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November 2010 Newsletter

Up and Coming!

Christmas Party
Tuesday, Dec. 7th, 6:30 p.m.
Southminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Overland.
(Park in the back and follow the crowd)
A-H bring Salads
I-R Side dish
S-Z Desert

If you would like to participate in the “gift exchange”, bring something homemade and gift wrapped.

Challenge for January:

Any turned item that will fit in a standard Campbell’s soup can.

Artistry in Wood Feb 26, 27
Registration forms will be available at our new website!!! and at Woodcraft. Get your form turned in early and save a few bucks.
If you are interested in donating a turning for the dinner auction or drawing, please contact Jerry Wagner or Steve Young.

Bowl of the Month

Gary Meisner
won by
John Lee

Winners of the Nov. Whistle Challenge

Nick Peterson’s whistle

Ray Volker’s whistle
Great sound from both!

Thanks to the Nov. judges:
Bob Rudkin, John Sackuvich
and Trudy Webb

November's Demo
by Steve Young

Steve really made the chips fly with this hollowing gouge by Sorby. The angle adjustments might be considered almost endless.
Steve’s demo are always great because he shares with us a variety of possible limitations.


American Association of Woodturners (AAW)

Looking for ideas or inspiration? Giving thought to attending the AAW 25th Symposium?
Remember that the club discussed submitting an item to be displayed and sold at the Symposium. Entry registration for this club selected item must be in by Feb. 28th. Details are at the website or in the Oct. American Woodturner Journal. Check out this valuable website and consider membership.

Turn for the Troops     Nov. 6, 2010

Thank you to all who helped with “Turn for the Troops” and especially to Steve Young for his endless hours of organization and wood gathering. This year the variety of figured wood was exceptional. We had 28 lathes going and still the “put-together crew” was keeping up. There were 1,240 pens turned bringing our 7 year total to 8,600 pens turned.
It’s never too early to start collecting blanks for next year. Please cut blanks 3/4 by 3/4 by 5” and give them to Steve.

And turn pens they did!

Part of the “Put-together” crew

Show and Tell 

Jerry Wagner
lead off Show and Tell with his “so unlike Jerry” bowl which may send Jerry in a new direction with his turning.

Aaron Cornell
brought a display of Christmas ornaments.

John Lee
had to downsize his pepper mills and salt shakers at his wife’s request. They still look good John! 

Ralph Weaver
entertained us with suggestions of “design opportunities” presented in exotic burls of Mallee, Coragalla, Boa Bimble and Red Gum.

John Sachuvich’s pens can be seen on page four. Nick Peterson brought a whole display of Harry Potter magic wands that seem far superior to those found at Hogwarts. My apologies to Nick as I somehow missed a picture.

Officers for 2011

Pres: Tom Pratt
Vice: Susan McCoy
Treas: John Pickrell
Sec/Newsletter: Ken Cooney
Ken will be assisted by Jon Gurnett as photographer.

Marleen Kingsley has graciously offered to be our webmaster
A special thanks to these people who give generously of their time and make this club possible for all of us.

Monte’s Minute

Woodcraft seems to be an endless source of new ideas and toys. This month Monte shared with us the beautiful new spaulted maple rounds from Canada, along with a great variety of flatware that need handles, a new salt-mill kit, a new multi-tool maxi-cut, Forstner bit by Colt, as well as the two new pen styles (sample to the right turned by John Sackuvich.)

Artistry in Wood
There are entry categories for all skill levels so start getting your entries ready.

This year (Feb 26-27) our judge will be Molly Winton from Washington State. Molly will offer hands-on classes in hollow-form and decoration on Friday. She will do a public demo on Sat. morning and a Saturday afternoon demo as a class. The Friday classes and Sat. afternoon demo are by reservation with limited participation so sign up early at Woodcraft.

Club Offices for 2010

Tom Pratt, Pres: phone 465-8052, scribblesticks@cableone.net
Crusty Hamon, VP/Prog Coord: phone 442-1234, dottiecrusty@msn.com
John Pickrell, Treas: phone 375-6196, jpickr7700@aol.com
Susan McCoy, Newsletter/Lib: phone 549-0157, dsmccoy@q.com
Lyn Tozer, co-Newsletter/Lib phone 344-4233, tozmaclyn@q.com