WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XII         ISSUE 67      December 2007

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 Jan 10, 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.

 

There was no Dec. meeting due to the weather.

 

Treasure Pat Boggan: Nov. 

STARTING BALANCE 984.95

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSE

PETTY CASH RECIEPT

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECIEPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALCANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

50/50

 

9.00

 

 

 

 

 

DUES

 

70.00

 

 

30.00

 

 

AUCTION PROCEEDS

 

159.00

 

 

 

 

 

L. EGGLESTON PRIZE MONEY

 

20.00

 

 

 

 

 

SPIGOT JAWS (2 SET)

60.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS NOV

60.00

258.00

475.39

 

30.00

737.56

1212.95

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

John O’Neil will demonstrate making napkin rings.

 

Message from Jake Debski

 

December marks the end of my involvement as an officer of WNYWoodturners-II. I would like to leave office with a few thoughts for you to ponder. I ask for your indulgence one last time.

Purpose of the “Turners 2”

The primary purpose of Turners 2 has always been to help each other to enjoy the art & craft of woodturning. To this extent, each meeting consists of three main phases: business, show & tell, and a monthly demonstration.

Never let the stated purpose be forgotten. Your participation is crucial to our success. Add your voice to the business meetings, run for office, or “Just Get Involved”.

Bring your work to show and tell, novice or expert and all in between, your work adds to our collective knowledge. Everyone has something to add.

Volunteer to demonstrate; it makes you a better turner by quantum leaps and encourages others to give it a try. As you prepare for your demo, you begin to concentrate on every aspect of how you arrived at that finished product. In doing so, you will find where your technique or process can be improved, and you become more confident in your own ability. It works and doesn’t cost you anything but your time.

There has been some grumbling about our focus on charitable works. Please remember, you do not have to participate in all of them. But let me try and make a case for lending a hand once in a while. It makes you feel good about yourself and our organization. There is something about helping others that just feels right. The camaraderie that develops between the participants is priceless. We joke, laugh, offer encouragement, and help. Yes, it’s work, but it is also just an old fashioned good time, and we are doing good things for the community. Be it the Fair, Woodworking Show, or gifts for the School, I find I receive far more than I give. These are my personal thoughts but most turners who participate in our “Charitable Events” will, I’m confident, agree.

Of the four local AAW Chapters, our Club, at ten dollars per year, is the least expensive to belong to. You couldn’t get a monthly cup of coffee at Tim Horton’s for ten dollars per year, much less a demo, a web site and insurance. I think it is time to increase the dues. The additional monies raised by doing this can be used for the pursuit and enhancement of our already Stated Purpose.

One last thought, hands-on trumps watching hands down.

Thank you for listening,

Jake Debski

 

Message from Lance Kanaby

Don Geiger Woodturning Event

Sunday, April 20, 2008

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 1 hour lunch break at Noon

                                                Pembroke High School Auditorium

                     Sponsored by the Lockport Woodworkers & the Pembroke Woodturners Guild

Fee: $20.00 per person in US Dollars, plenty of free parking, Purchase your tickets early, limited seating.

50/50 Split Club Drawing & various Raffle Prizes Available                                   

The Don Geiger demo program is entitled: “Mastering the Side-Ground Bowl Gouge”.  It starts with sharpening of the bowl gouge with emphasis on shape, function and repeatability.  He will also demonstrate how to sharpen a gouge with a steep primary micro-bevel and a secondary relief bevel and how to do it very repeatedly.  Once the sharpening is completed, he will demonstrate five specific uses of a side-ground bowl gouge, plus the usage of the steeper micro-beveled gouge.  The demonstration of how to use the gouges includes a comprehensive lesson on turning a natural edged bowl, starting with the selection and cutting of a bowl blank, several mounting options and re-centering techniques.  Jam and vacuum chucking will be demonstrated too.  Don will perform his demo program on his 900 lb. Stubby lathe.

 For Tickets Contact:

Lance Kanaby 716-316-3969, Clarence, NY Lkanaby@buffnet.net

Rich Mialki 716-694-5430, N. Tonawanda, NY Mialkisr@roadrunner.com

Jim Vasi 716-632-5381, Williamsville, NY Jmvasi@verizon.net

Jim Schnellinger 585-599-3502, Corfu, NEschnell@rochester.rr.com 

 Old Business

New Business

 

Show and Tell

 

Drawings

 

DEMO

 

ELMER’S CORNER: From “American Woodworker” Small Tool Cases.

Old glass cases are great for protecting, containing and organizing small tools, scrapers and plane irons. Label the outside so you can see at a glance what’s inside each case.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Muriel Kummer