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July 2010 Newsletter

Up and Coming!

1st Tues. with Brian Malnar
(On hold until further notice.)

Next Meeting: July 13, 2010

Challenge for July:
Stand to display your turnings (include thurning with stand)

Kuna Quilt and Wood Show:
August 7 - 8

Ada County Fair: August 20 - 27
Don't forget the special category for entries that include an iris in the deisgn.

And the Winners Were!

(tall to small for lidded vessels)

1st: Jim Raeder (for the space needle)
2nd: Frank Lench (for the bulbous jar)
3rd: Brian Malnar (for wood scrap perfection or the mouse urn)

Other Glorious Entries for Lidded Vessels

Our Thanks to Judges:

(left to right)
Rich Froehlickh
Bob Cook
(in the blue hat)
Steve Henderson


Welcome back to Leo and Donna M. Smith.
Nice to see you both again.

Bowl of the Month

Beautifully turned by Tom Goodman (presumably black walnut, so much for camera color selection)
Won by Jack Benson

Show and Tell

Our money man, John Pickrell, shared with us some of his selected works and techniques; reminding us  that this is all done on a small lathe, usually with glued up scraps of wood.
John uses Titebond glue and is sureto smear it over the entire layer ofwood. When sanding; to keep from gouging soft wood when hard and softwoods have been combined, try glueingyour sandpaper to a paint stirring stick. (Sorry about the haircut John.)


From the State House

John, a volunteer at the Capital, also shared with us that some of the turned items from the Capital trees are being displayed appropriately in what has been the Statuary Hall.
Currently Frank Lench's elegant Buckeye vases have center stage.

Plan Ahead

As the club has agreed to send anentry for the 25th Anniversary Local Chapter Exhibition of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) 2011 symposium in St. Paul, Minn; it's time to start thinking about whatyou would like to enter for the club selection.
One entry from each club.
Entry must fit in an 8” cube.
Entries will be for sale and travel to various venues.
More details will be forthcoming.

Brian Malnar noted that the AAW magazine has some great articles including one entitled “What I wish I Knew When I Began”.

Demo of the month by Tom Pratt

Tom introduced us to the making of a Crush Grind Pepper Mill using theColt MaxiCut RotaStop drillingsystem on a lovely piece of wormy maple. If you haven't tried a pepper mill, nows the time!
Thanks Tom.

Pen Blanks

 Steve Young is collecting our pen blanks for next years “Turn for the Troops.” It will be here sooner than you think. So please start saving interesting pieces cut 3/4 by 3/4 by 5” and bring them to meetings to give to Steve. 1,200 is a lot of pen blanks.


Frank Lench has some large pieces of American Elm for sale. 939-3089, 24x24x3" flat rounds and 1/2 rounds 24x24 x 12” and lots of smaller cuts.

Ryan Rodgers, 384-4083 or rrodgers@cityofboise.org, is looking for someone to make him 6 table legextensions to raise his dining table up about 3 inches. If you are interested in this project please contact him.
As a city forester he might be a good contact.

Tip of the Month: see Show and Tell

Correction: Jack Benson attended the Utah Symposium although he missed the photo op.

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