May 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)

May 2015

Meeting Notice:
Our next meeting will be held on: May 9th, 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)
See Jim T’s note below about ideas for this month’s program.
Ikes Corner:
Just a reminder that there is an added afternoon session following the regularly
scheduled May 9th South Coast Woodturners morning meeting. The afternoon session
will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Harding School shop. I will be the instructor covering the
steps in creating a bottle stopper. It is my plan to have the lathes out so people can go
home with a bottle stopper. The wood will be provided and the stopper inserts will be
available for a cost of about $4.
Make sure you plan a trip to the Coos Art Museum to view the display of our groups’
projects and the great work of the members of the South Coast Woodworkers. A big
Thank You to the Woodworkers for inviting us Woodturners to join in the display.
In spite of the rapid growth of the grass and weeds, I trust you are finding time for the
lathe. We all grow our skills by making chips on the lathe.
Ike

Jim’s Program Notes:
May Program
Because of a family emergency we had to cancel the presentation on the yarn spindle.
Our program will be a problem solving program where members can bring in their
questions and techniques options they wish to have discussed. As of this time the topics
to be discussed will be as follows:
1 – Green wood to turning stock.
2 – Using a scrapper to finish the bottom of a bowl.
3 – What size of equipment should a new turner purchase and what preferences are
helpful in making these decisions?
4 – Dust prevention / collection methods. New topics can still be added.
It would be helpful to hear from you as soon as possible.
Jim Toftner – jimlindat@frontier.com

Treasurer’s Report:
As of last month we had $2,369.54

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!!
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
length.
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.

To sell items or put a notice in the newsletter contact:
Tristan Holland email tholl294@gmail.com
See you all Saturday, May 9th, at 9:00am!

April Meeting Recap –
Welcome Sign-in and Show & Tell
Called to order at 9. Welcome guests. Be sure to sign in and sign up your
show and tell.
1. Mentorship Signup and Wood Gathering Signup
Sign up on the Mentorship and Wood gathering sheets. If you don’t sign
up we may hassle you to help.
2. Treasurer’s Report – I missed it. See the May newsletter for an updated number.
3. Secretary Input
Any issues with the newsletter?
4. Membership – Bev
Membership Lists Membership Cards
Pick up your Membership Lists, Cards and name tags from Bev
5. Mystery Raffle – Tristan
Jay give gift too – Steve K., Pear birds eye maple
6. Oregon Woodturning Symposium 2017
Planning meeting –
Six people from our club attended the 2015 event.
They have started planning for the 2017 event. They would like one
person from each club. Meeting is May 6th in Salem. They would like to spread
the work out between more clubs. We are large enough to get our own
representative. Representative would get reimbursement. If you are interested
contact Ike. (Since the meeting Jim T has stepped up.)
7. Coos Art Museum Show April 24 thru June 27
Opportunity to sell your item
Deliver to Museum 4/20-21/15 Smaller pieces early might be OK. Larger
pieces need to wait until 4/20-21/15. If you signed up to show you need to
have the sheet filled out. There is a second sheet that needs to be turned in
with the pieces, this sheet identifies what the work is.
a. Thanks John Munchrath for coordinating.
8. Beginners Class 28 signed up for the classes
2 Sessions completed 15 fully trained
One more session May 2 –
9. Basic Turning Projects
Afternoon of meeting May – Bottle Stoppers – Ike
June – Tops – Ron D
Pens – Tristan
These will help you to learn new skills. These will be after lunch.
10.Woodcarvers next week at the mall. Rick is coordinating. 10-5 Sat and Sun.
Talk with Rick.
11.Woodworkers Meeting 4/15/15
Will be having a demo on finishing with sprayers. Boat Builders at 9am.
12. Equipment – Ed
One lathe is being worked on.
13. Library – Kelley
Bandsaw blade order will be placed soon. See Kelley for prices.
If you are not using the library, you are missing out.
14. Store – Ron Newlander – Still working on inventory. If you have ideas on things
we should have on hand, let us know.
15. Future Programs – Jim T. – check the website
16. Lunch Plans
Mexican down town.
17. Show & Tell – Drawing – see below
18.Break
19.Wood Raffle
20.Jim Toftner – Program
Segmented bandsaw turnings