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June 10, 2009 Meeting


Ada County Wood Workers met at Woodcraft at 7:00 pm with 15 present.

Treasurer Bob Middleton reported a balance of $426.55.

President John Pickrell reported that the Artistry in Wood show for next year will be in February. It will be at the Holliday Inn. The show will have an exhibit room of 3000 square feet so there will be space available for items of furniture and other large items that were excluded this year. The cost is also less than in was at Brown’s Gallery.

Mike Kingsley reported on the Website his wife, Marleen, has set up for the club. The domain name “acwoodworkers.com” was accepted by consensus. The site is now up and running at http://acwoodworkers.com. Marleen has purchased the domain name and will be the webmaster. The content of the website was discussed. It will include names of members, a gallery of pictures of projects, archived newsletters, and events. To submit pictures for the gallery email them to bluerocco@mkmk.com.

Max Black gave an update on the Capitol tree project. Wood is still available though the ash is getting low. Elm, oak, buckeye, and some maple are available.

The club has been given a router template set that was purchased for nearly $300.00 and hardly used if at all.  I understand that the purchaser died and his family donated the item to the club. The plan is to auction it at the July meeting. The picture below shows some of the items in the kit.


Drawing for gift card.

Bob Hughes won the drawing.



Max Black showed a train he built. He will donate it to the Glens Ferry Opera House. It took two shots to get the whole train.


Max also showed a violin made by Frank Daniels from the Benjamin Harrison oak tree with Engleman spruce top . It did not have the final finish but looked impressive.


I apologize for not knowing the name of this gentleman who showed a coat rack he made for the Capitol project


Joe Ziegler showed pictures of his cabinet to protect his shop computer from the dust. No picture of his picture.


Wayne Richey showed an antique square he bought at a garage sale. He also had a plywood moose.


Program Demos

Bob Hughes showed how he made dovetails for the drawers of a Queen Ann lowboy. He made the pins with a router and the tails on the table saw. The picture shows the jigs he used. He passed out a four page description of his jigs.


Scott Taylor demonstrated a kit to make inlays with the router. The kit consists of the bushings, a router bit, a centering pin and instructions. Once a pattern is made the process is not difficult.


The next meeting will be at 7:00 on July 8, 2009.