WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XI         ISSUE 52  Sept 2006

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 Oct 12  7:30 pm

 

The President’s Corner by Kurt Hertzog

 

Our next meeting brings the annual elections. We have candidates for all of the required offices except President. The Webmasters position is open and is part of our officer structure but not required by the AAW to maintain our AAW Chapter status. I had planned to step aside from both offices because we had a candidate for President that expressed interest in the job. That has since changed and we are left without a candidate. The easy thing to do would to volunteer to run again. It’s an easy job having done it here for several years and in other organizations. Rather than take the easy way out, I’d like to see the organization come up with a new candidate. We’ve tried for quite some time to obtain a candidate but to no avail. Rather than tapping those who have done their turn, why can’t we find someone new to bring in some fresh ideas? If a group of 70 individuals can’t find one willing volunteer, perhaps we should cash it in.

 

There are several upcoming events to mention. The weekend of October 14 and 15 has two area events. The Totally Turning Symposium is being held in Albany. It is a regional symposium based on the same format as the national conference with many famous (and not so famous) turners in the two days of rotations. The same weekend will bring John Jordan into our area. The Turners 1 and Pembroke Guild are sponsoring two days of demos at the Pembroke High School. Saturday, October 21st (Saturday) brings Bob Rosand into the area to teach a “youngsters” day at Barb’s Barn. Open to all between the ages of 12 and 18, it’s intended to be a hands-on, individually mentored, session for young people. Sunday, November 12th will bring another session at the Barn. It’s a hands-on fundamentals day for all of the area turners, regardless of age. It’ll cover all of the fundamentals of turning and should be of value to those starting out or wanting a bit of a refresher. You can find more details on all of these in the Coming Events section of our website.

 

Thanks,

Kurt

 

President, Kurt Hertzog called the meeting to order at 7:30PM. Our guest tonight was Lance Eggleston                                                                                                                              

 

 

 

If, you are receiving a hard copy of this newsletter and have an e-mail address, please send that address to Kurt Hertzog at KHERTZOG@ROCHESTER.RR.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.

 

 

Treasure Jay Ferrand reports the following for the month of June

 

STARTING BALANCE 1547.68

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSE

PETTY CASH RECIEPT

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECIEPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALCANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

MEMBERS DUES

 

40.00

 

 

 

 

 

50/50 RAFFLE

 

14.00

 

 

 

 

 

TURNERS PATCH

 

2.00

 

 

 

 

 

SECRETARY EXPENSE

 

 

 

68.35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

0.00

56.00

167.98

68.35

0.00

1367.35

1535.33

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Jim Schnellinger is planning a visit to West Penn Hardwoods in Olean the 1st week of Nov. If you interested in joining this trip call Jim at 585-599-3508 for more information.

 

 If you order from Klingspore be sure to tell them that you are a member of WNY Turners to get the 10% discount.

 

 Don Lamb has a large microwave for anyone who wants one.       

 

Pepper Weinheimer has information for anyone who wants to turn an umbrella part for a person who approached him looking for a turner to help him out.                                            

 

Demo for Oct: Rich Mialki will be showing how he turns his off set turned ducks.

 

Old Business

 

The fair this year was a great success. Again thank you to all of the members that helped to make it what it was.

 

Reminder, that this month is when John Jordon will be doing a two day demonstration at Pembroke High School. Dates: Oct 14 & 15. If you haven’t gotten your ticket, you still have one more meeting to do so.

 

Officers for this year’s election are;

Pres.: ???????Anyone interested?

VP: John O’Neal

Treas.: Pat Brogan

Sec.: Muriel Kummer

Webmaster:????? Anyone interested?

New Business

 

Barb Berger is holding a “Kids Day” at her barn on Oct. 21 with Bob Rosand. This will be a hands on session for any youngster between the ages of 12 – 18. Each participant will have a mentor one – on –one with them, the entire day. The session will run from 9AM to 3PM with an hour off for lunch. If you know any “kids” in this age range who might be interested call Barb. The club voted with a motion by Gary Jones, to subsidize the venture at $25.00 per student to help compensate Bob for coming here to do this.

 

Show and Tell

Kurt Hertzog: small containers that have been laced with a high speed drill

Bill Perry: 3 bowls, made out of maple burl & butternut crotch

Paul Mazuchowski: bottle corks

Jerry Weisdel: black walnut bowl

Barb Berger: an arrangement of turned flowers

John Chavanne: a bowl

Ben Martinke: small box & small turned trees

Ken Schweickert: maple bowl

Jed Debski: 2 small Black walnut bowls

Jed Donahue: maple bowl he started at demo at his place in July

 

Note: Jed also reminded all about the importance of wearing a safety mask while turning. It seems he had a one of his bowls fly off the lathe on him and luckily avoided injury.

 

Drawings

Rockler: Paul Mazuchowski

Craft Supply: John Chavanne

50/50: Ron Hudson

 

DEMO

Kurt did a very comprehensive demo on sanding and sand paper. He explained the need for perfection in sanding and preparation to get a good finish on your wood project. He demonstrated various techniques of sanding both hand and mechanical. Thank you Kurt for a very informative demo.

 

ELMER’S CORNER:

Here’s one I found in American Woodworker magazine: Freshness date for finish. To avoid the risk of using a finish that is too old and having to redo do it because it won’t dry properly, date the can of finish when you open it. That way you know how old the finish is at a glance. If the finish is over a year old test it before you use it on a project. After 2 years has past, it’s freshness has expired.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Muriel Kummer