WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XIII         ISSUE 76     September 2008

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 9, 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.

 

In the absence of President Hudson, Vice President John O’Neil brought the meeting to order at 7:30 PM

Guest for the evening was Jeremiah Porter.

 

Treasure, Pat Boggan, reports for month of Aug

 

STARTING BALANCE 772.73

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSE

PETTY CASH RECIEPT

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECIEPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALCANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

50/50

 

12.00

 

 

 

 

 

DUES

 

40.00

 

 

 

 

 

SECRETARIAL EXPENSE

 

 

 

7.93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

0.00

52.00

206.07

7.93

0.00

610.66

816.73

 

Announcements

Demo schedule from VP, John O’Neil;

 October 9th, 2008 – Jim Vasi on Segmented bowls

 November 13th, 2008 – Auction of member’s “You can’t live without it items” for the benefit of the Club

 December 11th, 2008 – Pat Delmonte on bowl turning and his new roughing tool.

 

If you have borrowed any videos, and are done watching them, PLEASE bring them back. John Chevanne has volunteered to be the temporary librarian. The library now has a DVD of channel 4’s interview of Bob Ball, Gary Jones, and Pepper Weinheimer at the fair.

 

If you have a piece of wood for” Carving for Cause” and have the bowl finished, bring it to the meeting. Pat and Rick will be collecting them this month. The auction for these pieces will be held on the 12th of Oct. If you can’t make it to the meeting contact: Carving for Cause” at this e-mail address: Carving for Cause.com

 

FYI: The Pembroke Turners Club has planned a trip to Olean to visit West Penn Hardwoods on Saturday, Oct. 18. If you are interested in purchasing any wood from West Penn, they are meeting there at 10AM. It includes lunch (pizza and soft drink), and usually a club discount on your purchase. West Penn is moving to another location so Rocky is happy to not have to move his entire inventory, and he has a very large turning inventory. Let Rich Mialki know if you are planning on being there.

 

I received an e-mail from a gentleman in Perrysburg, NY that has a few standing black walnut trees he wants to harvest. He asks if any artisan would be interested in the wood. If so e-mail him at Doug and Geri Aird at: dgaird@aird.us

 Old Business 

Rich report on the success of the fair. The total was $14,938 this year. The names of the 3 children who will receive their wishes because of our efforts will be given at the next meeting,

Again the committee(Bob Ball, Jim Hilburger, Gary Jones, & Rich Mialki) would like to say; “THANK YOU. Whether you made items or sold, your efforts were appreciated by everyone.

A reminder that dues will now be $20.00 for the year.

Bob Weisdel needs one more person to get a shirt with the club logo on it, to put in an order. If you are interested see him.

New Business

John O’Neil would like to have beginner’s hand on basic woodturning session at Barb’s Barn in late Oct. or Nov.  If you are a beginner, and would like to attend, sign up with Barb or John. The lesson will be basic spindle turning, and the projects are a coffee scoop and a honey dipper. Sharpening will also be covered. The cost is just $5.00. It will run from 9AM to 3PM with BYO Lunch at 12 noon.

Rich Mialki announced that the Pembroke Club is purchasing a 50 gal. drum of anchor seal. They are offering to sell some to other club members if they have any left. The cost will be $5.50 /gal. Contact Rich if you are interested in purchasing some.

Nominations of officers for club were held, and next year’s slate is as follows:

President; Ron Hudson

Vice- President: John O’Neil

Treasurer: Pat Boggan

Secretary: Muriel Kummer

If you are interested in serving in any of these offices, you can still get in the mix on election night, Oct 9, 2008.

 

Show and Tell

Gary Jones: 2 cherry bowls sold after fair for $100 which went to Make a Wish.

Pat Delmonte: large Chinese elm bowl from Delaware Park (Carving for Cause) and easy rougher found on UTube.

John O’Neil: small maple platter with in lay

Jim Hilburger: new style trains whistle with his “tooter” (patent pending)

John Chavanne: spalted maple ring holder

 

 

DRAWING

50/50Rockler: Muriel Kummer

Craft Supply: Pat Delmonte

Rocklers: Gary Jones

 

DEMO

John O’Neil did a demo on doing resin inlays on turning projects to enhance them to make clear wood more interesting. He used epoxy found in your local hardware store and coloring ingredients found in your shop and home, such as wood dust, chalk, and liquid shoe polish, to make the inlays. Thank You John for giving us one more way to make our turning better.

 

 

ELMER’S CORNER:

Found in Woodworker’s Journal: Rake in the shavings.

Use a small garden rake to clean up that big pile of fluffy or wet shaving after a day or evening of turning. It does a better job than the broom with less effort and the tines don’t wear out as quickly as a broom.

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Muriel Kummer