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October 2013 Newsletter

October 10, 2013 Meeting Minutes

3 guests, 29 members

Treasurer’s report: $1743

Librarian's report: Nothing new

Old business

  • Turning Day at Paul's
  • Girl Scout Days Demo
  • Craig has a check for Quad City Development with money raised at sales
  • Twin City Days money to be split between two food pantries
  • Woodlands selected as recipeient home for Birdhouses on January 13th at 2:30pm

New business

  • Belleville Woodcarver's show in Nov 2 & 3
  • Fall Turning Day is Nov 9
  • Cards available for Pens for Troops
  • Club lathe has been repaired with a new capacitor
  • Craig brough prices and sign-up sheets for clothing with club logos
  • No new officer nominations
  • Craig will be applying for a grant for A/V equipment for demonstrations

Show and Tell

12 members brought items for show and tell

 

  • Terry Eiler - Natural Edge Holly Bowl, Magnolia bowl, Cracked holly bowl
  • Carrie - Elm Bowl, Box Elder Bowl
  • Jim Anderson - Inside Out turning
  • Andrew - Pen
  • Paul Krautmann- 2 Oak bowls, cherry bowl
  • Kat - Pine cone pen
  • Mike - Maple bowl, Box elder bowl
  • Mike Ruch - Laminated bowls, walnut, oak, ornament, glasses, gavel, bullet box, apple box
  • Rob - natural edge vase, two pens
  • Jim Atkins - Apple bowl
  • Joe Whitener - walnut natural edge bowl
  • Paul Kirk- Walnut bowl

 

Instant Gallery of Show and Tell Items

President’s Challenge

The President's challenge was a tool handle, the winner was Gib.

 

  • Joyce - round skew, silver maple handle
  • Jim Atkins - small handles
  • Gib - Carbide tool and bag
  • Gary - diamond dresser tool, brazilian cherry
  • Eric - Carbide tool, walnut and mahogany
  • Roger - Small handle
  • Carrie - Bowl gouge, osage orange
  • Mike - Awl, cherry
  • Glen B - branding iron, hard maple

 

Craig demonstrated turning Christmas ornaments.

September 2013 Newsletter

September 12, 2013 Meeting Minutes

3 guests, 29 members

Treasurer’s report: ~$2000

Librarian's report: New Woodturning Design magazine

Announcements

 

  • Habitat for Humanity is holding its second annual Lobsterfest
  • Woodcarver's Club meets the first Wednesday of the month at Windsor Library
  • Endgrain sealer is on sale for $10 a gallon

 

Old business

  • Twin city days, sold 23 tops, total sales $444. and change, money to be donated to Ozark food pantry and Methodist Church
  • Money from Firecracker days donated to quad city community development corporation
  • Band building floor, probably spent ~$200, Home Depot added $200 plus free equipment rental
  • Paul motioned that both floor finishers be paid $200 for donating their time, Bruce seconded, motion passed

New business

  • Glen motioned that club officers’ AAW membership fees be paid by the club, seconded by Gary, motion passed
  • Shirt pictures coming
  • Pens for troops pen kits available, 12 remaining.
  • Turning day at Paul’s is Sept 21st, pen turning will be demonstrated.
  • Next band building turning day is November 9
  • Takedown for current display is September 29th, Next display at Windsor is October 1
  • 150 birdhouses are needed by the December meeting for the birdhouse giveaway, Terry has birds
  • Belleville woodcarver show is in November
  • Officer Nominations
    Librarian - Terry Eiler
    Treasurer - Pat Bond
    Secretary - Brent Johnson
    Vice President - Tim Voellinger, Carrie Bradfield
    President - Tim Voellinger, Carrie Bradfield, Keith Buxton

Show and Tell

8 members brought items for show and tell.

  • Mike Short: Elm bowl, pen
  • Jerry Cox: Bolivian Rosewood art piece
  • Keith Buxton: Box Elder bowl
  • Roger Milfelt: Split turning
  • Carrie Bradfield: Purse hangers, boxes
  • Brent Johnson: Shaving brushes
  • Terry Eiler: Chip and Dip, holly bowls
  • Eric Haas - Segmented Box

Instant Gallery of Show and Tell Items

President’s Challenge

The President's challenge was a drop Spindle.  There were 6 entries, Winner was Nick Guenther.

  • Roger: Walnut with veneer segments
  • Eric: Walnut, ying yang
  • Mike: Osage Orange
  • Keith: Sphere
  • Nick: Segmented supported spindle
  • Carrie: Honey locust and Walnut

Instant Gallery of President's Challenge Items

August 2013 Newsletter

Aug 8, 2013 Meeting Minutes

5 guests, 30 members

Treasurer’s report: $2074.22

Librarian's report: Nothing new this month

Announcements

End Sealer is available in our storage room for $10
Terry brought some wood that's available for free on the back table
Tim has some magnolia logs  available

Old business

  • Craig still needs to follow up on Meals on Wheels for the donation
  • Floor: Mon Aug 12 - Fri Aug 17
    • Remove shoe molding and make sure there are no nails.
    • Patch some of the very bad spots. Jim has some wood we can use for that.
    • Craig will pick up the sanding machines and sandpaper
    • Sander and crew will arrive on Tuesday
    • Start the stain and/or polyurethane process Wednesday
    • Replace shoe molding as last step (purchase new instead of using old
  • Pens for troops:  Craig is going to order 125 pen kits.  We won't order any pen blanks. Plan to still give them out at Jefferson Barracks.
  • Terry is going to contact the Woodlands for the birdhouse project.
  • Craig still needs to take the lathe home to work on the switch.

