Archive for September, 2008

Newsletter for October

September 30, 2008

SOUTHWEST IDAHO WOODTURNERS

ASSOCIATION

OFFICIAL CHAPTER OF THE      AMERICAN                 ASSOCIATION       OF

WOOTURNERS

WOODCRAFT STORE—OVERLAND PARK SHOPPING CENTER

October 14th, 2008 7:00 pm.. 338-1190

Thanks to Brian & Tami Malnar for hosting the club picnic at their home Sat. September 13th. There was good food, turn out, and some log-to-lathe going on. Thanks to all of you that brought goodies to eat.

We have a web site. Dan Stratton has volunteered to be the manager of the site. The site is http://swiwt.org. Be sure to check it out. Dan’s e-dress is dan@dwstratton.com

We elected Officers: President; Brian Malnar, VP/Program Coordinator; Crusty Harmon, Treasurer; Ron Hasse, Web Administrator; Dan Stratton, and News Letter; Wayne Rexford. WE NEED A SLATE OF NEW OFFICERS. BE TALKING AMOUNGST YOURSELVES AND LETS FIND SOME. November we will elect.

Some of the past presidents have been Steve Young, Gary Smith, Wayne Rexford. New officers bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm.

This month’s program is Gary Smith. It is so special that to tell us what it is, he would have to kill us. No matter—Gary does a great job so don’t miss this one either!!

FIRST TUESDAY: Bring a project that you are having issues with. In other words let somebody with fresh eyes look at it before you put it in the stove.

Keep the bowl exchange going.

If you are getting this publication and deem it unusable to you and want it stopped, call me at 365-3476 or E me at wrexford@bigskytel.com and I will remove you from my list.

Keep bringing your show and tell items. Makes us all better turners.

Looking down the road, mark you calendar for turning FREEDOM PENS Nov. 11th. There will be work nights so stay tuned.

Club challenge: a writing instrument!!

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Cedar wood for sale

September 24, 2008

Everyone

Here are some pictures of the wood for sale and the contact

Brian

Brian,
   I hope these pics give you an idea of what I’ve got. There is
some checking already although I don’t know how bad it is. The length
varies from approx. 18″ to 36″. I hope it can be used for something
other than firewood.
   Steve Kelso  484-6535
Give him a call to purchase the wood.

New items today

September 21, 2008

Everyone

WOW our website had a record of 160 hits in one day on the 17th of September. Keep it up this is your local place for information on and about the club. One Stop Shop.

I have added a new page called stuff for sale, there are some tools listed there for sale and now there are also some turning tools for sale. Take a look could be something you may need. All of the information i get on Items for sale I will put into this page from now on.

I also have some information on some Cedar wood for sale that I will be posting tomorrow with more information and hopefully some pictures. These look like pretty good sized pieces of cedar and could be interesting natural edge material more later.

I will have more information on the locust bowl/platter that was turned at the picnic. Initial signs of the piece after setting a few days it was wet. More information on this at the meeting.

Thanks to everyone who came to the picnic, I think fun was had by all and laughs galore at my expense as I challenged the mighty locust wood LOL. ( lots of sweating and sharpening). We had a good turn out and good food. Thanks to everyone for the wonderful side dishes and deserts mmmmmmmmmmmm they were all delicious.

For those of you that missed I had a CA Glue sale that day and that day only so next year be ready for some deals to come your way. I am wiped out and placing a new order. I should be replenished in a week or so.

We are in the works of finding a place for the Christmas party, our normal place that we have it is no longer available. Myself and John Pickrell are looking for a place. If you have any suggestions on an available place that is relatively inexpensive let me know.

Dont forget the monthly challenge coming up for October (writing instrument lets see what we can come up with) and we will need the bowl for the perpetual bowl drawing.

Reminder that Turn for the troops is coming up so we will be getting the pen blanks ready during the month of October. Dates and times to follow. We are going for a new record this year so come on down and join in the fun.

