WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XIII         ISSUE 78    December 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 Jan. 8, 2009

 

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

We welcomed Linda Bennett, a new member to the club.

 

Treasure, Pat Boggan, reports for month of Dec.

 

STARTING BALANCE 1530.73

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSE

PETTY CASH RECIEPT

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECIEPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALCANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

50/50

 

14.00

 

 

 

 

 

DUES

 

80.00

 

 

20.00

 

 

SECRETARIAL EXPENSES

6.93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AAW DUES FOR OFFICIERS

45.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

51.93

94.00

143.14

0.00

20.00

1449.66

1593.80

 

Announcements

 

John O’Neil thanked Jim Hilburger, Barb Berger, Paul Mazuchowski, Jake Debski, and Rich Mialki for mentoring at the beginners’ session.

 

January demo will be announced at the meeting.

 

The Pembroke club is hosting a Sorby tool sale in Feb.

 

 

 

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

 

Dues are due in January. Remember they are $20.00 now.

 

An e-mail I received that I’m passing on.

Hello,

My name is Dennis and I own RiverLogs Inc. a Florida based company specializing in the reclaiming of sunken (Sinker) logs from Florida’s historic past. I am writing to you because we have some unique wood in all sizes and shapes that may interest your club. The logs that we recover have been underwater for between 150 to 200 years! The colors of this amazing wood aren’t seen in natural or kiln dried woods, it’s the minerals in the water and the sediment that does it. We can mill these logs into anything you may want, from pen blanks to turning wood of all sizes. We currently have 6 species of wood available including original growth Florida Mahogany, Cherry, Birch, Heart Pine, Cedar and Cypress. We are offering our wood to you at a reduced rate to sell to your club members. We have Pen Blanks in an average size of ¾” X ¾” X 10” (one of each species listed) for just $7.00 plus shipping. Larger pieces (in some instances up to 30 inch wide by 30 inch long by 6 inch thick at reasonable rates as well. Of course we also have these species in, with grain ¼ cut circles 6” wide x 2” thick minimum as well as crosscut or any way you like it. If you have interest please feel free to contact me at RiverLogsInc@aol.com

 

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Dennis

Tel 386-338-1650

 

 

 

Old Business 

Paul Mazuchowski has accepted the job as webmaster for the club. He will take over in January. Thank you Paul for assuming this responsibility for the club.

New Business

Bob Harrington, who now works for the new Woodcraft store on Ridge Rd, reported that he is negotiating with the new owner to get the member a discount at the store.

John O’Neil reported that the Pembroke club is bringing in Keith Tompkins on April 26th for a demo. He asked, if it could be arranged, did our club want to host a hands-on session at Barb’s Barn.  Since there was a good show of interest from the club members he will contact him to see if he would be willing to come early for this session. He will report the next meeting.

If you want to know more about Mr. Tompkins his e-mail address is: KeithPTompkin.com

SHOW AND TELL

Rich Mialki: cherry burl platter

Lance Eggleston:  2 bowls and a box out of sassafras

Don Rust:  open segmented bowls, pink ivory bowl with inlay

Jim Hilburger: snowmen

Pat Boggan: vase, bottle stoppers, and oil lamp

Ron Hudson: 3 cherry bowls and 2 tree trays and a penguin

Ned Evans: mango bowl

Gerry Guenther: white ash bowl

Jake Debski: natural edged ambrosia maple bowl

 

DRAWING

50/50Rockler: Jim Hilburger

 

DEMO

Jim Hilburger was called at the last minute to put on a demo for the meeting. His demos included how to make the following:

His new version of the train whistle, snowmen, and tops. He also showed us his unpatented center finder.

 As usual, with Jim’s demos, the lathe was at high speed, the chips flew and many pearls of wisdom were shared with all. Thank You Jim for filling in at the last minute.

 

ELMER’S CORNER:

Another use for fabric softener sheet: Anti-static Shield wipes

If you use a face shield regularly in the workshop, you find the plastic builds a static charge that attracts dust. To clean and reduce the static cling, wipe the shield with a fabric softener sheet. You can use them over and over again, and then grab a fresh one from the laundry room whenever you need one.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Muriel Kummer