VOLUME XII†††††††† ISSUE 58††††††† Mar 2007

Meetings 7:30 PM; Second Thursday

Hamburg Middle School

360 Division Street

Hamburg, New York




The next scheduled meeting is Wednesday April 18 7:30 pm


Presidentís Corner by John OíNeil


Hello to all


I wish to thank those who have donated items to the Club for sale at the fair.The need is great so bring your items to the show and tell and then place them in the donation box.At this time we have about 30 turnings and our Club should have several thousand items if we expect to raise the same amount of money for the Make a Wish Foundation as we did last year.


Please donít forget that we also need turnings as gifts for the school personal in June.Thatís just three meetings away and remembers that itís the generosity of the school that allows us to meet there at a price that canít be beat.


The following Symposiums have been announced:


The Yankee Woodturning Symposium to be held June 1-3 at Wesleyan College in Middletown, CT, is coming up fast and plans are being finalized.As previously announced we have lined up ten featured demonstrators with national and international reputations as well as some very good local talent.The featured demonstrators include Jimmy Clewes from England, Graeme Priddle from New Zealand, Jean-Francois Escoulen from France, and from the U.S., Johannes Michelsen, Mark St. Leger, Michael Hosaluk, Mark Sfirri, Angelo Iafrate, Beth Ireland, and Bob Rosand.

Register early as the fee increases from $135 to $150 on May 1st and will be $165 at the door.For details see our website www.yankeewoodturningsymposium.org;

Email garybashian@hotmail.com or call (401) 829-8293.


ďThe Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild announces its 5th Biennial Symposium to be held on October 12, 13, and 14, 2007 at the Higher Ground facilities just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio.  The featured turners are Trent Bosch, Nick Cook, Clay Foster, Matthew Hill, Mark Kauder, Graeme Priddle, Mark Sfirri, and Molly Winton along with some very good local talent in 25 additional rotations.


We have a very nice facility in the woods in Southeastern Indiana.  We have a trade show, instant gallery, auction run by John Hill of the AAW, dining hall and dorm rooms on the premises, and a Saturday night banquet.  The food is very good, the location is great, and the demonstrators are top notch, so come join us for a weekend in the woods on October 12, 13, 14, 2007.  We have a limit of 250 attendees each day, so get your application in early.


For information on fees and a downloadable application see our web site at www.ovwg.org  (please note that the on-site motel is sold out, lodging on-site is limited to dormitory style accommodations only)


***We are looking for attendees who would be interested in being what we call "guest demonstrators".  Guest demonstrators are attendees who would like to demonstrate some aspect of woodturning that they have mastered for 1 1/4 hours either before or after the "pro" demonstrators.  In exchange for their demonstration we will pay for their meals on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, an $85 value.  If anyone is interested in being a "guest turner" have them contact David Morrical, President, OVWG, at 513-771-5205 or dmorrical@aol.com.  Please describe what aspect of woodturning you would like to demonstrate.  We have about 20 "guest" positions still available.Ē





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President John OíNeil called the meeting to order at 7:30PM. Our guest tonight was Dan Ott. Welcome to our new members: Bob Somer, Jane Osborne, and Neil Holden.


Treasure Pat Boggan reports the following for the month of Mar.



























50/50 RAFFLE


























Vice President, Jake Debski wants to remind everyone that the April meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 18 at the regular time. The school is closed for Spring break on the 11th.


April Demo. A representative from Dynabrade and tentatively one from Klingspor, will review their products and their uses.


Notice: Membership dues were due in January. If you havenít paid them you need to either send $10.00 to Treasurer, Pat Boggan at 34 Siberling Dr,Cheektowaga, 14225, or bring them to the April meeting. Otherwise you will be dropped from the membership. If you are not sure if you are paid or not, contact either John OíNeil at 662-9434 or Pat Boggan at 802-0517.


Old Business


This pass month Jim Hilburger has held 3 workshops at Barbís Barn to teach how to turn all the items that he demoed at the Jan meeting. From what I have heard, the people who attended these workshops have gained some very valuable skills and techniques to improve their overall turning skills. Not to mention the skills to make items that the club can sell at the fair this year. I would like to extend a great big Thank You to both Jim and Barb for taking the time and effort to offer this opportunity to our club members. I know the prep work that goes into workshops like this is enormous, and they do it willingly to better our members. We as a club are very fortunate to have people like Jim and Barb who are willing to offer their time and skills.
This also goes for all the other members, who have offered workshops in the past and I hope in the future to make our members better turners. The resource of these people in our club alone is vast, and we should all be very thankful.


So with that said I want to remind all members, that the fair is just around the corner, and now is a good time to start to make items for that event. Bring them into any meeting, and we will store them for the fair.


Jake informed the group that arrangements have been made for two hands on classes†† on bowl turning for May to be given by Bill Grumbine at Barbís barn and perhaps a May meeting demo. Cost will be in the $1,100 to $1,300 range. Members of club 2 cost for the hand on will be $30.00. The cost will be $40.00 for members of other clubs.


A motion was ask to approve or disapprove. Jed Donahue made motion to approve, seconded by Debbie Hachey. Motion carried.



New Business


Mike Hachey announced a Rochester Woodturner sponsored demo. Cindy Drozda will be giving two hands on classes at Woodcraft store in Henrietta on April 20 and 22. The cost to non-members of the Rochester Club will be $150.00, per day. This price includes lunch and materials. Cindy will also give non-hands on session on Saturday, April 21 at the same location. The cost to non-RWS members is $50.00. This also includes lunch. For more information on this, go to www.rochesterwodworker.org.




Show and Tell

Paul Mazuchowski:turned picture frames & kazoos for fair

Mike & Debbie Hachey: mahogany & one box elder potpourri containers

Rich Mialki: yo-yoís for the fair

Rick Wierzbicki: pool cue chalk holder, bracelets for fair; turkey call and striker; & a deer†††††††† †††††††††antler dart set

Ron Fultz: butternut bowl

Ron Hudson: toothpick holder & chain pulls

Pat Delmonte: plywood bowl

Ben Martinke: two large pull tops

Jay Ferrand: large weed pot/vase

Jake Debski: square off-center shallow bowl/saucer incomplete

Jim Vasi: 2 puzzlers; large piece arrow through small hole in a heart & through a goblet must be seen to appreciate





Rockler:Rich Mialki

Craft Supply: Debbie Hachey

50/50: Debbie Hachey





Hereís one I found in Popular Woodworking, called ďVise Handle Bumpers.Ē

Iím sure many of us have sported an occasional blood blister caused by a finger getting slammed between the ball end of the metal vise handle and the viseís lead screw post. A cool, low cost solution is to slip a couple of O-rings or washers, such as hose washers, onto each end of the vise handle. If you donít have any stashed in your junk drawer they can be found in most hardware departments for less than the cost of a box ofBand-aids according to Albert Moody of Dublin, California.


Respectfully submitted,

Muriel Kummer