Since at present we do not have a newsletter editor. We extent a big “Thank you” to Brian for putting our newsletter together over the past 8 years. I will pass on Tom’s (Our secretary) notes plus add a few of my own from time to time.
I would personally like to thank Chuck, Don and Lanny for participating in our top turning contest. Lanny not only had the fastest time, but ended up with a round top and also took time to texture and color his – Thanks guys!!
This year Jeff Enck has brought in several pieces with much good post-turning work, including two plates in show & Tell this past meeting. I’m in discussions with him for the demo for our February 15th meeting. (I’ve attached pictures.)
Again, please share your ideas or wishes for demo topics with me.
Here are Tom’s notes.
The January 2017 meeting of Maine Woodturners was held at Erskine Academy in South China , Maine. On Saturday the 14th. Twenty Five Members were in attendance.
President Al Mather opened the meeting at 9:35 AM and announced that Brian Libby has stepped down as our MWT Newsletter editor.
He is currently tasked with finding a member to fill this position and in finding a volunteer for our Vice Presidency.
Al received a thank you note from Erskine Academy for our donation for use of their facilities.
Chuck Seguin talked about discounts when purchasing Rikon tools and left a batch of catalogs for our use. He also said Jet tool dealers are now offering a 15% discount. Wood bonding adhesives is also offering discounts. Chuck said that Eastern Maine Woodturners will demonstrate at the Masonic Hall in Winter Harbor in late February and they will be hold a month long exhibit in June at the Hammond Hall in the same town.
Bert Truman announced that Mac Ray has supplied bags of ebony dust which is great to seal voids in burls with CA glue. Burt thanked some of us who supplied adapters for the cane project.
At 9:45 Al Mather started his demonstration on the common tools for turning. The following were demonstrated one after the other: The spindle roughing gouge, the Bedan tool, the curved skew, the detail spindle gouge, the parting tool and the bowl scraper.
At 11 AM a contest of top turning started, Chuck Seguin being first, then Don Caron followed by Lanny Dean. Judging from the results, it seems Lanny was king.
At 11:30 Al Mather hosted the Show and Tell table. Then announced that the February meeting will be on Wednesday the 15th.
The meeting ended at 11:40 AM
Tom Raymond, Sec