WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XIII         ISSUE 77     October 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 Nov 13, 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.

 

Meeting was called to order at 7:30 by President, Ron Hudson.

Guest for the evening was Theresa Gordon from Carving for a Cause to collect the bowls that members turned for this cause.

 

Treasure, Pat Boggan, reports for month of Oct.

 

STARTING BALANCE 816.73

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSE

PETTY CASH RECIEPT

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECIEPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALCANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

50/50

 

24.00

 

 

 

 

 

DUES

 

160.00

 

 

20.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

0.00

184.00

390.07

 

20.00

630.66

1020.73

 

Announcements

 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.

Nov 22 is the date for the beginner’s basic woodturning session to be held at Barb’s Barn. The session will run from 9 – 3. Bring your lunch. In the morning, Jim Hilburger will talk about, and demo sharpening tools. In the afternoon a turning project will be taught. It’s a surprise. If interested call John O’Neil (662-9434)or Barb Berger (652-4156). If you’re a beginner turn this is a great opportunity for you get started on the right track. Can’t beat the price: $5.00.

If you have borrowed any videos, and are done watching them, PLEASE bring them back. John Chevanne has volunteered to be the temporary librarian. .

 

Some sad news to report: Jim Robbins, Mary’s husband died recently... Our sympathy goes out to Mary.

 Old Business 

Message from Bob Weisedel, if you ordered a shirt, you must pay for it up front before he will order it.

Pembroke still has some anchor seal for sale. If you would like some, contact:

Jim Rupracht

Work Phone  585-599-6400

Home Phone  585-547-3885

 

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

New Business

Election of officers was held. A Motion by Barb Berger to accept the slate presented last month was made; seconded by Garry Jones. The motion was carried.

Rich Mialki announced that the children that will receive their wish from Make-A-Wish, dues to the clubs efforts will be posted on the web site.

Garry suggested that the channel 7 crew, that reported at the fair be sent some wine stoppers for their support and coverage of us at the fair.

SHOW AND TELL

Bob Collins: large spalted elm bowl

Pat Delmonte: large black walnut bowl.

John O’Neil: soft maple bowl

Rich Mialki: maple bowl, honey locust plate

John Chavanne: 3 bowls

Paul Mazuchowski: fluted angel

Jake Debski: small walnut bowl, coffee scoops, ambrosia vase

Bob Weisedel: 2 wormy maple bowls

Ned Evans: black locust bowl

Gerald Guenther: white ash bowl

Lance Eggleston: his study of what makes a bowl. 4 projects

Pepper Weinheimer: coffee scoops

Muriel Kummer: burl bowl

Ron Hudson: spalted maple bowl

 

DRAWING

50/50RocklerRichard Shriber

Craft Supply: Ned Evans

Rocklers: Pepper Weinheimer

 

DEMO

Jim Vasi .from turner’s I club, presented a demo on segmented bowls His demo included an explanation of designing the bowl, gluing it up for closed and open rings, and turning. This was a very comprehensive and interesting demo.

 

ELMER’S CORNER:

Here’s one from Popular Woodworking;

Self-adhesive Clamp Pads

To prevent marring a work pieces, many of us like to use pads on the F-style clamp jaws. Commercial slip-on pads are available, but can be expensive. Also, it is hard to find ones small enough to fit smaller clamps.

A visit to a hobby/craft store turned up the perfect solution: self-adhesive foam. Sold under the brand name such as “Foamies,” the thin material is made for kids to cut up into fun shapes to apply to notebooks and the like. Applying it to clamp jaws is child’s play too. Simply cut it at an approximate shape to suit your jaws, peel off the backing, and then press it into place. It only cost about a buck for a 9” X 12” sheet, which will cover lots of clamps. And the material lasts a long time in use.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Muriel Kummer