VOLUME XIII         ISSUE 73     June 2008

Meetings 7:30 PM; Second Thursday

Hamburg Middle School

360 Division Street

Hamburg, New York




The next scheduled meeting is Thursday July 10, 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.


President’s Corner

Erie County Fair is fast approaching. At this time I would like to thank all of you who have donated product to our “Make a Wish “fund raiser. We are always looking for more turnings, so between now and the fair; please turn what you can to add to our inventory. Let’s not depend on just a few turners, but let’s make this a total club effort. We can have many ideas and more of a variety if everyone contributes.


On this note, the July meeting on the 10th will be held at my shop, where we will be turning objects for the fair. If you have a mini lathe, I encourage you to bring it. If you do not have a mini lathe and want to turn, let me know and we will have a club lathe for your use. Please contact me if you are going to turn, so I will know how much room I need. Also if you need wood to turn, let me know. I can have it ready for you. We are planning to start at 7PM, but if you are retired or not working that day and want to come earlier, contact me at 716-652-6664. I will be free any time after 1PM

Ron Hudson


President Hudson called meeting to order at 7:30 PM


Treasure, Pat Boggan, reports for month of June



















Prize money (35 x 3)








Coping cost








Screw driver handles






























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 we’ll store them for the fair. Also, sign up to work at the fair. See Rich or call him (716-694-5430) if you can help out this year. We need men and women power to make this year as successful as last.


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


 The gifts where presented to the Hamburg Middle School Principal on Thursday June 19th 2008.  The Principal and his staff where greatly appreciative of the gifts and I expressed our indebtedness to him and his staff for letting us meet there.


The following schedule was established with the school for the coming school year.


Woodturners II of Western New York meeting schedule for 2008 / 2009


All meetings will be held on Thursday nights except for the April 2009 which will be held on Wednesday.  The meetings will start 7:30 PM and will consist of a business meeting followed by Show & Tell and a turning demonstration.


Thursday September 11, 2008


Thursday October 9, 2008


Thursday November 13, 2008


Thursday December 11, 2008


Thursday January 8, 2009


Thursday February 12, 2009


Thursday March 12, 2009


Wednesday April 15, 2009


Thursday May 14, 2009


Thursday June 11, 2009



Woodturners II need volunteers for the demonstration part of each meeting for the upcoming year. If you have a particular way of working, a new project, or anything related to woodturning that might be informative for the rest of the membership please volunteer.  To provide a varied program we need members to come forward to provide a larger pool of turners to draw from.   Please help!


The election of Officers will be held at the October meeting.  For anyone interested in serving the club as an Officer of Woodturners II please contact the vice president.  Without volunteers the club will not be able to fill all of the positions.

John O’Neil


 Old Business

Rich presented a new fair item: screw driver handles. Frank Stanko, a member of Turner I Club, has step-by-step instructions to make these. Contact Rich if you need one. .A motion was made and passed to have the club buy the screw driver blanks from Harbor Freight, so the members can make the handles.


Rick Crowe talked about the auction to be held on June 18th for “Carving for Cause”

The family picnic was discussed. It is to be held on Aug 21st.  At the picnic grounds of St Nicodemus Lutheran Church (Ron Hudson’s church) on Liberia Rd and Four Rod., East Aurora I will include directions and a map in the July 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. A motion was made and passed to pay $50.00 for rental of the shelter for this event.

Shirts: Bob Wiesdel is going to put another order in if he can get 2 more shirt orders. See him if you’re interested.

New Business


Show and Tell

Pat Delmonte: 2 lg. bowls

Rick Crowe; lg. bowl for “Carving for Cause”

Rich Mialki: his new style ear rings for the fair

Jim Hilburger: seam rippers for fair

John Chavanne: sm. bowl for “Carving for cause”

Paul Mazuchowski: leaf bowl for school staff

Barb Berger; peppermill for school

John O’Neil: 3 sm. bowl for school

Ron Fultz: whimsical golf tees

Howard Meyers: wood carvers’ mallet

Jed Donahue: coasters & belt buckles

Muriel Kummer: garden hose guards

Gary Jones: bowls



50/50: Paul Mazuchowski


Craft Supply: Gary Jones & Rich Mialki




Jed Donahue gave a great demo on making belt buckles. Thank you Jed for sharing this with us.




From Gary Jones: Want to see a vast variety of wood turning from around the world?

Go to U tube on your computer and punch in Woodturning.


Respectfully submitted,

Muriel Kummer



Direction to Ron’s House: 5394 Merlau Rd, South Wales

Phone: 716-652-6664 ( in case you get lost)


From South: Rt. 240, turn Rt. onto Mill Rd, Turn RT. onto Blakeley Corners Rd/CR 85 , continue to follow CR-85; CR-85 becomes CR-175; Turn left onto Merlau Rd


From North: I-90 toward Buffalo; take RT-77 exit (48A) toward Pembroke; turn Rt. On to Alleghany Rd/NY Rt-77, continue to follow NY-77; turn Rt. onto Centerline Rd/CR-34, continue to follow Centerline Rd; Turn slight Left onto Centerline Rd/CR-175; turn right onto Maelau Rd.


From East: NY RT16 toward Holland; turn right onto Vermont ST/CR-226; Turn left onto Hunters Creek RD/CR-382; Turn Rt. onto Centerline Rd/CR-175; turn left onto Merlau


From West; Armor Duells RD/CR-44; Stay straight to go onto Ellicott Rd/NY-240; turn Rt. On to Davis Rd/NY-240; Turn left onto Mill Rd/CR-437; Turn Rt. On Blakeley Corners Rd/CR-85; CR-85 becomes CR-175; turn left onto Merlau RD.