WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XIV             ISSUE 36   MAY 2005

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, June 9th, at 7:30 pm.

 

Jim Myers will give a demo on texturing

 

 

 

The President’s Corner by Kurt Hertzog

 

 

Last month, we had a great turnout for the meeting. It was refreshing to see a good-sized crowd. We had a very successful school donation project. There was a large array of excellent turnings ranging from flower filled pots to whistles. I’m sure the school staff will enjoy the gifts. Thank you to all who participated.

 

With the summer, the Turners 2 meetings are held at members’ homes. Traditionally, Barb and Jed have been our hosts. They have volunteered again this year. They are very kind to share their homes and their shops with us. Please make sure to thank them for their hospitality and kindness when you see them.

 

At the last meeting, we decided to participate in the Erie County Fair fundraising event with Turners 1. This is a great opportunity to put the efforts of both clubs together and lighten the burden somewhat. The Fair is a huge undertaking with massive demands for people’s time and items to sell. With both clubs sharing the load, we should have a very successful event and have more helping. We will need plenty of stuff for the Fair and the subsequent Toy Fest. Please turn some items to bring in to donate to the effort. They can be small items or larger things. We can sell items of higher value. If you have things that should be in a different price group, please indicate what you think would be a fair price to obtain and we’ll strive to get that.

 

One last item regarding the Fair… Don’t be afraid to bring items to “show”. We can have a display table with items that are not for sale and use it to show the depth and breadth of our member’s talents. Feel free to bring some of your WOW

turnings for display. Please make sure that you take them with you or make arrangements to secure them as we can’t be responsible for them should anything go missing.

 

See you Thursday.

Kurt

 

 

President Kurt Herzog called the meeting to order promptly at 7:30.

 

Treasurer Jay Ferrand  reported the following for the month of  April 2005

 

 

Starting Balance $2,838.68

 

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSE

PETTY CASH RECIEPT

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECEIPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

MEMBER DUES

 

40.00

 

 

 

 

 

50/50 RAFFLE

 

27.00

 

 

 

 

 

WOOD ID BOOK

 

 

 

38.21

 

 

 

PROHOSTING PAYMENT

 

 

 

360.65

 

 

 

PROHOSTING RECEIPT #1

 

 

 

 

180.32

 

 

TOTALS

 

67.00

483.18

398.86

180.32

2,203.96

2,687.14

 

 

 

Vice President Ann Raby reported  Kurt Hertzog  will give a demo on the skew.

 

Old Business Sharpening class was canceled.

 

Safety Corner Ann Raby handed out data sheets for plywood products.

 

New Business   A discussion was held over our participating demos at the Fair and the East Aurora Toy Fest. We will be joining  Turners I this year at the Erie County Fair. The Toy Fest people have contacted us to possibly doing a demo at their museum. It was decided our July meeting would be at Jed Donhues shop and our Aug. meeting at Barb’s Barn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show & Tell

 

Jerry Weisedel  Springett turning and salt & pepper shakers

 

Sam Ciccia peppermill

 

Gary Jones peppermill, honey dipper and chain pulls

 

Bill Perry Norfolk Island Pine bowl

 

Ann Raby bowls

 

Paul Mazuchowski turned flowers and bowl

 

Roman Wierzbicki turned desk clock

 

Jim Hilburger peppermill

 

Gordy Fritz scoops & pens

 

Steve Imerese segmented bowl & vase

 

Kurt Hertzog sq. turned lidded box, tops, bowls & small platter

 

John Chavanne goblet

 

Jake Debski peppermill

 

Jerry Rucker lidded box

 

Jed Donahue whistles

 

Gifts for school personal Many of the items from show and tell were donated to the school personal thanking them for the use of the school for meetings. Prize winners were 1st   KURT H., A tie for 2nd  between Steve I and Paul M.

 

Demo  a demo was given by Kurt on the use of the skew. Kurt showed the sharpening of the skew, the proper presentation of the skew to the turning. He made beads, coves, taped cuts, and step cuts without any catches. Great demo Kurt. Thank You. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELMERS CORNER

 

 

A jig for rounding turning squares

 

Before turning narrow pieces, such as chess pieces or dowels, between centers, it's easier on the workpiece (and the woodworker) to knock off the four corners, making the square spindle into an octagon. This simple guide clamps to your bandsaw table to do the job.

 

 

 

 

 

Franklin Zia and Arthur Mendel, Richmond, Calif.

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