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December Newsletter

December 1, 2008

SOUTHWEST IDAHO WOODTURNERS

ASSOCIATION

OFFICIAL CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF

WOOTURNERS

WOODCRAFT STORE—OVERLAND PARK SHOPPING CENTER

December 9th, 2008 6:30 PM Christmas Party 338-1190

Thanks to Wayne Rexford for his demo on the offset pendant.

We have a web site. http://swiwt.org Brian Malnar is the web master.

We elected Officers: President; Brian Malnar, VP/Program Coordinator; Crusty Harmon, Treasurer; Ron Hasse, News Letter and Librarian Tom Pratt.

This month’s program is the annual Christmas Party with the Woodworkers. Meat, gravy, mashed potatoes, dressing and table service will be furnished by the clubs. Brian and Tami are the culinary artisans. Yum Yum!!! This event will be at the Southminister Presbyterian Church, 6500 W. Overland. Starts at 6:30 PM. Please park in the rear and meet downstairs. A-M brings deserts and N-Z brings side dishes. This is for your most important person too (like your spouse). Gift Exchange. Good items you have made. NO White Elephants!!!

FIRST TUESDAY: The past year in review!!

Keep the bowl exchange going. Tom Pratt was the winner. Go Tom

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.

Thanks to all who helped with the FREEDOM PENS. With the Twin Falls club, we did 1300 pens. Nice going you guys. This is totally awesome indeed!!

Club challenge: Make a gift and come to the party

Thanks for letting me be the Newsletter guy for the past 3 years. Tom Pratt will do a great job for us. I am sending him all my stuff as part of the smooth transition team.

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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!!

August 2008 Newsletter

July 31, 2008

SOUTHWEST IDAHO WOODTURNERS

ASSOCIATION

OFFICIAL CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF

WOOTURNERS

WOODCRAFT STORE—OVERLAND PARK SHOPPING CENTER

August 12th, 2008 7:00 pm.. 338-1190

Thanks to Steve Youung for his demo on working with alabaster. It truly is a different medium to work with and can help develop your gentle tool touch skill!

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 will feature Brian Malnaar and terrene ware.

This month’s challenge is an outdoor item.

FIRST TUESDAY: This is the 1st of many that is scheduled to hi-light one turning tool and its use. So August 5th, bring your round spindle and learn how to make coves and beads with various tools to form them. This is “hands on”. It will be at Woodcraft from 6-7:00 pm.

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.

September 13th is the club picnic and green wood turning session. Mark your calendar.

It will be held at Brian and Tami Malnar’s house

The Kuna Quilter’s show is this weekend Aug. 1st and 2nd. If you want to demonstrate, call Steve @ 377-2009, get a time slot and do your special woodturning thing!

July 2008 Newsletter

July 9, 2008

SOUTHWEST IDAHO WOODTURNERS

ASSOCIATION

OFFICIAL CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF

WOOTURNERS

WOODCRAFT STORE—OVERLAND PARK SHOPPING CENTER

July 8th, 2008 7:00 pm.. 338-1190

Thanks to Gary and Wayne for their team presentation of bowl anatomy. We hope this helped you. Bring a bowl and we will help refine your design gently.

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 will feature Brian Malnar and the making of a spoon.

This month’s challenge is a Patriotic item.

FIRST TUESDAY: This is the 1st of many that is scheduled to hi-light one turning tool and its use. So July 1st, bring your roughing gouge and learn how to sharpen and use it. This is “hands on”. It will be at Woodcraft from 6-7:00 pm.

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.

September 13th is the club picnic and green wood turning session. Mark your calendar.

It will be held at Brian and Tami Malnar’s house

The Western Idaho Fair is coming and the Kuna Quilter’s Show. We will need turners to show their stuff. More to come later!