Your President

Brian

Tools for sale

September 15, 2008

News

I just received a call from Dennis Marcus, he lives in Jerome and is closing his wood shop and has some tools for sale.  He can be reached at 208 324 7712  below is a list of the tools and he also has some turning tools that I am trying to get a list of as well.  Take a look ans see if there is something you need.

TOOLS FOR SALE

(3) MAKITA ROUTER MODEL RD1101

VARIABLE SPEED, 2 ¼ HP, NEW

$150.00 OBO

12” JOINTER/PLANER COMBO

LAGUNA, 3 PHASE, 220

$1,500.00 OBO

25” PERFORMAX DRUM SANDER

WITH EXTRA SANDPAPER, 3 PHASE, 220

$1,800.00 OBO

20” DISC SANDER

WITH 5 HP BALDOR MOTOR, 3 PHASE, 220

AND EXTRA SANDPAPER

$350.00 OBO

24” BANDSAW LAGUNA

5HP, 3 PHASE, 220

$2,500.00


10” CRAFTMAN CONTRACTORS SAW

WITH AFTER MARKET FENCE AND ROUTER TABLE

$1,000.00

DUST COLLECTION SYSTEM

ONEIDA, 3HP COMMERCIAL CYCLONIC

1 PHASE, 220

$3,000.00

RECORD LATHE

WITH TOOLING, 1 PHASE, 220

$1,200.00

VARIOUS LATHE TOOLS, CALL FOR PRICES

(32) BESSEY CLAMPS 12” K BODY

$575.00

(14) BESSEY CLAMPS 7” x 16”

$275.00

newsletter update.

September 9, 2008

Roy Phillips will not be able to make it to the meeting.  He called yesterday and informed me that he will not be able to make it to the meeting due to a death in his family.   We will try to schedule him at a later date.

Brian

September Newsletter

September 9, 2008

SOUTHWEST IDAHO WOODTURNERS

ASSOCIATION

OFFICIAL CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF WOOTURNERS

WOODCRAFT STORE—OVERLAND PARK SHOPPING CENTER

September 13th (SAT), 2008 7:00 pm..   338-1190

Thanks to Brian Malnar for his fine treenware spoon demo.  I heard for some of you that it was very good.

We have a web site.  Dan Stratton has volunteered to be the manager of the site.  The site is http://swiwt.org.   Be sure to check it out.  Dan’s e-dress is dan@dwstratton.com

We elected Officers:  President; Brian Malnar,  VP/Program Coordinator; Crusty Harmon, Treasurer;  Ron Hasse,  Web Administrator; Dan Stratton, and News Letter; Wayne Rexford.

This month’s program is the annual picnic at Brian and Tami”s home.  The club will furnish the meat, drink and table service.  The remainder will be as follows:  A-L bring deserts and  M-Z bring salads or side dishesThe Meeting starts at 1:00 with the meal and then will go from the log to the lathe.  There will be chain saws there and safety will be discussed in their use.  Green woodturning is a hoot if you have never done that.

Ray Phillips from Oregon will be there to sell burls so you might want to bring some cash

Brian’s home is 9531 Halstead Dr. From Fairview Ave turn North on Mitchell or Linda Vista to Halstead Dr.  Turn opposite of Peterson Chevrolet. Or Combs call Corral.

FIRST TUESDAY: Sharpening.  So bring that really dull favorite tool  of yours and get an edge on it.   Nothing turns like a sharp tool.

Keep the bowl exchange going.

If you are getting this publication and deem it unusable to you and want it stopped, call me at 365-3476 or E me at wrexford@bigskytel.com and I will remove you from my list.

Gary Smith has suggested that we get Dick Sing for our next program turner.  Dick does a lot of things.   He is good.  Some of my design elements are his influence.

Keep bringing your show and tell items.  Makes us all better turners.

Looking down the road, mark you calendar for turning FREEDOM PENS Nov. 11th.  There will be work nights so stay tuned.

The Kuna Quilter’s show went very well.  We had lots of good looks at what we enjoy doing!!