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Inland Northwest Woodturners

May 2021 Newsletter

Next General Meeting
June 3rd, 6:30PM 

 DEMONSTRATION at 7:00PM

ERIC LOFSTROM

TOPIC: SKEW CHISELS "Making the Cuts"

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President’s Message

At our last board meeting on April 15, it was noted that most Covid restrictions were unchanged. Ron Valley renewed his concern for extra help at Ferris High starting in September. He and Jerry Schmidt are mentoring 5 mornings a week and could use some relief. 

Ron also told us that the Department Head, Willie Johnson, has encouraged us to use the Ferris shop as our home beginning in September. Willie has also assured Ron that the shop will be available to us for 3rd Saturday mentoring sessions.

The Vet’s Garage continues to be available to Vets ($35/month) and the general public ($45/month). This would include any INW Woodturner club members who wanted mentoring or a chance to learn the basics. The Vet’s Garage is open Monday -Friday 1PM to 7PM and Saturday 1 PM to 4 PM. An INW W mentor is at the VG on Tuesday 1PM to 4:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

There currently are 3 midi lathes with a 4th coming from Riverview any day.

Don Bradway has been putting in yeoman hours and currently has a demo schedule for our monthly meetings through the end of 2021. Starting with:

  • June 3, we will welcome Eric Loftstrom from the west side who will show us the basics of the skew. I have seen Eric in person twice and in a Zoom format 2 other times. He is a masterful teacher and ‘owns’ the skew. Don’t miss his demo.
  • July 1, a friend of Ron Valley will introduce use to inlays.
  • August 5, our own Don Scott will show us his hollowing expertise.
  • September 2, (hopefully our first in person meeting @ Ferris High) will feature another comparison of carbide vs traditional tools.
  • October 7, Tim Cox (a photography teacher @ Ferris High) will share his knowledge focusing on promoting our work. I don’t know about Tim’s expertise, but I have seen many examples of the work of his students on display at our Airport. If they in any way relate to his teaching ability, we are in for a treat. Another demo to not miss.
  • On November 4, we will have another mandatory demo featuring Cindy Drozdia a national and world-wide talent with finials and other small treasures. Above all, Cindy is a perfectionist and the ultimate teacher. Please, for your own benefit, do not miss her demo.

All of the above demos are on our website. After Carl’s return, I imagine that those demos requiring a fee will be available in our store.

After our most recent cutting and distribution of Club wood (proceeds $400-net after expenses) we continued to collect wood. About early in May Shelley Hayes learned that two American Elm trees were going to be removed near Shelley’s daughters place. Carl, Shelley and I loaded 2 pieces of Elm onto the Club/Carl’s trailer. Don’t believe the Bobcat in the back, Carl, Shelley and I did the heavy lifting on this.

Now onto the elephant in the room. Carl was working on a ladder, somewhere on his property and fell. His head hit something (?Cement floor?). He got up and walked to his home, where Brenda took over and got him to the hospital. After 2-3 hours of neuro-surgery, rebuilding a sinus or 2, an eye-socket or two and placing a titanium plate in his skull where the bone was not worth fitting together, he was transferred to the neuro floor at Sacred Heart. His prognosis for full recovery was/is good, and he has been transferred to St. Luke’s for further rehabilitation. We all look forward to seeing him back on his feet.

On May 20, we held a hybrid Board Meeting that dramatically illustrated all that Carl does for the club. Dave Biancosino, from the Mid-Columbia Woodturners, opened the meeting as the host (in Carl’s place) and then turned it over to me. The meeting then proceeded downhill all the way. An excellent example of all that Carl does for the club.

Luckily, most of our business had been handled in the April meeting. The consensus is that as a club we should return to Ferris High in September using their facility as our ‘home’ for both the monthly meeting(s) and the 3rd Saturday mentoring event. To clarify for new members like me, (less than 14 years in the club) before there was a Woodcraft store in the Valley, we met at Ferris High.

Damon has agreed to remove the Anchor Seal and CA glue from Carl’s shop, as a temporary fix, to his shop and dispense to club members, by appointment. Marianne will post this info on the website for all members to access. 

Don Scott has talked to John Farrell @ Woodcraft, and based on WA state restrictions John expects Woodcraft to be open fully by July 1.

The Board authorized that Pete Erhardt purchase an engraving tool up to $150.00 so that he can begin engraving all tools owned by the Club. At the same time he will update our inventory of those tools. 

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Members Work: 

Carl's Spalted Box Elder and Copper Vessel
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FOR SALE:

$867*
Vicmarc 100 Wood Lathe Outfit
 (*price includes your choice of 1 of 3 additional helpful gifts!)
Heavy duty cast iron construction throughout, superior design features, precision machining, and rugged dependability make the Australian Vicmarc company and lathe highly respected in the woodturning community. This lathe is able to meet the demands of amateur and professional turners as well as endure the rigors of the school shop environment. I have maintained it well and it turns beautifully.
Add your tools and you’re ready to start turning today!
Visit beautiful Lake Chelan to pick it up.
Contact Marianne: 509-682-2348

 
VL 100 Specifications
Swing Over Bed 10”
Distance Between Centers 14”
Indexing Holes 24
Headstock & Tailstock Spindle No. 2 MT
Thread 1” x 8 TPI
6 Speeds 570, 950, 1170, 2140, 3600 RPM
Toolrest Post Diameter 3/4”
Weight 55 lbs ~ (plus accessories)
Length x Width x Height 27.5” x 7” x 11”

Required Lathe Accessories Included Additional Accessories Included
3” Faceplate Jet Adjustable Stand
Live (Revolving) Center Table (wood, 4” x 12”)
Toolrests: 3”, 6”, 9”, “S”, goblet Leeson DC Motor, ½ HP, 110 V
Knockout Bar Minarik Series 20000 Speed Controller
4-prong Drive Center Motor Pulley Ribbed Belt
Wrench Adjustable Clamping Lever
Owner’s Manuals Surprise gift!
 
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Members Work: 

Damon's 12" tall Cypress Hollow Form. Dyed, Lacquer finish
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The Inland Northwest Woodturners is a volunteer organization

Everything is performed by members who give of their time to conduct the business and activities of the organization. Besides helping to promote woodturning, volunteers also develop friendships by working alongside their fellow woodturners and you can learn new skills as well.

Volunteering is not time consuming. Board members spend 6-10 hours a month on their duties but most volunteers only contribute at meetings or special events. For example, the video assistant is responsible for setting up and operating the video equipment during our regular monthly meetings. It usually takes less than a half hour to set up before the meeting and 15 minutes to take down after the meeting - and the rest of the time is during the meeting - and you’re already at the meeting!
 

                                 2021 Board of Directors

President

Doug Eaton

Vice President 

Ron Valley

Treasurer

Carl Bodenstein                       

Secretary

Tammy Wilson

Meeting Demo Coordinator.                    

Don Bradway

Outside Demo Coordinator

Don Bradway

Webmaster

Marianne Patton

Newsletter

Tammy Wilson      

Librarian

Sabrina Murphy

 

Any comments or suggestions or additional content would be very much appreciated. Email to: inwwoodturners@gmail.com. Please put “WoodTurner” in the subject line.
 

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