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April 2019 Meeting Review
Gary Weeks, Secretary

The meeting was called to order by Chuck Haas at 7 PM. He introduced new members, guests and reminded the clubthat members with white name badges were new to theclub; take a minute and introduce yourself..

SIG News: The furniture builders’ SIG will meet this Saturday at 9:30 AM. John Twedt said the topic would be hand planes.

Classes: Two more classes will be held. Advanced hand tools will be on April 27 and May 4. There is still room within the class. On May 18 a sharpening class is offered. Phil Huber is teaching both classes.

State Fair: Brenda Rekenthaler asked for volunteers to work the fair. The deadline for entry of a project is July 1.

Announcements: Ron Vander Meyden announced that Mel Slaybaugh was selling is shop tools. The sale is April 10, 11 and 12.

Program: Ron Hilliard announced that May’s program will feature Chris Fitch of Woodsmith Magazine who will talk about making your own CNC machine.The first summer tour will be June 15 and will be a tour to Amana Colony. Please reserve the date. More details will be released later.

Tonight’s Program: The presenter tonight is Kevin Boyle, whose goal was to present practical ideas regarding veneering and reduce the anxiety working with preparation, selection and glue-up of the veneer. He reviewed the when and where to utilize veneers; where and how to purchase; equipment and accessories; prepping the veneer; how to “bag” it; and, how to do a four way match. The handout provided an outline of the presentation.

Tonight’s Program: The presenter tonight is Kevin Boyle, whose goal was to present practical ideas regarding veneering and reduce the anxiety working with preparation, selection and glue-up of the veneer. He reviewed the when and where to utilize veneers; where and how to purchase; equipment and accessories; prepping the veneer; how to “bag” it; and, how to do a four way match. The handout provided an outline of the presentation.

Show and Tell:

  • Don Opperthauser; cutting board set.
  • Craig Ruegsegger; band saw boxes.
  • Dave Freligh; game board made by his grandson, Ben Lewis.
  • Randy Offenberger; box
  • Chuck Haas; box
  • Ken Rummer; tool tote.

The winner of the drawing was Randy Offenberger.

Door prize winners: Ken Rummer, Mark Sirois, Rex Beisner, Matt Oliver, Tom McGuire, Marv Harger, Terry Crane, Brad Luhrs.