WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XVI       ISSUE 106    January 2011

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 10, 2011

 

If, you are receiving a hard copy of this newsletter and have an e-mail address, please send that address to Paul Mazuchowski at SPOOTY@VERIZON.NET. You would then receive the newsletter via e-mail each month. It would help defer some or the cost the club spends each month.

 

Pres. Ron Hudson opened meeting at 7:30 PM

Guest this evening were: Bill Shomers, Jim McCormick, Don Shasal, & Quinten Dye

 

Treasurer, Pat Boggan, reports for month of January

STARTING BALANCE 2074.61

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSES

PETTY CASH RECIEPTS

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECIEPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALCANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

Dues

 

20.00

 

 

300.00

 

 

50/50

 

21.00

 

 

 

 

 

Officers’ AAW dues

 

 

 

192.00

 

 

 

Tape Recorder

 

 

 

40.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

41.00

264.37

232.00

300.00

2142.61

2562.35

 

Announcements

 

V-Pres, Rusty Ellis, informed us that Feb, demo will be done by Jim Hilburger. He will do a demo on sharpening.

 

Pres. Hudson informed us that the certificate of liability was received from the AAW.

 

Reminder: Club dues are due Jan and Feb.

 

 

Old Business

 

The tape recorder for the club was purchased by Treas. Pat Boggan and was used for the first time for a test run.

 

Paul Mazuchowski reported on the Rochester Club’s way of conducting their club’s agenda and procedures. Some of they highlights are”

It was decided by our member that it sounds like an interesting way to run the club but more research on the matter needs to be explored.

 

New Business

 

Pres. Hudson asks for a list of the members who belong to the AAW so he could forward correspondences to them.

 

The AAW has promoted an award to be given to a member of the club called “The Quiet Stalwart Award” The following is the criteria for such an award for one of our fellow members. As stated by the AAW:

“Every chapter has a few. You know the guy or gal who is first to pitch in and the last to quit at the end of the task. It takes a lot of effort by a lot of people to make a chapter successful but usually there are on or more “quiet stalwarts.” They are the backbone of most chapters. When nobody else will take on a task, they will. When everyone else has burned out, they keep plugging. Not once but time after time, year after year. Always giving to share the joy of woodturning. We know how important they are to the chapters and we’d like to help the chapter recognize them. If you have one or two members like that, let us know. We’ll send a Certificate of Appreciation that the chapter can personalize and award to that member. We’ll also create an area on the website to honor these folks in tan ongoing manner. A photo and a short write up will be posted and will help honor their service to the chapter. We’ll put a link on the website for the chapter President or designee to place their recommendation.”

We as a club felt we have just the person that personifies these attributes. Jim Hilburger was awarded this certificate as the first member of our club to be worthy of this recognition. Congratulation Jim, you definitely deserve this honor.

 

SHOW AND TELL

 

Rick Lawrence:  2 large segmented tea lights; corian/mahogany & cherry/mahogany

Paul Mazuchowski: banski pod & walnut vase with fluted flowers

Pat Delmonte: cedar post candle holder, banski pod vase and clock

Ron Hudson: 2 spalted bowls which he called FPB bowls (fire pile bowls)

Jim Hilburger: scroll saw project; the word JESUS on a stand.

Gerry Guenther: Large cherry bowl

Bob Weisedal: 2 curly maple vases

Gene Musial: 2 ikebana bowls; maple, mahogany vase, & cherry; maple candy dish

Rich Mialki: figured maple chip & dip bowl

John O’Neil: curly maple bowl with lid

Don Shasal: acrylic pen & hemlock bottle cork

Ann Raby: honey locust bowl lacking a bottom

John Chavanne: turned medallion

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DRAWING

50/50: Pat Delmonte

Thompson $15: Ann Raby

Thompson $10: Gerry Guenther

 

DEMO

The demo was done by Paul Mazuchowski on fluting.  He showed us how he makes his beautiful fluted flowers. Thank you Paul for an informative and well presented demo.

 

ELMER’S CORNER

This month’s tip was contributed by Jake Debski: Applying Wipe-on Finishes

To apply a wipe on finish he uses a round cotton make-up pad. The can be found in most drugstores and grocery stores.  He says to use 2-3 pads when applying the finish. To use on flat work projects and turned projects you can also put the pads inside a nylon stocking to apply the finish.

Thanks Jake for this tip. If any of you have a tip you want to share, please e-mail them to me. kummer219@msn.com

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Muriel Kummer