WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XIV       ISSUE 81   March 2009

Meetings 7:30 PM; Second Thursday

Hamburg Middle School

360 Division Street

Hamburg, New York

 

http://www.wnywoodturners.com

 

NOTE: The next scheduled meeting is Wednesday April 8 2009

 

 

Meeting called to order at 7:30 by President Hudson,

Three new members were welcomed to the club: John Lilley, Dave Bailey, and Paul Craver.

 

Treasurer, Pat Boggan, reports for month of March

 

STARTING BALANCE 1593.80

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSE

PETTY CASH RECIEPT

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECIEPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALCANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

50/50

 

19.00

 

 

 

 

 

DUES

 

280.00

 

 

 

 

 

SECRETARIAL EXPENSES

8.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

APRIL BARN SESSIION

 

120.00

 

 

 

 

 

TRANSFER TO CHECKING

400.00

 

 

 

400.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

408.13

419.00

154.01

0.00

400.00

1849.66

2003.67

 

Announcements

 

April demo will be presented by Jake Debski on the use of the bowl gouges.

 

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

 

John ONeil announced Keith Thompson will be giving a hands-on session at Barb’s Barn on Arp 25, opened to member of our club. Cost $20.00 + $5.00 for Barb from 9:30 -3:30. Maximum: 10 people. I think it has been filled.

 

 

 

Old Business 

WE have 1 Rockler certificate for show & tell non from Craft supply.

It has been tentatively decided that a plaque will be made for Kurt Hertzog to thank him for his services as Webmaster for ten years for the club.

The fair committee asks you start making items for the fair now. A list of the items they have on hand is included, so you know what is needed and the type of items that are needed to reach our goal this year.

Tickets for Keith Thompson demo put on by Pembroke Club on April 26 at Pembroke H.S. can be purchased from Rich Mialki for $20.00. The demo runs from 9-4, and your lunch can be ordered for $6.00.

New Business

John O’Neil announced the possibility of a Barn session put on by Jim Hilburger later in May or early June. Cost $5.00

Also, a reminder, to start making items for school staff. They will be collected at the June meeting to be given to the school staff as a thank you for the use of the room for our meetings. Top three items will get a prize.

SHOW AND TELL

Pat Boggan:  candle holder

Ned Evans:  3 bowls; spalted maple, burled cherry, & box elder

Gerry Rucker:  2 bowls; maple & willow

Pat Delmonte: lg curly maple bowl

Rich Mialki:  fair items: oven tray removers & 2 ambrosia weed pots

Paul Klanian:  segmented bowl

Ann Raby:  Canadian bat & pot makers for starting seedlings in spring.

Barb Berger:  X-mas ornaments & plumb bobs from kits.

Jake Debski:  hollowed vessels, box elder & fruit cherry

Jerry Weisedel:  white ash bowl out of crotch of tree.

 

DRAWING

50/50: BenAntonio

Rockler: Jerry Rucker

 

DEMO

Rich Mialki gave a very comprehensive talk on gouges and skews. Covering different types of material they are made out of; the benefits of these materials; the character of different blades; the benefit of different length of handles for tools and blades. He talked about the grind and the orientation of blade to wood of the skew. Thank you Rich for your time and effort in putting this demo together.

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ELMER’S CORNER: Question from Ann Raby to the club members.

How to fill in cracks in bowls to stabilize and enhance the piece?

Suggestion: use 2 part epoxy and brass key shavings to fill the crack. The brass can be turned or sanded smooth. Do this on the lathe. The vibration of the lathe will take the bubbles out of the epoxy. Use 15 -60 minute epoxy, depending on how fast you can work. Contrasting wood shaving can also be used.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Muriel Kummer

 

 

March 2009 Make a Wish Inventory

 

$3.00 Bin                                                  Wine Bottle Holders

 

44 hugs                                                      4 wood

31 honey dippers                                    4 corian

4 weed pots                                         1 short

1 mushroom

1 praying hands

 

 

19 kazoos                                                  100 stick pens

36 seam rippers                                               50 small bird houses

28 plain wine stoppers                         3 duck calls

81 pull chains                                                10 fancy pens

64 toothpick holders                                    75 misc items

40 $2.00 items                                       3 screw drivers

3 round picture frames                            3 xmas napkin holders

5 goblets                                                    3 small xmas sleds

8 mallots                                                    4 tall candle holders

1 gavel                                                       25 earings

10 necklaces & beads                                   274 stool samples

31 weedpots                                           15 small ring holders

1 oil lamp                                                  7 jump ropes

27 candle holders                                    38 kazoos

6 bowls

 

30 $4.00 items