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January Meeting Minutes

Lee’s SUMMIT WOODWORKERS GUILD, INC.

            JANUARY 14, 2019 MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES

Vice President Greg Hull welcomed all to our January meeting (President Roy is vacationing in COASTA RICA). Please take note of the General Statements usually made by the President.  

            1.   General statements made by the President are: GUILD DUES–Yearly dues for 2020 being                                           collected and are $20.00 (members receiving e-mail) and $25.00 for members wanting a paper copy (US MAIL). See CAROL or JOHN FREEHAND to get signed up.

             2.   CHARITABLE PROJECT – Thanks to those that have supported our charitable project “TOOLS FOR

                    TEENS” . A portion of our dues go to to this project.

  • SHOP TOURS – At present we are looking at 2020 to get something on the calendar-get your name on the SHOP TOUR list. We always learn something at these shops.
  •  GUILD LOGO SHIRTS- HATS- Order your preferences now– check with ARLIE REIMER. 
  • FACEBOOK– Available now – check with Greg Hull.
  • PICTURE ROSTER- Official pictures are now available-if you have not had your picture taken please do so at the next meeting.
  • FIELD TRIP – Don’t forget to think of new places that we can visit that will expand our knowledge of wood working skills.
  • MEETING NOTICES – During bad weather tune to CHANNEL 41 for any cancellation. 
  • GUEST/VISITORS – Attendance was 68. Welcome and please sign the registry (this gets you a copy of the Newsletter for the next two months).

SHOW AND TELL – Jay Helland had a TOOL STORAGE CABINET (full of interesting tools);  Bob Rubin had a SCROLL SAWN TRAIN PUZZLE and SEVERAL WOOD MODEL CARS; John Wolf  had SEVERAL CARVED FIGURINES AND TWO AS BOTTLE STOPPERS; Ben Simmons  had SEVERAL TURNED CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS; Curt Tyhurst had CARVED CROPPIE AND PATRIOTIC EAGLE PLAQUES; Charles Chappelle had a KEY HANGER and a SHOT GLASS COLLECTION CASE; Shawn Waskiewicz  had TWO BARREL STORAGE BOXES;  Randy Stone had TWO STORAGE BOXES WITH US FORESTRY EMBLEMS;  Gary Barth had a SEGMENTED BOWL (walnut); Randy Bray had a GUN CASE(made by Grandfather); Don Gates had a CARPENTER SAW CANE; Robert Boehner a HEDGE BIRD FEEDER; Leonard Pierce  had a MINI WOODEN PLANE; Gale Markley had a SEGMENTED LACED BOWL. Hope we did not miss anyone’s project and remember you are entered in a raffle when you participate in SHOW & TELL.

PROGRAM –The program for tonight was brought to us tonight through the efforts of Phil Morgan. He introduced Colin Knecht who comes to us from Canada and is a featured speaker at the WOODWORKING SHOW here in Kansas City. Colin is a YOU TUBE WOODWORKER who has hundreds of articles and videos available for review. Colin went thru his background and how he has adjusted to his life as a woodworker.  He introduced our members to the “RIGHT HANDED TAPE MEASURE”. Get one for your eye-opening experience. THANKS to Colin for putting us on his schedule and we will see him on YOU TUBE. Thanks to Phil and give Greg Hull a call if you are aware of a program.

NEXT MEETING –FEBRUARY 11, 2020 at 7:00pm.

      Vice President Greg closed the gathering at 9:00 p.m..

      Respectfully submitted,

      Bill Akers  .          

January 2020 Meeting Highlights

NEWS

The Woodworking Show coming to KC

The Woodworking Show will be held at the KCI Expo Center near KCI Airport on January 17-19, 2020.  Tickets are $14 ($12 in advance) and good for all three days.  Activity duty Military/Fire/Police free with ID (That may also apply to veterans, but website isn’t clear on that). More info at http://www.thewoodworkingshows.com/kansas-city.html 

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Hand Tool Event at KC Guild

The Kansas City Woodworkers Guild will be hosting a Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Hand Tool event on January 17-18. It will be at 3189 Mercier St, Kansas City, MO  64111 and the hours will be Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm.

PHIL’S FINDS

DIY Tall Featherboard – Member Joe Fuller shared his idea for a tall featherboard by combining two standard ones. Great idea Joe!

