WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XIII†††††††† ISSUE 72†††† May 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 June 12, 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.

 

Presidentís Corner

 

President Hudson called meeting to order at 7:30 PM

 

Treasure, Pat Boggan, reports for month of May

 

STARTING BALANCE 1023.05

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSE

PETTY CASH RECIEPT

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECIEPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALCANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

50/50

 

18.00

 

 

 

 

 

DUES

 

10.00

 

 

 

 

 

Offices AAW dues

45.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Web domain to WNY 1

 

 

 

32.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

45.00

28.00

305.39

32.00

0.00

732.66

1038.05

 

 

Announcements

 

I received this via e-mail for your information;

Hello

I am writing you because I recently acquired about 5,000 pieces +/- pieces of walnut that was destined for the wood stove this past heating season. I have sold  to wood turning groups in NYS, in Syracuse and Rochester. They told me of the great volunteer work for fund raisers. That gave me to the incentive to sell it inexpensively. My wood turning skills are zero, but I couldn't see the wood getting used for fuel as it would be a sin. I acquired it from a gun stock manufacture who used it for pistol grips and forearm pieces. Anyway he ended his manufacturing operation and retired. I purchased this and other pieces of wood he had.

 It is completely dried to about 6-8% moisture content and measures 2"x2"x 6". I am selling it at $1.25 a piece plus shipping. But if your club orders large quantities 400 pcs or more I can deliver it to the nearest club member or we can meet someplace that is half way in between. I am sure my friend would appreciate me getting it out of his garage. lol.

If you know of any other turning groups I would appreciate you forwarding the e mail to them. If you need a sample I can send it along or you can contact Larry at the CNY wood turning group for a reference. The way they ordered is they took my info to a club meeting and one person handled the order for the group. I delivered it all at once and they gave me a club check

My Cell Number is 315 794 4872 and e mail is BillHeron@hotmail.com

Thanks
Bill

Rich Mialki wants to remind everybody that 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 weíll store them for the fair.

 

If you have borrowed any videos, and are done watching them, PLEASE bring them back.

June demo will be Jed Donahue turning belt buckles.

 Old Business

Pat Delmonte reported on theĒ Carving for CauseĒ There will be an auction on Oct 12 to sell the items being made for this cause. The wood is coming in regularly, so if you want to help in this venture see Pat or Rick Crowe to get some wood. You need to bring back one out of two pieces of wood. Also, Rick asked about having a juried multimedia art show for the items being made out of this wood.

The family picnic was discussed. It is to be held on Aug 21st. At the picnic grounds of St Nicodemus Lutheran Church (Ron Hudsonís church) on Liberia Rd and Four Rod., East Aurora I will include directions and a map in the June newsletter. It will be a, bring a dish to pass event, and the club will buy meat, buns and soda. 5PM is the start time. Let Jake Debski know if you are coming and how many ASAP.

Reminder: this month is the month to bring in gift for the school staff. Top 3 will get monetary prize. Bring something to donate.

July meeting will be at Ron Hudsonís in Wales. We will be turning for the fair, so bring your lathe and something to make for the fair. Iíll include directions to Ronís in the June newsletter. Start time will be 7PM. However, youíre welcome to come early.

Shirts: Bob Wiesdel is going to put another order in if he can get 5 more shirt orders. See him if youíre interested.

New Business

AAW needs videographers for the symposium. See Ron for information if you are interested.

We received literature from an outfit called Ringmaster for a tool that makes rings for bowls. Also a free video in youíre interested.Their web site is www.ringmastertool.comor call 1-800-634-9281. I have the brochure if you want a look at their product.

 

Ron has information on a wood turning school in Maine if interested. See him.

 

If you are going to the symposium in June in Virginia, they are having a raffle for Bob Grumin a former President to raise money for him. You might want to help I this.

 

Show and Tell

Pat Delmonte: 3 bowls; honey locust

Rick Crowe; segmented bowl, hollowed bowl, & square bowl; alder wood

Ron Hudson: goblets

Rich Mialki: square ambrosia bowl. Stick pens. Earrings and pen holder for fair

Jim Hilburger: ring holders and Jeanís rings

Jake Debski: natural edge bowl

John Chavanne: seam rippers

Paul Mazuchowski: stick pens for fair

 

Drawings

50/50: Pat Delmonte

Rockler:

Craft Supply: Pat Delmonte & Rich Mialki

 

DEMO

 

Jim Hilburger did a very fast paced and informative demonstration on turnings for the fair along with the jigs used for these turning, Most of which are manufactured by Jim himself. He did; tops toothpick holders, snappers, bottle stoppers, chain pulls, refrigerator magnets, ring holders, and door stoppers.Thank you Jim for sharing this with us and for making jigs to make our turning easier. By the way most of his jigs are for sale. See him if you are interested in one.

 

Chain pull drill size: 9/64 through; #20 on bottom to imbed connector

 

ELMERíS CORNER:

Donít skip hearing protection when working with power tools. Even occasional use of them can cause hearing loss.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Muriel Kummer