Monthly Meeting Minutes

Stateline Woodturners

January 08, 2022

Meeting called to order by Ben Johnson, Vice President

Pledge of Allegiance

Welcome – Two guests were introduce, Casey from Bella Vista and Ken Brown from Garfield.

Treasurers Report – Ron reports we are doing very well here. The most recent balance was $13,376.00.

Safety Update – No one had any issues to relate.

Annual Dues – Ron East is collecting dues for 2021. $45.00 for an individual and $55.00 for a family. Cash or checks can be paid at the club or mailed to 21 Burnmouth Lane, Bella Vista AR, 72715

Announcements:

For Sale – Greg Thomas has a Powermatic 3520b for sale – $2,500. Great opportunity for anyone looking for a quality machine. Call 479.422.8520 for more information.

Wanted – Bill Dewberry is looking for a benchtop lathe with an 8″ – 10″ bowl capacity. Contact Bill at chevyman49@yahoo.com

Stave Class – Randy and Larry are working on the details. The first stave class may be scheduled for the 4th Saturday in February, 02/26, possibly at NWACC.

There are currently no set plans for the 4th Saturday in January. Watch for an email regarding this.

Rogers Museum Showcase – Thank you Debe for keeping our work in the public eye

Show and Tell

Novice:

Elton Lawson showed a segmented piece (Novice winner)

Jim Swank showed a rolling pin.

Tony Schmitt showed a cherry bowl

John – showed a candle holder walnut

Ben Johnson -cat and platter out of cherry

Advanced:

Larry Copas showed a piece of artwork

Bruce Reed showed two knife handles that he made

Keith Walker showed a poplar crotch Bowl

Thurman Hatch – two segmented pieces-urn-vase

Deb Ness -wine glasses with wooden bases and a vase (Advance winner)

Ray Taylor-walnut platter

Bring Back Raffle – we had 12 items in bring-back. Winners included Deb Ness, John Harris, Bob Schmitz, Sheila Winn, Ben Johnson, Thurman Hatch, Buzz Peine, Ron East, and 4 others.

Demonstration

This month we are excited to host Art Liestman via Zoom for a remote demonstration. Art demonstrated The Lost Wood Process.

12-FEB-2022

STATELINE WOODTURNERS” MEETING

Our second Saturday meeting this month was held on Feb 12, 2022 at 9:00 in the Center for Non-Profits at 1200 W. Walnut in Rogers. There were 42 members present. There was a Zoom (remote) meeting option with 4 people attending remotely.

Welcome by Ray Taylor, President

Pledge of Allegiance

Treasurer’s Report

The bank balance for the club is currently over $13,000, in large part due to generous contributions from two members.

Ron East is collecting dues for 2021. $45.00 for an individual and $55.00 for a family. Cash or checks can be paid at the club or mailed to 21 Burnmouth Lane, Bella Vista AR, 72715

Ray will be taking pictures of members to go on the website. He asked that any member who has not had their picture taken, get with him during the breaks.

Safety Report

Ben had a safety glitch this month, a nail in the thumb. He reminded members of the need to be aware of hand position when using a pneumatic nailer.

New Business

Ben gave a report on the TAW symposium in Franklin TN in January.

The AAW International meeting will be in Chattanooga in June.

Verlie brought some pens and holders to put on the free table.

Library

Verlie Coss is willing to help anyone with issues in the library.

2022 Calendars

Are now available for Pickup! Thank you Michael Guidry for formatting and getting printed our 2022 calendars. You do a great job on these!

Fourth Saturday Club Meetings:

We have some very exciting news to share with the club this month!  After a bit of discussion with Northwest Arkansas Community College, the SLWT Board and the NWACC leadership team has agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding for the next 12 months. NWACC will provide space in the IDL for eight hands on “Learn and Turn Sessions”. Workshops will be held generally on the 4th Saturday of the month but STATELINE WOODTURNERS will contact NWACC should any special events or scheduling issues arise.

