WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XIV       ISSUE 90 December 2009

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 January 13, 2010

 

Pres. Ron Hudson called the meeting to order at 7:30PM

Guest present: Jim Thomas, a friend of Pat Delmonte.

 

Treasurer, Pat Boggan, reports for month of Dec

 

STARTING BALANCE 1613.83

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSE

PETTY CASH RECIEPT

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECIEPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALCANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

50/50

13.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

50/50 TURN BACK

13.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUES

180.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

AAW INSURANCE 2010)

 

 

 

208.00

 

 

 

OFFICERS AAW DUES

 

240.00

 

 

 

 

 

WOODCRAFT CEERTICATE DRAWING

52.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEPOSIT

 

 

 

 

682.00

 

 

TOTALS

258.00

240.00

758.22

208.00

682.00

665.61

1423.83

 

Announcements

 

President Hudson thanked John O’Neil for serving as Vice President. He in return thanked the members who did demonstrations, for dong them for the club during his term. He reminded everyone that each of us has something to offer in our turning experiences. So don’t be bashful when asked to share your experiences and skill with the rest of us.

 

Librarian, Paul Boland reported that all but 3 tapes have been copied to the DVD format.

 

Vice President, Ron Ellis announced that Ron Hudson will be doing the demo in January. He will share how to turn bracelets.

 

It was mentioned by Ann Raby that if you are going to the AAW Symposium get your reservations in soon. Hotel space near the event is going fast.

 

The club received a $25 gift certificate from Woodcraft. Bob Wiesdel made a motion, and it was seconded by Jake Debski, to sell raffle ticket for the price of $1.00 and raffle it off with all proceeds to go to the club. It was carried. The winner: Jake Debski

 

Dues are due by February meeting.

 

Please take note of the change in the day of this month’s meeting. It is Wednesday not Thursday.

 

 

Old Business 

President Hudson reminded all members that he received a message form the AAW concerning insurance that covers the members. You have to be a member of the AAW in order to be covered by the AAW insurance when you are turning for a demo.

 

A reminder that Craft Supply’s “Turning for the Troops” is an on going program. So if you want to turn pens for the troops, visit the store and express an interest and they will supply the materials.

 

 

New Business

Rich Mialki informed the membership that he has a deal with Harbor Freight for screw driver and pull out telescopic magnets. He can get them at a reduced cost. See Rich if you are interested in turning these items for the fair and Make-A-Wish.

 

Rich also informed the membership about a program that Uno’s Chicago Grills has to raise money for a charity of your choice. They give coupon to organizations that eat at their establishment. They offer a 15% - 20% kick back of the total bill. The Club 1 is setting a date for members and their families to meet at the restaurant, for those who want to participate in this event, to raise money for Make-A-Wish.

 

 

 

SHOW AND TELL

Rich Mialki: telescopic magnet with turned handle

Don Rust: 2 lg vases,-; lignum vitae & bird’s eye & cocobolo

Ron Ellis: ear ring holder

Gerald Guenther: 2 hard maple bowls

Pat Delmonte: bottomless bird’s mouth bowl

Jake Debski: spalted maple bowl

Jim Hilburger: tall cocktail toothpick holder

Ann Raby: microphone shaped pen, refrigerator magnets

Ron Hudson: wheels for a big wheel truck

 

DRAWING

50/50: Jim Thomas Thank You to Jim. He donated it back to the club.

Craft Supply: Don Rust

DEMO

Pat Delmonte gave an excellent demonstration on the making of a bird’s mouth bowl. His comfort, technique and expertise in turning bowls were evident throughout the demo. He also demonstrated the use of his new goose neck scraper. Even though it was a new tool to him, he made it look easy. Thank You Pat for a great show.

 

ELMER’S CORNER: Tip-top Tip for Keeping Glue Tips cleaner

 

Found in Feb 2010 issue of Woodworker’s Journal.

Until this was discovers by the writer, she used to get frustrated cleaning off the nozzles of her CA glue bottles with a pliers or worse having to replace the nozzles. I think we have all been there.

Here’s the solution: wipe a thin film of petroleum jelly all around the nozzle before replacing the cap. The glue won’t stick to the jelly. Now the tips are clear whenever the glue is needed.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Muriel Kummer