VOLUME XI         ISSUE 50 July2006

Meetings 7:30 PM; Second Thursday

Hamburg Middle School

360 Division Street

Hamburg, New York




The next scheduled meeting is Thursday August 10  7:00 pm

Note: see below for directions to Jed Donohue’s where meeting will be held.


The President’s Corner by Kurt Hertzog


While we may be in the doldrums of summer, there is a lot going on now and a lot more coming up. The Erie County Fair will be starting on Wednesday, August 9th. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can still do so. Check the website in the Coming Events page for the latest volunteer signup schedule. You can also contribute by making and donating turned items for sale at the event. Again, the Coming Events page has details on what is needed and thought starter ideas.


The September meeting will begin our fall season and we’ll be back at the school for our meetings. Check the newsletter for details. We’ll be back in the regular swing for meetings and demonstrations.


The Woodworking Shows is planning on having an event in the area from September 29th through October 1st. While we won’t mount a big fundraising effort, the plan is to share a booth with the Turners 1 and have demonstrations. We can use items made there as well as any left over materials from the Fair. The main purpose to have the booth is to maintain continuity with the show so we’ll be invited back in future years. It’ll also be a great chance to put out our brochures and attract potential new members.


The October meeting will be our annual elections. We currently have a confirmed candidate for Vice President and Secretary. We need willing candidates for President, Treasurer, and Webmaster. The goal is not to have “brinksmanship” and shame someone into running. We’d like volunteers who want to take their turn serving the club and have them lined up (with their PRIOR agreement) for nomination at our September meeting. Give some thought to stepping forward. There is no office that can’t be done well by a member of the club willing to put in a bit of effort.


Our November meeting is the annual auction. Start rooting through the shop for excess that you’d be willing to donate to the club for auction. You can even bring back the stuff you bought at the auction last year. Its lots of fun and a great chance to get some good stuff at a good price.






 A welcome back to Mary Robbins. It was good to see you again.


Jake reported that he submitted the application for next year’s schedule to the school and he delivered the items to the staff. They send a very appreciative thank you to all  who turned the gift items.


It was reported that Kurt is sporting a hidden horseshoe on him someplace. At the AAW symposium this year he won a 24-36 One-way lather plus shipping at a drawing, and at a WOW dinner through a drawing he got to swap a turning with Andy Wolf. Congratulation Kurt!!!!  Could you tell the rest of us where you hide that horseshoe and where we can get one?


Pepper Weinheimer, who also belongs to the Wood cravers club, informed the club that the wood carvers are in need of some turners to make the shafts of canes. The carvers are carving eagle heads for the cane head to be given to war veterans. If you ant to help in this venture give Pepper a call to see about dimension and etc.


Don Lamb has a large microwave if you want one of the old large ovens for drying wood. It’s free. Call Don at 648-0304 if you’re interested. John Chavanne here’s a good one for you so you don’t have to sneak into your kitchen when your wife is out.


Aug. meeting will be held a Jed Donahue shop at 13556 Pritchard Rd, Springville at 7:00PM on Aug 10

Directions to Jed’s shop:


From Buffalo: Take 219 express to Springville; turn right onto Rt 39 toward Gowanda, Travel 1.8 miles; turn left onto Pritchard Rd; Jed’s place is on the right about 0.1 mile.


We need items for the fair. Turn up some and Jake will store them. It takes a lot of product to sell and raise $6000 or more for” Make a Wish”. So get out on that lathe and make some things that we can sell at the fair for the kids. Even though the fair will be going on at this time if you have items for the fair bring them and we’ll get them to the fair.



If your are receiving a hard copy of this newsletter and have an e-mail address, please send that address Kurt Hertzog at KHERTZOG@ROCHESTER.RR.COM.  You would then receive notice of the newsletter posting to the website via e-mail each month. It would help defer some or the cost the club spends each month.



Treasure Jay Ferrand reports the following for the month of JULY















































































Old Business

Rich Mialki gave a fair report. There are still some slots open for working at the fair. So it is not too late to sign up. We can’t have too many people for this event. If you still want to help don’t be shy. Call one of the chairman: Rich Mialki, Steve Imerese, Al Shultz, or Bob Ball, and they’ll tell when they need help and how to get passes.


New Business



Show and Tell

Kurt Hertzog: pierced goblet, pen stand, & lidded box; also some chain pulls and weed pots for fair.

Jim Hilburger: laminated bottle stoppers for fair

Mary Robbins: pen & pencil sets, bottle stoppers, letter openers, & perfume atomizers for fair.



Jim Hilburger: Rockler

Kurt Hertzog: Craft Supply

none: 50/50



John Bathrick gave a demo on his portable saw mill. It is quite a set up and machine. Thank you John for setting it up, and sharing this with us.



Here’s one I found in Handyman magazine. Power cord coilers. Got a shelf loaded with drills, saws, routers, and sander but can’t untangle the cords to safely pull one off the shelf? Try buying a pack of elastics ponytail holders and use them to keep the cords neatly coiled while tools are stored. Snugly loop the ponytail holder around the cord so it stays on the cord while you’re using the tool


Respectfully submitted,

Muriel Kummer