New business

  • Twin City Days: Sept 7 9:00-4:00 at the Library
    • Need more turned items to sell
    • Jim moved that we do twin city days at the library and donate the money to the food pantry. Motion was seconded and passed.
    • Craig will bring one tent.  Gary has tables.  Keith may be able to bring another tent.
  • T-Shirts:  Craig will follow up with Joe.
  • Opportunity for Girl Scout demonstrations on Oct 5 in Pevely.  Tim moved we do it and the motion carried.
  • Craig will check on the date for fall turning day at Paul's.
  • Library Displays start in September.  Gary will get the information to Craig.

Show and Tell

8 members brought items for show and tell.

  • Nick: Platter (Oak?) and pepper mill
  • Gail: Pine practice pieces
  • Eric: Walnut civil war pen
  • Gary: Oysterwood pepper mill
  • Joe: Maple bowl
  • Glen: Wall hanging (not turned)
  • Carrie: Honey locust platter and some bottle stoppers
  • Terry: Crab apple vessel, amur cork natural edge bowl

Instant Gallery of Show and Tell Items

President’s Challenge

The President's challenge was a wall hanging.  There were 6 entries, Winner was Roger.

  • Roger: profile platter in hackberry and walnut
  • Terry: Soapberry mirror
  • Mike: Cherry platter with burned hot air balloons
  • Gary: "Third Rock" ambrosia maple mounted on mulberry
  • Eric: ambrosia maple
  • Carrie: Honey locust with wire

July 2013 Newsletter

July 11, 2013 Meeting Minutes

Treasurer’s report: $2050.73

Librarian's report
New Woodturning Design magazine

Announcements

New club business cards are available from Craig
One hat left for $15

Old business

  • Firecracker Festival - Had 2 tents and demonstrated and sold a few items, not a lot of buyers.  There was concern that very few people did the work. Joyce moved that money should go to Meals on Wheels, Gary Seconded, motion carried.
  • Waiting on the city to find a free time to refinish the band building floors.  Jim will follow up.  Gary, Bruce, Jim, Pat, Glen, Joyce and others have volunteered to help.

New business

  • Pens for troops - Had a motion to do this again and it carried-  motion to use fall turning day at the band building to teach pen turning for the project.  motion carried.  Plan to make 125
  • One of the lathes has some issues starting.  Craig is going to take it home and see if it's the switch.
  • Need to find a nursing home for this year's birdhouses.  suggestion of the woodlands in Arnold, or some smaller ones in Festus.
  • Carrie encouraged everyone to go to the AAW conventions if possible
  • Gary has end grain sealer if anyone needs it. Need a new place to store the drum--Mike Short has a place.

Show and Tell

7 members brought items for show and tell.

  • Kelly Berger - stool with natural edges
  • Carrie - spindles, bar taps, seam rippers and some of Brent's shaving brushes
  • Glen Bond - burl necklace
  • Gail - cherry bowl
  • Mike Short - box elder with redheart base, spalted maple bowl
  • Terry Eiler - large maple bowl, pin oak natural edge bowl, myrtle wood bowl
  • Nick Guenther - laminated plywoood pepper mill, bottle stopper, cedar bracelets, catalpa bowl from terry's roughout

Instant Gallery of Show and Tell Items

President’s Challenge

The President's challenge was Jewelry.  There were 8 entries, Winner was Glen.

  • Mike Short: burned ring
  • Roger: box elder pendant
  • Eric: laminated bracelet
  • Craig: cocobolo earrings
  • Carrie: cocobolo pendant and earrings with silver
  • Keith: dotted bracelets
  • Glen: box elder bracelet, pendant, ring set
  • Jim Atkins: box elder bracelet

Instant Gallery of President's Challenge Items

June 2013 Newsletter

June 13, 2013 Meeting Minutes

34 members and 3 guests were present.

Treasurer’s report: $1982.73 and dues are due.

Librarian's report
3 new woodturning books

Old business

  • May 18 turning day at band building
  • Gary demonstrated for 270 kids at Hillsboro Career Day
  • Craig reported an estimate of $650 to refinish the band building floor, with Home Depot contributing $500 of supplies and rentals.  A meeting with the parks department to work out a deal is scheduled.
  • Firecracker Days are June 29 and 30.
  • Tim moved that the club sell donation items with all proceeds going to the club's treasury, with use to be determined after the event.  Joyce seconded and the motion passed.

New business

  • Mike and Cassie had two girls on March 26th, Rose and Violet
  • Carrie moved that we participate in the Belleville woodcarving show in November.  Roger seconded, motion passed.

Show and Tell

12 members brought items for show and tell.

  • Craig - Bowl chuck
  • Terry - Walnut bowl, natrual-edge osage orange bowl, cedar trees on a rock
  • Carrie - Sycamore bowl, 2 walnut bowls, cherry bowl, mahogany box, mushroom magnets
  • Nick - Pizza wheel, segmented bowl
  • Autumn - Bowl
  • Jim Anderson - Can and walking stick
  • Gary - Glued-up segmented piece for a drawing
  • Gail - Sycamore bowl
  • Keith - Red Oak segmented bowls
  • Mike - Spalted Maple bowl, small box elder funnel
  • Joe Whitener - Cherry Bowl
  • Jim Atkins - Catalpa bowl, box elder bowl, Calabash bowl

Instant Gallery of Show and Tell Items

President’s Challenge

The President's challenge was a  Bird House.  There were 10 entries, Winner was Mike Short.

  • Terry - Triple
  • Roger - Apple stand
  • Carrie - Laminated
  • Jim Atkins - Maple and walnut
  • Eric Haas - Lighted
  • Kenneth - Box elder and walnut
  • Mike - Duplex
  • Craig - Walnut stand
  • Nick - Maple and walnut
  • Keith - Box elder and walnut

Instant Gallery of President's Challenge Items

Demonstration

Craig demonstrated wood mounting and safety.