President Paul Fulk called meeting to order 6:30pm.

David White's widow donated books and items for club members.

Guest: Roger Bennett, Tom and Valerie Pruitt.

Carvers meet 1st and 3rd Sat 8:30am-10:30am at Jim Jolliffe shop.
Carvers will host 2 seminars:
(1) WOOD CARVING WITH BLUE PAU (club member). Carving mallard duck. Seminar free. Oct. 7, 2017 Jim Jolliffe's shop.
(2) WOOD CARVING WITH ADINA HUCKINS. Carving a female mask from rough cutout. Cost $157.00 Sat.-Sun. Jan 27-28, 2018. Jim Jolliffe's shop.
Details available in Splinters.

Blue Monarch report by Paul Fulk. 1st phase complete; book nook installed by Paul Fulk, Jack Kincella, Henry Davis, Loyd Ackerman, Richard Gulley, Vince Zaccardi and wife. Slide presentation showed install sequence and is available on Woodworkers site. Click library.
Phase 2 bookshelves and bench. Volunteers needed call Vince or Jack.

Paul had extra plans from Ronnie Young tea caddy to who ever wanted.

Sheet for suggestions for programs next year. Also if you may be able to get program presenter.

Programs and Events: Nov 21 Richard Gulley Dust Collection System
Oct 14 Tims Ford Heritage Day
Dec 8 Christmas Dinner Decherd Nazarene Church. Give exchange if you want.
Decided to have catered.

John Hartin reported Partners for Healing auction raised $20,000. Club donations brought in $2,200.
Melody Young benefit raised about $40,000. no amount available on club donations.

Doyle McConnell showed pepper-mill made of maple with walnut inlay around, finish lacquer. He also had a baby rattle made of holly wood.
Noel Johnson brought a bowl made of maple finished with shellac and a hammered tin lid. Also had a bowl made of hack-berry and used crayons for finish.
Chuck Taylor showed a guide he made in order to drill hole in center of bed post he was repairing. He explained how he kept hole straight by making and using a bushing to guide.
Ken Gould had 2 carved duck decoys. One was a Victor decoy his dad had made in late 20's or 30's.
The second was the first decoy he carved 22 years ago. Both were good pieces. Ken also showed some bolts that he blackened by heating and spraying wit WD40. Use care when doing poisonous fumes.
John Hartin brought a green turned bowl with natural edge. A great feature are the four legs that are part of the bowl. To be finished later.

Gary Bennett showed a birdhouse he made of oak finish spar varnish. He also had a lidded bowl made of walnut with ring around center of purple heart. He explained purple heart is hard to work with. Finish with 3 coats tung oil.
Judy Bennett brought a couple pretty pieces of intarsia. One was a tree made of poplar and walnut. The other was a calla lilly made from purple heart and poplar. All finished with deft lacquer satin finish.
Loyd Ackerman had a couple clock forms to show and explain how to fix mistake using CNC. Corrections need to be precise.
Fred Heltsley showed and explained that by grinding end of open end wrench makes a great tool for making tendons.

PROGRAM: Alf Sharp Master Furniture Maker Historical Perspectives on Furniture We Make
He covered influences, why, styles, form and function. Using slides he showed different styles from
past eras to today. He explained form vs function. One picture showed a piece of furniture about 3,500 years old which might pass as contemporary today.