March 2016 Newsletter

March 10, 2016

43: Members
7: Guest
2: St Louis Woodturners

Treasurer’s Report $1,507.78

Library Report: No new books or DVD’S. If you check out a Book or DVD and would like to share information about- Please feel free to do so.

Dennis Kehm shared information about the Jefferson College event. They need donations for the April 30 event. Whatever you feel you would like to donate– Please bring to the April meeting. Thanks

OLD BUSINESS

Woodturning show went great –about 45 pens were turned. Thanks for everyone’s help.
Turning day: 25 showed and everyone had a good time –demos on pen making –bowl turning–and tool sharping.

NEW BUSINESS

Turning days at Paul’s shop – Is set for April 23. This will be a great day to learn lots about turning as well as being at Paul’s shop. More information at the April meeting.
Hillsboro School —–Is hosting a career day and would like someone from the club to give a demo on woodturning — more information at next meeting.
Glen ask about a demo for Crystal City School— They would like the club to give a demo on woodturning, more information at April meeting
List of members (address and phone number) for the club in the works. check over the list and make sure everything is correct.
Jockey — a guest –gave information about his business and his Exotic woods.

Several drawings of great wood for turning projects.

Show and tell: 10 entrees

President’s challenges: 9 entrees, rolling pen– NICE JOB Winning rolling pin was done by Barry Boeckstiegel.

April challenge — A Bowl of any kind

Mike H. —– Demo on Bowl mounting and turning a bowl

February 2016 Newsletter

February 11, 2016

37 members attending

5 guests

Treasurer’s Report $1,263.02

Library Report: 90 —95 DVD’S as well as many GOOD books and magazines can be checked out each month and returned the next month. Terry gave a report on sanding and the importance of good sanding.

OLD BUSINESS

Dues are due as soon as possible
55 gal. Drum of end sealer went fast — is there interest in ordering another drum? No discussion

Birdhouse distribution at Bash Nursing Home went very well > All residents enjoyed (need more ed birds) 5–8 club members showed up to help. Thanks to all

NEW BUSINESS

Wood turners show Feb 12, 13, 14, 2016 Collinsville Ill. several have signed up to help. Pen and tops will be demonstrated.
Volunteers are needed for monthly club demos. Please Help!!!!!!!
Turning Day Feb 27, 2016, 9:30—3:00pm at the band building — If you have interest in something to learn let Keith know.
A few lathes will be set up and you can watch as well as get some time with another club member on a Lathe.
Crystal City School — shop class has ask if anyone from the club would be interested in demonstrating in the shop class. More information to follow.

Several attendance drawings of wood left the meeting in hopes of a show and tell project coming back next month.

President’s challenge was a scoop this month, 12 scoops—- GOOD showing Thanks to all
Next month challenge will be a rolling pen.

Evening demonstration was by Keith —- A French Rolling Pen. Great Job Thanks Keith.

January 2016 Newsletter

Notes from last month’s meeting:

We had 46 members and 4 guests 3 new members signed up.
We collected all the bird houses for the bird house project. I would like to thank everyone that helped out withthat. Bryanna Alexander, Gary Gronborg, Jim Anderson, Terry Eiler, Jim Leftridge and Craig Schmidt distributed 90 birdhouses to the residents and staff. They loved them. We actually brought back 60 extra birdhouses, so we have a head start on next year. Mike short did a wonderful demo on multi-axis scoop.

MEETING THIS MONTH

This Thursday is our monthly meeting. The president’s challenge is a multi-axis scoop that Mike Short demoed. I would like to thank mike for doing a wonderful job doing the demo and for Craig for getting it on

YouTube. For those that did not see it here is the link to the video https://youtu.be/Dy2jww9BtFc

This month’s demo will be a rolling pins French style and traditional.

I do not have any more demo set up yet for the rest of the year and I am asking for members step up and help out. If you can do a demo please let me know. If you would like to see something demoed let me know that, too.

WOODWORKERS SHOW

Also next weekend is the Woodworking show at the Collinsville convention center. We are going to have a booth at the show. We have been asked by the woodworking show it’s self if we could do an interactive pen turning with attendees. So we are joining up with the St. Louis wood turners to do that. Both clubs will be sharing a large 10 X 40 booth we will be at one end they will be at the other and do the pen turning in the middle. I got a few responses back that said they would help someone turn a pen. So we are going to try and make it work. as of right now we are going to do this Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday this may change just depends on if we have people that are willing to help out. And how fast I can get the blanks ready. I am going to try and pick the blanks up Thursday afternoon. If you are going to be working at the show please bring in some of your work to set up on the table’s we are going to have a big area to fill up so let’s show them what we can do.

