPT

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECIEPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALCANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

50/50

13.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

50/50 TURN BACK

13.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUES

180.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

AAW INSURANCE 2010)

 

 

 

208.00

 

 

 

OFFICERS AAW DUES

 

240.00

 

 

 

 

 

WOODCRAFT CEERTICATE DRAWING

52.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEPOSIT

 

 

 

 

682.00

 

 

TOTALS

258.00

240.00

758.22

208.00

682.00

665.61

1423.83

 

Announcements

Jim Hilburger took charge of the meeting early to present the “Jim Hilburger Giving Tree Award.” This is an award that is based on the book The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.

It is an award that is given to a recipient that exemplifies the essence of the book; a person who gives to others without thought of praise or reward; he or she gives of their time and talent, just because it is what they believe should be done.  It is what makes them happy, and it is a selfless act of kindness to their fellow members and colleagues. This recipient was chosen by the committee of past recipients, which at this time is two; Jim Hilburger and Barb Berger. It is not an award that is given out yearly; only when such a person shows his or her giving nature to all, and shows their worthiness of this honor. The person who the committee thought was deserving of this special honor is Paul Mazuchowski.

A heartfelt congratulation is extended to you Paul. You may not think you deserve this, but your actions and thoughtfulness prove you wrong.

 

Librarian, Paul Boland reported that there is more activity at the Library lately.

 

Vice President, Ron Ellis announced that Ron Hudson will be doing the demo in

February. He will share how to turn bracelets.

He is also looking for demonstrators for future meeting. Don’t be shy step right up and share your talents and skills.

 

Dues are due by February meeting.

 

Old Business 

The dinner at Uno’s was cancelled since they closed without notice.

 

New Business

Members are reminded that fair comes all too soon. So start turning now for the fair.

 

SHOW AND TELL

Rich Mialki: telescopic magnet with turned handle; small & large

Ron Ellis: miniature goblet

Gerald Guenther: cherry & maple burl bowl, + 2 green roughed out cherry bowls

Pat Delmonte: sassafras bowl

Jim Hilburger: his yoyo computer; tipee tops with a story

Ann Raby: seam ripper

Ron Hudson: finished big wheel truck

John Lilley: square bowl; maple & black walnut

John Chavanne: spalted maple bowl

Jim Schnellinger: butternut bowl & pendants

Ned Evans: yoyo & deer call

 

DRAWING

50/50: Jane Osborne

Craft Supply: Jim Schnellinger

Rockler: Ron Ellis

 

DEMO

Jim Schnellinger, a member of Turners 2 and Pembroke Turners Club, was the demonstrator.  He showed us how he turns pendants. It was also a demonstration of offset turning. The pendants are good sellers at the fair. Thank You Jim for your time and talent. It was a very informative and well presented demonstration. You made it look easy and something most of us can do.

 

ELMER’S CORNER: Apply Wipe-on Poly with Cotton Pads and Pantyhose

Found in Feb 2010 issue of Woodworker’s Journal.

Instead of balled-up cotton rags to apply wipe-on poly, the contributor of this tip discovered a much better applicator. All you need are a bag of those inexpensive, circular make-up remover pads and some old knee-high pantyhose.  Slip 2 or 3 pads of the cotton pads inside the stocking and wrap up the excess. The cotton accepts a good charge of poly that is still easy to control, and the pantyhose keeps the cotton fiber out of the finish coat. It also lays down a nice, level coating with out streaks.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Muriel Kummer