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October 14, 2009 Meeting


Ada County Woodworkers met at Woodcraft at 7:00 pm on October 14.

President John Pickrell announced that the Artistry in Wood show will be at the Holiday Inn on Feb 27 and 28 2010. John will be our club’s representative in the planning of the show.

Next meeting will be our annual show and competition. Everyone is urged to bring projects to show.

The Christmas party in conjunction with the Turners will be on December 8.

Max Black gave a report on the Capitol tree project. About 35 projects have been received. A deadline is fast approaching as arranging of the display of items has to be completed soon.

Scott announced the sale at Woodcraft on Friday and Saturday, Oct 17 and 18.

He also showed the new Abranet abrasive system. The abrasive is on a mesh that allows the dust to be pulled through by dust collector and prevents clogging as occurs with regular sandpaper. The system comes in two sizes and has a wide range of grits.

He also showed the VIKA Quick Bench which can provide work space and can be folded up for storage.

The drawing was won by our young guest whose name I do not have. A second drawing for a dovetail jig was won by Mike Dougherty (If this is not right I apologize.)


Show and Tell

George Ross showed a coat rack for the capitol project. It featured a tapered upright on a stand. The hardware will be supplied by the project organization.


Mike Kingsley showed a chuck he modified by turning plastic knobs longer than the original rubber ones.


John Pickrell devised a tool to hold pen blanks for drilling.


Jerry Clark made a case shelf clock with wood from the capitol project.  


Chance Gatfield made airplanes, trucks and a motor cycle.


Ken Viste showed a forward fence sled for cutting panels wider than the miter gauge would handle on a table saw. It has a stop for cutting several panels of the same length and provides a zero clearance cut. This was from a plan in a magazine and making it was John Pickrell’s suggestion.


Steve Young showed a bowl with elegant burning inside and out by Sharron. It was made from the Buckeye planted by President Taft.

Boxes made from cherry woodwork of old Boise houses. I am sorry that I do not have the name of the craftsman.


A bowl made from American elm from the capitol was shown. I didn’t get the name or a picture of the bowl.



John Pickrell and Mike Kingsley demonstrated caning a chair.

John shows some of the process ...


Mike demonstrates installation ...


These are the tools Mike made for pushing the caning and the reed into the groove.

The next meeting will be show and competition on November 11. All are urged to bring recent projects to make this a really good show.

The pens for troops will be turned on Nov 7 beginning at 8:00am. In addition to turners volunteers are needed to assemble the pens and other assorted duties.

The Christmas party with the Wood Turners will be on December 8 at the Southminster Presbyterian Church at 6500  W Overland which is east of Woodcraft.

Visit our website at http://acwoodworkers.com. I see only John Pickrell and Bob Hughes have submitted pictures for the gallery. To submit pictures send them to bluerocco@mkmk.com. Marleen Kingsley, our volunteer webmaster, can be contacted at that address.

Ken Viste

Next Meeting November 11th, 2009 at Woodcraft