Wednesday, February 18, 2015

IKI Woodturner Club Meeting Minutes, Feb, 8th, 2015


The club meeting opened with welcoming first time visitor Bill Rogers. Welcome, Bill.

Rich Couture reported that the Southwest Indiana Arts Council has tentatively agreed to display our work during the first two weeks in May. Updates to be provided as we get closer to this time frame. Roger reached out this his contact with the Evansville Library System in regard to a potential display; pending her response at this time. Susan Hanson reported an opportunity exists to sell our work at a location downtown (please contact Susan for details), and Rich Couture indicated we still have an opportunity to place turnings for sale at the Old Mill in Jasper. Rich can provide details.

Roger Domina encouraged everyone to consider joining the AAW because they have so much to offer on their website as well as the American Woodturner publication, and reminded the Officers of our club they are required to be a member.

Dan Davis provided an update from the Tennessee Association of Woodturners (TAW) Symposium that was held in late January. Those that attended agreed it is a well run and provided a great opportunity to learn and socialize with other turners. The "beads of courage" program that provides support and encouragement to kids that are going through cancer and other major health issues and that's endorsed by many hospitals, is supported by the AAW and associated chapters. Chapters are providing lidded bowls/boxes for the kids to store their beads. Discussion took place around the possibility of our cub supporting this cause. We'll plan to have further discussion in this regard and in the meantime please provide Roger any input you have in this regard.

Attached for your reference is a copy of the TAW newsletter that was published to those that attended the Symposium:

Discussions are taking place with Sammy Long with regard to potentially provided a demo at an upcoming meeting. Roger will keep the club apprised if this comes together.

Tom Rusche asked that members let him know if you are an AAW member, and Scott Allen encouraged everyone to take advantage of the library offerings we have for check out.

Dennis Young provided a demonstration on finials which was well received. Thanks, Dennis. In addition, attached is a link to information provided by Cindy Drozda that offers insight to ratio's, proportions, forms, etc. she uses with her finials: The following also provides a link offering input to finials:

Thanks to those that brought in tools, etc. for sale, trade, or give away. It was noted that several items changed hands.

Bob Blanford will provided a demonstration on turning segmented pens, and discuss his processes for turning pens from corn cobs at our March meeting. The April meeting will feature a demonstration by Eric Gourieux.

Until then, keep turning!


Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Using a Fluting Jig 1/11/2015 IKI Meeting

IKI Meeting Minutes January 11 , 2015

Welcome to first time attendees: Bill Voegel and Jim Hook. Hope you guys will come back.
2015 dues are $25; payment was and can be made to our Treasurer, Susan Hansen.

A motion was made & seconded to renew our insurance through the AAW at a costs of $95.00 for the year.   The group approved by means of a unanimous vote.

Jim Scheu from Dusty Wood Warehouse presented information pertaining to his business.  Jim sells indigenous woods from North America in addition to many exotic species in 4/4" & 8/4" thicknesses. He has a sharpening service available, offers high quality plywood, as well as cutting board kits & completed cutting boards. Just let Jim know what you need and he will do what he can to accommodate.  Dusty Wood Warehouse is located at 960 Neubling, in Evansville, and can be contacted at 812-459-4969 or Website: Jim gave a nice presentation and provide the club with a host of turning blanks as well as 5 sets of wood made up for cutting boards. Thanks, Jim.

February meeting:  club members are encouraged to bring any tools and or accessories they want to sell, trade, or give away. 

Rich reminded the group that the OLD MILL in Jasper is willing to display & sell our club member's turnings for 30% of the selling price.   Susan mentioned a potential outlet to offer our turnings for sale; will check it out and report back at the February meeting.

We plan to hold off on having a meeting at Central American Hardwoods (Jerry Ziliak) until the weather warms up.   Jerry offers exotic hardwoods from Central America.

Dan Davis gave a very good demonstration on use of a fluting jig used on spindles.

Very nice work associated with the items presented during show and tell.

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

Our meeting closed at 3:30pm.
Keep turning!!


February Meeting Notice 2015

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

IKI Woodturners
Sunday, February 8, 2015
1:30 PM
Morningside Cumberland Presbyterian Church

8419 Newburgh Road, Evansville, In 47715

Dennis Young will demo technics associated with turning finials. In addition, everyone is encouraged to bring any tools, accessories, wood, books, DVD's, etc. that you'd like to sell, trade, or give away. We'll plan to dedicate a portion of the meeting for this purpose.

As a reminder, 2015 club dues are $25.00 and are due now if you've not paid already.

Please bring your turnings for show and tell.