TURNING DAYS

At the end of the month we have our first turning days of the year it will be Feb 27 at the band building from 9:30am until 3:00pm and if anyone would like to learn something let me know at the meeting or by email and I will try and make it happen. For those that are new to the club we set up a few lathes and you can watch or get some time with one of the other members and learn a new skill it’s a lot of fun and we all learn something new.

Notes from last month’s meeting
We had 46 members and 4 guests 3 new members signed up.
We collected all the bird houses for the bird house project. I would like to thank everyone that helped out with
that. Bryanna Alexander, Gary Gronborg, Jim Anderson, Terry Eiler, Jim Leftridge and Craig Schmidt distributed 90
birdhouses to the residents and staff. They loved them. We actually brought back 60 extra birdhouses, so we have
a head start on next year.
Mike short did a wonderful demo on multi-axis scoop.
MEETING THIS MONTH
This Thursday is our monthly meeting. The presidents challenge is a multi-axis scoop that mike short
demoed. I would like to thank mike for doing a wonderful job doing the demo and for Craig for getting it on
YouTube. For those that did not see it here is the link to the
video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy2jww9BtFc
This month’s demo will be a rolling pins French style and traditional.
I do not have any more demo set up yet for the rest of the year and I am asking for members step up and help
out. If you can do a demo please let me know. If you would like to see something demoed let me know that
too.
WOODWORKERS SHOW
Also next weekend is the Woodworking show at the Collinsville convention center. We are going to have a
booth at the show. We have been asked by the woodworking show it’s self if we could do an interactive pen
turning with attendees. So we are joining up with the St. Louis wood turners to do that. Both clubs will be
sharing a large 10 X 40 booth we will be at one end they will be at the other and do the pen turning in the
middle. I got a few responses back that said they would help someone turn a pen. So we are going to try and
make it work. as of right now we are going to do this Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday this may change
just depends on if we have people that are willing to help out. And how fast I can get the blanks ready. I am
going to try and pick the blanks up Thursday afternoon. If you are going to be working at the show please
bring in some of your work to set up on the table’s we are going to have a big area to fill up so let’s show them
what we can do.
TURNING DAYS
at the end of the month we have our first turning days of the year it will be Feb 27 at the band building from
9:30am until 3:00pm and if anyone would like to learn something let me know at the meeting or by email and I
will try and make it happen. For those that are new to the club we set up a few lathes and you can watch or
get some time with one of the other members and learn a new skill it’s a lot of fun and we all learn something
new.

October 2014 Newsletter

Thursday October 9, 2014 Meeting Minutes

30 members and 4 guests in attendance

Treasurer’s report: $2267

Librarian’s report: Nothing New

Old business

  • Dennis from Jefferson College Foundation made a report contributing to Jazz and Jeans event silent auction.  Turner submitted items raised more than $900.

  • Last remaining pens for troops kits left

  • Hillsboro elementary school wants a demo on Oct 30

  • Birdhouse signup and Woodcarver show signup went around

  • Library display moved to Windsor, takedown is Nov 1, moving to Festus

  • Turning day at Paul’s is October 18

 

New business

  • Gary made a motion that we relocate at Twin City Days, Joyce seconded, motion passed.  Jim and Gary will choose the location. Glenn motioned $40 a booth for up to two booths, Craig seconded, motion passed.

  • Roger reported on an AAW contest for $500 for a student project

  • Terry reported on Blue Fountain Nursing home for birdhouse project handout day on January 6

  • Discussion about Pens for Troops distribution

  • Option of Collinsville woodworking show discussed, enough members agreed to participate to commit

  • Gary requested more items for Library display

 

Show and Tell

    1. Gail – Norfolk Island Pine Platters, Yellow pine bowl

    2. Jim Atkins – Plum bowl, calabash bowl, Tops

    3. Craig – Bordhouse holder jig

    4. Mike Ruch – Inside out turnings, Osage orange apple, Camphor box, segmented bowls

    5. Gary – Maple Burl bowl with turquoise inlay

    6. Paul K. – Lidded yogurt bowl, baby rattles, goblet

    7. Allan Rich – Segmented bowl

    8. Mike Short – Cherry Awl, Zebra wood and walnut top

    9. Terry – Hard maple natural edge bowl, turkish ash burl bowl, smal burl vessels

Instant Gallery of Show and Tell Items

 

