Minutes (Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Meeting)
Officers: Dr. Van, Martin, Stan, Nick, Ron
Call for Guests: No guest for May meeting.
Cookies by: Nick Emslander
Health Reports: Paul Spencer is back home from the hospital, but still unable to attend the meeting.
We hope to see soon, Paul.
We lost another member, Dan Buska. Dr. Van told us that six club members met with Dan at the
airport when he returned from his Honors Flight to Washington D.C. and that they all had had a great
talking together. Then we were told Dan passed away the next morning. The family gave us a project
Dan was working on and asked us if we would like to finish it. So if you are interested in finishing it
call Dr. Van.
Show and Tell: May Challenge (scoops)
Ron Velin: 2 scoops, one he called his coffee scoop which was made from walnut and one he called his dog food scoop which was made from a piece of 2x4.
Dr. Van: 1 scoop , kind of wood unknown.
Stan Lambert: 1 scoop made from maple.
Nick Emslandder: 1 scoop made from maple with wire burn detail and no finish on it.
Not as good of participation as we have seen.
Other Show and Tell:
Dr. Van: A segmented lidded box made of black walnut, maple, and juniper from an old fence
post. The finish was a sprayed on Deft lacquer.
Dave Torrence: Brought 2 pieces, one he called a landscape that had a stylized fish made from
black walnut on a Russian olive base. The second was a piece he called a bell
made from maple on a Russian olive base.
Jerry Gipe: Brought a hollow form made from a old juniper fence post and a clock made from
zebra wood. Finishes unknown.
Ralph Torrence: Brought turkey made from a variety of exotic hard wood inlays.
George Oliver critiqued Dr. Van's lidded box and Jerry's hollow form and it was very
informative, but not critical. Thank you George.
Treasurerís report: We sent out a $40 Memorial in Dan Buska's name to Rocky Mountain
Hospice. We made $32 on wood sales, $50 from hands on workshop, and
$25 in member dues. We still carry a good balance. Call Martin for more
Presidentís plan for the year 2014
Nothing new to report.
Soliciting new members
KTVQ2 met with Dr. Van, Stan, and Ron at Dr. Van's shop and made a video on our urn project for unclaimed cremains of veterans. They did a story in
connection with dedication of the Laurel Military Cemetery as a National Military Cemetery. The clip was seen on Q2 evening news Friday before
Hands On Workshops
George Oliver's next session will be June 21 at Dan Vanderhoof's shop. It will be on making lidded boxes. Time and the members who would like to attend
will be discussed at the next meeting. If you would like to attend call Dr. Van. The cost to participate is $15, to go and view is $8.
Montana Fair August 8-16, 2014
Western Heritage Museum
August 21, presentation and filming 45 minute presentation with lathe present and finished items to stay at Museum and be seen by visitor.
Symposium 9: Kim Christensen, August 23-24
Monthly turning challenge
May ... flour scoop
June ... birdhouse ornament
High school classes: Dan Vanderhoof told us a little about the classes he and Jerry Gipe taught. Dan taught the 8:00 AM and Jerry taught the 3:00 PM class and they enjoyed them. Dan said the classes are finished for this year, but they could always use more help.
My best discovery lately:
There was no discovery given at this meeting.
OTHER BUISENESS: There is still time to call Stan if you would to sell some of work or attend the craft show at the Huntley Project Museum on June 6 and 7. Call Stan for more information.
PROGRAM: Dr. Van showed us a video on how to fell trees and dry your wood when you are collecting it for your use.
PROGRAM: Finish the second half of the video from the last meeting.
CHALLENGE FOR JUNE: Birdhouse ornament