VOLUME XVII       ISSUE 143     May 8, 2014

Meetings 7:30 PM; Second Thursday

Hamburg Middle School

360 Division Street

Hamburg, New York




President John Lilley

Phone Number: 716/662-0270



The next scheduled meeting is Thursday June 12, 2014.


If you are receiving a hard copy of this newsletter and have an e-mail address, please send that address to Brian Defoe at brdefoe@yahoo.com. You would then receive the newsletter via e-mail each month. It would help defer some of the cost the club spends each month.



Pres. John Lilley called the meeting to order.  


New Members:  Edward Linhardt and Jim Hice


Treasurer, Pat Boggan


          The updated finance report for March, April and May will be in the next newsletter.  We hope Pat had a wonderful vacation.


Vice President’s Report


Gary Jones will be doing a demonstration in May on finishing. 


Each member is asked to bring a hand made gift.  The members will vote on each gift.  The three highest votes received, will be given to the school as a thank you for the use of the room for the year.


Librarian’s Report:


          Remember to check out the videos and books on projects and procedures from our librarian, John O’Neil.


Old Business


          Muriel has chains for anyone interested in making chain pulls for the fair.  Let her know if you need them.


          The next items on the Woodturning Idea List for demonstrations, as suggested in last month’s newsletter are as follows: flutes, foot massagers, gavels, goblets, honey dippers, jam spreaders, key fobs, lace bobbins, lamps, letter openers, light pulls, mallets, music stands, napkin rings, needle holders, nutcrackers, oil lamps, paper weights, pens and pick-up sticks.  If anyone would like to demonstrate making anything suggested on the list, please let Rusty know.


          The investigation into a camera and projector for demos is still a work in progress.  John Lilley and his committee are checking on this. 


          After much thought, a motion was made by Rick and seconded by Brian that meeting should begin at 7:00PM starting in September at the start of the new school year.  The motion was carried.


          Gary Jones and Jerry Rucker are making items from the beams taken out of the Women’s bldg, at the Fair, to be given to the ladies.


          The July 10th meeting will be held at Ron Hudson’s house, 5394 Merlau Rd., S.Wales.  It will start at 7:00PM.  Ron will have directions for everyone at the next meeting.


          Since there has been a decline in interest for the August picnic, we will put it on hold.  The shelter at the park will be reserved though.


New Business


          Richard Mialki sent in a letter to the Minwax Company and won an award.  One-thousand dollars in Minwax products will be divided among the 4 turning clubs.  He also won $5000.00.  Each of the 4 turning clubs will receive $600.00.  The remainder of the amount will be put into the Turner’s 1 treasury.  We thank you Rich, for your generosity.


          Minwax will be putting on a demonstration at the Turner’s 1 meeting on Wednesday, June 11 at 4:00PM, at Maryvale School. They have room for 50 people so let John Lilley if you are interested in attending.


          On Saturday, October 4th, there will be a Woodturning Demonstration by Joe Ruminski from 9am to 4pm at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport, NY.  Brian is selling tickets to this event.  The tickets are $20.00 each. 


          Rich Mialki has the sign up board for the fair. Workers and turners are greatly needed each year to make our booth run smoothly. 


          Kathie Eckart will be our new photographer.  Thank you Kathie.      


SHOW AND TELL              


          Brian Defoe – black walnut band saw vase

          Gerald Rucker – ash (33) crib sets

                                    box elder (25) misc. pieces

          Rusty Ellis – hickory (2) sets of drum sticks

          Paul Boland – tea light

          Pat DelMonte – cherry bowl

                                   spalded maple bowl

          John Lilley – maple bowl

          Gary Jones – 9 assorted wood bowls





            Rocklers Certificate – Gary Jones

             50/50 – Jane Osborne




          Bob Rosand did a demonstration on miniature bird houses.  He did a wonderful job and we appreciate the time he spent with us. 


Respectfully Submitted,

Brian Defoe, Secretary