WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XIII         ISSUE 69      February 2008

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 Mar. 13 2008

 

If, you are receiving a hard copy of this newsletter and have an e-mail address, please send that address to Kurt Hertzog at webmaster@wnywoodturners.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’s Corner

 

Here it is March already, which means we only have three more meetings before the summer break. With spring and summer activities approaching, we only have a couple of months to get a good jump on turnings for the fair.

 

It is much easier to build up a supply over a period of time, than to wait until the last minute. This is a joint effort, and any tunings large or small are appreciated. You can bring them to the meeting, present them at show and tell, and leave them with Vice-President, John O’Neil, who will store them until the fair,

 

See you at the Mach meeting

Ron Hudson.

 

President Hudson called meeting to order at 7:30 PM

 

Treasure, Pat Boggan, reports for:  Feb

 

STARTING BALANCE 975.45

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

 

 

 

 

 

DUES

 

10.00

 

 

20.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

0.00

23.00

218.39

0.00

20.00

800.06

1018.45

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Club was informed that only club members belonging to the AAW are covered by AAW insurance.

 

Barb Berger has several boxes of assorted cut-offs to donate to folks for use on projects for this year’s Erie County Fair. Here is a chance to show your creativity and help a good cause.

 

Rich Mialki reminded the club about the April Don Geiger Demonstration and the great raffle prizes to be given away. He said there would be lots of them at the demo.

 

March Demo: Kurt Hertzog on sharpening tools and showing the results of sharp tools.

 

Bob Weisedel in formed me that he still has 5 shirts that have not been picked up yet. He will bring them to the March meeting if you haven’t pick up your order yet.

 

 Old Business

Small discussion about Summer Family Picnic took place. Due to the low attendance at the meeting further discussion of the event take place at March meeting.

Am increase in dues was once again brought up. This will be discussed and voted on at the March meeting.

An idea to save a few dollars was suggested by Rich Mialki. The members that do not have e-mail could be given an option of paying an additional $5.00 a year to cover the cost of the mailing or to opt out of being sent a newsletter each month. This will be brought up again at the March meeting

New Business

 

It was brought to the attention of the members present that an effort was being made by a group called “Carving for a Cause” to distribute lumber from the October Surprise storm. This lumber would be given to volunteers to turn and donate back to the organization, which will in turn display and /or sell the items. The proceeds would b used to buy trees to replace the lost ones. This is not just for turners, but also furniture makers, carver of all disciplines, and wood artists in general. More information, as it becomes available, will be given. Rick Crowe said he would look into it.

 

Show and Tell

Rich Mialki: box elder, maple, and walnut bowl

Jake Debski: covered tooth-pick holder made from mystery wood, spalted silver maple hollow form

Bob Sonner: 2 birdseye maple bases for candle sticks

John O’Neil: figured cherry platter

Rick Crowe: very large cherry burl hollow form, highly figured maple bowl

 

Drawings

50/50:

Rockler: Bob Sonner

Craft Supply: Rick Crowe

 

DEMO

 

 

Miniatures by Rick Mialki. You can tell Rich has done lots of these by his confidence and speed at which he turned several small goblets, one which with a captured ring. This was a very informative and entertaining demo. Thanks Rich for an enjoyable demo.

 

A number of people wanted to know where Rich purchased the Mini drill Bits. He has informed me that the 20 piece set, #61 thru 80, was purchase from Woodcraft’s catalog. The part number is 04X73 and the price was $4.99.

 

ELMER’S CORNER

From Jake Debski:

 

When turning bowl, you can use a long glue stick to check the curve and form of the turning. Lay it on the outside of the turning and it helps visualize the shape.

 

If you want you could use this for the Corner.    http://www.beaverpondstudio.com/Log_Jig.html

Several folks have asked me where I got the idea from. I just recently took the time to locate it again.

Or this makes for interesting, if somewhat long, reading.  http://www.woodturningvideosplus.com/wax-finishes.html

Respectfully submitted,

Muriel Kummer