January 2013 Newsletter

 

January 10, 2013 Meeting Minutes

40 members and 6 guests were present.

Treasurer’s report: $1410 balance.

Library report: Terry has added a DVD by Eli Avisera on Rude Oslonik’s candlestick design.  He wasn’t impressed with the videos.  A new woodturning design magazine has been added.

Old business

  • Birdhouse distribution
    More than 180 birdhouse ornaments were handed out
  • Pens for troops
    Gary and Craig gave out 130 pens for troops at Jefferson Barracks
  • Collinsville Woodworking show
    Sign-up sheets for the woodworking show were passed out
  • Mastadon fair
    The Mastadon fair has been reduced to a 3-hour event, all agreed not to attend this year.
  • Joe will be getting prices for new club shirts and hats

NEW BUSINESS

  • Top building workshop
    Top blanks will be built at Glenn’s house, only 124 are currently in stock.  Tops will be sold for $1 at the Collinsville woodworking show
  • The rates are going up for AAW insurance, so other options are being considered.
  • Jim is going to be looking into a new meeting place in Festus.
  • Library display will be removed from the Festus Public Library on January 19.
    An estimate on replacing the library display case lighting is being sought.

Show and Tell

7 members brought items show and tell.

  • Dan: Hollow form from bottom, laminated rolling pin
  • Roger: Natural edge Box Elder bowl, Box Elder tea light holder, birdhouse
  • Gib: Segmented pens
  • Andrew: Elm Bowl
  • Kat – Bowls and segmented bottlestoppers
  • Terry – Bowls of Kentucky Coffee tree, Box Elder, Holly, Soapberry
  • Name missing: Segemented bowls
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Instant Gallery of Show and Tell Items

President’s Challenge

The President’s challenge was a segmented or laminated item.  There were 17 entries, and Mike Short won.

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Demonstration

 

The demonstration was a survey of basic shop and woodturning safety given by Craig.

 

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

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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

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Gift Exchange

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