April, 2017 Meeting
The April 2017 meeting was called to order by the club president. Following the Pledge of
Allegiance we introduced our Guests and our newest member, Steve Bradbury.
We continue to share display space in the Rogers Museum Annex with the area woodcarvers.
Judges for Show-N-Tell today were Les Brandt and Ken Ness.
President's Challenge for May - “Going to Pieces” - take a turn at segmenting and turn anything
that consists of at least two pieces glued together.
Volunteers are needed for 4th Saturday demonstrations, help with the A-V setup at meetings
and someone to oversee the club's library.
Turned tops are being collected and will be donated to a local charity when we have enough. As
an incentive, the member bringing in the most tops each month will receive a $10 gift certificate
from Craft Supply.
ES woodworking sponsorship – Les Brandt is working with other area clubs to see about a joint
sponsorship for tools for the ESSA Woodworking School facility.
Once again we will be demonstrating at Compton Gardens, April 29th from 8 AM to 1PM, during
their annual spring plant sale.
Upcoming woodturning symposiums:
AAW International Symposium – 6/22-25 in Kansas City MO
SWAT – August 25-27 in Waco TX
Rocky Mountain Symposium – 9/15-17 in Loveland CO
SWTA logo embroidered order forms are now available. Ron East is our contact on this.
Safety Concerns – it has been suggested we need to update our CPR training and the use of the
equipment we own.
Bring-Back Raffle winners this month were Bob Schmidtz, Ron King, Kip Powers, Verlie Coss,
Steve Bradbury, Buzz Peine, Ben Johnson, Gary Olerud, Tom Parish and John Harris.
Show-n-Tell winners for March were Bill Hamilton in Advanced, and Larry Copas for Novice.
The theme for our April meeting was to have the members turn an egg and bring it to the
meeting. We had many successful outcomes, and some surprising variations on this theme.
Examples are shown below in the “Show and Tell” pictures.
We had two demonstrators this month. Gary Olerud demonstrated turning small refrigerator
magnets, which are great gifts! He was followed by Les Brandt. Les turned an unnatural edge
bowl, followed by turning an egg using only a skew. Les' demos elicited many appropriate
comments and suggestions, and a good time was had by all!
Bring a Bring-Back item for our raffle.
Bring a Show-N-Tell item.
Bring a guest.
We still are soliciting ideas and volunteers for activities at our 4th Saturday gatherings. We have
quite a few new members, so it is appropriate and timely to include demos/activities that are a
repeat of sessions of some of past years activities! Examples could be: ”Tool Sharpening
techniques”, Hollowing Jigs and Fixtures”, “Off Center Turning Chucks/Techniques”, etc.
Please contact Ben with any ideas/suggestions, and especially with an offer to demo/teach a
See you at 4th Saturday.
Show & Tell