Buy at Harbor Freight

FREE book on organizing your shop and beyond Ready to simplify and organize your woodshop, home and life for 2020?  Here’s a great resource from FastCap founder, Paul Akers.

Free download at PaulAkers.net

SHOW AND TELL

PROGRAM

Our guest this month was Canadian YouTube woodworker Colin Knecht.  There was a great turnout to hear Colin share his story and some favorite tools and jigs. Links to the tools he mentioned are below. Thanks Colin for sharing your time and expertise with us!

Tools that changed Colin’s Woodworking experience:

Left Hand Tape Measure

(Fastcap also has Lefty/Righty options on many of their tape measures)

Dowelmax Joint Maker

Setup blocks 

Osmo Finish

Analine stain There are many companies that make this, Google search for others.

Find/follow Colin at www.woodworkweb.com and YouTube.

December 2019 Meeting Highlights

NEWS

The Woodworking Show coming to KC

The Woodworking Show will be held at the KCI Expo Center near KCI Airport on January 17-19, 2020.  Tickets are $14 ($12 in advance) and good for all three days.  Activity duty Military/Fire/Police free with ID (That may also apply to veterans, but website isn’t clear on that). More info at http://www.thewoodworkingshows.com/kansas-city.html 

Colin Knecht of WoodWorkWeb.com at January meeting

YouTube woodworker Colin Knecht from Canada will be presenting our program in January.  He will share his background and how he got to where he is now, including what it’s like to be a YouTube woodworker, plus some of the tools and things that changed his woodworking life. There will also be time for Q&A. Invite your friends January 14th at 7PM.  In the meantime, check him out and subscribe on youTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/knecht105

PHIL’S FINDS

HARDY Mechanics’s Gloves – Heavy duty gloves perfect for keeping splinters away from your fingers. Comes in 5 sizes from Harbor Freight. (Link below is for large size, search for others)

Buy at Harbor Freight

MAGSWITCH Universal Featherboard So easy to use, it makes safety fun! Use coupon code 11U825 for 20% off one item thru Dec 24.

Buy at Rockler.com

SHOW AND TELL

PROGRAM

A great time was had by all at our annual Christmas Dinner.  Thanks to all the extra family members who attended and helped with the food!  No one went away hungry.  Have a safe and happy holiday!

November 2019 Meeting Highlights

NEWS

2020 Dues are due by the end of December!

If you want to mail in your 2020 dues, send them to John Freeland. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and he will mail your membership card. The dues are $20.00, $5.00 of which goes to Tools for Teens. Make out the check to LSWG.

Welcome to our new and returning Guild Board members

President – Roy Wall
Vice President – Greg Hull
Treasurer – Mel Bryan
Secretary – Bill Akers
Board Members – John Freeland, Randall Stone, Bob Pressly

PHIL’S FINDS

With the DeWalt demo this month, no Phil’s Finds for November.  More goodies coming in December!  There were several requests for links to the finds for September, so here you go.

JLAB AUDIO – JBuds Air True Wireless Earbuds – Long charge time, no wires and good hearing protection with correct size Eartips (included).

Buy at Best Buy

CATEYES Safety Glasses with reading magnifiers – because that print is getting smaller every year.

Buy at Fastcap.com

SHOW AND TELL

PROGRAM

DeWalt/Lowes tool rep Jacob Martin shared new offerings in cordless tools from Dewalt, especially the new 12V MAX XTREME line. He let us have some hands-on time trying out a variety of DeWalt Tools.  Christmas ideas??? Thanks Jacob!

October 2019 Meeting Highlights

NEWS

2020 Dues are due by the end of December!

If you want to mail in your 2020 dues, send them to John Freeland. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and he will mail your membership card. The dues are $20.00, $5.00 of which goes to Tools for Teens. Make out the check to LSWG.

New Searchable Member Photo Directory is online

Take a minute to check your listing for accuracy and information in the members-only area.  If you don’t have a recent picture or haven’t filled out the recent member survey, please take care of that at the next meeting.  For any corrections, additions or questions, contact Phil Morgan.

PHIL’S FINDS

KAPRO 313 Measure Mate – Phil shared the ultimate ruler for picture hanging and so much more.

Buy at Home Depot

Buy at Amazon.com

Member Leonard Pearce brought in a super bright adjustable LED sewing machine light with magnetic base.

Buy at Amazon.com

SHOW AND TELL

PROGRAM

We were treated to a video and slide tour of Master Woodworker David Clark’s impressive workshop.