Our shop space has six Powermatic 2014 lathes (with all accessories), two SawStop table saws, two miter saw stations, 20″ planer, 8″ jointer, 22/44″ oscillating drum sander, two bandsaws, a scroll saw, and disk, belt, and spindle sanders. This is a fantastic opportunity for us. STATELINE WOODTURNERS agrees to teach four day-long workshops (9:00 – 4:00) for NWACC. These workshops could be open to the public or to the staff and faculty.  The instructors from the club will teach these classes voluntarily and any proceeds from the courses will be reported as Integrating Interdisciplinary Design Thinking NSF Award Program Income and used for continued outreach efforts.  These courses may include but are not limited to, pen turning, introduction to wood turning, or turning functional items such as bowls and platters. Initial supply purchases can be made from the NSF grant.. Materials will be replenished using program fees.

Show and Tell

We’re excited to be back in person and able to share our work with each other. We all look forward to seeing what you’ve been working on. Our judges this week were Paul and Deb.

Novice

Ken: Small elm bowl with feather adornments

Ben: Cherry bowl

Barton: Red maple bowl

Bill: Red oak bowl

Scott: Mystery wood goblet, bottle stoppers

Jim : live edge bowl

Frank Emmertino : locust bowl (winner)

Vera: Red Cedar hollow vases, bowl.

Advanced

Ron: Lg Elm bowl

Larry: Cherry French rolling pin

Dan: Natural edge hickory bowl, Ash vase (torched) Ash vase (india ink)

Mike: 2 ornaments, elm vase with 3 D images

Bob: Small bowl from elm burl, natural edge vase,

Kip Powers: lg mesquite natural edge bowl (winner)

Keith: Anniversary bowl made from walnut and maple

Ray: 2 Persimmon bowls (elongated) with natural edge, Walnut platter

Deb: Walnut vase

Bring Back Raffle

We will have our traditional bring back raffle. Please bring something you’ve turned to share with our members. Your $5 ticket will get you a chance to take home a fantastic piece turned by one of our members  If you won last month, you’re on the hook to bring in a piece.  Let’s start the year by bringing in some great items to share with each other

Bring back raffle winners:

Kip, Joe, Ben, Chuck, Buzz, Ken, Bob, Joe, Dan, Larry, John, Deb, Sheila

Demonstration

Our demonstration this month will refocus our efforts on the Beads of Courage boxes project. These boxes have been a great public service for the children in the Arkansas Children’s Hospital and have provided an opportunity for our club to serve our community.

This Saturday’s demonstration will introduce the work we will be doing on the 4th Saturday this month (Feb 26, 2022). Thurman, Larry, Randy and others from the Weds group will demonstrate and explain the Beads of Courage Boxes. The team will cover cutting blanks, milling the material, birds mouth construction, gluing up, clamping, turning, turning the inside, inserting a floating bottom, making the lid and inserting the logo bead. The club still has 38 of the Beads of Courage beads that are inserted into our boxes. Bill Pope will discuss wood movement relevant to the floating bottom.

We will also discuss what materials and/or tools you may need to bring to the 4th Saturday event.

Some links to the national Beads of Courage Program

https://store.beadsofcourage.org/dreambowls

https://beadsofcourage.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/2020-AAW-handout-guidelines.pdf


Website

Be sure to check the gallery pages for any photos you may have submitted. Larry has been working hard to get them all added. Thanks again to Mark Adams and Larry Copas for keeping the site up to date.

Stateline Woodturners Website

Facebook

Be sure to find, like and follow us on Facebook. We get a lot of traffic from interested turners. We try to keep the photos updated there as well.

STATELINE WOODTURNERS

March 12, 2022 Monthly Meeting

Our second Saturday meeting this month was held on March 12, 2022 at 9:00 in the Center for Non-Profits at 1200 W. Walnut in Rogers. There was a Zoom (remote) meeting option for those unable to join us live.

Meeting was opened by Ray Taylor, President.

Meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. We had 34 in attendance. This included two visitors; Josh and Donovan.

New Business:

Our Club Family News

Ray made a touching tribute to the recent passing of Guy Braughler. The club has made a donation to the Red Cross in his memory.

