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FEBRUARY 2015 NEWSLETTER

Minutes of the February 11, 2015 Meeting held at Woodcraft in Boise.
President Brian Bass called the meeting to order at 7:04 PM

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New members

Sean Torena

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Visitors

Brad Winters from the Scroller's Club.

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Treasurer's Report - Jack Keifer

Treasurer Jack Keifer reported the current balance in the treasury is $1032.48.

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Announcements

John Pickrell said his writing desk from the IAIW show last year has gone missing and wondered if anyone knew anything about it.

Ron Lee reported on toy making for the Shriners.  At the toy building session today, there were eleven members and two visitors from the Shriners.  Channel 6 news came by.  Currently there are 350 unfinished toys and there will be another build session next Tuesday.  Ron had a sheet for members interested in helping to write their name down.  The toys will be presented at the IAIW show at 2PM on Saturday, Feb. 21.

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New at Woodcraft

Steve Merrill talked about the new SawStop Jobsite saw which will sell for $1299.  It comes with a built-in cart.  Some unique features are a fast blade raising and tilting mechanism, a pull-out table extension with a storage compartment underneath for a spare cartridge and tools.  The fence automatically locks square even if the back is clamped down out of square first.  There is a spot for an extra blade and it comes with a spare cartridge.  Steve noted that SawStop has made improvements based on data gathered so wet wood isn’t an issue.  The saw goes through a set of self-tests before it will run and won’t start if you are touching the blade.  Steve did the “hot dog” demo.  SawStop apparently outsells other brands of cabinet saws 10:1 now.
 

Steve may have been a bit nervous about the "hot dog" demo, but his hand wasn't shaking that bad.  I have some problems getting a good photo in the warehouse without the shutter speed getting kind of slow.

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Old Business:

Idaho Artistry in Wood

Brian passed around signup sheets for helpers at the show for the raffle table, silent auction table, and ticket sales.  Club member donations are still needed for the raffle table, silent auction, and regular auction items.

Micheal is accepting show entry forms.  The deadline is the 13th.  You can get them online through the club or IAIW web sites.  Remember the club pays for the first three items.

Bring your entries to the show venue between 1PM and 6PM on Friday the 20th.  Judging will be Friday evening.

Rich Froehlich said that 100 of 130 spots for the banquet had been reserved.

Ron Lee said the club sales store at the show will charge 20% commission going to the club.  Sellers are responsible for sales tax and Ron has forms..

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New Business

None

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Raffles

Regular raffle: three $15 Woodcraft gift cards, two dust masks, a Woodriver tool pen with stylus, a tool grinding and sharpening handbook donated by Brian, a mystery box from John Pickrell, and some brushes from Brian that could be used to make bandsaw wheel brushes.

Class raffle: Fred Baker won the class raffle.

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Show & Tell

Butch Montgomery had a jewelry box and told how he used his table saw to cut the non-symmetrical cove cuts on the side\\Floyd Bird showed how he uses corner clamps to hold sheet goods in position when assembling cases.
 

Brian Bass had some wood boxes to show.

Alan Hochhalter had a sawbench..

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Demonstration

Bob Rudkin, with some help from volunteer Jared Marsh, talked about router lifts and some of the accessories he uses with his router table.  Bob and Jared made a couple of sample joints (tongue and groove and lock miter) showing how Bob adjusts the router and fence to make the joints.


 

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Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned about 9:11 PM.
Alan Hochhalter, Secretary
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Upcoming Events:

Next meeting: March 11, 2015 at Boise Woodcraft.

Idaho Artistry in Wood: February 21st and 22nd at the Boise Hotel and Conference Center.

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2015 Officers:

President – Brian Bass
Vice President – Scott Taylor

Treasurer – Jack Keifer
Secretary – Alan Hochhalter
Meeting Refreshments – Kelly Christensen