April 2008 Newsletter

July 9, 2008

SOUTHWEST IDAHO WOODTURNERS

ASSOCIATION

OFFICIAL CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF

WOOTURNERS

WOODCRAFT STORE—OVERLAND PARK SHOPPING CENTER

April 8th, 2008 7:00 pm.. 338-1190

Thank you Steve Young for your fine demo on self-winding tops. That is a neat toy for the children to play with and can be a thing of beauty.

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 demo will feature Wayne Rexford and open segmentation.

This month’s challenge is a candleholder. There are a zillion design opportunities with this one. Think about it and do one or two.

Crusty Harmon is our program coordinator. Let him know if you want to demo or if you have a demo you want to see. We need ideas. Help us out!!

Brian Malnar was the winner on the monthly challenge with his egg and fry pan.

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.

Trent Bosch was here and gave some demo’s and classes. He is an excellent turner and instructor. Those of you that took one of his classes are far better off than you were. Thanks to Woodcraft Store and Monty for help in getting him here.

Special session!! Before the regular club meeting, there will be small group instruction on some aspect of turning. All of you are welcome and you might learn something. The special session starts at 6:00 and runs to 7:00.

June 2008 Newsletter

July 9, 2008

SOUTHWEST IDAHO WOODTURNERS

ASSOCIATION

OFFICIAL CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF

WOOTURNERS

WOODCRAFT STORE—OVERLAND PARK SHOPPING CENTER

June 10th, 2008 7:00 pm.. 338-1190

Thanks to Kevin Martin for his demo of the kaleidoscope. It was exciting and he got the project made. He did leave out some things like the mirror making. That’s a demo of its own.

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 will feature Wayne Rexford and Gary Smith. The area of interest will be bowl anatomy. Each of us comes at things from a different direction yet the end results are beautiful. Bring your pencil and some paper to take notes.

This month’s challenge is a yo-yo. This is more than an up/down and around the world project. Can be fun and beautiful. Don’t be a sleeper, go walk the dog!

Crusty Harmon is our program coordinator. Let him know if you want to demo or if you have a demo you want to see. We need ideas. Help us out!! October is kinda open!!

Keep the bowl exchange going. I lost my paper as to who won.

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.

Ron Lee has offered the club a table in his “Art in the Field” event May 31stth and June 1st. This table will be free to club members. All other booths will be 10’ X 10’ and cost $40.00. This event will be highly advertised and should have lots of buyer traffic. A map will be on the web site or call Ron Lee @ 573-0217. Ron needs to know who is coming! Please call and let him know. So far only a couple of guys have expressed interest.

May 2008 Newsletter

July 9, 2008

SOUTHWEST IDAHO WOODTURNERS

ASSOCIATION

OFFICIAL CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF

WOOTURNERS

WOODCRAFT STORE—OVERLAND PARK SHOPPING CENTER

May 13th, 2008 7:00 pm.. 338-1190

One of these demo’s. I’ll get to the end. I hope you got something from watching open segmentation. I’m not done with the concept just yet. I have to try new limits to get to be a better turner.

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 demo will feature Kevin Martin and his take on kaleidoscopes.

This month’s challenge is a yo-yo. This is more than an up/down and around the world project. Can be fun and beautiful.

Crusty Harmon is our program coordinator. Let him know if you want to demo or if you have a demo you want to see. We need ideas. Help us out!!

Keep the bowl exchange going. I lost my paper as to who won.

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.

Ron Lee has offered the club a table in his “Art in the Field” event June 7th and 8th. This table will be free to club members. All other booths will be 10’ X 10’ and cost $40.00.

One of us or all of us will need an Idaho sales tax number to register our sales. Ron is looking into this matter and may have forms for us to use This event will be highly advertised and should have lots of buyer traffic. A map will be on the web site or call Ron Lee @ 573-0217.

