Friday, May 09, 2014

IKI Woodturning Club meeting minutes4/13/2014

1:30PM - April 13, 2014
The IKI Woodturners Club convened at Terri & Louis Duncan's shop.   Thanks to you guys for sharing your shop once again.
Welcome to our visitors:  George Hatfield, Dick Melton, and Don Taylor.  We hope you will all come back.

Rich Couture has not yet heard anything further about demoing for a Jasper, IN sawmill.  He will let us know when it gets scheduled.
Rich reported the Arts Council of SW Indiana expressed an interest in our club exhibiting turnings at their gallery in downtown Evansville.  The group agreed this would be good so Rich will pursue further and report back at a future meeting.
Dennis Young announced the Louisville Woodturning Club is having a symposium the 2nd Saturday in May. Costs are $25.00 per person.
It was mentioned that a new company, Exotic Woods, has opened at 813 E. Franklin in Evansville. They offer exotic woods for turning.
Dallas James reminded the club of the need to ensure we've donated $5.00 of each paid membeship
 to the Morningside Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  The club donated $100 in 2013 and has approved $100 to be paid in 2014.   Susan will check the final paid roster for last year and thus far this year, and make the donation catch up as appropriate.

Scott Allen showed the group the new "Steady Rest" recently purchased.  Looked very slick and at a decent price.

Don Lile is looking for a good used lathe for the shop at their winter home in Florida.  Preferably a PowerMatic, however any good solid lathe will be considered.  Please let Don know if you know of one that comes available.

Eric Gourieux demonstrated his big boring bar system to hollow out large vessels.  Terrific demonstration.
Meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m. after which members placed their turnings on display at the Central Library in Newburgh.  Thanks to all that are participatating - a fabulous display and good visibility for our group.  As a reminder, they are to be removed by May 4th.
Next month's demonstration will be Brian Hart demonstrating texturing and use of a chatter tool.

 Keep turning!


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