WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XI         ISSUE 53  Oct 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 Nov 9  7:30 pm

 

The President’s Corner by Kurt Hertzog

I will be missing this month’s meeting because of an engagement in Toronto but Jake will take charge and run the meeting and auction. I try not to miss meetings but the folks I’ll be visiting meet on the second Thursday of the month as we do. The auction seemed like the one to miss if I had to choose.

 

For those who haven’t attended our auctions in the past, here is how it works. Members bring in items they want to donate to the club. They will be auctioned to bring the best price and the monies go to the club treasury. It’s an opportunity for the members to give a bit back to the club through items they might not need or have plenty of. It’s also a great opportunity for members to get a real bargain. There are items that will go for a song and on occasion, some items return year after year only to change hands. Regardless, look for the things that you’d like to contribute, bring them to the meeting, and have fun. Don’t forget to bring your spending cash to bid on the items of interest to you. If it’s turning related, it’s welcome.

 

We’ve had our elections and have our officers set for the coming year. One of the things I’d like to accomplish is getting our chapter incorporated as a not-for-profit educational corporation. The AAW encourages this and even helps with some guidance on the particular paperwork. Achieving this will offer many benefits to the club with little downside. I’ll work with Turners 1 as we go through the process and bring a proposal forward for the club to consider. Other than that one item, I plan to continue on our same path. Stay fiscally solvent, add to the membership, continue to bring the area clubs together, and have fun safely.

 

See you in December,

Thanks,

Kurt

 

 

President, Kurt Hertzog called the meeting to order at 7:30PM. Guest included Dick Mead & Dave Couter. Also welcome to Pat Delmonte, a new member.

 

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 Oct,

 

STARTING BALANCE 1519.09

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSE

PETTY CASH RECIEPT

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECIEPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALCANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

MEMBERS DUES

 

120.00

 

 

10.00

 

 

50/50 RAFFLE

 

15.00

 

 

 

 

 

TREASURERS EXPENSES

18.48

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESIDENT EXPENSES

43.26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

61.74

135.50

241.74

0.00

10.00

1377.35

1619.09

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

On Nov 12th a fundamental class will be held at Barb’s Barn. Heat and light donation is $5.00. Kurt Hertzog will be instructing. Call Barb if interested.

 

If you are in need of a lathe, see Jed Donahue. He has a friend that is getting rid of his.

 

Demo for Oct:  Our yearly auction. This is the clubs big fundraiser for the year, so bring in those items that are cluttering your shop and auction them off to the other members. Remember: someone’s trash is another person’s treasure. Bring your trash and support the club.

 

Old Business

 

“Kids Day” will be held at Barb’s Barn on Nov 4th. Bob Rosand will be the guest instructor. Any Youngster between the ages of 12 – 18 is welcome. Call Barb for details.

 

WNY Woodworkers show was a success. A big Thank You to Paul Mazuchowski for organizing it, and a big thank you to club members Papa Jim and Bob Wiesedel who spent a lot of time there along with all the club member who shared their time.

 

Remember: If ordering from Klingspore, tell them up front that you are a member of WNY Woodturners II, to get your 10% discount

 

New Business

 

Elections were held and congratulations are extended to the following who will serve as our officer for the next year.

President: Kurt Hertzog

Vice President: John O’Neil

Secretary: Muriel Kummer

Treasurer: Pat Bogan

 

It was suggested that the club become a not for profit corporation to shield the group. AAW will supply the paper work needed to file for this status so the club will become mostly an educational club. A motion to pursue this was made by Ron Hudson and seconded by John O’Neil. It was passed by the members.

 

A motion was made and passed to make a stand for the school lathe that the club donated to them last year.

 

 

Show and Tell

Kurt Hertzog: natural edged black walnut bowl &cherry bowl

John Chavanne: box elder bowl

Jed Debski: :Jake’s mistake”- very nice box elder bowl with no bottom

Jed Donahue: white pine oar for the boat he built

Lance Eggleston: homemade rotary sander, wood designs entitled;”Spring Flower”, “Zen Vase, & “Heart of Fire”, and a  Dremel reciprocating hand piece for carving

Pat Delmonte: natural edged cherry bowl

Ned Evans: maple birdhouse

Muriel Kummer: cherry burl peppermill

Paul Mazuchowski: bottle corks

Bob Harrington: Olive wood pen set for his daughter’s wedding

John O’Neil: snowmen designed and painted by his wife

 

 

Drawings

Rockler: Ned Evans

Craft Supply: Lance Eggleston

50/50: Barb Berger

 

DEMO

Tonight Rich Mialki shared with us how he turns his ducks. This is a lesson in off -set turning. It was a very comprehensive and informative demo. Thank You Rich for sharing this and supplying us with a good hand out so we might give it a try.

 

ELMER’S CORNER:  I found this one in Family Handyman

To unclog a clogged or partially clogged spray nozzle, soak it in a jar of acetone or nail polish remover. Use a glass jar though; this solvent will destroy some types of plastic. Cap the jar and let it set for a few hours to let the solvent work.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Muriel Kummer