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August 2011 Meeting

Augsut 10, 2011

The meeting opened at 7:30 PM at Woodcraft. 

The 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.

Steve 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 glue.

Dan Huffman won the $25.00 card, Mike Kingsley won the $15.00 card, and Mike Dougherty won the $10.00 card.

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 deductible
Michael 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 leaves.

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: In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Albert Einstein

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