May 2014 NewsLetter

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

May 2014

Meeting Notice:

Our next meeting will be held on: May 10, 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: Meeting called to order by President Ike. There were 4 visitors. Jim E. gave the Treasurer’s report.
Ike discussed the grant for the new lathe. (Thanks again for the grant, Lee).
There was some discussion about which demonstration camera to purchase.
Following our meeting, members were manning 4 tables at the Wood Carvers show at Pony Village Mall.
Ike informed the Club that we will now be charged to use the shop at the High School. Fee will be $30 each day we use it. We are paid up for the next three months.
Once again, be sure to check out the new website.
Membership Chairman Ed reports that some have not yet paid their dues!
Ron says to be sure and use the store – buy items from it – we will get more.
Also discussed was the possibility of a two day seminar on segmented turning by Lloyd Johnson. Mr. Johnson also sells a software program on segmented turning.
Lunch was at the Lucky Dragon.

Show and Tell: Jim Hodson from Prineville won the Show and Tell with his amazing tall vases. Jim donated his winning certificate back to the Club to be used along with the new lathe grant.

The April demo was on lidded boxes taught by Don Borener. It was informative and educational.

Ike’s Corner:

Again this month I have great news to report. With the funds from the AAW grant (Thanks Lee) the club has purchased a great used lathe from Bob Jensen. Bob is ready to sell some of his equipment and the club was looking for a quality lathe. He had a Jet Model 1642 in great shape that will do everything we need in a quality demonstration lathe. The lathe is now in our storage area in the Harding School shop. Be sure to check out your great lathe at the meeting on Saturday.

Jim Toftner and Lee Bridge have been researching AV equipment. I am hoping that by the June membership meeting the club will have a camera and display system in place. The grant from AAW is allowing us to address club demonstration needs.

Please plan to attend the May 10, membership meeting. We can be a great club, but only with your participation.

Jim’s Program:
The meeting this month will be “Problem Solving”. Please bring in your project that you may need some assistance with and your tools. Several members have asked for this forum and it will only be successful if you participate. Some of the projects I have on the agenda are sheer scrapping, when should one toss the wood selected for a project as unusable, use of a skew, and design assistance with projects. I will also try to tell you a little about the program that several members attended featuring Jimmy Clewes.

Attention: We are encouraging everyone to access our website. Shelly has been working very hard on it…please…go and take a look! www.southcoastwoodturners.com

 

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