There were 26 members present and 11 guests. Many of the guests were from the Sarasota Turners group.
David James, General Manager of Advantage Lumber, opened the meeting. This company has been in business 23 years, is located in 4 states and Brazil, mostly imports exotics, and specializes in decking, siding and molding.
Jason Peters told us about the types of wood they market. He presented slides showing the appearance of each wood and its Janke hardness number, from African mahoghany to zebra wood. He explained how they are careful to import only sustainable woods. Then he took us on a tour of the facility, showing us the storage yard and the milling facility.
Turners’ Meet September 15, Marvin Stoltzfus’ house
Shop Meet, September 21, also at Marvin’s house
Next general meeting is October 14, and will be held at Bee Ridge Park
Denny mentioned that people could register for the AAW Florida Symposium, to be held Feb. 5 to 7 in Lake Yale, Florida
Show & Tell
Terry Bair—sandpaper tray
Fred Damianos—framed art
Dennis Daudelin—travel coffee mug
Denny Wetter—profile turnings