Monday, December 22, 2014

IKI Woodturners Club Dec. 14th Meeting Minutes

December 14, 2014 1:30pm

 Our club meeting opened with a report on the status of displaying our turnings at the SW Indianan Ar's Council in Evansville.  Rich Couture reported that slow progress is being made in this regard as the coordinator for the Arts Council has delayed establishing a firm scheduled.  Rich may talk to the president of the Arts Council to bring to conclusion if we will, or will not be displaying our turnings.

 As a reminder, club dues for 2015 are $25.00 ($5 going to the church).  Please plan to be prepared to provide your payment to Susan Hansen at the January meeting.

 The Tennessee Woodturners Annual Symposium is scheduled for January 30 & 31, 2015 in Franklin, TN.  They are well known for having an excellent show, so make your plans to be there soon. Early registration ends December 31,2014.

 Rusty Welborn representing the he nominating committee for the 2015 club officers, reporting that the current officers agreed to serve in the same capacity for 2015.  A motion was made, seconded, & voted on approving the following as officers for 2015:    Susan Hansen - Treasurer;  Dan Davis - Secretary, Dennis Young, Vice President/Program Chair, and Roger Domina - President. 

 The following also agreed to serve for another year:  Roster Chair - Tom Rusche; Media - Bob Blanford; and Library - Scott Allen.  In addition, our thanks to Flint Bone for his willingness to continue with our distribution list and administration of the IKI Blog.

 Jerry Ziliak,Central American Hardwoods, has tentatively offered to do a presentation about his exotic wood business at his showroom in January.  Roger will follow up with Jerry and advise if we will meet at Central American Hardwoods location for our January meeting versus the church.  

 Jim Scheu,Dusty Wood Warehouse, has tentatively agreed to attend our February meeting to discuss his business and offer some of his woods for sale.

 In discussions, members reported that Triple A Hobby, Hobby Town, & Harbor Freight all have good prices on ca glue.

 Dan Davis did a demonstration on turning a pewter finial. Good job, Dan.

 In our show & tell segment, a mallet surfaced which was somewhat similar to the legendary mallet displayed at the 2014 "Wonders In Wood" show in October.  Since details about the original plans for the mallet were sketchy at best (some say hoarded), an investigation followed. We found the original plans are in the 2004 Wood Magazine issue 156.  If anyone needs a copy & can't find it, Dan will provide.

 Please let Dennis Young know if you are willing to demo at the January, February, or March meetings.

 Next meeting:  January 11, 2015.

 Keep turning.


Monday, December 08, 2014

IKI November Meeting Minutes 2014

November 9, 2014
1:30 PM

Welcome to visitors Thom Solecki and Kevin Holzmeyer - we hope you guys will come back!

The Wonders In Wood event at the National Guard Armory went very well. The new shields and signage was well received by the Wood Carvers. Great picture of Keith Armstrong in the Evansville paper!

The display at the SW Indiana Arts council has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict. We are now tentatively looking at the April time frame. Rich Couture will keep us informed as we move forward.

Reminder of the Tennessee Annual Symposium in Franklin, TN. The following link provides all details:

The lathe tool given to the club by Doc has been found and is now checked out by Rich Couture. Upon its return it will be available for others to check out.

Motion made, seconded, and approved to keep annual dues for the club at $25 for 2015. $5.00 of each members dues will be donated to the church for use of their facility.

After discussion, Rusty Welborn and Roger Domina agreed to serve as the nominating committee for the slate of candidates to be considered for the following officer positions during 2015: President, Vice President/Program Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. Please let these guys know if you have an interest in filling any of these positions. We will plan to vote on the officers at our December meeting.

Jerry Zilliak was not available this month to speak to us regarding his exotic wood business. Both he and Jim Scheu from Dusty Woods will be scheduled to join us in the near future.

Don Johnson still has IKI caps and shirts available: Hats: $10.75 ea, Shirts with IKI log only: $11:00, and with the IKI logo and name: $13.50 ea. Let Don know if you're interested.

Thanks to Dennis Young for making the "yoga mat" pads available for use with reverse chucking.

Thanks to Dallas James for a great demo of how to turn a "Carrot Pen". Great gift idea!

As the church is in use on December 14, we will plan to have our December meeting at the shop of Louis and Teri Duncan; i.e. 100 Savannah Dr., Newburgh, IN.

Have a great Thanksgiving with your family's and we'll see you in December.

Keep turning,

Roger - for Dan (best wishes for a quick recovery Dan!)

December IKI Meeting Reminder

As a reminder, our next meeting is scheduled as follows:

IKI Woodturners
Sunday, December 14, 2014
1:30 PM

We will meet at the shop of Louis and Terri Duncan; i.e. 100 Savannah Dr., Newburgh, IN. (bring a lawn chair)

Dan Davis will demo the turning of pewter finial.

Reminder:  2015 dues are set at $25 with $5 of each going to the church.

Please bring your turnings for show and tell.