ESSA Open House

ESSA fundraiser: They are going to have one primary turning demonstrator, Matt Monaco. Additionally, there will be two lathes for Stateline to provide public demonstrations. The Open House is 3:00-6:00 PM on April 2nd at ESSA (Eureka Springs School of the Arts) in Eureka Springs.

Demonstration

Jim Swank demonstrated making French rolling pins. Jim is very active on social media and gets a lot of sales using both his personal page and posting to the NWA Makers site on Facebook.


President’s Challenge

Ray has reinstated the President’s Challenge tradition. The Challenge for April will be to turn a rolling pin. With the techniques learned during the demonstration, we should all be able to come up with a great item. Additionally, he asked that you donate these items to the bring back raffle in April.

4th Saturday

Our 4th Saturday meeting this month will be at Northwest Arkansas Community College on March 26th at 9:00. We will make the parts for the Beads of Courage. This event was missed in February due to the weather

NWA Woodcarvers – annual show will be May 6th & 7th. Stateline will be perfoming public demonstrations at the show.

Old/Ongoing Business:

Treasurer’s Report & Annual Dues

Ron East is collecting dues for 2021. $45.00 for an individual and $55.00 for a family.

Cash or checks can be paid at the club or mailed to 21 Burnmouth Lane, Bella Vista AR, 72715. The club currently has a balance of slightly over $15,000.00.

Rogers Museum – It is time to change out the turned pieces in the display. See Deb Krogman to lend your work or pick up work previously lent to this excellent venue. This provides excellent exposure for the club to the general public.

Profile Pictures

We’ve begun taking pictures of club members to attach to the website gallery. As we don’t always get to see each other each month, this becomes very helpful in learning and remembering names. If you have a profile picture you like and wish to use that for the website, send it to Ray and we’ll be sure to get it loaded.

Website

Be sure to check the gallery pages for any photos you may have submitted. Larry has been working hard to get them all added. Thanks again to Mark Adams and Larry Copas for keeping the site up to date.

Stateline Woodturners Website

Facebook

Be sure to find, like and follow us on Facebook. We get a lot of traffic from interested turners.  We try to keep the photos updated there as well.

Stateline Woodturners Facebook Page

Show and Tell

For the first time in club history we had women win in both Novice and Advanced categories

Novice Division:

Ken Ness – Turned Bells

Keith Walker – Butternut wood, rolling pin, snowman

Vera Dorn – 2 bowls turned on the diagonal (winner)

Tony Scmitt – 3 captive rings pieces and resin pin blanks

Frank Emmertino – osage orange (bois d’arc) natural edge bowl

Advanced Division:

Ron East – bowl made out of walnut, walnut round platter

Bob Schmitz – brick like vase

Paul Moore – rolling pin

Steve Jeffcoat – R Urn for a dog out of black jack oak, lamp

Deb Ness – walnut bowl, large swirled painted vase, suspended piece on stand out of maple (winner)

Bring Back Raffle Winners

John Harris

Verlie Coss

Joe Fernandez (2)

Larry Copas

Steve Jeffcoat

Ken Ness

Therman Hatch

Bob Schmitz

Frank Emmerrtino

Deb Ness

Vera Dorn Huber

Ron East

Kip Powers

STATELINE WOODTURNERS

09-APR-2022

Our second Saturday meeting this month was held on April 9, 2022 at 9:00 in the Center for Non-Profits at 1200 W. Walnut in Rogers. There was a Zoom (remote) meeting optionfor those unable to join us live.

Call to Order and Greetings

The meeting was called to order by Ray Taylor, President. He led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Among our guests were Jay’s brother, Ken,and Ray’s 2 sisters.

Treasurer’s Report

Ron gave the Treasurer’s Report showing an approximate balance of $13380.

Annual Dues

Ron East is collecting dues for 2022. $45.00 for an individual and $55.00 for a family.

Cash or checks can be paid at the club or mailed to 21 Burnmouth Lane, Bella Vista AR, 72715

Safety Issues

Regarding safety issues, no one had anything to report.

