WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XIII         ISSUE 70      Mzrch 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 April 10, 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

 

 

President Hudson called meeting to order at 7:30 PM

Guest tonight: Rich Schriber of Pembroke woodworkers club.

 

Treasure, Pat Boggan, reports for:  March

 

STARTING BALANCE 1018.45

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSE

PETTY CASH RECIEPT

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECIEPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALCANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

50/50

 

20.00

 

 

 

 

 

DUES

 

10.00

 

 

10.00

 

 

SECRETARY EXPENSE

 

 

 

60.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

0.00

30.00

248.39

60.20

10.00

749.86

998.25

 

 

Announcements

 

VP, John O’Neil announced the demo for April meeting will be Paul Mazuchowski turning fluted bowls.

 

Remember the fair is not too far away and we are going to need lots of product to out do what we did last year. Bring in your turnings and we’ll store them for the fair.

 

If you have borrowed any videos, and are done watching them, PLEASE bring them back.

 Old Business

President Hudson tabled any discussion on the dues increase and summer picnic until April meeting

Rich Crowe reported on “Carving for Cause.”  All proceeds raised will go to the replanting of trees in WNY. Interest was shown by members to turn and donate their turning for this cause. Rich is going to pursue this and obtain the blanks for both clubs for this cause. It seems many of the trees that were lost in the storm have a story behind them from different areas of Buffalo. Pat Delemonte and Rich hope to have the blanks available to member at the April meeting.

New Business

 

Kurt Hertzog left a copy of Woodworker’s Supply’s latest Big book of Woodworking which includes a comprehensive line of wood lathes, turning tools and lathe accessories and a full line of woodworking tools and supplies. If you’re in the market for any new items for your shop, take a look. The club members do get a discount.

 

Show and Tell

Pat Delmonte: 4 bowls; 2 out of 200 year old oak, & 2 out of sunburst locust

Paul Mazuchowski: 2 fluted bowls; zebra wood & tiger grain

Rick Crowe; a castle & box elder vase

Bob Weisedel: bottle stoppers with cabachons

John Chavanne: box elder bowl

Lance Eggleston: turning called: “fire flower”

John O’Neil: honey dipper for the fair

Kurt Hertzog: lidded box out of sphere sea shell, egg shell ornaments, glass ornaments with stand made form a bowl gone astray, name plate with mother of pearl inlay

Ron Hudson: weed pots & snowmen for the fair

 

Drawings

50/50: Ned Evans

Rockler:

Craft Supply: Ron Hudson & Kurt Hertzog

 

DEMO

 

Kurt Hertzog did his sharpening demo. This was a very comprehensive demo in sharpening He touched every aspect of the subject from wheels to tool steel, stressing simplicity of grinding your tools. He also stressed that you need a respectable way to present the tool to the grinder to get the best results.

 

 

 

 

 

ELMER’S CORNER

 

This is one I found in Woodsmith. The use of spark plug gap gauges in the wood shop. They look like a pocket knife with various thicknesses of metal strips that fan out, and you can get them at any automotive supply store. Use the metal strips to push glue into tight spots and under veneers. The different gauge strips can also be used to check the setup of your power tools.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Muriel Kummer