WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XVI       ISSUE 117      December 8, 2011

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, January 12, 2012

 

If, you are receiving a hard copy of this newsletter and have an e-mail address, please send that address to Brianne Corbett at BREELIZ@VERIZON.NET. You would then receive the newsletter via e-mail each month. It would help defer some of the cost the club spends each month.

 

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

Guests present were: Paul Starkey, Dave Hall, Brad Kernny                   

New Members:  

 

Treasurer, Pat Boggan, reports for month of November, 2011

STARTING BALANCE:  $   2,556.23

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSES

PETTY CASH RECIEPTS

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECIEPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALCANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

50/50

Auction

       -

       -

$       17.00

$     116.00

 

 

 

 

 

Dues

       -

$     120.00

 

 

 

 

 

Total

      

$     253.00

$     505.62

        -

        -

$  2,303.61

$  2,809.23

December, 2011

            Petty Cash Expenses:    $ 192.00     Officers AAW Dues

            Bank Acct. Expenses:    $ 208.00      AAW Insurance

 

Vice President’s Report

 

            Next month’s demo will be a short talk on segmented work by Rick Lawrence.

 

Librarian’s Report

 

            Paul was to check into a brochure received at the last meeting about some woodworking videos for the library to purchase.  After much discussion on 2 different packages, Rusty moved to purchase the package that had information on piercing and 2 videos on hollowing.  The cost would be $30.00 plus $6.00 for shipping.  Brian seconded the motion.  The motion was passed.        

 

Communications

 

            Pamphlets and applications for membership were received from the AAW.  There is a membership drive in progress.  Anyone interested in helping with the membership drive can possibly be invited to the symposium in California.  Speak with Ron for more information. 

 

Old Business

 

            The training class held at Barb’s Barn in December, taught by Jim Vasey, was a great success.  All had a good time with 3 mentors assisting and 10 turners.  Everyone had a lathe to use with 2 lathes borrowed from Rocklers.  Each participant took home the bowl they turned.

 

            Thanks will be sent to Rockler and Ed Jolls for their loan of 2 lathes used at Barb’s training session. 

 

            Dues for the year are due in February.  

 

New Business

           

            Our president was brainstorming.(Dangerous, I know)  He came up with the possibility of a joint turning session with Woodturners I.  He thought that the picnic area used for the family picnic in the summer might be a good place to do this.  Some additional advertising for this session could be used to bring in new members, or just some interested bystanders.  Ron will check into this further.

 

            Because 2 lathes were borrowed for the bowl turning session, it was suggested that the club should look into acquiring at least 1 new lathe.  Jake suggested that we look into the possibility of a grant from the AAW.  A motion was made, seconded and passed the Ron apply for the grant to buy a new lathe. He will check into the grant application process and work on it.

 

            There is also a monthly newsletter that comes out from American Woodworkers that has projects to work on at home.  You do have to be a member, though to get the information.

 

            Mark Baczkowski has acquired some Burle wood.  He also has some dried Butternut.  Anyone interested in purchasing some should talk to Mark. 

 

SHOW AND TELL

           

            Jerry Weisedel – birch ornament

            Tom Baker – cedar lamp

            Rick Mialki – 4 pens

            Don Rust – black walnut earring holder

                               curly maple ornaments

                               bracelet helper

            Ron Hudson – small segmented bowl

            Brian Defoe – wine goblet with maple stem

            Jake Debski – box elder dish and bowl

            John O’Neil – hard maple bowl

            Don Rust – segmented vase

            John Chavone – birch wood bowl

            Rick Lawrence – segmented bowl of mahogany and plywood

                                        candle holder

            Erica Sargent – first bowl turned

                                      lidded box

            Don Lamb – 2 snowmen

                                       

           

 

DRAWING

 

50/50 – Brian Defow

Rockler- Don Rust

 

 

DEMO

            We were shown how to make Christmas ornaments.  The demonstration was enjoyed by all.

 

 

I hope everyone has a very good holiday season, and may the New Year bring peace, hope, good health and love to all of you.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Brian R. Defoe, Secretary