February, 2008 Meeting
The February meeting started with recognizing Hayes Copeland as a visitor, and the note that we
have gained 4-6 new members over the last two months. In addition, attendance has been rising at
Mark Ost’s shop on fourth Saturdays. We’re growing, and getting stronger!
A key item of old business is an Auction. We are going to have an auction, primarily all kinds of
tools, that have been or will be donated to the club to raise funds for future projects. There will be a
professional auctioneer, and we will have to resolve some issues of staging, and a location for the
auction itself. Anyone who has an item to donate should contact Kurt Bird, email@example.com, with a
list of what they have along with some pricing they feel would be reasonable. We can probably
work out something on large ticket items where the proceeds are split between the club and the
owner. Let us know what you have, and we can go from there!
Please remember the new library system has a card to be signed for checkout, and try to return the
item in a month, so that everyone has a chance to use this resource.
Our big news was that Mike Mahoney will be coming for the weekend of June 7-9. We will move the
club meeting day to June 7 for that month, and there will be a demo held that day. Members will not
have to pay for the demo, and non-members will be charged $30 for the demo. On June 8 and 9,
hands-on classes will be held, for up to 8-10 individuals each day, at a cost of $140. This is a great
opportunity to take advantage of some teaching on a national level from a very well known turner.
Sign up early to make sure your spot is reserved. Remember also that Andi Wolfe will be here in
November, 3rd weekend, with a similar schedule. Between these turners, and the other
demonstrations that will be held throughout the year, we are looking at some very interesting
The other significant item was that we have decided to build an entry for the Chapter Collaborative
Challenge, to be submitted at the AAW National Symposium in Richmond , in June. The theme of
the entry will be Harvesting Tops for Tots. Jim King is coordinating contributions and work
assignments for the piece. Everyone is encouraged to turn some tops or toys that will either be
used on the piece, or will be donated at the Symposium. As this piece will represent our chapter,
your best work is encouraged! Please let Jim or myself know if you have some pieces, or if you
would like to part of this project!
Andy Hilton’s tool making demonstration has been moved to the first Saturday in March, actually
March 1st, and will be limited to 8 max. The cost will be $15 per person, and the demo will be held at
Mark Ost’s shop in Pineville , MO. Contact Harold Stoner or Mark Ost to reserve your spot.
The meeting finished with Art Duell’s excellent demo showing the usage and possibilities of the
bedan and the spindle gouge. We will continue to tap the expertise of members of our club for
these demos, and will be posting the demos in advance in the very near future.
Thanks to all for another great meeting, and we can all look forward to an exciting year! See you at
Mark’s on the 4th Saturday.
SHOW & TELL
A good gathering, as usual!
Arthur's Space Helmet
Spindle turning starts with a roughing gouge!