OLD BUSINESS

Ray gave a report on the club activity of collecting Kip’s burls. Additional pieces of the tree are available to members for a donation to the club to help offset the cost of having the tree harvested.

ESSA Annual Fundraiser/Open House

Ray reported on the club’s involvement at the ESSA Fundraiser. We were given restricted access. Demonstrations were performed by Ray, Paul Moore and Randy Wright. We were able to provide hands-on experiences for several guests.

Rogers Historical Museum

If you have pieces you would like to display in the Rogers Historical Museum, please bring them this Saturday. Debe Krogman will collect the pieces and get them to the museum. If you have not been by to visit, you’re missing out. It’s a fantastic space and a great display. An excellent way to get your work into the public eye. Please bring a paper with your name and the wood species on it.

Rogers Historical Museum


Rogers Noon Rotary Club

The NWACC President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgensen invited President Ray Taylor to speak to the Rogers Noon Rotary Club this week. He was able to share many photos of your pieces as well as share our Beads of Courage initiative. They are a service organization and appreciated our efforts in giving back.


President’s Challenge

Next month, the challenge is to turn a lidded box/vessel. With the techniques learned during the demonstration, we should all be able to come up with a great item. I look forward to seeing your creative designs.

4th Saturday

Our 4th Saturday meeting this month will be at Northwest Arkansas Community College on Saturday April 23rd. We will learn how to make chucks to hold our bowls and if time permits we can begin turning our boxes. I will send an additional note as the time gets closer. For now, block your calendars and plan to attend on April 23rd at 9:00.

Chicago Symposium: Ray has received information on the annual regional symposium in Chicago. Ask Ray for details, or go online.

Profile Pictures

We’ve begun taking pictures of club members to attach to your website gallery. As we don’t always get to see each other each month, this becomes very helpful in learning and remembering names. If you have a profile picture you like and wish to use that for the website, send it to me and we’ll be sure to get it loaded.

Stateline Woodturners Website

Show and Tell

Novice Division:

John-ash with cherry rolling pin

Chuck-2 rolling pins

Sean -mimosa bowls

Ben-3 cherry bowls

Tony-rolling pin out of epoxy, 2 more rolling pins -vase twisted made out of bittersweet

Marvin-segmented trivet

Jim-rolling pin

Frank-rough edge bowl

Roger Marvin – rolling pin, sycamore

Keith Walker – two segmented bowls, one of maple & walnut, one with oval accents of goncalo alve, maple, walnut

Ken Varner – Walnut rolling pin, cherry bowl, live edge oak, segmented box small, walnut small bowl, snowman with natural edges, Jay Varner – waste wood rolling pin

Bob-round box for grandson, cherry, sassafrass

Advanced Division

Ray-rolling pins, small sycamore box

Larry-rolling pin (spins), kitchen stool a jig for making stools

Mike -large bowl (oak) ash bottlestop

Kip-tortilla rolling pin, small hackberry bowl, small burl bowl

Thurman-4 rolling pins

Deb-2 rolling pins, sculpture

Paul-poplar rolling pin, walnut rolling pin

Judges Choices: Barton-novice, Keith-advanced

Bring Back Raffle

This month featured a special raffle. As a part of the President’s Challenge last month (and our demonstration) members were encouraged to bring back a rolling pin to put into the raffle. If you won last month, you’re on the hook to bring in a piece.

Bring back raffle winners: Ken, Chuck, Thurman, Debe, Larry, Ray, Phil, Frank, John, Kip, Joe, Bob, Sheila

Demonstration

Randy Wright demonstrated a couple of items. One was be a lidded box. The second demonstration was how you can make cones (think jam chuck) to hold your Beads of Courage Boxes that you glued up during 4th Saturday.

Website

Be sure to check the gallery pages for any photos you may have submitted. Larry has been working hard to get them all added. Thanks again to Mark Adams and Larry Copas for keeping the site up to date.

Facebook

Be sure to find, like and follow us on Facebook. We get a lot of traffic from interested turners. We try to keep the photos updated there as well

Stateline Woodturners Facebook Page