*Members in attendance 59.
**Gary Walker- Winchester, TN, Carol Johanson,
* No new members
*Sign the Super Door Prize List
*General meeting always on the third Tuesday of each month
*Carvers meeting are always the first Saturday of each month
*A clipboard was passed around for new ideas for addition seminars and events.
*Vince Zaccardi reminded everyone to use the forum for new announcements and updated information.
* Doyle McConnell spoke of the
*There is one (1) piece of the Baltic Birch plywood available to the membership.
*Vince Zaccardi said that he still have a few Box Elder turning blanks available.
* A club survey was presented to all the members to complete and hand back in.
* A clip board was pasted around for addition suggestions for workshops for this year.
*Ken Gould spoke of how to recharge dead batteries for drill motors.
*Tom Cowan will have a seminar at his shop in April 21, 2012 Doyle McConnell and Tom Cowan will present the program dealing with wood turning.
*Plans are being made for a Fall Seminar.
*Panoply will be held in
*Picnic will be held in May 26
*Turning Bee will be held June 30
*Christmas party will be held on December 7
*Exposition will be in the spring (April or May) of 2013.
*Meetings are held at Phil Bishops shop the 1st Saturday of each month
*Smithsonian Institution event is going on at this time.
*Cornbread Festival will be at the April 28-29 at
*Dogwood Festival will be held on May 4-6
*Polly Crockett Festival will be held on September 14-16
There was no old Business
There was no new Business
The Program for the meeting was presented by Loyd Ackerman and Doyle McConnell which was an “Introduction to Wood Turning”. The program was broken into two (2) parts with Loyd Ackerman speaking about the history of wood turning and how it developed through the ages. He emphasized the aspects of turning and the speeds to use to create a safe environment. In order to establish a safe speed Loyd introduced the club member the formula of (6000/bowl diameter=speed). Wood turning was mainly for industry in the production of furniture and industrial uses. It wasn’t till the late 70’s that the art of bowl turning caught on as a wood working hobby. This was due to the introduction of wood lathes that were smaller in size and the cost was more affordable to the hobbyist. Loyd showed several photos of lathes from the past to the present.
Vince Zaccardi- displayed a bowl made from cherry and a bowl made from box elder. Both had been finished with a wax finish.
Jim Everett- showed an intarsia piece that he was making for a client. This work was to be hung over a fire place mantle depicting a western theme of horses with a mountain background.
Ken Burgess- showed a carving of a face made from butternut.
Jay Hazel-showed a piece that he had made from Brazilian Redwood and a stick made from Osage-orange for his wife to protect her from dogs while she walks.
Jim Van Cleave- displayed a relief carving of a sunflower carved from basswood.
Larry Wendland- showed a bowl that had been carved from walnut.
Harry May- displayed a full statue of an Indian made from cherry. This had been a 2 year project.
Doug Dunlap- showed a bowl that he had turned from box elder.
Ron Riemers- displayed several flutes made from red cedar. He explained how he was creating longer flutes to change the pitch.
Newt Wright- showed a flute that he had made from walnut.