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December 2012 Newsletter

 

Dec 13, 2012  Meeting Minutes

A brief business meeting followed by the holiday party!

Old business

 

  • Pens for Troops will be distributed at Jefferson Barracks Friday Dec 21 at 9:00 am.
  • Birdhouse Setup is Friday Dec 21 from 1:00-1:30 with distribution to follow.
  • The Wood Show is Feb 8-10, sign ups will be in January since it's before our Feb meeting.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  • Glenn talked about safety after his recent table saw accident.
  • There was a motion to buy a second chuck for the new lathe.  The motion passed.
  • Mastadon fair is in March.

 


President's Challenge for January:

A segmented item.

Demonstration for January:

Safety Presentation.

Show and Tell

5 members brought items show and tell.

 

  • Roger:  A birdhouse ornament failure
  • Jerry: an ornament and a large sculpture
  • Mike Short:  Carved Santa eggs
  • Carrie:  Christmas present things (pens et cetera)
  • Terry:  Some bowls

 

Instant Gallery of Show and Tell Items

Gift Exchange

 

November 2012 Newsletter

Nov 8, 2012 Meeting Minutes

29 members and 3 guests were present.

Treasurer’s report: $1714.28 balance.  This month we had expenses for turning day, the woodcarver's show, and some sundries.

Library report: Terry has ordered a DVD by Eli Avisera on Rude Oslonik's candlestick design.  He reminds us to please bring back DVDs if you've had them checked out a long time.

Old business

  • Turning Day
    • 28 people attended.  There was great weather and we had 4 lathes going.  Demonstrations included sharpening, CA finishing, buffing, Bowl turning
    • Motion to pay Paul $50 for each turning day as reimbursement for use of his barn.  It passed.
  • Community Demonstrations
    • Hillsboro Fall Festival: Gary, Bruce, and Jim were there all day demonstrating turning (270 kids).  Tim read a thank you letter from the festival coordinators.
    • Windsor School Demonstration:  Gary and Jim demonstrated to a smaller group of students.
    • Need more top blanks--we do have dowels.  Glenn P will look into sources.
  • Wood Carver's show
    • Overall attendance to the show was down, but a lot of people stopped by the booth.  A few folks expressed interest in coming to meetings and/or turning days.
    • Craig and Roger both sold items and did pretty well.
  • Library Displays
    • Moved from High Ridge to Windsor.  Will be moving to Festus at the end of November.
  • Birdhouses
    • Still need about 60 more to get our total to 200.  The distribution at MerryMount will be Friday, December 21st at 2:00p, but we'll set up at 1:00p.
  • Pens for Troops
    • All the pen kits have been distributed, and the pens should be brought to the December meeting so Craig can send them off.
  • Carrie has found a free resource online to set up a distribution list so we can keep our email list up to date.

NEW BUSINESS

  • Elections - Everyone is running opposed, and the club voted to accept the ballot as it stands.
    • President - Craig
    • Vice President - Tim
    • Treasurer -  Pat
    • Secretary - Brent
    • Librarian - Terry
  • December meeting does not have a demonstration but will have a party.  The club will provided drinks and cookies, but you can bring a dessert to share.
  • Gift Exchange:  Bring a wrapped gift (do not put your name on it) and we'll do an exchange.
  • Brent is looking for help with engraving or burning initials.
  • Kat has some items she's looking to sell - Calipers, tool rest adapter and some pen bushings.

President's Challenge:

No Challenge in December.  January's challenge is a segmented item.

Demonstration:

No Demo in December.

Show and Tell

7 members brought items show and tell.

  • Gib: Carbide tip tool that he made of key stock and ash, pens for troops
  • Glen: Sabicu Platter with copper flower and lily pads, finished with General wipe on and buffed.
  • Jim: Curly Maple pedestal bowl/platter, finished with WOP and buffed.
  • Terry: Cherry cross pendants, tops, small box elder bowl finished with WOP and buffed.
  • Carrie:  A square bowl that she got in a trade
  • Keith: Scrap wood bowls
  • Tim: Pens for troops, birdhouses, and a bowl he got in a trade.

