WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XIV†††††††††† ISSUE 41 October 2005

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 November 10th 7:30 pm

 

 

The Presidentís Corner by Kurt Hertzog

 

As decided last month, weíll continue the tradition of our November auction. For those who havenít participated, itís a lot of fun with great bargains. Bring in the turning related items that youíd like to donate to the club. Weíll auction them off and the monies raised will go to the club treasury. Itís a painless way to make a few bucks for the club and get some great buys at the same time. Bring your mad money. Cash talks.

 

I want to thank the officers from this year for their service to the club. The yearís events were well executed and the records, finances, and other responsibilities were handled superbly. Thank you to Ann Raby, Gary Jones, and Jay Ferrand for their support over the course of the year. As they finish out the year, take a moment to let them know that you appreciate the time they took to make our club work.

 

Some thoughts on a potential group projectÖ For those who havenít attended an AAW Symposium, they have an instant gallery and chapter collaborative challenge competition. The instant gallery is self-explanatory but let me explain the collaborative challenge. There usually is a ďthemeĒ for the competition and any AAW chapter can participate. There are size and weight restrictions but other than that, itís an open challenge. The participating chapters create their piece by having the members (a minimum number with no maximum) participate in the design and turning of the piece. Iíll bring this up at this meeting to gauge the interest level in our chapter. For more information regarding the Symposium and more, visit the AAW website at www.woodturner.org.

 

Thanks,††††††††† Kurt

 

President Kurt Hertzog opened the meeting promptly at 7:30 by welcoming guests Tom Wisniewski, Al Tanyi, Bill Vail, Bill Russell, Wally Goulding, and Jeff Krieger. Several did sign up as new members.

 

Announcements

 

There are two openings for the Bob Rosand demo 1 for fri. Nov.4th and 1 for sat. Nov. 5thcontact Barb at GRAMABBB@AOL.COM. Pepper Weinheimer thanked Turners I & II for making a gavel for the wood carvers president.

 

Treasure Jay Ferrand report the following for the month of Sept.

 

STARTING BALANCE $2,628.34

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSE

PETTY CASH RECIEPT

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECEIPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

MEMBER DUES

 

30.00

 

 

 

 

 

50/50 RAFFLE

 

20.00

 

 

 

 

 

SECRETARY

EXPENSE

20.72

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

20.72

50.00

468.46

0.00

0.00

2189.16

2,657.62

 

New Business

 

A motion was made and seconded to send$200 to the Gulf CoastWoodturner who was hit by the hurricane through the AAW. We received an educationgrant from the AAW. A motion was made and seconded to buy 3 lathes. Two would be kept at Barbís Barn and one will be donated to the Hamburg School. The annual auction will be held at the next meeting so bring money any items to be sold. All proceeds will go in the general fund.

 

Election of Officers

 

President & Web Master Kurt Hertzog

 

Vice President Jake Demski

 

Treasurer Jay Ferrand

 

Secretary Muriel Kummer

 

Vice President Ann Raby†† reported Jim Vasi will be giving a demo at the next meeting on segment turning.††

 

Show and Tell

 

Dave Breth made a necklace for his wife and a free wood vase

 

Rick Wierzbicki hunting camp maple bowl

 

Kurt Hertzog acrylic pens

 

Gary Jones small pot for turned flowers

 

John Chavannea very nice hollowed bowl

 

Gordy Fritz lidded boxes

 

Sam Cicci tops

 

Rich Mialki miniature flowers

 

Roman Wierzbicki miniature goblets

 

Drawings

 

Gordy Fritz Rockler

 

Roman Wierzbicki Craft Supply

 

Gerry Rucker 50/50

 

DEMO

 

Sam Cicci gave a demo on tops with an assist from his daughter and future son in-law. A nervous Sam did a very nice job in turning and explaining how he makes tops. His demo included how he makes the tips to custom painting by his daughter. Very nice Sam and Thank You

 

ELMERS CORNER

 

I have one last tip as secretary. Old mouse pads make a great sanding pad. Just cut up the pad into sizes that are comfortable for you or the size needed for your project. It helps keep the sand paper rigid and your fingers cool.