October 2015 NewsLetter

SOUTHCOAST WOODTURNERS NEWSLETTER
News of the South Coast Woodturner’s Club
A Chapter of the American Association of Woodturner’s
SouthCoastWoodturners
(www.southcoastwoodturners.com)

October 2015
Meeting Notice:

Our next meeting will be held on: October 10th, 2015 at 9:00am
We meet the second Saturday of each month in the woodshop of the Harding School in Coos Bay. The Harding Building is located below Marshfield High School on 7th Street. Parking is behind the building near the football/track field. Enter the workshop through the door on at the NW corner of the building. Look for our sign on 7th street and near the door to the classroom.
Members, Guests and Prospective members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Meetings begin at 9am and include a club raffle, show and tell, woodturning demo and regular club business. Coffee is also provided.

Ikes Corner:
A big thank you to everyone that helped with the Cranberry Festival. And a special thanks to Rick and Joni for coordinating, arranging, and living with the booth for the entire weekend. The Cranberry Festival was again a big success.
Due to a family commitment, I will not be in attendance at the October 10th meeting. I wish the two dates had not conflicted, allowing the opportunity to do both, comes first. I know that Jim will do a great job in managing the meeting.
Jim and I are now planning the programs for 2016. I am confessing it is difficult to guess what members would like to have for programs. Please let me know what you would like to learn through the monthly demonstrations. Be sure to bring your latest turned project for Show & Tell. Ike

Jim’s Program Notes:
Our October program will be Joe Essin from Woodcraft in Eugene. There will be two demo’s. I have asked him to demo “How to make a pepper grinder”. This was one of the programs several members requested. Joe has also volunteered to demo his new CNC equipment that he is selling through his business. This topic will probably be something to challenge even some of the more accomplished turners. I am really looking forward to this month’s program. There is a lot of information to share with the club members. Hope to see you all there.
Jim Toftner – 541-271-1915 or jimlindat@frontier.com

Secretary Report:
I was gone for the August meeting.

Treasurer’s Report:
See last months minutes.

Library:
Remember to use your library. It has lots of useful info. If you check something out please be sure to check it out and try to return it at the next meeting.
The list of what we have is on our website. Check it out!!
R. Kelley/SCWT Librarian

Store:
We now have hats. $15, they are green bill with Tan top. Items are still available, priced better than most other options.
Are there any ideas as to what we could stock that would sell??

Website:
USE IT, USE IT, USE IT!! If you have photos you would like loaded to it, just email the images to Shelley Knapp with a description of the image. If you would like your own area to show off your work, email Shelley a biography of yourself and your turnings.

For Sale:
Ike has 2 items for sale: For sale a Craftsman 1 hp portable dust collector. Runs well. $100
For sale a Sop Fox mobile base. $35

To sell items or put a notice in the newsletter contact:
Tristan Holland @786-999-5516 or email tholl294@gmail.com
See you all Saturday, October 10th, at 9:00am!!
South Coast Woodturners Meeting Notes
October 10th, 2015

South Coast Woodturners Meeting Notes
August 8, 2015

1. Welcome – Sign-in and Show & Tell
2. Treasurer’s Report – $2625.41
3. Secretary – Tristan is on fire duty with BLM and absent from the meeting.
4. Membership – Sonny reported that some members have not picked up their membership cards.
5. Mystery Raffle – Art Reichardt’s name was drawn to receive the mystery bag provided by Jim Toftner. Art got a nice lidded coffee filter bowl and the right to bring a mystery item in October.
6. Cranberry Festival – September 11-13 – Rick Fox passed around the sign-up sheet for festival assignment times. Everyone is encouraged to participate. Ron Drath handed out the sheets for members to sign-up for selling items. Tops are need for sale at the festival.
7. Basic Turning Projects – Kelley will be providing instruction in the afternoon on creating seam rippers. Beginning in October the afternoon sessions will be based on having the lathes available and fellow turners to assist in problem solving.
8. Christmas Party – It was reported the board had narrowed the Christmas party location down to two options. The two choices are the Reedsport Eagles on 12/12/15 or the Black Market Gourmet on 12/13/15. The board
also determined to expend from the club treasury $10 per meal to support attendance. Ballots were distributed to those in attendance and will be emailed to other members.
9. Board Meeting – Ike reported there had been a board meeting addressing items noted previously in the meeting and 2016 club officers, festival pricing, purchase of a lathe variable speed control, and future AV goals.
10. AAW Board Election – AAW members were encouraged to vote in the open AAW Board election.
11. Library – Kelley encouraged members to make use of the club library.
12. Store – Hats and more are available in the club store. Members can check the web site (southcoastwoodturners.com) for details.
13. Future Programs – Jim Toftner report that Lee Bridge would be the October presenter demonstrating methods for creating yarn spindles.
Notes by Ike Launstein