Instant Gallery of Show and Tell Items

President’s Challenge

6 Members participated in this month's President's Challenge of a birdhouse.

Carrie and Roger tied for winner.

Instant Gallery of President's Challenge Items

Demonstration

Mike taught a class on how to start doing segmented work.

 

October 2012 Newsletter

 

Oct 11, 2012 Meeting Minutes

29 members and 3 guests were present.

Treasurer’s report: $1887.28 balance.

Library report: Terry got a Lyle Jamieson DVD on hollowing, and also got some new dvd cases for the library.

Old business

  • Twin City Days: Picture in the Leader of the $704 donation
  • Turning day is Oct 20 at Paul's farm, 9:00 to ?.  Lunch and sodas will be provided by the club for a donation.
  • Band saw will be available on a limited basis, likely from 9:00-10:00.
  • Pat will bring soda and chips.  Craig will bring cups and plates.
  • Terry will bring equipment and teach buffing.
  • Craig will demonstrate birdhouses if anyone wants.
  • Carrie will bring a grinder for sharpening.
  • Pat will bring their mini lathe so we'll have 4 lathes total.
  • Craig will demonstrate CA finish on pens.
  • We're not going to demonstrate pen turning at Turning Day, but it may be good to have another pen turning class after the first of the year.
  • Wood Carver's show is Nov 3 and 4th in Belleville.  The fee was $58 and we'll have tables and electricity.  9:00-5:00 Saturday and 10:00-4:00 on Sunday.  Setup is Saturday 7:00-9:00.  Takedown is Sunday after 4:00.  Craig passed around sign up sheets.
    • If you want to sell things at the show, you are responsible for selling and taking money, making change, etc.  You can't just leave stuff unless someone has agreed to handle it for you.
  • Craig has business cards to include with the Pens for Troops.
  • Birdhouses are due at the Dec meeting for the Dec 21 event at Merrymount.  So far 141 are pledged on the sign-up sheet.  We'll need around 200 total.

    New business

  • Nov 3 is Library Takedown in Windsor, going to High Ridge.
  • Roger has discounted tickets to the wood carvers show.  Craig has fliers.
  • Time for Officer Nominations/Volunteers so we can vote at November.
    • Craig was nominated for President.  So far there are no other nominees.
    • Tim was nominated for Vice President.  So far there are no other nominees.
    • Pat was nominated for Treasurer.  So far there are no other nominees.
    • Carrie has declined nomination for Secretary but will volunteer to remain webmaster/photographer.
    • Craig will find someone to nominate for secretary.
    • Terry was nominated for Librarian.  So far there are no other nominees.
  • Gary suggests we need a way to get the latest members so the email list will always be up to date.  Carrie will look into members only sections.
  • AAW grant application is available.
  • Caps and Tee Shirts:  Joe P. has a contact for free embroidery/tee shirt transfers.
  • Arnie described his weeks at Silver Dollar City in Branson and advises everyone to have a wide range of prices when you go to sales

President's Challenges:

Next month's challenge is Hollow Form.

Demonstration:

Next month's demonstration is Segmented Bowl

Show and Tell

12 members brought items show and tell.

  • Glen:  Halloween Spider, big box of pens
  • Roger: Cherry Bowl from one of Terry's blanks, a cedar flute
  • Pat: woodburned platter, pignut hickory
  • Rachel: Four bracelets she made to sell for twin city days.
  • Mike S: Walnut and mahogany segmented vase with both staves and regular segments.
  • Tony: segmented bell ornament, and a burl bracelet with a stainless steel insert.
  • Jerry: Natural edge bowl, beech
  • Keith: segmented bowl - maple and purpleheart
  • Joe Bell: Lamp
  • Terry: large maple platter, Oak bowl, miniature turnings
  • Mike: Birdhouse and base, christmas tree ornament
  • Tim: Walnut bowl for an online trade

Instant Gallery of Show and Tell Items

President’s Challenge

11 Members participated in this month's President's Challenge of a birdhouse.

Terry was the winner.

Instant Gallery of President's Challenge Items

Demonstration

Carrie demonstrated hollowing a small form through the bottom.

 

September 2012 Newsletter

 

Sept 13, 2012 Meeting Notes

There are no official minutes from the meeting because the secretary lost the notes.  What you see here is my best recollection of what happened.

