WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XIV†††††††††† ISSUE 42 November 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 Wednesday December 7,7:30 pm

 

 The Presidentís Corner by Kurt Hertzog

 

Weíve had another successful year, in my opinion. Weíve had a meeting each month with great presentations. We participated in a great charity fundraiser with the Turners 1 and provided sufficient funds to sponsor a wish for a special child with money to spare. Weíve added to our membership and have had enjoyable and educational sessions at the Barn. Weíve enjoyed another year of each otherís company, companionship, and sharing of a favorite pastime. I thank the outgoing officers that helped us all in a successful year and thank the incoming officers for their willingness to pitch in and lend a hand. I look forward to another year of the same enjoyment and success.

 

At the last meeting, I asked for a show of hands for potential participation in the club challenge event held each year at the annual symposium. While there wasnít an overwhelming response, there was sufficient interest to pursue it. Paul M. is digging in to all of the particulars and will report out at the coming meeting. Please give some thought to being part of this effort should we undertake it. Itís a great chance to collaborate on a project that will be at the next symposium in Louisville. Win, lose, or draw, itís a feather in our cap to participate and field a project that will be in the spot light.

 

Weíre still in the mode of collecting items to be used at the charity fundraiser. It takes a lot of turnings to make $6000 plus. Letís try to collect things all year long so it isnít a Herculean effort just before the fair. Spend a few minutes in the shop with the idea of making a couple of tops, pens, toys, or whatever for the fair. Bring them in to the meeting and weíll throw your name in the hat for the prize drawings. Weíll collect the items donated and store them for the effort next summer.

 

Thanks,

Kurt

 

 

 

 

President Kurt Hertzog opened the meeting promptly at 7:30. He welcomed the only guest with us tonight, Ray Bissonette, who is a long time member of Turnerís I. Actually according to Ray this was his second visit with us

 

Announcements

 

Next monthís demo will be done by Jim Vasi, who is a member of Turnerís I. Jim will be doing a demo on segmented bowls.

 

The Pembroke Turnerís will be taking a trip to Olean on the Sat. Nov. 12 to visit West Penn Hardwoods. They asked if any of our club members would like to join them.

 

 

Treasure Jay Ferrand report the following for the month of Oct

 

STARTING BALANCE $2,657.62

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSE

PETTY CASH RECIEPT

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECEIPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

MEMBER DUES

 

60.00

 

 

 

 

 

50/50 RAFFLE

 

16.00

 

 

 

 

 

SECRETARY

EXPENSE

 

 

 

 14.80

 

 

 

TREASURER EXPENSE

11.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFFICER AAW DUES

80.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

AAW STORM RELIEF CHAPTER

 

 

 

200.00

 

 

 

TOTALS

91.01

76.00

453.45

214.8

0.00

1974.36

2427.81

 

New Business

 As mentioned in the presidents corner a discussion if any of our members are interested in entering the AAW chapter collaborative challenge competition that was mentioned in last monthís newsletter. So, if you have an interest in this endeavor; speak up next month. Iím sure Paul Mazuchowski would welcome your help.

 

 

 

 

 

Show and Tell: Many of the members who attended Bob Rosandís workshop the weekend of Nov 8 & 9, brought their acorn birdhouse ornaments and bell ornaments that Bob demonstrated how to turn.

 

Kurt Hertzog: Acorn birdhouses with little tiny birds on the perch for an added touch and a bell with the clapper.

 

Steve Imerse: 12 inch peppermill laminated out of exotic woods.

 

 

Howard Meyer: carving mallets turned out of maple and hickory and an antique mortising mallet.

 

Rich Milali: acorn birdhouses and bell with a little added flair. He used a jingle bell for the clapper.

 

David Breth: a box elder bowl and a cherry goblet with rings to celebrate his 5th anniversary with his wife.

 

Bob Collin: Two very nice bowls out of spalted maple

 

Sam Cicci: a jig to make the acorn birdhouse ornaments and very nice pen set

 

 

Roman Wierzbickia small top

 

Drawings

 

David Breth Rockler

 

Roman Wierzbicki Craft Supply

 

Rich Milkli 50/50

 

DEMO

 

There was no demo tonight because the annual auction was held. Member brought in lots of wood pieces, and various other specialty tools that some of us just couldnít live without. The auction generated $191.00 for the club coffers. Thank you to all that donated items for this yearly event.

 

ELMERS CORNER

 

I found this in the Oct. Wood Magazine. Save those used dryer sheet when they come out of the dryer stuck tom your socks and other pieces of clothing. Use them out in the shop to stain, polish, glue, etc. Iíve tried them when I polish my peppermills, and I like the results. It saves the paper towels, and gives these handy little pieces of cloth- paper to another use.