President’s Challenge

 

The challenge this month was a birdhouse Roger and Terry won

  1. Craig – Mahogany and unknown

  2. Keith – Walnut and

  3. Mike Ruch – Red Cedar

  4. Roger – Spalted hackberry

  5. Gib Midget – Cherry

  6. Terry – Spalted Maple

  7. Mike Short – Maple and Walnut

 

Instant Gallery of President’s Challenge Items

 

Demonstration

Jim demonstrated turning a baby rattle

Next month’s President’s Challenge is a baby rattle

 

 

September 2014 Newsletter

Thursday September 11, 2014 Meeting Minutes

31 members and 5 guests in attendance

Treasurer’s report: $1761.37

Librarian’s report: Nothing New

Old business

  • Twin Twin City days, we made $380.75

  • Library Display went up in Arnold, Take down and move to Windsor Sep 27

  • Keith reported options for new shirts and hats

  • Turning day at Paul’s is October 18

  • Sign up for working the woodcarver’s show

New business

  • Jim A. motioned money from Twin City Days being donated to Methodist Church food pantry, Roger seconded, motion passed.

  • Terry suggested Blue Fountain Nursing Home as a potential for the birdhouse project

  • Top prep day to be set up at the next meeting

  • Still some remaining pens for troops kits to be picked up

  • Keith proposed a a list of turning mentors within the club

  • Discussed a different location for next year’s Twin City Days

Show and Tell

    1. MIke Ruch – Segmented walnut and oak vessel, vase, segmented cedar bowl, unkonwn box

    2. Craig – Hard Maple Pepper mill, Plastic jamb chucks

    3. Terry – Pine vessel, maple bowl, natural edge spalted bowls

    4. Keith – Segmented bowl, hickory bowl

    5. one not listed

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Instant Gallery of Show and Tell Items

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President’s Challenge

 

The challenge this month was a pen.  Gib Midget won

 

  1. Kat – Acrylic pen and pencil set
  2. Gib – Segmented pen
  3. Craig – Blue acrylic cigar ben
  4. Roger – Black Oark Burl pen

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Instant Gallery of President’s Challenge Items

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Demonstration

Jim demonstrated turning birdhouses

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Next month’s President’s Challenge is a birdhouse

 

 

August 2014 Newsletter

Thursday August 14, 2014 Meeting Minutes

40 members and 1 guests in attendance

Treasurer’s report: $1568.81 plus $379 from grant

Librarian’s report: New DVDs

Old business

  • Pens for Troops supplies arrived

  • Festus Turning Day is August 16 – 9:00am – ?

  • Twin CIty Days (Sept 6)

  • Arnold Library Display set up at 9:00am

New business

 

 

  • October turning Day at Paul’s is October 18, 9:30

  • Woodcarver’s Show in Belleville, Nov 1&2 paperwork in, tablecloths required

  • Carrie will be teaching Beginning Woodturning at Grand Center Craft Alliance

  • Kat is looking for a motor to be rewound.  Commercial Electric was recommended.

  • Craft Supplies has $4.99 shipping for one more day

  • We need a nursing home for the birdhouse project

  • Paul Krautmann has mahogany suitable for birdhouse ornaments

Show and Tell

 

  1. Paul Hoffman – Walnut bowl, Stained bowl, giant Cherry bowl, PVC shreds

  2. Paul Krautmann – Oak Candleholders, Cherry Bowl, Burr Oak bowl

  3. Mike Ruch – Open Segmented vessel, Cherry vase, Stave turned vessel, Cherry clock

  4. Jan – Rosewood Natural Edge saucer

  5. Gail – Segmented urn, Florida mahogany square bowl, wing bowl

  6. Eric Haas – Open segmented bowl

  7. Glen Bond – Catalpa Appetizer tray

  8. Gib – Celtic knot pens, spindle, miniature goblet

  9. Dave Collins – Box Elder bowl

  10. Mike Short – Laminated wood bottle stoppers

  11. Roger – Hackberry thin bowl

  12. Mark Carpenter – Holly vase, Persimmon Box, Unknown box, Unknown vessel with African Blackwood finial, Segmented Bowl

