WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XIV       ISSUE 83  May 2009

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 11 2009

 

 

 

Meeting called to order at 7:30 by President, Ron Hudson.

 Guest: Dennis Forsyth, a friend of Jim Hilburger

 

Treasurer, Pat Boggan, reports for month of May

 

STARTING BALANCE 1745.67

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSE

PETTY CASH RECIEPT

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECIEPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALCANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

50/50

 

20.00

 

 

 

 

 

DUES

 

20.00

 

 

 

 

 

SECRETARIAL EXPENSE

91.60

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

91.60

40.00

169.41

0.00

0.00

1524.66

1694.07

 

Announcements

 

June demo will be Gary Jones turning golf club wine bottle holders.

 

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

 

Dennis Forsyth donated 20 DVD discs on chain saw maintenance and safety.

Old Business 

The club picnic has been set for Aug. 27, 2009. It will start at 4:30 PM at the same location as last year, St Nicodemus Church Picnic Grove in East Aurora on Liberia and Four Rod Road.  Pat Boggan will purchase hot dogs, hamburgers and soda otherwise; those attending are to bring a dish to pass, and place setting. Sign up at June meeting if you are going. Directions will come in next month’s newsletter.

It was reported that the Keith Thompkins hands on session was a great success. He is a great teacher and demonstrator.

Gary Jones asks that members make things for the fair and to volunteer to work at the fair. Sign up at June meeting.

Remember to bring in your items for the school staff this June meeting. The top 3, to be vote on by the members present, will be given $30.  All the items brought in will be donated to go to the school staff.

New Business

Librarian, Paul Klanian, suggested the club have out VHS inventory transferred to DVD. The cost would be about $40 to do. Also he suggested the purchase of the following: DVDs: Bowl Turning by Del Stubbs; Turning Pens by Rex Burningham.  Books: Segmented Woodturning by William Smith; the Art of Segmented Woodturning by Malcolm Tibbetts.

Jake Debski made a motion to have the transfer made; seconded by Paul Mazuchowski; It was passed.

Paul Mazuchowski made a motion to purchase DVDs and books, seconded by John O’Neil. It was passed. Paul will try to have them by the June meeting.

The July meeting will be held at Ron Hudson’s place this year again. It will start at 6:30. Direction will be in next month’s newsletter.

Ron announced he had AAW brochures regarding the symposium and to join available to those members interested.

Jim Hilburger will run a demo at Barb’s barn on the 6th of June for 8 members to have a hands on turning angels. Cost $5.00. It was filled very quickly.

SHOW AND TELL

Bob Weisdel: 3 spalted bowls

Don Rust: 2 segmented vases

Gerry Rucker: 16 vases for fair

Pat Delmonte: 2 lg. natural edged bowls; box elder bowl & chestnut; sm. Maple burl bowl,     

Muriel Kummer: 2 cherry boxes

Gary Jones: cedar box; cherry bowl blanks for fair for member to take.

Jim Hilburger: 4 angels; 5 yo yo’s

Jake Debski: 3 bowls; mahogany, box elder; & 1 with piercings

Ann Raby: lg. bird house, oil lamp, & 18” Osage orange peppermill

Paul Mazuchowski: popper’s for the fair

Ron Hudson: sm. X-mas trees & bell

 

DRAWING

50/50: Pat Delmonte

Rockler: Pat Delmonte

 

DEMO

Jim Hilburger demonstrated how he makes angels. It should be a good seller at the fair.  In his usual fashion it was fast and very informative. He also showed how to make yo yo’s which he started making again after a long hiatus from them. Also, a good seller for the fair. Thank you Jim for a great demo and an hour of entertainment as usual.

 

ELMER’S CORNER:

Here’s one I found in the June “Woolworker’s Journal”.: New Twist on To Tricky Tenons Cutting straight, even tenon shoulders on things such as tree limbs can be difficult. An ordinary pipe cutter is perfect for the job. Clamp it to the stick and give it a spin to score a neat, clean shoulder line. Then carve the tenon from there. The pipe cutter also works well for scoring shoulders on dowels.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Muriel Kummer