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August 2010 Newsletter

Up and Coming!

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

Sept. 11-12: Rocky Mt. Woodturning Symposium at Loveland, CO

Next Meeting: September 14, 2010

Challenge for September:
Egg cup, complete with Turned Egg.

Feb. 18-20: Desert WoodturningRoundup in Mesa, AZ.

Winner's Circles!
(in the unsanded, no finish competition)

Tom Pratt won Jim Phillips' bowl of the month made from Bolivian Rosewood. Nice work Jim.


Pro Bowl
Won by Rich Froehlich for his Claro Walnut bowl made from scraps handed out at the last meeting.


Having now won with her lightpull, Susan McCoy must move to the Pro Bowl. Congratulations Susan.

August Demo: Cabochons by Gary Smith

A gem polished but not faceted, or as Gary would say “a round piece of something you're going to stick in a hole”. This was a great demonstration showing what imagination can do to broaden one's approach and add character to turned pieces. Gary shared an amazing variety of “tricks of the trade”.

Using various materials such as pennies, acrylic, stone and ebony; decorated with chatter tools, Rub and Buff from the Art Supply in GardenCity, a scotch brite padfashioned into a buffingpad and several glueoptions the results seemedstunning and endless. Thiswas a demonstration not to be missed. Thanks for the creative inspiration Gary.

A lid is not just a lid!

Check out Dixie Biggs' website, Google her.

Jon Gurnett's Show and Tell Photo Gallery
(Jon graciously agreed to take all the pictures for this addition of your newsletter. Great work Jon and thank you very much.)

Vehicle by Ron Lee.
The car is a replica of Ron's own vehicle.

?... Sharing what looks like a lovely bowl. (Sorry I missed the meeting and haven't met the mystery man.)

Above, a lovely pear woodbowl by the versatile Mr. Wagner.

Aaron Cornell is pictured with his beautifully matched bowl of Kojo and Zebra wood. He got it so thin that Michael Kingsley was able to play a tune on it.

Jerry Wagner shares his Roseville-pottery inspired turned work. As Jerry works througheach new piece he experiments with differenttechniques. He hasn't settled on a specific process yet. You may remember that one of Jerry's pieces was a winner at the Wood Show.

Steve Young shows us the latest and greatest inpen blanks, a combination of wood and acrylic inthe same blank. Thanks Woodcraft!
Don't forget to save those extra pen blanks andgive them to Steve for “Turn for the Troops.”
Remember, we need over 1,000 blanks

Thanks to this month's judges, L to R
Michael Kingsley, Ron Lee, Doug Knopp

 Notes to Note

In the future, challenge entries will be limited to one from each member.

There is a box of magazines in the classroom-FREE!

The suggestion to have a prize for entering all the years challenges was kicked down the road for the officers to chew on.

Steve Young and Tom Pratt have installed our new wall mount 42” LCD screen T.V. with CR/DVD-R unit.

Steve and John Pickrell will be working on a remodel of our cabinet to better accommodate supplies and our library.

Tip of the month: Don't hide your work thinking that you are not one of the elite in the club. There was a guy there last meeting who didnot show two bowls which he had brought. We finally saw them after the meeting and they were great. I have learned so much and improved from the critiques which I have received. BE BRAVE!. You are among friends. And you all better make stuff for the show or else. . . . . . submitted by Jerry Wagner. Thanks Jerry.

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