WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XIII         ISSUE 71     April 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 May, 8 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: Chris Grace & Nancy Zientek

 

Treasure, Pat Boggan, reports for:  March

 

STARTING BALANCE 998.25

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSE

PETTY CASH RECIEPT

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECIEPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALCANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

50/50

 

24.00

 

 

 

 

 

DUES

 

50.00

 

 

 

 

 

SECRETARY EXPENSE

 

 

 

49.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

0.00

74.00

322.39

49.20

0.00

700.66

1023.05

 

 

Announcements

 

VP, John O’Neil announced the demo for May meeting will be Jim Hilburger. He will be turning items for the fair. He informed me that the “Chips will be flying.”

 

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

Rich Miialki talked about the Don Gieger demo. He brought in some of the prizes to be given away.

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. He and Pat Delmonte brought some of the blanks for this cause. See one of those two if you are interested in turning something for this project. The auction will be held on Oct 12.

The family picnic was discussed. It is to be held on Aug 21st. It will be a, bring a dish to pass event, and the club will buy meat, buns and soda. Pat Boggan volunteered to take care of buying the hot dogs, hamburgers, and buns. Rick Crowe and Jake Debski will take care of the rest,

A message from the chairmen:

“We need to know how many members and their families will attend our Family Picnic in August. If you plan on attending please call: Jake Debski at 585-937-7644 and leave a message, or e-mail at jdebski@hotmail.com. There will also be a sign up sheet at the May meeting.”

Increase of dues was discussed. The purpose is to bring hands-on workshops in for the club members. A motion was made and passed to raise the dues up to $20.00. This will start next year.

New Business

 

Jim and Barb will represent the club at an AAW meeting for the chapter which will be held and the symposium I June.

 

Gifts for school staff are to be brought in for the June meeting. Prizes for 3 items will be awarded. This will be determined by membership vote, as we have done in the pass. All of the items will be given to the school however.

 

July meeting will be held at Ron Hudson’s. We would like to turn for the fair. So bring your lathe. Directions to Ron house will be included in the June newsletter.

 

Show and Tell

Pat Delmonte: 4 bowls; cherry & maple burl

Rick Crowe; large hollowed out ornament; natural edge bowl

John O’Neil: honey dippers for the fair

Ron Hudson: lidded box, maple bowl

Rich Mialki: miniature eggs, Tiama bowl

Jim Hilburger: chain pulls, door stops, & bottle stoppers for the fair

Barb Berger: salt & peppermill set

Ned Evans: cherry bowl; large chickadee birdhouse

Bob Harington: bowls, pens, magnets, & hollowed vases

Paul Boland: natural edged bowl

Jake Debski: large maple bowl

 

Drawings

50/50Bob Penn

Rockler:

Craft Supply: Ron Hudson & Pat Delmonte

 

DEMO

 

Paul Mazuchowski gave a very informative demo on making fluted bowls, platters, etc. Paul made his own jigs and indexing wheel for this project. Thank you Paul, for a nicely done demo.

 

 

 

ELMER’S CORNER

 

Here’s one I got from “Woodworker’s Journal” T-track Toilet Bolts

The ¼” brass T-bolts, sold at any hardware store for mounting a toilet to the floor, are perfect for attaching featherboards and jigs to T-track fence extrusions, You may need to grind or file the head slightly narrower to fit some T-track slots, but that’s all it takes. The standard thread will fit wing nuts, nylon-insert nuts or other knobs.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Muriel Kummer