OCTOBER 17, 2017

President Paul Fulks called meeting to order at 6:30pm.

Ken Kimble told members he has access to some wood, if interested contact him.

Guest: Lisa Duvall

Collins Roan not doing well please keep in prayers.

Treasurer's Report Paul Jalbert said taking 2018 dues now.

Carvers meet 1st & 3rd Sat 8:30-10:30am Jim Jolliffe's shop.
Duck Carving Seminar with Blue Pau to continue during regular carvers meetings.
Wood Carving Seminar with Adina Huckins January 27-28, 2018. Cost $15.00.
Motion by Vince Zaccardi that club pay $600.00 towards cost of seminar. Seconded by Jim Jolliffe.
Motion passed.

Report on Blue Monarch Phase 2 Reading Nook. Reading bench installed. Bob Truesdale has begun work on bookcases. Blue Monarch fund raiser had bout 350 people and raised $120,000.00.

Nominating Committee Report: The following are nominated for positions: President Karen Browning
Vice-President Vince Zaccardi, Secretary Joe Ferraro, Treasurer Paul Jalbert,
Publicity Pete Miller, Newsletter Richard Gulley, Membership Chuck Taylor, Web Editor & Forum Loyd Ackerman.

Events: Nov 21 - Wood and Metal Engraving by Bert Edmunston
Dec 8 - Christmas Dinner Decherd Nazarene Church Social 5pm dinner 6pm dinner
catered. If you wish to participate in gift exchange bring a gift not mandatory.

Report of Tims Ford Heritage Day. Vince Zaccardi and Chuck Taylor did turning demonstrations. Paul Jalbert and Jim Jolliffe had hands on carving.

Doug Dunlap brought in a nice set of salt and pepper shakers made of walnut and pecan. Finished with 2 coats lacquer.
Gary Bennett showed a beautiful segmented piece with segmented top and set atop a pedestal. It was made of maple and walnut with inlay on the inside. The trim ring around was of Indian blanket design.
Bob Addington had 2 cutting boards made on CNC. Both had his great grandson's name and date of birth. One made of maple with cherry handle. The other made of cherry. Both finished with poly and paint thinner.
Vince Zaccardi brought 3 small serving trays and 2 small cups. For design he glued different woods to one side then turned. 1 made with maple the other 2 with red grandis. Not finished.
Richard Gulley showed a small Christmas sled made of Poplar. Also had a noisy FCHS clacker with rebel design on side. Made of maple and oak with cherry handle.

Paul Jalbert brought Hands On Science Center plaque made at their birthday bash & makers fair. The plaque is made of cedar carved by kids and visitors during celebration. Finish boiled linseed oil.
Mickey Knowles showed a spalted maple bowl which featured holes though bowl. Finished with sanding sealer and lacquer.
John Duvall had a nice black walnut bowl finish natural walnut oil.

Program: Dust collection - Richard Gulley
Richard started by reminding all that dust sucks but so does a good collection system.
He explained different dust collection systems starting with number1 broom and dust pan. Others included leaf blower, shop vac, and dust collector systems. Different types of waste use different systems and most people use more than one way to collect waste.
Some tips from Richard: cut a vacuum bag and place over shop bag filter and secure with rubber band (will extend life of filter). Pleated filters are good and a great idea is air filtration system for your health. Check forum for more information and sites he talked about.