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October 2010 Meeting

October 13, 2010

About 30 woodworkers met at Woodcraft at 7:00 pm.
Treasurer Bob Middleton reported a balance of $430.02.

John Pickrell reported that at the wood turners meeting Steve Young’s son-in-law, a chaplain in the army, had been in Iraq and had the job of distributing the pens from the turn-for-the-troops project at Woodcraft. The soldiers appreciated them.

The toys for the Shriners Children’s Hospital will be collected at the November meeting. The toys should be at Woodcraft by 7:00 pm on Nov 10 so that a Shriners representative can pick them up and get to their meeting at 7:30.

John Pickrell told about how Steve Young had obtained a large number of toys when he had attended an estate sale of one who had made them. A total of eight boxes of toys and parts were given to him by the widow. Some toys were complete and many more to be assembled.

Show and Tell

John Pickrell showed a cabinet with caned door. (Sorry, no picture)

Ron Lee showed pictures of many of his projects including a carousel horse, a Mahogany desk, and many more. He also showed the box pictured here.


Dennis Walker showed some cheese cutting boards he made from several woods.

He used cherry, walnut, mahogany and ash. The mechanism cost $3.00.

Dennis is also a member of Woodworkers 4 Blind and demonstrated a miter set for blind. It provided a way to accurately set angles on a miter gauge by touch.

He had one given to him which he donated to the club and was given in the drawing.



George Ross won the gift card.
Don Blasdell won the miter set donated by Dennis.

New items from Woodcraft

Scott showed dust collectors for router and table saw.
A magnetic router bit storage system
IDrill lithium battery cordless drill
Woodriver brad point drill bits.


Jack Benson, former owner of Jaks Stripping and Finishing Center gave fundamentals of finishing. He named the four kinds of finishes, tung oil, varnish, lacquer, and enamel and described their usage.   He emphasized the importance of sanding to thoroughly remove blemishes but also not such a fine grit that the surface is polished so that finishes do not penetrate. Sanding to 220 grit is usually recommended.

November 10 Meeting

The toys for Shriners will be collected. They should be at Woodcraft by 7:00 pm when a Shriners representative will pick them up.

The annual show and contest will be on that day. Bring you work from the last year to show and be judged.

Election of club officers will take place.

We need a President, a Vice President, a Treasurer, a Secretary and a Program chairman. We have not had a program chairman but we should.

Turn for Troops

On Nov. 6 we will turn 1000 pens to be sent to service people in Iraq and Afghanistan. Turning will start by 8:00 am. Those with mini lathes could bring them then or better, on Friday to get them set up. Besides turners, others are needed to assemble the pens and do other tasks.

Next meeting: November 10, 2010