Monday, March 16, 2015

IKI Woodturners Club Meeting Minutes, March 8, 2015

Our club meeting opened with the introduction of visitors:  Ron Austill, Ed Ward, & David Brazelton.  Bill Rogers was welcomed as new member.  Welcome to all of you.
Rich Couture had news from the Art's Council of Southwest Indiana. They have agreed to  host a presentation of 30 to 40 pieces of our club's work during the first two weeks of May. A reception is being planned to "kick off" the event.   The turnings will need a one line description of the wood and the price, if for sale.    Questions still unanswered are; will they sell them for us, what % will the Council take if any, the date and time of the reception along with expectations that go with this.  Rich will share additional information as it becomes available.
Susan Hansen announced The Bitterman Mini Shoppes (204 Main St., Evansville) will sell our club's turnings for a 35% fee.  Chandra Maxheimer is the manager and can be reached at 812-205-1920.   Rich Couture mentioned the Old Mill in Jasper will sell our club's turnings for a 35% fee.  Contact Rich and he will put you in touch with the appropriate contact.
The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library has offered to host displays of our turnings at the Oaklyn Library on Oakhill Rd.during the August to October time frame.  Members present agreed to participate; further details to follow as we get closer to August.
The Tri-State Woodcarves will host "Wonders In Wood" on October 31st and November 1st at the National Guard Armory in Evansville. We agreed as a club to exhibit and demo at this event again this year.   Further details to follow.
Jerry Ziliak has agreed to host our May meeting at his business, Central American Hardwoods. This will be an opportunity to see all his exotic woods.  We will also plan to have a demonstration.
For our April meeting, Eric Gourieux will demonstrate the "turning of a hat".   Our May meeting will feature a demonstration by Brian Hart.

Bob Blanford provided a demonstration on pen making and shared his process for turning a pen from a corn cob. It was a very interesting and well received. Thanks, Bob. It was noted that Bob has many videos posted on Youtube at header RJBWoodTurner

We had our monthly show & tell where club members shared turnings they recently completed; discussed associated facets of each and answered questions from the group.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Sunday, April 12th. At that time we'll discuss the dates for the May meeting given Mothers Day falls on the second Sunday.

We closed the meeting at 3:30pm.

Keep turning!


Monday, March 02, 2015

March Meeting Notice 2015

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

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

8419 Newburgh Road, Evansville, In 47715

Bob Blanford will demo turning a segmented pen and discuss his process used in preparing and turning a pen made from a corn cob.                         

As a reminder, 2015 club dues are $25.00.

Please bring your turnings for show and tell.