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October 2011 Newsletter

Steve Young is having a pen turning day for pens for the troops on Saturday, November 5th at Woodcrafters. We will start at 8:00 A.M., and keep going until we are done. Steve asked that anyone with a mini-lathe, to please bring it. If you can’t come on the 5th, please contact Steve and he will make arrangements for you to get pen kits, so you can make them at your shop.
I am a Viet Nam era vet and remember the disrespect given to the vets. This is a great way for everyone to show our vets that we appreciate their sacrifice. I hope everyone will get involved. A big thank you to Steve for doing this.
Show and Tell

Frank Lench brought in some salt and pepper shakers, a one piece Box Elder bow, and a small Ash barrel. He explained how he kept his centers while making the salt and pepper shakers, so they came together when finished. The detail work on the barrel was excellent. There was a nice pop when you opened the lid. Thanks for showing us, excellent work.

Brent Terry made a very nice one piece apple bowl. This picture does not show how nice the bowl really is. Sorry Brent, I will take a better of your next project. It takes an excellent turner to do a one piece bowl, with the wild wings flying around and around; excellent work Terry!

Jerry Wagner made a vase using stave construction. Jerry didn’t turn the vase after gluing the vase together. He kept the sharp edges at the joints. This technique takes excellent cutting of the staves. Jerry used a painted finish. Thanks for showing some excellent work.

Micheal Kingsley brought in a bowl he turned. He put a beautiful rim on it with his texturing tool, and then dyed it blue/green. Excellent jobof finishing, between the dyed rim and the natural wood in the bowl. Outstanding work Micheal!

Drawing winners:

Frank Lench won the $15.00 gift certificate.
Chuck Eckenrode won some wood blanks.
Wayne Heiskari won a big leaf maple bowl blank.
Rich Froehlich won the bowl of the month.

Monthly Woodturning Challenge

Because of the picnic, the challenge for September and October were combined. I was distracted and missed the winners of the challange. I was told that Frank Lench won the advanced category for both months. My apologies to the other turners that won.


Our demonstration was given by Jason Madsen and his wife Heather. For those of you who missed the meeting, you missed seeing an up and coming master of woodturning. I suspect it will not be many years until Jason is demonstrating at the AAW symposium.
Jason demonstrated his technique to build a stave vessel. He also showed us many of the tools he has made to turn the vessels. Jason also has been using some gilding and chemical patinations to finish his vessels.
Thank you Jason for an outstanding demonstration. I am sure you have motivated some fellow turners to venture out into segmented turning.

Club Offices for 2011

Tom Pratt, Pres: phone 465-8052, scribblesticks@cableone.net
Susan McCoy, VP/Prog Coord: phone 549-0157,
John Pickrell, Treas: phone 375-6196,
Ellis Miller, Newsletter: wade4430@hotmail.com