  13. Kat Stegall – Pod vessels, Ebony bottle stopper

  14. Terry Eiler – Walnut natural edge bowl, plum natural edge bowl, Giant pine bowl

 

Instant Gallery of Show and Tell Items

 

President’s Challenge

 

The challenge this month was a thin-turned bowl.  Jerry Cox won

  1. Craig – Natural edge bowl

  2. Roger – Walnut thin walled goblet

  3. Mike Ruch – Walnut segmented bowl

  4. Terry Eiler – Oak Natural Edge wing bowl

  5. Paul Hoffman – Hamburger

  6. Mike Short – Cherry bowl

  7. Keith – Laminated bowl

  8. Dave Collins – Box Elder Bowl

  9. Jerry Cox – Curly maple with died basswood art piece

Instant Gallery of President’s Challenge Items

 

Demonstration

Kat demonstrated turning pens

Next month’s President’s Challenge is a pen

 

 

July 2014 Newsletter

Thursday July 10, 2014 Meeting Minutes

34 members and 2 guests in attendance

Treasurer’s report: $2109.81

Librarian’s report: New Woodturning Design magazine, New DVD on Segmented Urn

Old business

  • Keith found new sources for top blanks
  • Donations are needed for Twin City Days sale

New business

  • Carrie moved that we purchase a DVD set on segmented turning. Tim seconded, motion passed
  • Pens for Troops will happen again this year
  • Roger reported on dates for library display options
  • Pine is available at 9 Rivermont Drive

 

Show and Tell

  1. Jim Anderson – Maple bowl

  2. Mike Ruch – Birdhouse, Holly box, vessels

  3. Glen – Pens

  4. Craig – Funeral Urn

  5. Roger – Egg spinning board

  6. Glen Bond – Burl bowl

  7. Pat Bond – Red Elm vase

  8. Dave Collins – Honey Locust Platter, Cherry Bowl, Spalted Maple Bowl

  9. Paul’s Grandson – Chess pieces

  10. Terry – Maple natural edge bowl, Bow Elder bowl, soft maple three corner bowl

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Instant Gallery of Show and Tell Items

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President’s Challenge

 

The challenge this month was something with inlay.  Glen Bond won

  • Mike Ruch – Ring holder with gems

  • Glen Bond – Box elder and walnut

  • Pat Bond – Bottle stoppers

  • Craig – unknown bowl with coin

  • Roger – plate with brass shavings

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Instant Gallery of President’s Challenge Items

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Demonstration

Brent demonstrated a thin-walled bowl.

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President’s challenge for July – Thin-walled bowl

 

 

June 2014 Newsletter

Thursday June 12, 2014 Meeting Minutes

37 members and 3 guests in attendance

Treasurer’s report: $2551

Librarian’s report: Nothing New

Old business

  • Gary reported on turning day at Hillsboro
  • July 26 Festus artist’s event, free for displays
  • Jim Anderson confirmed that we are not required to participate in the Firecracker Festival
  • Keith reported on the Belleville Art Show

 

New business

 

  • End Grain sealer is on sale for $10 a gallon
  • Rockler has good cherry birdhouse sticks on sale

 

Show and Tell

  1. Terry Eiler – Rotten unknown bowls, Box elder bowl, three-corner bowl

  2. Mike Ruch – cherry bowl, segmented vessel

  3. Mark Carpenter – Wands, segmented bowl with stand

  4. Eric Haas’s son – Snowman ornament

  5. Kat Stegall – Acrylic and pine cone pens, Holly bowl, mulberry vase

  6. Glen Bond – Ambrosia vessel with black palm finial

  7. Mike Short – Bottlestoppers, laminated blanks

  8. Joe Whitener – Walnut bowls

  9. Keith Buxton – Laminated cherry and walnut rolling pin

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President’s Challenge

 

The challenge this month was a something segmented.  Mike Short and Keith Buxton tied

  • Mike Short – segmented pen

  • Keith Buxton – Segmented Vase with tumbling blocks

  • Craig Schmidt- Stave turning

  • Mike Ruch – Segmented vessel with tumbling box

  • Roger Milfelt- Segmented Egg

  • Mike Carpenter – Segmented vessel and stand

  • Kat Stegall – Pens

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Instant Gallery of President’s Challenge Items

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Demonstration

Carrie discussed options for inlay

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President’s challenge for July – Something with inlay

