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September 9, 2009 Meeting


About 25 Ada County Wood Workers met at Woodcraft with President John Pickrell calling the meeting to order at 7:pm.

Treasurer Bob Middleton reported a balance of $416.83.

Guests or new attendees were Bob Ancin and John Olden, both of Boise. They subsequently joined the club by paying the dues, of $5.00 for the rest of the year.

John Pickrell noted the Kuna show the first weekend in August. This is a quilt show that woodworkers have taken part in with demonstrations for several years. Demonstrations included turning, scroll saw, wood finishing, the Stop Saw, and band saw.

Artistry in Wood show will be much expanded next year in a new venue with much more space. Projects will also be judged by an independent panel. A wood worker is needed to represent the club in the organizing and running of the show. A willing volunteer should contact John Pickrell.

A reminder:  Start thinking about the annual contest and show in November.

The Christmas party in conjunction with the wood turners will be in December.


Jerry Wagner showed a box with router inlay.


Norm Stanfield showed pictures of a library ladder chair made of elm from the Capitol project. Mortise and tenon and dowel joinery was used. You will be able to see his library ladder chair at the state Capial Building display.

Joe Ziegler showed some trivets and clamps made from maple using his shopbot CNC machine.


Max Black showed a pen he made from wood he collected during an excursion to Estes Mountain a 9000 ft peak in remote central Idaho.


John Pickrell showed a Windsor chair he made in a class with Scot Taylor.


Mike Kingsley showed a table saw sled for making mitered corners in frames. He also showed a bowl gauge ground as he learned in the Jimmy Clewes class in July.


Wayne Richey brought a table with manikin legs.



Max Black won the gift card.

Jerry Clark won a dovetail jig donated by Mike Kingsley.

Martie Sisson, the widow of Dale who died earlier this year, has some items available to members. Most of his tools have been disposed of but there is a Delta contractors saw and some smaller items and pieces of wood. Anyone interested should give her a call at 375 7894.

Dale also had a display case with some pictures of projects.


Dave Evanich demonstrated Kreg System of pocket screws. The system makes strong joints with or without glue.

Next Meeting October 14th, 2009 at Woodcraft