August 2011 Meeting
ADA COUNTY WOOD WORKERS NEWSLETTER
Augsut 10, 2011
The meeting opened at 7:30 PM at Woodcraft.
annual picnic. The picnic will be 10
Sep. (Sat.) at Mike & Marleen Kingsley’s home, 4301 Bott Lane, Meridian,
starting at about 6:00 PM. This will be a combined picnic with the Wood
Turners, and Wood Workers. Bring a show
& tell item, and your own chairs.
Last names beginning with A thru M bring food, and N thru Z bring
dessert. Mike also said that toy parts
will be available. AAW CD’s are available from Mike or Steve Young.
Marleen Kingsley did the work on the CD’s which are about 30 minutes in
length. The CD’s are $10.00 each.
young said the date for turning pens for the troops will be 5 Nov. at
Woodcraft. Asked that you start putting
aside some nice wood cut 3/4 X 3/4 X 5" long. You may pre-drill the blanks if you wish
using a 7mm drill. Plan on turning about
1200 pens. Will set a date in Oct. for
the pen tube glue up, which will be done outside for those sensitive to CA
Huffman won the $25.00 card, Mike Kingsley won the $15.00 card, and Mike
Dougherty won the $10.00 card.
SHOW AND TELL
Bob Middleton brought in a
table with walnut legs, canary wood top and a dovetailed strip of purple heart
down the middle of the top. The finish is 20 coats of urethane varnish with the
last 3 coats of satin and rubbed out with 4/0 steel wool. Very nice.
Michael Kingsley showed a
turned wood bowl from cedar wood. The
cedar was particularly fragile even when green and pieces would break off. Mike would let it rest then turn some more
and make repairs as needed when pieces broke off. Michael used an alcohol based stain and would
rub it with plain alcohol to get it to spread.
Michael mentioned that architectural pens from Boise Blue Art Supply are
easier to use than dyes which need several applications. A jamb chuck from
cottonwood was used to cut off the tenon.
A unique artistic touch.
Steve Young mentioned that
Woodcraft carries 3 different architectural colored pens
Joe Ziegler brought in an
octagon side table made with walnut. The inlay pieces of cherry, walnut, white
oak, chestnut and maple were cut out
using his CNC router. The finish is 8
coats of linseed oil. Truly an effort to test your patience. Nice job Joe.
Mark Spiegel talked about the “Rock of Honor Memorial”. This memorial is for soldiers killed in action since statehood, who lived in Meridian, ID. The memorial will be at the Julius M. Kleiner Park. Individual donations may be made at several Meridian businesses, or by calling 208-515-9200. All donations are tax deductibleMichael Kingsley put on an
air brush demonstration. He prefers
spraying with a water base clear poly.
Be sure to have a water retention filter if using a compressor, or
canned air with attachments. Michael
used a turn table with outdoor carpet to put his projects on. He prefers spraying at 40 to 60 psi. and can
re-spray in 5 minutes. He uses steel
wool between coats to knock off the nibs.
Likes to spray on about 6 layers.
He likes to do up to 4 square feet at a time. Don’t thin the poly with water, use from the
can. Then after 24 hours he used the
Beall buffing system. After the first
buffing he uses white diamond compound, and the 3rd wheel is carnuba
wax. He doesn’t apply a lot of pressure
to keep the wood cool. He uses 35 grit
sand paper to clean the wheels. He also
noted there are different shapes of buffing wheels such as a round wheel like a
ball, etc. Carnuba wax comes from palm
Ron Lee was next, and put on demonstration with lacquer
as the finish medium. He brought in 2
pieces of wood each being sealed and then 2 coats of sprayed lacquer. Using a sanding sponge which you should first
break down, sand with wet/dry 320 grit sand paper and water, then wet/dry 600 grit with water. With lacquer you can start the wet/dry
sanding after the lacquer has dried for 2 hours. Next, using a chalk board
eraser, spread vegetable oil on the surface, and sprinkle on pumice. Begin
sanding the finish and sand in the direction of the grain. Wipe off the surface to begin the next
step. Using a chalk board eraser for the
application of rottenstone, spread the vegetable oil on the entire surface,
sprinkle on rottenstone, and rub out with the eraser. Using high gloss lacquer gives a deeper finish. This method of polishing, from the roughness
of the sprayed lacquer, thru the rottenstone, gives an extremely smooth high
gloss finish. There will not be a
meeting in Sep., only the picnic..
THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH
Thought for the month: In
the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Bob Middleton's Side Table
Joe Ziegler's Octagon Table
Michael Kingsley's Bowl
Ron Lee Pumice/Rottenstone Polish Demonstration
Next meeting: Picnic! September 10, 2011 at 6 PM