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!


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