About 30 people attended and there were a couple guests present.

Old business

  • Twin City Days:  Bowl sales and demo'ing were a great success!  The club raised nearly $700 for the food pantry.
  • Joe got a projector donated from Ursuline Academy and it worked great during the meeting.  There was discussion of making something for the teachers to thank them for the donation.
  • For the Birdhouse project, we're set to go to Marymount Manor in Eureka.  Sheets were passed around to get volunteers to make birdhouses.
  • Turning day is Oct 20 at Paul Krautmann's farm.  Planned activities are Bowl Turning, Pen Turning, Birdhouse Turning, CA Finish, Buffing, Coring (maybe?) and freehand sharpening.

    New business

  • I can't remember so check the October notes for old business :).

President's Challenges:

Next month's challenge is a birdhouse.

Demonstration:

Next month's demonstration is a small hollow form, hollowed through the base.

Show and Tell

Special Show and Tell Feature--Gib's alcohol lamp in action on YouTube.

 

Instant Gallery of Show and Tell Items

President’s Challenge

Tool Handle.  Mike Short was the winner.

Instant Gallery of President's Challenge Items

Demonstration

Mike Hermann demonstrated making bird houses.

 

August 2012 Newsletter

August 9, 2012 Meeting Minutes

24 members and no guests were present.

Treasurer’s report: $2119.88 balance.  The bill for the pen kits (for the troops) is due to be paid soon.

Library report: Nothing new.

Old business

  • Twin City Days:  The club demo did not make it into the booklet that was just published, but still have a chance to get in the paper. Jim did confirm that we can demonstrate at the library. Craig, Gary, and Tim have fold-up tables to bring.
  • Craig has not yet spoken to the jefferson county art guild. Gary let everyone know that the Jefferson County Art Guild has an art show coming up and you can enter items on Saturday, Aug 11.
  • Craig has the pen kits for the people who signed up to make pens for the troops.
  • Carrie reported on AV prices.  Joe will check into a lead on a projector.
  • For the Birdhouse project, Craig recommended looking at Marymount Manor in Eureka or Presidential Care Center in Pacific or Arnold.

    New business

  • Gary brought some wood to give away as door prizes.
  • Fall Turning Day:  October 20 at Paul Krautmann's farm. 
    • Tentative plans to have a Bowl Turning station, pen turning, and birdhouse turning, sessions on buffing, coring system, freehand sharpening.
  • Mike Short has been contacted about an estate with many flatworking tools. He will send out price information and photos via email.
  • Someone emailed the club about making a custom sign (sounds like routed, not turned).  See Carrie if you want contact information.
  • Craig just got back from Turn On Chicago and will plan to do some demos on things he learned.
  • Safety note:  CA Glue Acellerator has been associated with heart palpitations.
Attendance Prize: Jim L, Pat, Craig, Glen.

President's Challenges:

Next month's challenge is TBD

Demonstration:

Next month's demonstration is TBD

Show and Tell

9 members brought items show and tell.

  • Roger: Submerged White Oak Pen (best to not ask where he got that oak), Daddy Long-legs spider
  • Rob: Walnut candle dish with burned edges
  • Craig: Very tall catalpa vessel
  • Arnie: Beer tap handles
  • Terry: Cottonwood salad bowl set.
  • Ron: three hollow vessels
  • Joe W: Cocobolo needle cases
  • Greg D: Two bowls
  • Carrie: Hollow forms from a class

Instant Gallery of Show and Tell Items

President’s Challenge

11 Members participated in this month's President's Challenge of a basic bowl.

Carrie and Roger tied as the winners.

  • Greg - Spalted Sycamore?
  • Keith - Black Cherry
  • Carrie - Black Cherry with Sapphire
  • Roger - Box Elder
  • Craig - Walnut
  • Tim - Mystery wood
  • Terry - Maple
  • Joyce - Cherry
  • Joe W - Willow, with walnut insert
  • Gary - Hickory
  • Joe A - Basswood

Instant Gallery of President's Challenge Items

Demonstration

No demonstration this month since we could not meet in the wood shop.