February, 2018 Meeting
The meeting was called to order at 9AM by our President, Ben Johnson. Following the Pledge of Allegiance we welcomed our guest, Joe
Thompson from Bentonville. We had 35 people in attendance.
The display we are sharing with the woodcarvers at the Rogers Museum is temporarily closed while they open their new facilities. It is likely
that in December we will again be displaying at the museum in their new facility.
Judges for Show-N-Tell this month were Gary Olerud and Ron King. Winners this month were Jim King (Advanced) for his lidded box with
magnetic catches and Awilda Wilson (Novice) for her lidded vessel with finial.
Twelve members participated in the February President's Challenge.
Winners in the Bring-back Raffle were Bruce Reed, Gary Olerud, Verlie Coss, Ben Johnson, Tom Parish, Frank Gorishek, John Harris, Kip
Powers, Gerald Krogman, Joe Thompson, Buzz Peine, Ray Taylor and John Pickett.
We added one new member, Marvin Macedo from Bella Vista.
Turner of the year for 2017 awards were presented to Bob Anastasi (Advanced) and Ray Taylor (Novice).
Verlie Coss showed off our new library cart and explained the system for keeping track of our library inventory. A big thanks to Verlie for
taking on this much-needed project.
We have a couple of upcoming opportunities to demonstrate woodturning and sell your turnings. We have been invited to demonstrate at the
Compton Gardens annual plant sale on April 28th. The Arkansas Council of the Blind has offered free table space in their vendor section
during their annual statewide convention. This year the convention will be in Fayetteville on April 27th – 29th. To participate in either, contact
Fourth Saturday in February will be at ESSA, the Eureka Springs School of the Arts. This will be a hands-on session focusing on our new
turners. Details will be given as they become available.
Gary Olerud reminded us, through his recent experience, of the importance of staying out of the line of fire when turning.
Our demonstrator this month was Kip Powers. He demonstrated making a triangular bowl and discussed the different geometric shape
possibilities. He also gave members an opportunity to come up to the lathe and get a feel for the process.
The President's Challenge for March is “Going Out on a Limb” - yep, turn something from a limb and not the trunk. Wood movement? Deal with
Show & Tell
Kip explains his process!
Turner of the Year Awards