Turning: Tom Church 967-4460 Carving: Harry May 962-0215
Sharpening: Bob Reese 728-7974 Joinery: Ross Roepke 455-9140
Health and Safety: Maurice Ryan 962-1555
President: Doyle McConnell
Vice president: Ken Gould
Secretary: Barbara Keen
Treasurer: Henry Davis
Newsletter editor: Tom Gillard Jr.
Publicity chairman: Loyd Ackerman
These people were elected unanimously. We would like to thank
them for serving in these positions this year. Please help the VP,
as this is the most important position of the club. There would be
no monthly programs with out him.
Montezuma thought chocolate gave him wisdom.
When 17th century Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus named the chocolate tree, he pulled out all the stops. The word Theobroma, its genus, translates to "food of the gods." Its species name, cacao, describes the product derived from its beans. And now, chocolate lovers, the rest of the story.
It seems that Hernando Cortes and his soldiers witnessed a strange ceremony whileamong the Aztecs of Mexico in the early 1500s. Emperor Montezuma, considered a living god by his subjects, sat sipping from a golden chalice. Each time it touched his lips, the crowd hushed. The dark brown, bitter chocolate, the Spaniards were told, brought him wisdom because it came from beans originating in paradise. Actually, the beans came from large pods produced by a short hardwood that grew throughout the region. The Indians occasionally used the tree's reddish brown wood for rough construction, but its beans were so valuable that the natives turned them into currency—four bought a wild turkey, 100 a slave.
Soon, the explorers had collected a supply of beans to take back to Spain. They also took a special recipe discovered in a sanctuary. The recipe sweetened the bitter bean brew with sugar and vanilla. By the mid-1500s, the new cocoa was the European rage. The English and Dutch added milk and established chocolate houses to serve devotees. In adopting the stimulant, the French proclaimed it an aphrodisiac. Today, the beans of the cacao tree still yield the basic ingredient for chocolate, as well as cocoa butter for soaps and toiletries. And that is the rest of the story. (Wood OnLine)
Drill-Press Dust Collector
Wood chips and sawdust don’t stay around long when you hook up this
to your shop vacuum or dust-collection system. You’ll breathe a lot easier, and cut down
cleanup time, too. Use the Exploded View drawing to construct the collector from 1/4" plywood
and 3/4" stock. Cut or sand 10° bevels across the top and sides of the 3/4"-thick back, where
shown below. To reduce sawdust buildup at table level, sand a bevel across the front edge of
the bottom piece.
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(wood On Line)
Tom Gillard got a new lathe and made a salt and pepper shakers from cedrus cedar wood obtained on Don Shadow’s farm. He also had a scrapping plane that he got on E-Bay. He had a laminated boat tiller that the glue didn’t stick to because he had soaked the wood and the glue got diluted.
Ken Gould made a spalted Walnut bowl from wood he had gotten from Loyd Ackerman. He also made a jig like Don Whyte had at the seminar. He made a finger jointed toolbox using the jig, which he made from Sassafras.
Doyle McConnell made a vase from Box Elder and made another one, which he left some bark on it. He also shown 2 hand mirrors he had made for Christmas gifts. On his vases he uses 40 % polyurethane and 60% mineral sprits. He wipes it on with the lathe going at a slow speed. He also made a laser light jig for setting thickness of walls of vases etc. He also made a tool for holding crooked bar cutting tool instead of strapping to your arm.
Henry Davis brought in his finished spalted top keepsake box. Henry showed a band saw resaw guide, which goes in the miter gauge slot. He uses spring clamps to hold it in place. He made it out of cherry.
Amy Bunch made a clock which was scroll sawed out of wood from a scrap pile.
Loyd Ackerman showed a turned Black Walnut plate that he started in 1998 at Falls Mill.
Hugh Hurst turned a Black Walnut candleholder and a Black Walnut lamp and a Black Walnut natural edge bowl. He also made a Cherry bowl with a textured edge. He used an engraver with a # 8 nail rounded off in it.
Jim Roy made a curio cabinet, which he brought one of the doors to show. It was made out of Red Gum. He brought a picture of the whole curio cabinet.
Ray Torstenson made a box out of Kabota and he finished with tongue oil and had to put it under a lamp to dry.
Kenneth Clark made a Black Walnut display shelves for hanging on wall for nick knacks. He used some tongue and grove ceiling boards that he had.
Jim Van Cleave brought back the table he had all in parts last month. The table is together and is made with Black Walnut and a Cherry bead for trim. He uses varnish for his finishes.
Charles Walker made a guitar out of Red Cedar.
Geoff Roehm made a terrarium out of Black Walnut and finished with lacquer. He showed a guitar he made a year ago out of Spruce, burled Walnut, Mahogany and Paufero. He finished with Shellac flakes from India and Walnut oil.
Bob Leonard brought in two unknown pieces of wood and hopes someone
can name identify them.
12” Sears Wood Turning Lathe.
36” between centers, ½ hp motor, 4 speeds;
Comes with the following items:
6” & 12” tool rest, 4” faceplate, table and a speed reduction assembly.
Contact Tom Gillard (455-6651 or 393-0525)
Heavy duty wood turning lathe, 18 3/4" swing, 35" between centers, made by J.A. Fay in
Cincinnati in early 1900's, on heavy timber frame, 3/4 hp single phase motor,
3 different length tool rests, two faceplates, can be rigged for outboard turning, labor intensive, not for sissies,
Contact: Jim Van Cleave 455-8150
WEB SITES of INTEREST
Doyle McConnell's page
Loyd Ackerman's Page
Russell Brown's Web Page
American Association of Woodturners
WOOD ONLINE newsletter
Scott Phillips Video Help sessions
Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft
Appalachain Center for the Arts
Forest Products Lab. 1999 Wood Handbook
WOOD Online TVWW page
The Oldham Company
The Woodworker's Choice
10 % OFF Fine Woodworking
Books from Taunton Press
…We’re open Monday thru Saturday
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