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Meeting Reviews

May 2019 Meeting Review
Gary Weeks, Secretary

Chuck Haas called the meeting to order at 7 PM with a Slower, Older and Smarter groaner. He introduced guests, new members and reminded club members to introduce themselves to new members (white badges).

Library: Chuck asked members to submit to the newsletter videos, articles and books they felt were good and should be shared with other members. The library is still underutilized and encouraged members to make use of it.

SIGS: John Twedt will present May 18 have to do radial match with veneer at 9:30.

Community Service: A recent email to all identified an opportunity for service with Habitat to assemble cabinets. Contact and times are within the email.

Summer Program: Peter Kasper reminded members of the summer tour to be held at the Amana Colony on June 15. Meet in parking lot behind the furniture and clock shop. The tour will be of the Colony forestry program and mill. Meeting time is 10 AM. Make reservation to assure a spot at the restaurant, Ox Yoke Inn. After lunch a tour of another furniture shop in Homestead will take place.

Classes: May 18 will be the final spring class. It will be on sharpening.

State Fair: Brenda Rekenthaler thanked the DMWWA for the donation to State Fair. She asked for volunteers to help with the wood exhibit.

Program: The program tonight was how to build a CNC machine for $1300 and describe how to do it within 24 pages of the Woodsmith Magazine by Chris Fitch. He highlighted the machine’s capabilities and limitations; reviewed the basic software needed to operate the machine and to design projects to be machined. The CNC machine allows us to move into a whole new world of wood working.

Show and Tell:

  • Craig Ruegsegger: Band saw boxes
  • Dave Booth: Apache Helicopters
  • Mark Schillerstrom: Box
  • Dave Grieve: TV trays and stand
  • Joe Kucera: Band saw boxes
  • Tom Whalley: Vortex Bowl; the winner of the drawing.

Door prize winners: Patrick Culp, Jim Schafbuch, Lynn Clary, Dan England, Ron Hilliard, Mark Schillerstrom, John Doy, Frank Hilton, Karl Laubengayer and Monty Button.

The next meeting will be in September.