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February 2012 Meeting

February 8, 2012

The meeting opened at 7:00 PM. 5 new guests were at the meeting, Don Thompson, Rennie Hoyer, Alan Poe, Phil Briggs, and Mike Ross.


Michael Kingsley discussed in detail what was needed for the Artistry in Wood Show which was held the 25th and 26th of February. Club members stepped forward, volunteering their time to make for a successful show.

Scott at Woodcraft wanted to remind everyone that Woodcraft will be having a 2 day only sale on Friday the 2nd of March, and Saturday the 3rd of March. Store hours on Friday are 9am to 7pm, and on Saturday from 9am to 6pm. If you receive the Woodcraft flyer you can read what items are 10% to 20% off. Also at Woodcraft on Saturdays are many many different demonstrations put on at 10am, 12 noon, and 2pm.

The next meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 14th at 7:00 PM


Jack Kiefer reported the club treasury had $ 940.91


Logan Gilbert won the pipe clamps. Jerry Clark and George Ross each won a set of feather jigs, Phillip Briggs won the fast track, and Logan Gilbert for a second win, won the $15.00 gift card.


Jerry Clark showed pictures of his work bench that was just shorter than the height of his table saw and 66" long. He installed two wood vises and 4 drawers. He guestimates the weight at 400 to 500 lbs. It was made with baltic birch and cost about $600.00 with the vises making up most of the cost.

John Lee showed the box that he will donate to the Artistry Show auction. The box has double double box joints and was made from birdseye maple and black walnut. A beautiful piece of workmanship. He also mentioned his box class that was held on the 23rd of February, and another class scheduled for the 14th & 15th of April. This is a 1 ½ day class with the last ½ in the afternoon on Sunday.

Ken Viste showed the Ash & Elm jewelry boxes shaped like the State of Idaho made from the Capitol trees. Ken will be donating 10 of his boxes to the Artistry in Wood Show auctions.

Joe Ziegler showed the ribbon made from hickory and carved on a cnc machine to be presented at the Artistry in Wood Show.

Pat Reed spoke briefly about his “wood miser” portable saw mill. The shortest pieces he can handle are 3 feet long. He’s in the business of cutting wood, and if you need a tree/log cut to width call Pat at 371-2513.


Chance Gatfield put on a demonstration using a drill press and an 8" bandsaw to make a wiggly snake from 1 1/4" dowel about 8" long. Cutting the dowel flat on one side, a few angles here and there, and then curved cuts at different angles down the length of the dowel with the pieces all interlocking and finally a piece of 1/4" dowel to lock all the pieces together. He also demonstrated his wiggly snake at the Artistry in Wood Show. Way to go Chance.

Pictures from the meeting and Artistry show to follow when I figure out how to download the pictures using google.

Next meeting: March 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM - See you there!