February 2008 Newsletter

July 9, 2008

SOUTHWEST IDAHO WOODTURNERS
ASSOCIATION
OFFICIAL CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF
WOOTURNERS
WOODCRAFT STORE—OVERLAND PARK SHOPPING CENTER
March 11th, 2008 7:00 pm.. 338-1190

Thank you Steve Young for your fine demo on alternative centers using UHMW. Interstate Plastics is just around the corner on Cole Rd and across from Costco. This material is great stuff. I use it for runners when I make sleds for my table saw..

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 demo will feature John Pickrell and Steve Young all about tops.

Nice going Caitlin Stratton for making your 1st bowl and your dad to allow you to keep it and give up one of his. Life is not the sum of breaths we take but those times that our breath is taken away. You two did one of those times. Way cool!!!

Crusty Harmon is our program coordinator. Let him know if you want to demo or if you have a demo you want to see. We need ideas. Help us out.

Dues are due. They are $15.00 per year. Your will look long and hard to find a better deal than this. Make checks payable to S I W A.

March club challenge. An egg. Way to go on the Valentine’s challenge. Congrats to John Pickrell for being the winner.

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.

Trent Bosch is coming March 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th. 27th is Woodcraft sponsored demos by Trent and the other days are 6 hour hands on classes. Trent is an excellent turner and instructor. Call the store for times, content and costs.

January 2008 Newsletter

July 9, 2008

SOUTHWEST IDAHO WOODTURNERS
ASSOCIATION
OFFICIAL CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF
WOOTURNERS
WOODCRAFT STORE—OVERLAND PARK SHOPPING CENTER
Jan 8th, 2008 7:00 pm.. 338-1190

Dan Stratton will do the January 8th demo. .

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

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

The Christmas party was a great success. There were great gifts given and exchanged. All had plenty to eat. It was also well attended.

We had no bowl exchange this time. Let’s keep this going. Who is to bring the bowl for January?

Pens for the troops was a great deal for us. Two other stores in the US of A beat ;out the Boise Woodcraft Store. Plan on participating again next year.

Crust Harmon is our program coordinator. Let him know if you want to demo or if you have a demo you want to see. We need ideas. Help us out.

Dues are due in January. They are $15.00 per year. Your will look long and hard to find a better deal than this. Make checks payable to S I W A.

I hope all of you had a very enjoyable Christmas and a happy new year. I am about footballed out. Nice job Oregon State, Fresno, Oregon, and USC.

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.

December 2007 Newsletter

July 9, 2008

SOUTHWEST IDAHO WOODTURNERS ASSOCIATION
OFFICIAL CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF
WOOTURNERS
WOODCRAFT STORE—OVERLAND PARK SHOPPING CENTER
Dec. 5th, 2007 7:00 pm.. 338-1190

November’s demo didn’t go just like I had planned. 2 of you came up afterwards and gave me some timely advice. One was the direction I was driving my drive center was causing the wood to split and the other was the attack on Mary’s head after being offset. I made those two changes and made two Marys in about 20 minutes that were perfect. I really do try to listen. There was also a discussion on safety that I need to address later. I really try to be safe but I know I push the envelope to the edge.

We have a web site. Dan Stratton has volunteered to be the manager of the site. Be sure to check it out.

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

The Christmas party is coming too. Get your gift for the gift exchange started now!
It’s Dec 5th (Wednesday) at the Locust Grove Grange Hall. Map is on the Web Site. Starts at 6:30 PM. We are meeting with the Ada County Woodworkers. Bring your table service. A-M brings deserts and N-Z brings a side dish. Yum Yum!!! There will be a gift exchange. Bring a piece of your work to participate. Bring your better half as well!!

We had no bowl exchange this time. Let’s keep this going. Some day I would like to make a bowl because I got one in the drawing. My winless streak continues!!

SIWA, Magic Valley Turners, Skyview High School, Nampa Jr. High and a Scout troop from the Magic Valley turned in 1033 Pens for The Troops. Nice going you guys and gals. That is AWESOME!!

Crusty Harmon won the most ugly turning from his past. It truly did deserve the award.