Newsletter August 2011 Vol. 16 No. 8
Meeting Information: Saturday, 27 August 2011, 9 AM to 1 PM
Gary Toro - Surface Decoration
At Cabrillo Middle School Wood Shop in Ventura
Located near the junction of Main and Santa Clara streets on Santa Clara St.
Note that due to insurance requirements only current AAW members may participate in using the lathes: but everyone can watch and learn.
As noted above in blue, our agreement with the school, and due to the AAW insurance policy that covers our activities, only current members of the AAW will be allowed to use the lathes. Whether or not they plan to turn at this meeting, we strongly suggest that all members of Channel Islands Woodturners join the national AAW for the many benefits including the excellent journal and the annual symposium. Non-AAW members are encouraged to attend the Hands-On and learn by watching. If you don't have a lathe and are considering whether to pursue this hobby, we will link you up with one of our mentors and you can practice in their shop.
Remember to bring your safety gear and also wood to turn, sandpaper, superglue, your turning tools (sharpened), and any finishes that you might want to use. The last twenty minutes committed to cleaning up the shop (if you turn you clean!).
24 September - Finishing
It is hard to believe August is here and almost gone, soon it will be cool again!
Our meeting this month will be at Cabrillo Middle School, Saturday August 27 at 9:00 A.M., please bring your chairs or plan to sit on the stools.
Those who attended the Clubís summer potluck got to enjoy Eileen and Jim Rindeís hospitality, eat delightful food, drink exquisite wine, and admire the excellent work presented during the show-and-tell while learning more about our fellow members and perhaps creating new friendships along with their significant others. Many thanks to Eileen and Jim and to all others who in some fashion contributed to a beautiful and most enjoyable evening. During the event, the Club was fortunate to collect nearly $400 in donations from our generous members in attendance. The money will be used to supplement the procurement of a Powermatic lathe to be used in the Cabrillo Middle School Educational Program and during demonstrations in our meetings.
Talking about this Club Lathe: Wendy and Bill Boettcher - the owners of Woodcraft in Ventura - have very generously offered a super donation to the Club, toward a brand new Powermatic lathe, complete with all its typical accessories, plus a Oneway Stronghold chuck with #1, #2 and #3 jaws, delivered to the school.
If we were going to purchase the same equipment in the open market, the Club would have to pay something in the neighborhood of $4,500 plus freight. We can obtain the lathe and chuck if we can raise an additional $500.
As we write this message, the Lathe Fund has $1,000 from AWW, $1000 from the Clubís Treasury, and approximately $500 from member donations for a total of $2,500. I am asking all of who have not already contributed, and who can afford to contribute, to please do so. You may either send your check to our Treasurer, Ron Lindsay at 1795 Lyndhurst Ave. Camarillo, CA 93010, or simply bring your contribution to the next Club meeting. We need to raise an additional $500 to get this lathe.
See you Saturday, August 27 at Cabrillo Middle School
For photos of the July Summer Potluck at the Rindes click here.
For photos of the VC Fair Woodturning judging results click here.
For photos of the fair displays and booth activity taken 13 August click here.
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