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December 2010 Meeting

December 7, 2010

The annual Christmas Party on Dec. 7th, 2010 with the Wood Turners was opened at 6:30 with a prayer from John Pickrell.

The lines formed for delicious side dishes, salads and desserts.  No one should have gone away hungry.  Then the fun began with the “now you have it, now you don’t” gift type of musical chairs hosted by Tom Pratt from Woodcraft, President of the Wood Turners, who did a great job as emcee.

The next meeting will be Jan. 12th at 7:00 pm.  Annual dues are due Jan.1st  -  $15.00 for current members,  $20.00 for new members.

Micheal Kingsley will be bringing some wheels if some of you would like to start planning early for building toys for November’s toy distribution.  Micheal is also one of our representatives with the Artistry in Wood Show in February. He is doing the layout and floor plan for items on display for the Show. He’s making space available for large articles in the layouts, so if you’re thinking of bringing in a poster bed or highboy, etc. get in touch with Micheal, and bring dimensions. There will be posters available for club members to place around town. The posters should be posted in places where the most people will see them. We will also have $1 off handbills available to be given away to anyone you can think of. Please take as many as you want for friends family etc.  

 Please visit our website at: www.acwoodworkers.com, and see the beautiful hollow vessel by the turning maven Molly Winton.  You can also get the registration forms for the 2011 Idaho Artistry in Wood Show and consider what item/items you might like to enter.

Also on our website is a letter from the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Portland, OR thanking us for the donation of toys. There is also a brand new link on the bottom of the “Links” page to an interesting video showing the production of shellac.

Message from the President:

Our next meeting we will be discussing what we want to accomplish as a club next year. Of course we will have the toy for the Shriners going on, and we hope to have more information on that at the next meeting. But we also have the Idaho Artistry in Wood show to consider as well as what we, as a club, want to learn.   

I think it would be a good idea for us to have a picture and name list for each member, of everyone, so we know who we are talking too. I know most of you from the few years I have been here, but I must confess, most of you, I only know your face, and I don't know what to call you, except "hey".  We should start the year with pictures. 

Subject matter and demonstrations: I like demos, I like research material concerning wood and finishes, projects etc. I think that is why we meet. But What, Exactly, Do YOU want to do???  

There is that cool link on the links page about Shelac, What about the club buying a CD copy of Fine Woodworking for all of us to check out?

How about other CD collections? Anything else we should look at?

Friday Saturday and Sunday - Jan.7,8,9:

Shop Smith Mark 7 Demo at Lowes on Overland by Cole Rd. I was there Thursday, this is the very latest in Shop Smith Even has a NEW number. Simple and easy to use. 2 Horse 120/220 motor 100,000 RPM. QUIET TOO!! Come and see it. I was really impressed for $3700 you can replace almost every tool in your shop. Great Lathe. Drill press AND router/shaper.  Much faster than the old ones. Cool Stuff!

Thought for the Month:
Good, better, best: never let it rest till your good is better and your better is best.

Photos from the Party…


Next meeting: January  12, 2011