VOLUME VIII             ISSUE 14     May 4, 2003


Meetings 7:30 PM; Second Thursday

Hamburg Middle School

360 Division Street

Hamburg, New York




The next scheduled meeting is Thursday, May 8, 2003, at 7:30 pm.


Paul Mazuchowski will demonstrate the making of turkey calls.







I would like to thank Pepper Weinheimer for taking notes at the April meeting. I used most of Pepper’s notes verbatim to write this newsletter.



The June meeting demo will be Bob Rosand.  There will be 2 hands on at Barb’s Barn on June 13 & 14.  Cost will be $35.00 per session per person.  Friday will be for beginners and Saturday will be for advanced turners.



President Ron Hudson called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.  There were no guests or visitors.


Treasurers Report   $1005.90


Vice President Rich (Bud) Sarama reported on the very successful and informative Johannes Michelsen Demonstration.  53 tickets were sold for the demo and 14 hands on tickets were sold.  A motion was made, seconded, and passed to refund Kurt Herzog’s hands on money. A flood in his finished basement prevented Kurt from attending the session. Kurt graciously declined the refund. Muriel is making a list of instructions for the hat turning.  She has them for the attending members to audit and make corrections if necessary.  Ron Mostel commended Rich and his committee for the good job.  Jim Hilburger said that this guy (Johannes,) was one of the best he had ever seen.  The Club purchased a Michelsen video for the library.


  Jim Meier requested that the stand for the club lathe be replaced with a sturdier one.  This is after the original one collapsed at the last hands on.


Kurt Herzog reported that he still needs contributions for the website.


Turn About Wood Company has sent us catalogs


Adirondack Woodturners Association Symposium is October 25 & 26, 2003 At Sage College Campus, Albany, NY. Cost $60.00 by 6/15, $75.00 after that.


There was no old business.


New Business:


Paul Mazuchowski has the new membership lists.


The Pembroke Woodturners Guild is sponsoring Paul Ross Demo.  This will be more toward beginners and hollow turning.  Tickets are $10.00 for members and $15.00 non-members.  See         Lance Kanaby or Jim Meier for tickets.


Nora Drogi from Rockler reminded everyone to get a current membership card.  This will be needed to receive any discount at the store.  She also gave an excellent presentation on finishes with questions and answers. Everyone was impressed with the extent of Nora’s knowledge on this subject.


Southtowns Woodcarver’s Show is May 3 & 4, 2003. It will be in the Creative Arts Building of the fair grounds.  The club decided it would again man a booth at the show..  Jed is the chairman by default. (De fault being he was the first volunteer.)



Show and tell:


Kurt Herzog- walnut platter, bowl, padauk bowl, boxelder bowl, myrtle bowl, etc.


Muriel Kummer- Her hat from the hands on


Gordon Fritz- inside out turning, cherry plate and Gift certificate winner.


Howard Meyer- Walnut tiered stand.


Paul Mazuchowski- Hat from the hands on, Turkey calls.  (Next month’s demo)


Terry Wypi- segmented bowl


Paul Boland- lidded sugar bowl

Rich Samara- Hat number 2, the first hat had problems


Paul Putt- Tops, carved egg and stand


Jim Meier- hat from demo


Don Barth- Table top


Gerry Rucker- Chess set and table out of maple, walnut and white ash


Ann Raby- tool handle, bottle stopper


Thank you was given to Nora for her demonstration.


Split club of $20.50 was one by Warren Stevens.


Meeting adjourned at 8:25 PM