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January 2019 Meeting Review
Gary Weeks, Secretary

President Chuck Haas called the meeting to order at 7:04 PM.  Guests were asked to introduce themselves and welcomed.  Chuck had a special thank you for Brian Messenger who arranged for the new membership cards that fit into the wallet and will not tear and also assuring the cards were sent to the membership!


  • Library: Eugene Harms urged membership to get on our website and see what books, periodicals, templates and gauges were available to be checked out.  If you have items to donate to the club please give them to Eugene at the meeting.  Tom Brumback donated an air quality measurement gauge to the club.  It is available through the library to be checked out for use in our shops.
  • Furniture SIG: The SIG will meet this Saturday, January 12, 2019 in the meeting room of Woodsmith.  The focus of the meeting will be jigs and fixtures.
  • Education: Tom Brumback announced that the club was planning to have four classes again this spring.  The instructor will be Phil Huber.  The fees will be the same as the fall: $25 per single class or $80 for all four.  When the dates and content have been determined, the club will be notified by e-mail.


  • Rich Voss said because of his health he would be selling tools from his shop. He will notify the club via e-mail when this will take place.
  • Tom Whalley, new President of the turners, announced they would have a meeting this Saturday, January 12, at Woodsmith. They will be having a new SIG, segmented turning.
  • Chuck Haas said that the club was in need of benches for the classes to be held this spring. Please contact him if you have one to donate.
  • Ron Hilliard announced that the February program would be by Kevin Boyle, WOOD Magazine, on veneering.


Peter Kasper introduced Chris Martin, Professor at ISU.  Chris is the reason that Peter became interested in woodworking.  His program was on how his life experience and the worlds’ different cultures has and continues to influence his designs and construction techniques.  He appears to have had three significant periods of creativity so far in his creative life.  The first was Czech cubism.  The second began when Chris and his wife spent two years in the Peace Corps serving in Ghana.  Returning from Ghana and teaching again at ISU he began a body of work influenced by the craftsman of Ghana.  The third appears to be when he first traveled to India on a design residency and subsequent trips involving design work.

His goal is to continue to work with traditional artisans to sustain their craft.  The video on the website has examples of his designs and traditional craftsmen at work.

Show and Tell:

  • Ken Keown - Truck
  • Butch McClintic - Box made from home grown wood
  • Eugene Harms -  oo-loo knife and cutting bowl, walnut/maple
  • Mack Schillerstrom - Shadow Box
  • Francis Youngblut - Harley Davidson model
  • Tom Brumback - Flame light, neon-pulsing light
  • Tom Whalley  -Vortex Bowl
  • Ben Delong - Bowl and tray with food safe finish
  • Dave Campbell Smoker stand

The winner of the show and tell drawing was Dave Grieve, a memory box.

The door prize winners were:  Tom Whalley, Ben Delong, Hugh Howe, Whitney Hilliard, Ron Vander Meyden, Craig Wyckoff, Mike Faber, Terry Crane and Jerry Aalbers.

The meeting ended at 9 PM.