February, 2009 Meeting
Our February meeting was well attended, including several guests.
We had some interesting show and tell items (see the photos below), and a lively discussion on safety items,
mainly dealing with use of the table saw. There was quite a bit of discussion related to sawing narrow strips
in a safe manner that reduced the probability of a "kickback".
Kurt Bird provided a demonstration of turning a duplicate table leg. He demonstrated the use of three
different tools, a skew (the main turning tool), a roughing gouge, and a fingernail gouge. The skew provided
a very smooth finish....one that would require very little sanding prior to applying the finish materials. Kurt
also demonstrated the use of a template to insure a close match between all legs of the table.
Mark Ost provided the piece for the $5 raffle. Thanks, again, Mark, for your support of our club!
Kurt reminded us of the advantages of joining the AAW. We really should support this national organization.
We have applied for a grant from the AAW EOC fund to help our club purchase a new lathe. We should find
out in April if we have been selected as one of the recipients for a grant.
Kip Powers will provide the program for next month.
See you all at 4th Saturday!!
Show and Tell
Curt preparing to start turning!
Our usual, attentive crowd!!