SOUTHCOAST WOODTURNERS NEWSLETTER
News of the South Coast Woodturner’s Club
A Chapter of the American Association of Woodturner’s
Our next meeting will be held on: April 11th, 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. Sometimes there are even cookies (Hint Hint)
Welcome to the many new members of the South Coast Woodturners. Please know that
your club welcomes you, your thoughts, and suggestions.
Recently the second group of Beginning Woodturning students have completed the two
lesson sessions for a total 16 individuals with a new honey dipper and bowl. One more
group of individuals to receive the beginning training is in the planning phase. The
response to the offer for the beginning turning classes has been amazing.
A huge thank you to Jim Toftner for being the spark plug for coming up with the idea of
the Beginning Woodturners class and to making it happen. A big thank you Ed Meyer,
Ron Drath, Art Reichardt, Tristan Holland, Richard Kelley, and Sonny Meyers for giving
of your time to assist with the class instruction.
Come to the April meeting to learn about the list of great programs that Jim Toftner has
scheduled for the remainder of the year. There are a number of good things that are
planned for the meeting. Thank you to everyone that is involved in making the South
Coast Woodturners a great place to learn and enjoy woodturning. Ike
Jim’s Program Notes:
Many of you have requested that we have a demo on platters. This month, Dick Worthy
from Roseburg will demo how to make a platter. Depending on time available, he will
show us how to lay out a band saw segmented platter or color the platter that he makes.
I think it will open new avenues for all turners. To see our schedule of upcoming
programs for the balance of the year, visit our website at southcoastwoodturners.com
As of last month we had $2,548.75
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.
A group bandsaw blade order will be placed soon. See Kelly for info on pricing. If we
have 10 blades shipping is free. There are MANY different options at almost any
R. Kelley/SCWT Librarian
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??
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.
To sell items or put a notice in the newsletter contact:
Tristan Holland @786-999-5516 or email email@example.com
See you all Saturday, April 11th, at 9:00am!!
March Meeting Recap
● Ike called the meeting to order at 0900
● Welcome new members and guests. Remember to sign in.
● Sign up for show and tell and the other sheet
● Sheets passed around
○ Wood gathering – Members cut up the wood. We need more folks to help gather
wood when it is donated. Sign up on the sheet being passed around or email/call
Ike to get your name on the list. Need strong backs, trucks, trailers, chainsaws.
We currently have Cherry and Plum trees on the table. Does anyone have a
mill of some sort we could use?
○ Mentorship list – If you are experienced in something, please add your name to
the list. If it’s not listed please add it. Expert or willing to teach others. Sign the
sheet or talk to Ike
● FUNdementals sheets this has a link to the AAW website.
● Treasures report – See Above
● Membership – Tristan or Bev will email out the most current list
● Jay wins Jims vessel
● Board meeting
○ Insurance was paid
○ Other expenses
■ room rent
■ cleaning supplies
■ AV equipment
○ Beginning classes – 25 folks signed up We approved a 2nd class. Possibly a 3rd
○ Hands on sessions. We are considering offering a very basic class. Different
time from meetings, different day. How many are interested, some were. Best
time????? Same day afternoon was the consensus. The board will work on it.
● Symposium – about 6 of our members went. All expressed good things and it was
● Art Museum – in conjunction with the Woodworkers group. Items on display (2-3) can be
sold if wanted. The museum gets 30% which is reasonable and standard. On display
April 18th – July 1st. Small special pieces can be locked up. The forms need to be filled
out by April 4th!! Ike has the forms on the table and will email it.
● Unusual phone call. Lady needs something for her staircase turned. Willing to pay for it.
Ike has her info if someone wants the work.
● Ed – equipment – Ron and Ed went through the lathes. All work. Next step is to get our
tools sharpened. Does anyone have some of the clubs tools?
● Kelly – Library – We have the new AAW turning book. Jim has it now, but it will be in the
library soon. $17 on amazon if you want your own copy
○ extra copies for Jim Hodson’s demo
○ handout on making wood useable
○ Website has all the library info. USE IT!!!!
○ Jim Hodson gave us some nice images of his vacuum system that is now in the
● Jim T – Next month Dick, Bandsaw segmented platter. May – Lee and yarn spindles.
June – Rick fox offset turning. July – Woodcraft owner doing something TBD
● Lunch Plans – Chinese Lucky Star on 101
● Kelly – Bandsaw blades. 10 blades = free shipping. Kelly has the price list. Order will
go in around may
● South Coast woodworkers – second wed of the month. This month is finishing with a