January’s presentation was by Steve Sherman, a micro-woodturning master. Steve used to be a flat boarder, but once he tried a lathe, he never went back. As he experimented with using the standard turning tools, he saw the value of some modifications. He worked with a tool and die maker to make some new tools, which they sold for a while. In his demonstration, he showed what he could do with a modified tool that is popular with woodturners today. He passed around examples of his jewelry, ornaments, and hollow forms that were exceptionally fine.IMG_0833 IMG_0839 IMG_0837 IMG_0836 IMG_0835 IMG_0834 IMG_0842 IMG_0841 IMG_0840

Announcements:

Dues are due.

Denny Wetter will have a Turners’ Meet on January 19. After Jan. turners’ meets will happen on Wednesdays, not Mondays

Terry Bair will host the Shop Meet on January 26, 7:00 p.m. Bring chairs.

State Fair table is February 15-16. John Darovec still needs some volunteers..

John and Susan Darovec, Denny Wetter, and Fred Damianos went to the American Association of Woodturners symposium in Lake Yale, FL last weekend. Many demonstrations there to attend and not too expensive.

Woodworkers Show in Tampa is March 20-22. Terry Bair still needs volunteers, who should wear their club shirts and name tags. He also needs us to bring examples of work that he can take to show there at our booth.

There is a man in Bradenton who is about to cut down 2 pecan trees and give us the wood.

Kimal Lumber will give us a discount on lumber and a very good price on cut offs.

Next meeting: February 11. This will not be a tool auction, but we can bring items to try to sell during the meeting.

Ask the Experts: Joe Mathis and Terry Bair fielded questions about scroll sawing—how to prevent fuzz from stacked cuts and what to use to make straight cuts.

Show and Tell:

Joe Mannke, Stanley #45 combination plane in great condition

Joe Mannke, Stanley #45 combination plane in great condition

Fred Damiano brought a rosewood bowl

Fred Damiano brought a rosewood bowl

Reuel Detweiler brought two intarsia pieces

Reuel Detweiler brought two intarsia pieces

Terry Bair brought in a cut out cheese and crackers tray

Terry Bair brought in a cut out cheese and crackers tray

Joe Mathis brought in seascape intarsia

Joe Mathis brought in seascape intarsia

John Philips brought a carrot wood bowl

John Philips brought a carrot wood bowl

John Slezak brought outdoor kitchen cabinet doors

John Slezak brought outdoor kitchen cabinet doors

Lowell Newland brought in some wood and knives

Lowell Newland brought in some wood and knives