WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XII         ISSUE 60       May 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 June 14 at 7:30 pm

 

 

President’s Corner by John O’Neil

 

The June meeting is here, please don’t forget the gifts for the school employees. As of today we only have a few items and we need many more.  This year we have a gift contest with prizes for the winners.  Remember we have a deal at the school for our meetings that can’t be beat so lets show them what good and generous turners we are.

 

Due to the school being closed for the summer I’ll be asking for members to volunteer to hold those meeting in their shops.  The dates for those meetings are Thursday July 12, and Thursday August 9, 2007 and anyone willing to have a group of itinerant wood turners on those dates can speak up at the June meeting.

 

One last request don’t forget donations for the county fair, we’ll need a lot more turnings to meet our goal.

 

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 Bill Grumbine, the demonstrator for tonight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

STARTING BALANCE 2332.63

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSE

PETTY CASH RECIEPT

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECIEPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALCANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEMBERS DUES

 

10.00

 

 

 

 

 

50/50 RAFFLE

 

20.00

 

 

 

 

 

GRUMBINE FEE

 

 

 

950.00

 

 

 

GRUMBINE EXPENSES

 

 

 

370.80

 

 

 

B.BERGER BARN UTILIITIES

 

 

 

105.00

 

 

 

WEB SITE SPLIT

 

 

 

 

75.00

 

 

SUPPLIES

 

 

 

21.33

 

 

 

TRANFER OF FUNDS

140.00

 

 

 

140.00

 

 

TOTALS

140.00

30.00

58.74

1447.13

215.00

931.76

990.50

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Steve Immerse to give a class on May12 on cutting for segmented bowls

 

The hands on class with Bill Grumbine were held on May 11 & 12 at Barb’s Barn. A thank you to Gerry Guenther for supplying the bowl blanks for this workshop.

 

The demo for June will be Jake Debski. He is turning a winged bowl for a branch.

 

Old Business

Lance Eggleston gave an update on the craft/art sale to be held Nov 10 (tentative date) at the Hamburg High School. He is looking for exhibitors form the club. If interested see Lance or call him. He will keep us informed as the date approaches.

 

New Business

Lockport club had a mini lathe donated by a member that has been all refurbished. See Rich Mialki if you want to buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win it.

Pepper Weinheimer came to the meeting with quite a changed look. He donated his hair and beard to raise money to help defer the cost of treatment for a friend with colon cancer. Our hats are off to you Pepper.

 

Show and Tell

Muriel Kummer:  chrome bottle stoppers for school gifts

Steve Imerese: segmented vase

Mike Hachey: firbron drum sticks

David Breth: spalted maple bowl, ambrosia maple cup

Ken Schwieckert: jewelry tray

Rich Mialki: inlay pens

Lance Eggeston : some white cedar bowl with craving & some tools

John Chavanne: cherry cup

Jake Dedski: long rectangular walnut bowl

Ron Hudson: round hickory blanks for project

Bill Grumbine: small figured walnut bowl

 

Drawings

Rockler:  John Chavanne

Craft Supply: Muriel Kummer

50/50: Ned Evans

 

DEMO

Bill Grumbine, our guest demonstrator, showed us techniques using the skew and how to duplicate when spindle turning.  It was a very informative demo and I think we all got something out of his demonstration.

 

ELMER’S CORNER: Here’s one I found in American Woodwroker magazine, which was submitted by Jim Vasi a member of club 1, titled “easy pen assembly.”

Press fitting pen part requires a deft touch, but you don’t need a special clamp or vise to do the job. The lathe and a pair of 1 ˝ -in-thick hardwood blocks can do the trick. Each block has a 1-in –deep hole drilled in it, sized to fit snugly over the lathe’s headstock and tailstock spindles, Remove both lathe centers and slip on the blocks. Mark the center of each block so you can precisely align the pen parts. Hold each part in place and carefully advance the tailstock.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Muriel Kummer