WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XVI       ISSUE 109    April 2011

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 12, 2011

 

If, you are receiving a hard copy of this newsletter and have an e-mail address, please send that address to Brianne Corbett at BREELIZ@VERIZON.NET. You would then receive the newsletter via e-mail each month. It would help defer some or the cost the club spends each month.

 

Pres. Ron Hudson opened meeting at 7:30 PM

 

Treasurer, Pat Boggan, reports for month of March & April

STARTING BALANCE 2518.48

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSES

PETTY CASH RECIEPTS

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECIEPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALCANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

Dues Mar

 

100.00

 

 

 

 

 

50/50

 

12.50

 

 

 

 

 

Buy back of certificate

 

5.00

 

 

 

 

 

Tape recorder difference

 

 

 

30.00

 

 

 

Rosand DVD

 

 

 

39.00

 

 

 

Total

 

117.50

440.87

69.00

 

2093.61

2534.48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50/50 April

 

14.50

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

14.50

451.37

 

 

2093.61

2548.98

 

Announcements

 

Concerning last month’s newsletter, I have to apologize it did not get to you before the meeting. I did it the week before the mail-out date and simply forget to send it to Bree to have it posted. So, it was not Bree’s fault that you did not receive it before the meeting, it was totally mine.

 

Ron passed around a get well card for Barb Berger who had emergency surgery.

 

Ron also informed the club members that Pepper Weinheimer’s stepson passed away suddenly, and that he will send a card.

 

VP Ron Ellis announced the demo this month will be Don Agino from Pembroke, and he will be demonstrating the Sorby multi tool.

 

Ron found Barb Berger’s skew that was left after Jim’s sharpening demo.

 

Librarian: Paul Boland reminded club members that DVD’s are available to take out at no cost.

 

Brian Defoe brought in more wood blanks for anyone interested.

 

Communications received:

From Rockler: a $20 gift certificate with a letter reminding club members to use their membership card when purchasing items. The certificate will be used as a show & tell award.

 

From Woodcraft: the store is going out of business. A 3 day sale will begin Wednesday followed by an auction at a future date.

 

 

Old Business

 

Pat Delmonte will host the July meeting at his home on July 21st (third Thursday). If you have a preference on the demo, let Pat know.

 

Reminder to keep turning for the fair.

 

Reminder to also turn for the school. Bring those items to the June meeting. Theses items will be judged by the membership. Top three will receive a cash prize. All items will be donated to the school, however.

 

Picnic is August 25th. The sign-up sheet will be available at eh May meeting.

 

New Business

 

Discussion on the website. Concerns were expressed that no information is being posted. Possible options include:

1,          Start our own website. Paul stated that is not feasible as there is a problem with ability to change information.

2.         Pay someone to do our own site? Separate cost involve with setting up own website.

3          Check with club 1 regarding sharing cost to pay person.

4.         In a pinch Paul would take the site back for a short time.

5.         Brianna informed Club 1 that she was having computer problems.

6.         Ron has invited her to meetings. He will call Steve regarding #3 above.

 

SHOW AND TELL

 

Rick Lawrence: segmented bowl  

Pat Delmonte: oval bowl from round

Ron Hudson: turkey call, apple wood items

Rich Mialki: wind thing & tool handle

John O’Neil: sycamore bowl

Luke: trees & vases

Jerry Rucker: American chestnut information & 61 items for the fair

Paul Boland: bowl turned on built lathe

 

 

 

DRAWING

50/50 Rick Lawrence

Show & Tell: Rick Lawrence

DEMO

Pat Delmonte had an excellent demo on bowl turning.

 

ELMER’S CORNER

Found in Woodsmith, Vol 33/ no. 194: Cleaning sanding Belts

To clean sanding belts that are clothed backed, like the one found on a thickness sander, which are expensive, the contributor of this article found just water and a soft brush works. Because these belts are usually cloth-backed, soaking them with warm water won’t damage the belt. And since most glue is water soluble, the belts come clean with just a little scrubbing,

Now the belts on the thickness sander last longer and some money is saved over time.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Muriel Kummer