August NewsLetter

News of the South Coast Woodturner’s Club
A Chapter of the American Association of Woodturner’s
August 2015
Meeting Notice:
Our next meeting will be held on: August 8th, 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:
Please bring your calendar to the August meeting as we will be scheduling members to assist during the Cranberry Festival September 12-13. This is an enjoyable opportunity to spend time with fellow club members. Remember the club needs lots of tops to offer for sale.
At our August meeting I will be providing information on details related to the club’s annual Christmas party. The board has determined two prepared meal options. Following a sharing of the details and answering questions, a vote will be taken.
The board is still searching for a candidate for the position of secretary for the 2016 year. The club has volunteers for president, vice president, and treasurer. The secretary position calls for keeping notes of the monthly meetings, minutes of the board meetings, sending out the monthly newsletter, and serving on the executive board. Please contact me if you would consider serving the club in this position.
Hope you will be able to attend the August meeting as we will have an outstanding demonstration from professional turner Tom Hastings from Newport. In addition we have the items noted above to address. I look forward to seeing you on August 8th. Ike
Jim’s Program Notes:
I am really looking forward to our August demonstration. Tom Hasting from Newport will be our demonstrator. After retiring, Tom opened a woodshop in Newport. He now has a 2000+ square foot shop and classroom. He will bring his Alumilite & Burl Castings to his demo. He also stabilizes wood. This demo will be a how to build your own products in your shop. He is one of the leaders in the Oregon Symposium officers and board. The Central Coast Wood Turners meet in his shop on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Visit his web site, gallery and courses he offers at He will bring some of his products for sale to the demo.
Jim Toftner – 541-271-1915 or
Secretary Report:
Check out the June meeting notes and Show and Tell.
Treasurer’s Report:
See last months minutes.
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
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.
For Sale:
Ed Meyer has a few items listed on the website.

To sell items or put a notice in the newsletter contact:
Tristan Holland @786-999-5516 or email
See you all Saturday, August 8th, at 9:00am!!
South Coast Woodturners Meeting Notes
July 11, 2015
1. Welcome Sign-in and Show & Tell
2. Treasurer’s Report
a. $2,568.41
3. Secretary Input
a. One Newsletter issue. Solved by adding as separate contact, instead of separate email within the main contact.
4. Membership – Bev
a. Name tags, contact Bev if you don’t have yours let.
5. Mystery Raffle – Tristan
a. Jim Toftner wins Kelleys – homemade carbide parting tool. from 12″ saw blade
6. Cranberry Festival
a. Sign-up September 11-13
1. Setup, Friday – Booth Work, Sat & Sun – Removal, Sun 4:00 p.m.
2. Tops
7. Basic Turning Projects
1. Afternoon of meeting July –
a. August – Kelley will show us how to do Seam Rippers
8. Coos Art Museum
a. Are all items back to home?
b. John thanked everyone for their participation in the event! The museum said it was a great event!
9. Harding School Principal Meeting
a. Facilities – Career Class (9/25/15) – Turning Class (10/3-13/15)
10. Officers 2015
a. We still need officers. Talk with Ike if interested
11. Christmas Party
a. Plans are in the work for possible locations to hold the event.
12. Library – Kelley
a. Good shape. Ed Meyer has 5 items out!!!!!!
13. Store – Ron Newlander
a. We now have hats. $15
14. Future Programs – Jim T.
a. Sonny will be up today. August – Acrylic wood mixed turnings. October – Lee yarn spindles.
15. Lunch Plans
a. Mexican on 2nd St.
16. Show & Tell – Drawing
17. Break
18. Wood Raffle
19. Jim Toftner – Program
Wood gathering – Ike will work with John M.