May 19, 1998


Meeting called to order by vice-president L. Ackerman.  Guests Don Helton, Dwain Adams and David Hunter were welcomed.  New members Mile Carroll, Dave Cortner. John Mayberry, Gary Lyle and Ruth and Maurice Ryan were introduced.

Old business - Spring seminar D McConnell reported that it is set for May 30, 1998, at Foothills  Craft shop.  Carving, gluing, steam bending, sharpening, decrotive finishing, and basket making will be presented.  Treasurer H. Davis reported that we now have 80 paid members.  Also caps are available for $4:00 each.

New business - turning bee including wood selection,truing, mounting and turning will be held at Tom Cowans shop on June 13,1998, from 9:00 AM- 4:30PM.  Bring your own lunch and drinks.  Falls Mill 8-22-98. 9-4.  Will Mills is looking for work for his bandsaw mill.

Show and Tell - L. Ackerman - pecan bowl and vase, T. Cowan - spalted buckeye, honey locust, butternut, mulberry, red maple, walnut and ash bowls. D. McConnell - ash bowl with lacquer finish, H. Davis - natural edge bowl of unkown wood - maybe persimmon, B. Whitacre - fern stand and step stool used by his wife in the kitchen.  Also, a second fern stand bought and refinished, B. Reese - a Stanley #113 plane made between 1887-1907.  Bought at a flea market and cleaned and refinished.  Bob also had an electolytic cleaner used for removing the rust from his plane. Murrell Chattin - cherry table legs. R. Roepke - pictures of the table he brought pieces of last month. W. Bennett - Adventure Mountain needs 19 men with routers. M. Ryan - sewing thread holder made with scrap wood.

Program - Skip Baker presented the program on pearl inlay work

Meeting adjourned at 9:20 PM.

Respectfully submitted.  John Green, secretary.