WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XIV           ISSUE 43 December 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 ThursdayJanuary 12,  7:30 pm

 

 The President’s Corner by Kurt Hertzog

 

We’re starting a new year and I’m looking forward to the things we have coming. The new officers are installed and are off to a great start. Muriel Kummer has taken the Secretary/Newsletter position and Jake Debski has taken the VPresident/Programs position. Please welcome them and help them in anyway you can. They are working hard to make our club a success. And of course, welcome back Jay Ferrand as our Treasurer.

 

This year we’ll continue the efforts we’ve worked on in the past couple of years. We’ll continue to build the ties with the other area clubs. We’ll continue to provide a learning and enjoyable forum for our members and prospective members with regards to their woodturning interests. We’ll continue our charitable efforts for those in need in our local area. Please make sure that you lend a hand wherever you can. This is a team effort and a little participation from all makes the effort that much easier for everyone.

 

One of the things we started and have fallen off a bit is the “year-round” charitable effort. We all scramble at the last minute trying to get ready for the events and make enough stuff. We’ve tried to make it an ongoing effort that spreads the load out through the entire year. Make an item or two when you have a moment. Our craft fair items are great warm-up projects. Set them aside and bring them to the meeting. We’ll collect them and save them for our Fair effort. A few pieces from everyone each month will help make the event a big success. Don’t let the effort fall on the shoulders of a few. Bring those items in and we’ll include you in the show and tell drawings. With the support of Craft Supplies and Rockler, you could win a gift certificate for you efforts.

 

Thanks,

Kurt

 

 

 

 

 

 

President Kurt Hertzog opened the meeting promptly at 7:30. There were no guests to welcome tonight.

 

 

Announcements

 

Paul Mazuchowski will give the January demo. In it, Paul will cover the fundamentals of turning. This program should be of particular interest for our new members who are just beginning their turning journey. For those of us who have been traveling this road for a while, might find a “tune–up” review of basic skills to be an enjoyable and beneficial road trip.

 

Jake Debski got a call from the director of the Toy Museum.  She was inquiring if the club would participate in a Saturday, Feb 18, affair at the museum. She trying to put together a demo of wooden toy makers involving us and a couple other groups and individuals. Give this some thought. We will discuss it at the January meeting and see if there is enough interest from member to participate.

 

Treasure Jay Ferrand reports the following for the month of Nov.

 

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

 

150.00

 

 

 10.00

 

 

50/50 RAFFLE

 

16.50

 

 

 

 

 

SECRETARY

EXPENSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TREASURER EXPENSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUCTION

 

191.00

 

 

 

 

 

TRANFER OF FUNDS

700.00

 

 

 

700.00

 

 

TOTALS

700.00

357.50

110.95

00.00

710.00

2684.36

2795.31

 

                                                            Old Business

The requested grants from AAW have been received and the lathes are in. The chucks are on back order. Two of the lathes will be for the club and one will be donated to the school for their use for the continued education of future turners.

New Business

 A donation of turning stock was received from Jim Handrich  for both club. The stock is very reasonably priced and will be available to those who want some at the next meeting.

 

Ed Jolls at Rockler’s informed us that classes are now being held at the store for those who are interested. They are held on Sat. at the store. The price was not known, but if you call the store they could tell you, I’m sure. Also, they could tell you what is being offered in the upcoming weeks besides sharpening and lidded boxes, which are the ones that we know about.

 

 

 

Show and Tell

Kurt Hertzog: Painted bowls and goblet that he made for Totally Turning Symposium. He experimented with the use of interference paint with black gesso as base. Very funky.

 

Steve Immerse:  Large vase made out of silver maple.

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Bill Vail:  Bottle stoppers that were some of his first tunings.

 

Jake Debski: Box elder bowl and vase. Jake also brought a turning he picked up in New Zealand, which was made from a giant fern. Very interesting texture and figure in it.

 

Gordon Fritz: mini turning tool he made to put grooves in his turnings, and weed pots to show what the mini tools can do.

 

Bob Collin: two bowls; one out of mahogany for a gift, and one out of black walnut

  

John Chavanne: a bowl made out of spalted maple that he dried in the microwave. I hope his wife doesn’t find out he used her microwave to dry it and kill all the bugs. 

 

Drawings

 

Bob Collins: Rockler’s

 

Gordon Fritz: Craft Supply

 

 

 

DEMO

 

Jim Vasi from Turner’ I presented the demo on segmented bowls. He started the demo with an explanation of the three types of bowl that can be turned; stable purchased bowl blank, a hunk of log, and segmented. He then proceeded to explain and demo how to cut segment that make up the rings, how to determine the angles and how many pieces needed for each ring. He showed and explained how to use a jig to cut the segments he calls the “Jimmy Jig” designed by none other than Jim Hilburger many years ago. Lastly he turned a cherry and paduak segmented bowl. It was a very good, well organized, and informative demo for all of us present. He also supplied a handout with all of this information on it. So, if interested in turning segmented bowls see me next meeting and I will get you a copy.

 

ELMERS CORNER

 

 

 Here’s one I found in “Woodsmith”.  If you need a stopper for a salt or peppershaker that does not have a grinder mechanism, and you don’t have any corks or rubber stoppers on hand, cut out the screw-on cap from the side of a lemonade carton. By creating a large recess on the bottom of the shaker, the screw cap can be glued to the bottom.