By: Richard Hoeppner
June 24, 25 and 26 the AAW symposium was held in St. Paul, Minnesota. There are several sites on the internet that have numerous photographs from the instant gallery. Here are a few:
Andi Wolfe’s Blog: http://andiwolfe.blogspot.com/
Choice Woods Symposium: http://www.choicewoods.com/community/symposium.php
Meeting Minutes (June 19, 2011 at Thomas Stauder’s house):
· Dues MWA members $15 Non-MWA members $25 or MWA & MMA dues $35.
· Stephen asked for help to spear head the Pen turning for troops.
· Suggestion to have a list of books & DVD’s emailed to members.
· Need ideas for future speakers. Gary Hinegardner will send Steven Alexander some suggestion of St. Louis topics for future speakers.
· Jimmy Clewes is having an event in St. Louis August 6th thru the 8th. This could be a possible event for the MMW to branch from.
Presenter: Steven Alexander
Steven did two presentations of turning platters & wood burning. A lot of the wood that Steven uses to make his platters comes from the waste wood from the logs
others get there bowl blanks. One of the tips shown was how he uses a round block of wood with a small bolt glued through. He added a piece of padding and Velcro
then he had a sanding pad to use in his drill.Steven took two platters outside and used a propane torch to burn the wood. From his demo the Oak burned very nicely but
the Maple did not.
Next Months Challenge: Platter – Burned is optional
This Months Challenge Winners:
1st place: Curt Vogel
2nd place: Clyde Olson
Next Turning Session will be on July 7, 2011 at Ernest house.
Next months meeting will be on July 17, 2011 at Thomas Stauder’s house. We will be sharing “Tools & Tips” instead of a demonstration. The following would be appropriate:
1. Tools – shop made tools and jigs for turning (depth gauge, etc.) or to support your turning (band saw circle jig, etc.)
2. Tips – tips for turning, either your own or those you’ve picked up from others.
3. Purchased Tools – If you have a new or specialty tool you’ve purchased that you particularly like or dislike.