November 17, 2006

Meeting 22

November 7, 2006 MINUTES for

The Waxhaw Woodturners of Waxhaw NC.

The Business Meeting was called to order by President McKeithan. Short discussions followed about the next few events including a Christmas Party which is now set for Dec. 2, 2006. The Next regular meeting is on Dec. 5,2006 at 6:30pm. The President announced the opening of nominations for the 2007 Officers, Election to be held on December 5, 2006. Positions open are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Librarian. These are the officers required by the American Association of Woodturners and we are a Chapter of the National Organization. All nominations are to be submitted to President McKeithan. Secy-Treasurer asked and received approval to purchase a Quick Books product called Customer Manager to help keep track of all our members, dues, communications, etc. Cost expected to be between $30 and $50.

Demo followed: ORNAMENTAL BIRDHOUSES BY ARTIST

BRIAN DUTTERER

Brian had an excellent Demo showing how he creates very cute Birdhouses as Christmas Ornaments. He first rounds a short peice and drills a hole in the end (center) with a flat scraper as a drill bit, then shapes the outside, drills a tiny hole for the perch and another hole a bit bigger for the "front door" and sets it aside. For the top, Brian expertly and very exactingly fashions a neat round sloping roof, with the bottom fittting to the first part already prepared. The top is glued to the bottom with CA glue and the perch added which he carefully had turned to exactly fit into the tiny hole. A small eye is added at the top to hang it and it is complete. Two different wood species makes for a pretty contrast however it is not demanded. Brian creates these very expertly and it looks exactly like it.

Meeting 21

Waxhaw Woodturners October 3, 2006 Minutes
Demo on Christmas Tree Ornaments
By Robin Russell
Pres. Dave called meeting to order, Treasurers report: $565.39 in bank account. There were 20 people in attendance including 7 most welcome visitors.
Our next event is the Autumn Treasurers Craft Show in Waxhaw on October 14 and 15. We need volunteers to assist in setup and demonstrations through out the day. Please let Dave know of your desire to be helping by calling or emailing him. 704-843-4607.
Next meeting: There is no demonstrator secured as of now for the November 7 meeting. We are asking for input on what kind of demo you desire. The Christmas Party will be on December 5, 2006 with a white elephant gift exchange. Keep your calendar open for this wonderful holiday celebration.

Robin Russell, one of our very own members and an employee of Woodcraft gave a great demo on Christmas Tree Ornaments. Snippets of his creations include
- a Snow Man painted with black dots for buttons,
- Icicles,
- a basic 1 inch square x5 inch piece -brass ended drilled at 7 mm. w/ formed piece and brass ferrule glued inside like a pen (or without),
- hollow forms with a small ball inside,
- balls hollowed (less weight for the Christmas Tree) and painted,
- Egg shaped pieces with circumnavigation lines and finials either simple or elaborate.
- Hollowing can be done with making a ball, parting it and then rough out 2 mini bowl and re-glue them matching grain, then finish finials and painting or clear finish as desired This makes for a very pretty objects. This makes for some very delightful objects.
- Another piece resembles an old carriage lamp: by taking a 2 1/2 inch square length of wood drilled with two 1 ¼” holes at -90 degree angles exactly in the center then turning it down to size carefully shaping -resembling an old carriage lamp. The perpendicular holes even allow a small tree turned tree to stand inside (even painted green if you like).

We had lots of fun with the Raffle tonight included a $25 gift certificate from Woodcraft, an ambrosia maple blank, a cherry bowl blank, and a $15 Craft Supply certificate.Adjourned 8:45 pm. Submitted by Moses Gingerich, Secy-Treasurer

Meeting 20

Beginners Woodturning Class-Sept. 23, 2006
The Waxhaw Woodturners presented a class for Turning Basics on tool nomenclature, identification, proper use, and sharpening.

The Beginners Woodturning Class was held on Saturday Sept 23 at 1:00 with a number of members and visitors attending. Dave McKeithan and Robin Williams were instructors helped by Moses Gingerich. 3 lathes were available for hands on training after the Lecture by WWT President McKeithan.
The 6 Laws of Woodturning -A Foundation Course by Keith Rowley was presented along with Basic of the Lathe, Tools, Safety, and demos of tools and basic techniques. This followed a hands on time to practice. Art Wyse completed a nice walnut bowl and others also creating interesting objects.
President Dave also taught Sharpening Basics and demonstrated using the Wolverine Sharpening System on all the various tools. An excellent day where much was learned. If those not able to come would like to see another class please contact President Dave McKeithan.