 

 

May 2014 Newsletter

May 8, 2014 Meeting Minutes

24 members in attendance

Treasurer’s report: $3321

Librarian’s report: Nothing New

Old business

 

  • Turning day at Paul’s was a success 28 attendees
  • Paul provided demo at Flo Valley
  • Demonstration at Hillsboro school May 16, volunteer needed
  • Jim Anderson – Jefferson College auction report
  • Still waiting on projector and boom mic for club A/V equipment

 

New business

 

  • Gary retiring from library display effort, Roger wil be taking over
  • Terry Eiler won an award in DeSoto art show
  • Application for Belleville woodcarver’s show – Carrie moved we apply for the Belleville woodcarver’s show – motion passed
  • Website has been updated

 

Show and Tell

 

  1. Jim Anderson – Walnut pedestal bowl, cherry burl vessel
  2. Gail – Laminated bowl, headstock sander
  3. Gary – Jim Akins’ Padauk bowl, Burr Oak Burl bowl with turquoise inlay
  4. Paul Hoffman – Large Cherry Bowl, other small bowls
  5. Mike Ruch – Walnut and Oak, Segmented canister, Live edge  bowl, Cane, Steady rest
  6. Roger – Live edge bowl, Autumn Olive Egg
  7. Steve – Laminated wood and newspaper article
  8. Mark Carpenter – Segmented cutting Jig, Segmented vases
  9. Kat – Pine cone pen blanks and pens, bowls, gavel
  10. Jim L. – Walnut bowls, Sycamore bowl
  11. Mike S. – Elm bowl, box elder bowl, Segmented pens

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Instant Gallery of Show and Tell Items

 

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President’s Challenge

 

The challenge this month was a three-cornered bowl.  There were 6 entries and Mike Short won

  1. Roger – Pine

  2. Mike Short – Silver Maple

  3. Craig –

  4. Paul – Cottonwood

  5. – laminated wood

  6. MIke R. – Three corner platter

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Instant Gallery of President’s Challenge Items

 

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Demonstration

Mike demonstrated turning laminated items

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President’s challenge for June – Something laminated or segmented

 

 

April 2014 Newsletter

March 13, 2014 Meeting Minutes

3 guests, 30 members

Treasurer’s report: Collecting Dues

Librarian’s report: Nothing New

Old business

  • Turning Day at the band building – 15-20 people attended, went from 9:30-2:30

  • Turning demo at Hillsboro School in May, not sure what day, Gary knows the details but wasn’t present at the meeting

  • Turning day at Paul’s Farm – May 3rd 2 club lathes, Keith’s lathe and Craig will bring his lathe Food and drink like prior times; club will provide drinks, food provided but will ask for donations Want to see sharpening; Dan Coleman will bring his new set-up, Keith will bring his setup Want to be shown tools Want to be taught how to look at a log and see which way to cut it for the best figure

  • Need volunteers for Expo at Flo Valley with Paul on 4/25

  • Provide donated items for Jeff Co auction

New business

  • Dennis Kehm asked for donations for Jefferson College Foundation silent auction
  • Received a grant from the AAW in the amount of $1,500 for audio/visual equipment, Craig getting equipment
  • Website – bylaws need to be updated to include new meeting location. Pat made a motion to make the change, motion passed, Pat will also follow up with filing the changes with the state also
  • Trailer of Osage orange offered by Chester

Show and Tell

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  • Paul – Vase, plate and homemade faceplate/center
  • Jerry Goodson – Bowl that Carrie helped with on turning day and coffee scoops
  • Craig – Osage orange hollow vessel and a painted platter by air brush
  • Roger- long, thin stemmed goblet and a large egg from a tree that died in his backyard
  • Gib – olive wood pen and a box elder pen
  • Mike – brass pry bar and a small mallet
  • Mark Carpenter – curved segmented vase
  • Terry- natural edge mulberry bowl, box elder bowl and a silver maple bowl
  • Keith- Mike’s 3 segmented bowls and a celtic knot in blood wood on curly maple rolling pin
  • Carrie – 3 cornered bowl

Instant Gallery of Show and Tell Items

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President’s Challenge

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The challenge this month was a platter.  There were 6 entries and Terry won with a river piece of box elder

Instant Gallery of President’s Challenge Items

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Demonstration

Carrie demonstrated turning a 3 cornered bowl