July, 2008 Meeting
We had another excellent meeting this past Saturday! We started off with one visitor, who became a new member, Ira
Whitacre. Welcome to Ira. In addition, we had quite a good turnout for the day.
The plans for an auction will be postponed indefinitely. We have been adding some items to the Club library, and this
week it including two Demonstrator Handout books from the Symposium in Richmond . They will be available at the
next meeting. We had a number of interesting articles in the bring back auction, including a black palm blank with a
salt and pepper insert donated by Leo Hapeman. The Show and Tell had some excellent pieces, and was one of the
largest we have had; pretty much filled every shelf. Don’t be shy about bringing a piece to display. All of us enjoy
seeing the different pieces and styles of our members. Leo Hapeman won the Novice Turner of the month for his
salt and pepper shakers, and Harold Stoner won the Advanced Turner of the month for his manzanita natural edged
winged box with lid. Well done to you both!
The $5 auction was a great success, raising $120 for the piece turned and donated by Mark Ost! Congratulations to
Mark, and thanks to everyone who participated. These auctions will seriously help our treasury! Next month's piece
will be donated by Doug Hyde.
The demonstration was done by Dr. Keith Clark, and his hollowing system, along with the heavy duty steady rest. The
website is www.theOKspindoctor.com. The demo was very interesting, and many of the members got the chance to
try it out, in both the roughing and hollowing modes. Pricing and product information is at Keith’s website, and
thanks to you Keith for your entertaining and informative demo!
Please remember that Ray Weddell is still collecting tops to give to Andy Hilton for donation to children. Please try
and turn a few to bring to the next meeting.
Remember 4th Saturday at Mark’s place.
Keith adapts his hollowing jig to
spindle "mode" for turning large
A large and sturdy steady rest is
a big help when hollowing large
Leo and Arthur both think that
they could use one of these
heavy duty jigs.
Now we are getting to the
hollowing mode with this