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JULY 2015 NEWSLETTER

Minutes of the July 8 2015 Meeting held at Woodcraft in Boise.
President Brian Bass called the meeting to order at 7:06 PM

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New members

None

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Visitors

None

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Treasurer's Report - Jack Keifer

Treasurer Jack Keifer reported the current treasury balance is $1939.19.

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Announcements

Michael Kingsley will be teaching a seminar on SketchUp for woodturning July 11 from 9-11AM.

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New at Woodcraft

No presentation this month; instead Steve Merrill talked about some things going on at the store.
The Woodcraft anniversary sale will be the 24th and 25th with 10-25% off.  Power tool sales are going on now.  The inventory closeout sale is going on now as well.

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Old Business:

The picnic will be August 15th at 4 PM at Michael Kingsley’s house.  The address is 4301 E. Bott Lane, Meridian, ID 83642.

Toys for Shriners

Don Blasdell reported on wheel requirements for toy construction; they need 2”, 1.5”, 1.25” and 1”, all with the same axle size.  It was suggested that Jack order wheels to fit whatever axles were ordered the last time.  Jack K. said he would order 2000 each of 1”, 1.5” and 2” wheels and 4000 1.24” wheels.  Don also suggested we get some 1” round wood balls for use on other types of toys.

Ron Lee got another letter from the Ronald McDonald House.  They kept the toys for in-house use by those staying at the house.  The letter told a touching story of a girl who always wanted the same toy so they eventually gave it to her.  There was some discussion of toys for girls

Brian Bass has been talking to the scrollers club about getting involved in the toy project.

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New Business

Jack Keifer suggested holding the next class raffle in November since there isn't much interest in the raffle during the summer.  The proposal was accepted by the members present.

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Raffles

Regular raffle: scroll sawn “Come In” sign, sandpaper drums, table saw insert, 6” Delta/Rockwell dado set, several books, $15 Woodcraft gift card, $25 gift card for Dave’s Palouse Resharp.

Class raffle: Next class raffle will be in November.

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Show & Tell

John Pickrell showed a stool.  The top is cottonwood; to flatten it, John made a jig so he could use a router to flatten it.  For the legs, he laid out a full-size pattern on a piece of plywood.  The legs are laminated from 3/32” strips bent on a form.  He made a separate top so it can be used as a table as well.

 Dan Huffman had a used violin he bought that needed work and talked about doing that.  It needed a new fret board, a new scroll and refinishing.

Micheal Kingsley had a “finger bowl” for Joe Ziegler and a guitar.  The guitar was finished with French polished shellac.  The saddle and nuts are bone.  Several woods were used including rosewood, mahogany, maple, poplar, and purpleheart.

Brian Bass showed a coaster.

Jared Marsh had an in-work guitar project.  It is modeled after a D-28 Martin Dreadnought acoustic guitar.  Appalachian spruce is used for the top and braces.

The sea shell inlay was bought on eBay.  The back, body and neck are rosewood with purpleheart and maple inlay.  Jared had his mdf clamping form to show as well.

 I don't have a record of who brought this frame.

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Demonstration

Pat Reed demonstrated his Wood-Mizer portable sawmill in the parking lot after the rain quit.  The saw can cut logs 28” diameter up to 21’ long.  The members mostly watched as Pat did the work of cutting a juniper log that Ron Lee brought.

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Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at approx. 9 PM.

Alan Hochhalter, Secretary.

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Upcoming Events:

No August Meeting because of the picnic.

Next meeting: 7:00 PM, September 9, 2015 at Boise Woodcraft.

Picnic: 4 PM, August 15th at Michael Kingsley’s house.  4301 E. Bott Lane, Meridian.

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2015 Officers:

President – Brian Bass
Vice President – Scott Taylor

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

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