April 2014 NewsLetter

News of the South Coast Woodturner’s Club
A Chapter of the American Association of Woodturner’s

April 2014

Meeting Notice:

Our next meeting will be held on: April 12, 2014

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 woodshop through the door at the NW corner of the building. Look for our sign.
Guest and members are welcome to attend the regular meetings starting at 9:00 a.m. Meetings include Club raffle, show and tell turnings and woodturning. Coffee included!

Meeting in March:
Called to order by President Ike. Jim E. gave the Treasurer’s report. Rick Fox discussed the Wood Carver’s Show and encouraged members to sign up to work. AAW insurance is in place. Joe Essen from Woodcraft demonstrated how to make salt and pepper mills. He was assisted by his young daughter.

Show and Tell: There were a lot of show and tell items presented at the March meeting and knitting bowls were turned into Jim T.

Notes from Ike:

I have great news to report. Through the grant writing efforts of Lee Bridge the South Coast Woodturners have received from the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) a check for $1,500 to be used for the purchase of a demonstration lathe. Previously Lee wrote the grant that paid for most of the materials in the club library. Thank you Lee.

The grant from AAW is another reason it is important to be a member of AAW. I am encouraging everyone to ensure your dues to AAW are current.

The weekend of April 12-13 our club will have a sale and information table in Pony Village at the Woodcarvers Show. As a club we will be selling knitting bowls and other turned items. The money from the club items we sell will be put with the AAW grant funds for the purchase of a lathe. Please consider making a knitting bowl for the sale. Please plan to take a turn representing the club at the show.

I hope all members are planning to attend the April 12 meeting. Jim Toftner has a great program lined up for us. The more members attend the meetings and participate the stronger club. See you on April 12th.

Program Notes from Jim Toftner:
Our program for this month will be Tom Borener demonstrating lidded boxes. Tom operates Muse Woodcraft and sells his turnings at local outlets. He especially likes to do hollow vessels or spheres. Remember to bring any knitting bowls that you have finished so that we can market them at the Wood Carver show this weekend. Thanks for your participation and help in raising money for our demonstration lathe. Look for an announcement about our progress towards a new lathe.

Notes from Club Librarian, Rich Kelley:

“Seam Ripper Bases for our new demo lathe project.”
Twenty five rippers were giver out at our March meeting.  It would be good if we could get back as many completed ones as possible for our April show at Pony Village. We have more rippers, so continue  making bases.

“Band Saw Blades”
I will be placing an order after our April meeting.  We have enough for free shipping, so if you want to get in on this contact me at the meeting.  Need to know length-width-TPI.

To sell items or put a notice in the newsletter:
Contact Bernie Brown, Editor