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April 2012 Meeting

ADA COUNTY WOOD WORKERS NEWSLETTER
April 11, 2012

The meeting opened at 7:00 PM
The next meeting is May 9th at 7:00 PM

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Michael Kingsley opened the meeting saying there are still a few DVD’s available of the Artistry Show at $ 5.00 each. Michael is still working on the Rogue’s Gallery, to be updated soon. Also mentioned that Sawtooth Ideas has placed a survey online to better serve members and plans that members can download.

Monte from Woodcraft talked about a competition for high school students called “skills USA” which is sponsored by Woodcraft stores across the country. Students are all given the same plans, and on Thursday April 5th will develop there cut list.

Then on Friday starting at 8 AM until 3 PM they build the cabinet. The cabinets art judged, and the winner goes to the Nationals.

GUESTS AND NEW MEMBERS

Guests – Chad Harbig & Todd Smith
New Member – Rennie Heuer

SHOW & TELL

Jerry Wagner brought in a box that will be his last box using the wood from the Capitol. The balance of the wood he had he donated to a man who makes small crosses. Also talked about 2 book shelves he was working on for his daughter in Calif., and the changes she would make as worked progressed, sort of like a “design as you go” we have all encountered at times. He next showed one of several rosettes he was hand carving to be placed on the cabinets. He loved doing the project with distance to the job site being the biggest problem.

Dan Kolsky brought in a jewelry box that was one of those projects that he was happy to say he finally has “closure”. Dan said that the worst time to correct a mistake is right after you make it. It was a box of corrected mistakes from start to finish. Not sure why he didn’t toss it. The box was made from Maple and Purple Heart. For all the problems it turned out very good.

Chance Gatfield showed his first slim line pen he turned using Rosewood. The finish was friction polish. He’s new to turning and, for a first, he did very good.

Michael Kingsley showed an offset cherry scoop that he turned at three different levels, then he put it in a jam chuck and turned a ladle at the bottom of the scoop. He passed around a picture of the jam chuck he used that was made from 2X6s. He also showed pictures of a guitar, he’s working on that he carved grooves into, then filled the grooves with black epoxy and brass filings, then sand everything smooth. The guitar is made of Cherry. He also talked about vacuum bags for glue-ups.

Jerry Wagner has a shop vac with a 1 micron bag for sale. Selling for $ 200.00. his phone number is 362-3185. Also, members are reminded to go to the website (ada county wood workers). There are several items listed in the classified for sale. John Pickrell brought in a box of Woodsmith and Shop Notes magazines for members to take what they wanted.

DRAWING

Rennie Heuer won a 2X4 leveling device.
Pat Reed won an Oak Park Ind. Router space fence.
Burk Mantell won some western and claro walnut.
Ken Viste won some more of the western and claro walnut.
Brian Tandrow won a bag of pieces of Ash, Beech & Mahogany.
Jerry Wagner won a pair of 6' wood clamps.
Brian Tandrow gave his bag of wood to Chance Gatfield and Logan Gilbert with a promise that they make something from the wood and bring it to a meeting to show during show and tell.

NEW PRODUCTS FROM WOODCRAFT

Scott showed a set of pressure sensitive discs for disc sanders 8” and up. If your going to make a roll top desk, Scott showed a 3 piece router set for making tambor doors.

FEATURED ARTIST

Bob Hughes brought in a table built along the lines of John & Thomas Seymour, (Father & Son) Masterworks of Furniture, circa 18th century. The presentation was well done using a disc of the project made by Dan Kolsky to show on the screen. Bob was inspired by the Seymour style for their attention to detail.

One of the last Seymour pieces to go up for auction a few years ago sold for over $ 500,000.00 thousand. Bob showed how he used offset tenons for attaching the rails to the legs and have the ability to float, but not show any movement. Bob showed how he made his banding, and on the round part of the legs, the banding was only .025 thick, but on the straight pieces was about 3/16” thick. He used a point cutting round over bit for the indexed cuts on the legs. The table was made using Maple, Walnut and dyed black Costello. The drawers had a mahogany core, with quarter sawn walnut and birdseye maple for the fronts. The finish on the piece was de-waxed clear shellac and a wipe on poly from minwax, except on the maple drawer fronts where he used a water based finish. Bob took on the project because he wanted to do something he wasn't used to doing. He estimates that the whole project took about 500 hours. A very well done heirloom to be passed on for many generations.

Quote of the month: If you've made up your mind you can do something, you're absolutely right.

Next meeting: May 9, 2012 at 7:00 PM - See you there!