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April 8, 2009 Meeting

7:00 pm on April 8, 2009 at Woodcraft

The Artistry in Wood show on May 2 and 3 was discussed.  Bring items between noon and 6:00 pm on Friday. Show will be open Saturday 9:00 to 5:00 and on Sunday 10:00 to 4:00. We will need 2 people in attendance in two hour segments while the show is open.


Show and Tell:  

George Ross showed a replica of a civil war lantern.

Chance Gatfield, our youngest member, showed a wooden car.

Don Blasdel showed a bench of ash and elm for the Capitol project.

Mike Kingsley had a flute from maple, he routed out the center and glued the pieces together.

John Pickrell assigned projects from hints from woodworking magazines.

Norm Busse had a gauge for aligning the blade in a table saw.

Ken Viste had a fence setup block for cross-cutting identical pieces on a table saw.

Mike Kingsley showed a zero clearance table saw insert made from laminate flooring.



Mike Dogherrty won the drawing.


Scott showed some new items in the store.

    A flexible dust collector hose
    A sheetgoods carrier
    A remote digital readout
    Gilding and patination by David Marus and Grace Baclot
    A DVD on Scrapers


Steve Young demonstated a Rockwell Jawhorse for holding large and heavy items such as doors and sheetgoods.

Steve also told about the cabinet making competition for high school and college woodworkers. Competitors work from a prototype of a project. They are supplied with materials and have the day to complete the project. Judging is based on completing the project and quality of workmanship. Winners of the local go to national.


The program featured hinges.

Bob Middleton, Chuck Cahoon and John Pickrell showed different types of hinges.


The next meeting will be Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 7:00 pm.

The theme will be wood bending.

Isaac Howard will demonstrate bending wood with heat. John Pickrell will do it with a water process.

This should be interesting and informative demonstrations.

Bring show and tell items.

Ken Viste


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