WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XII         ISSUE 59        Apr 2007

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, May 10  7:30 pm

 

President’s Corner by John O’Neil

Hello to all

 

The May meeting is upon us and we need gifts for the School employees who graciously allow us to meet in their school.  Please bring your to this Thursdays meeting. The club is in need of items to sell at the County Fair to raise money for the “Make A Wish Foundation”. I will have a box for each at the meeting.  A special thanks to those of you who have already given.

 

The following message is from the President of the AAW.

 

Subject:  Symposium tips and reminders. 

Dear AAW member:

The 2007 AAW symposium is June 29-July 1 in Portland, Oregon. More demonstrations, Evening special interest sessions, Four gallery shows, Youth program, Pop Award winners, and a Great City To Visit.  Five ways to a better Symposium experience:   

1. Register by 15 may to save late registration fee    

2. Bring a toy for the give back to the community.  Toys will go to the Doernbecher Children's Hospital.  A few minutes at the lathe will bring many hours of enjoyment to some child.  Suggestions include finger tops, pull string tops, toy cars and trucks, as well as rattles for the little ones…..     

3.  Bring a YOUTH!    Bonnie Klein, Nick Cook, and Larry Miller will teach hands on classes to young people ages 10 through 17. The youth register FREE when accompanied by a fully registered adult. As we did last year, we will give away 25 JET Midi lathes with stands, 25 sets of Crown tools, 25 Nova Midi-chucks and 25 face shields to 25 of the lucky youths. (Bring your kids or grandkids)... register early   (12 June absolute latest) http://www.woodturner.org/sym/sym2007/youths.cfm 

4.  Plan your days! view the draft of the biggest most extensive woodturning demonstration schedule the world has ever seen at: http://www.woodturner.org/sym/sym2007/grid_1.pdf 

5.  Become part of the symposium, VOLUNTEER.   The symposium, like most AAW activities is run primarily by members pitching in.   Volunteers do most of the work along with a small paid staff of conference coordinators.  Please consider volunteering for couple of hours.  You will get more back than you put in.  We need help with Room Assistants, Youth classes, and Instant gallery..  INSTANT GALLERY:  Help Check in pieces, place them in the gallery, help visitors. To volunteer for the instant gallery Email Lynn Geller at:lynngel@pacbell.net  ROOM ASSISTANT:  provide assistance to the Demonstrator or Videographer as requested and cleanup after the session.  New this year, we’ll have a cadre of top notch videographers to operate the cameras so this will not be a Room Assistant duty. You do have to sit up front. please go to http://hockenbery.net/volform.htm And complete a web form that will be e-mailed automatically when you hit submit to Paul Rasmussen who is this years Volunteer Coordinator.  Please hit submit only once as each time sends an e-mail.  YOUTH ASSISTANT:  The Symposium will include a youth class room for 25 students.  We will have 8 class sessions two of 3 hour length and 6 that are 90 to 110 minutes long. The instructors would like to have 10 to 12 assistant in each session. The duties correspond to the assistants experience and confidence.  It can be as simple as calling the instructor to help a student that needs a little extra help to actually guiding the student directly.  Seeing a kid’s eyes light up with wonder and accomplishment is quite a reward. Please go to http://hockenbery.net/volform.htm  as mentioned above.  See you in Portland, Al Hockenbery      

 

I hope to see all of you at the meeting!

 

Take care

John

 

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 John O’Neil called the meeting to order at 7:30PM. Our guest tonight was Dennis Forysth

 

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

 

STARTING BALANCE 1801.35

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSE

PETTY CASH RECIEPT

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECIEPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALCANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEMBERS DUES

 

 

 

 

40.00

 

 

50/50 RAFFLE

 

 

 

 

15.00

 

 

KAZOO BLANKS

 

 

 

 

16.00

 

 

WEB SITE FEE FOR 1 & 2

 

 

 

149.72

 

 

 

MAY 11-12 CLASSES

 

 

 

 

610.00

 

 

TOTALS

 

 

168.74

149.72

681.00

2163.89

2332.63

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Vice President, Jake Debski announced there was one spot left on Sat May 12th for the Bill Grumbine workshop.

 

May demo will be by Bill Grumbine on “the Evil skew and spindle turning”.

 

A big thank you to Paul Mazuchowski and Jim Hilburger, for presenting the demo at the last minute.

 

Old Business

An update on the Kids Hands –on Day at Barbs’s Barn with Bob Rosand: 5 youngsters have signed on so far. Bard is looking for a few more young turners. The date is June 9. See Barb if you know any young person who is interested in learning to turn.

 

New Business

Barb asked if the club could purchase spigot jaws for the club lathes stored at her barn. A motion was made by Barb; seconded by Mary; and passed.

 

Remember to bring in your gift items to donate to the school. Every year we make gifts to be given to the school personnel to thank them for the use of the building. Remember the top 3 get $35.00 each for their efforts. We will vote on these at the June meeting.

 

Show and Tell

Paul Mazuchowski:  8 oak kazoos; vase and flowers

Ned Evans: oak leg 29” long

Rich Mialki: pear & walnut goblet; 5 pens with veneer

Ron Hudson: 50 hickory & mahogany toothpick holders

Pat Delmonte: Aspen natural edged bowl; oak bowl & goblet

Jake Debski: band saw sled for logs

Paul Boland: cherry bowl

Lance Eggleston: spalted maple bowl with copper & gold fill

Gerald Rucker: 16 mini vases with painted flowers on them

 

Drawings

Rockler:  Pat Delmonte

Craft Supply: Lance Eggleston

50/50: Pat Delmonte

 

DEMO

Paul Mazuchowski and Jim Hilburger filled in at the last minute and showed the club how to make kazoos and refrigerator magnets. I heard it was very well done and enjoyed by all. Again these are items that sell great at the fair.

 

ELMER’S CORNER: Never a Dull Pencil

Here’s one I found in this months American Woodworker. Precise marks are one key to accurate cuts. Rather than mounting pencil sharpeners all around the shop, just stick 120-grit PSA-backed sandpaper wherever you need a sharp pencil: such as both end of the workbench, next to the miter saw, on top of the tablesaw rip fence, etc.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Muriel Kummer