Meeting 19

Waxhaw Woodturners
October 3, 2006 Minutes
Demo on Christmas Tree Ornaments
By Robin Russell

Pres. Dave called meeting to order, Treasurers report: $565.39 in bank account. There were 20 people in attendance including 7 most welcome visitors.

Our next event is the Autumn Treasurers Craft Show in Waxhaw on October 14 and 15. We need volunteers to assist in setup and demonstrations through out the day. Please let Dave know of your desire to be helping by calling or emailing him. 704-843-4607.

Next meeting: There is no demonstrator secured as of now for the November 7 meeting. We are asking for input on what kind of demo you desire. The Christmas Party will be on December 5, 2006 with a white elephant gift exchange. Keep your calendar open for this wonderful holiday celebration.

Robin Russell, one of our very own members and an employee of Woodcraft gave a great demo on Christmas Tree Ornaments. Snippets of his creations include
n a Snow Man painted with black dots for buttons,
n Icicles,
n a basic 1 inch square x5 inch piece -brass ended drilled at 7 mm. w/ formed piece and brass ferrule glued inside like a pen (or without),
n hollow forms with a small ball inside,
n balls hollowed (less weight for the Christmas Tree) and painted,
n Egg shaped pieces with circumnavigation lines and finials either simple or elaborate.
n Hollowing can be done with making a ball, parting it and then rough out 2 mini bowl and re-glue them matching grain, then finish finials and painting or clear finish as desired This makes for a very pretty objects. This makes for some very delightful objects.
n Another piece resembles an old carriage lamp: by taking a 2 1/2 inch square length of wood drilled with two 1 ¼” holes at -90 degree angles exactly in the center then turning it down to size carefully shaping -resembling an old carriage lamp. The perpendicular holes even allow a small tree turned tree to stand inside (even painted green if you like).

We had lots of fun with the Raffle tonight included a $25 gift certificate from Woodcraft, an ambrosia maple blank, a cherry bowl blank, and a $15 Craft Supply certificate.

Adjourned 8:45 pm.

Submitted by Moses Gingerich, Secy-Treasurer

Meeting 18

Waxhaw Woodturners
Minutes September 5, 2006
6:30pm
Demonstration on Pepper Mills
By David McKeithan, President
Waxhaw Woodturners

Meeting called to order by President McKeithan

Financial Report by Moe Gingerich, Secy.-Treasurer
Attendance: Ed Lysak, David Powles, Dave McKeithan, Joan McKeithan, John Hutchinson, Jason Hopkins, Melvin DeWalt, Moe Gingerich, Robin Russell.

Announcements:
Our Club will be demonstrating and showing woodturning expertise at the Autumn Treasurers in Waxhaw, NC on Oct. 14-15, 2006. The Southern Piedmont Woodturners will again be assisting us in the double booth. Volunteers are needed from our club to man the booth and turn some simple items for show and demonstration. Please call Dave McKeithan if you can help.

The Basics Class for beginning Woodturners is scheduled for September 23 at 1:00pm. - 4:00. Included will be Basic Tools, techniques, sharpening among other helpful topics will be covered. President Dave McKeithan is the instructor.

New members recently are Jason Hopkins, Ed Lysak, Melvin DeWalt, and Richard Hanson. WELCOME to our club and we want you to feel part of the group. If we can be of assistance please ask. We want to help you turn.

The Sept-Oct AAW Journal is arriving at the present. All members of our Club are encouraged to join the National organization -the American Association of Woodturners. Many benefits are available to members including lending library of instructional videos, a Resource Booklet, and many helps to the beginning or advanced woodturner. This is not mandatory but very helpful. The next AAW Symposium is scheduled for June 29-July 1, 2007.

President McKeithan presented making the Pepper Mill. Dave expertly showed the boring and turning and many different variations for salt and pepper vessels. It was a very good demonstration.
Raffle was held with many participants and the proceeds to be entered into the club coffers amounted to $ 35
Presented by Moses Gingerich, Secretary-Treasurer