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Tools For Teens Policy

Lee’s Summit Woodworkers Guild -TFT

Formal Policy for the Tools for Teens (TFT) Program March 3, 2016     The Tools for Teens (TFT) program is established by the Lee’s Summit Woodworkers Guild to promote woodworking among teen age students in the Lee’s Summit R7 high schools by providing funds to purchase needed tools and to repair or replace existing woodworking tools in their school.  

The funds available are via the membership of the LSWG, and can vary from year to year.  Generally, a base amount is created by membership dues but can increase through other voluntary member donations or funding drives.  The funding is totally voluntary and may fluctuate yearly, with no guarantees of any funding from year to year.

Requests for assistance by the woodworking teachers of these LS R7 schools are to be in the form of a letter sent to the current Guild President, and it should outline the need, the proposed solution and approximate cost.  All requests will be considered by the LS Woodworking Guild Board in relation to the funds available.  

However, priority will be given to requests based upon:

  1. Teachers and/or students who have made a presentation, conducted a seminar, or a workshop for Guild members.
  2. Industrial Technology & Engineering Programs that has matching funds available from the school district or other sources.

Requesting letter should be received by the LSWG no later than April 1 of the current calendar year.  Monetary awards will be issued to each school later in May so that purchases can be made for the next school year.

January 2017 Meeting Minutes

JANUARY 10, 2017 

Vice President Greg Hull called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.  

General statements made by the Vice President were:

  1. GUILD DUES–Yearly dues for the year will be $20.00 (member receiving e-mail) for 2017 and $25.00 for member wanting a paper copy (US MAIL). Note: John or Carol Freeland will be glad to get you signed up.
  2. CHARITABLE PROJECT – Thanks to those that have supported our charitable project “TOOLS FOR TEENS”. We will continue to support this project and provide tools that will have an impact on many lives.
  3. SHOP TOURS – At present we are looking at 2017 to get something on the calendar-get your name on the SHOP TOUR list. We always learn something at these shops.

           4.   GUILD LOGO SHIRTS- HATS- Order your preferences now– check with Mel.

5.   FACEBOOK– Available now – check with Greg.

     6.   PICTURE ROSTER- Official pictures are now available-if you have not had your picture taken please do so

           at the next meeting.

  1. FIELD TRIP – Don’t forget to think of new places that we can visit that will expand our knowledge of woodworking skills.
  2. MEETING NOTICES – During bad weather tune to CHANNEL 41 for any cancellation.
  3. GUEST/VISITORS – Attendance was 72 . Welcome and please sign the registry (this gets you a copy of the Newsletter for the next two months).

SHOW AND TELL-

Pansy Legall had CHIEFS SCROLLSAWN ITEMS; Ben Simmons had HOMEMADE CANOE PADDLES; Gale Markley had a WALL CLOCK; Harold Young had a TURNED SEGMENTED BOWL and an URN; John Wolf had SEVERAL CARVED FIGURES; Jerry Webb had a VIOLIN; Doc Dale had a CANARY WOOD TURNED BOWL; Michael Straughn had a TURNED VASE; Dale Kunz had a TURNED SEGMENTED BOWL; Mike Reynolds had an ORNAMENT and a MESQUITE BOWL; Don Gates had a TURNED BOWL and a SCROLLSAWN DEER; Bob Frerking had OPEN SEGMENTED BOWLS; Bryan Appleton DEMONSTRATED SHARPENING A CHISEL; Ken Frerking had a TURNED SEGMENTED BOWL; Bob LaDue DONATED RAILROAD CAR PLANS. Hope we did not miss anyone’s project and remember you are entered in a raffle when you participate in SHOW & TELL.

 

PROGRAM –Vice President Greg stated that the program for tonight would be a video of the BILTMORE HOUSE, Ashville, NC. This structure was built by George Vanderbilt in the late 1800s and our intent tonight is to place emphasis on the great woodworking consisting of the furniture, millwork and general architecture of the home. Hope everyone enjoyed this slight, but interesting, departure from our normal sawdust presentations. Don’t forget to help Vice President Greg Hull by keeping a lookout for anything that would be of interest to our members and thank him for his efforts to bring us a program each month.

ANNUAL WOODSHOW: Check out the signup sheet and spend a few hours at the show- AMERICAN ROYAL- January 20-22.

NEXT MEETING –February 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

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

Respectfully submitted,

Bill Akers  .

November 2016 Meeting Minutes

NOVEMBER 08, 2016

President Roy Wall called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.  

General statements made by the President were:

  1. GUILD DUES–Yearly dues for the year will be $20.00 (member receiving e-mail) for 2017 and $25.00 for member wanting a paper copy (US MAIL). Note: John or Carol Freeland will be glad to get you signed up.
  2. CHARITABLE PROJECT – Thanks to those that have supported our charitable project “TOOLS FOR TEENS”. We will continue to support this project and provide tools that will have an impact on many lives.
  1. SHOP TOURS – At present we are looking at 2017 to get something on the calendar-get your name on the SHOP TOUR list. We always learn something at these shops.
  2. GUILD LOGO SHIRTS- HATS- Order your preferences now– check with Mel.
  3. FACEBOOK– Available now – check with Greg.
  4. PICTURE ROSTER- Official pictures are now available-if you have not had your picture taken please do so at the next meeting.
  5. FIELD TRIP – Don’t forget to think of new places that we can visit that will expand our knowledge of woodworking skills.
  6. MEETING NOTICES – During bad weather tune to CHANNEL 41 for any cancellation.
  7. GUEST/VISITORS – Attendance was 76. Welcome and please sign the registry (this gets you a copy of the Newsletter for the next two months).

SHOW AND TELL-

Ted Legall had a MAGNETIC TRAVELING CHESS BOARD and a STANDARD CHESS BOARD; Bob Rubin had SEVERAL SCROLLSAWN TRIVETS; Gale Markley had FOUR TURNED BOXES; Harold Young had TWO GREEN ELM TURNED BOWLS and a LATHE JIG; Dave Burton had a CHERRY BOWL with a RIM; John Wolf had a CARVED MAN (SVEN); David Rink had a SPIRAL URN; Jerry Webb had a VIOLIN; Preston Goodwin had a GARDEN POTTING BENCH; Roy Wall had a PRAYER REQUEST BOX; Doc Dale had a VASE and his POT OF CHANGE. Hope we did not miss anyone’s project and remember you are entered in a raffle when you participate in SHOW & TELL.

PROGRAM –President Roy took the floor tonight for this evening program and introduced us to the many ways “TO FLATTEN AND STRAIGHTEN A BOARD” (warning-if you go too far you end up with veneer or toothpicks). It is interesting how far one will go to salvage that last piece of lumber that just fits your project. But we all know if you can salvage a motor with a few bearings there must be a way to straighten a board. Once again Roy proved his point that the plane is mans best friend. Once again we thank Roy for stepping forward and passing on his skills and knowledge. Don’t forget to help Vice President Greg Hull by keeping a lookout for anything that would be of interest to our members and thank him for his efforts to bring us a program each month.

CHRISTMAS GATHERING-Remember to bring your food or dessert items-Bob Pressly will be doing his PULLED PORK. Don’t forget to help with the kitchen shores.

WOODWORKING SHOW- sign up sheet available – American Royal – January 20-22.

 

NEXT MEETING –DECEMBER 13, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

 

President Roy closed the meeting at 9:00 p.m..

Respectfully submitted,

Bill Akers  .

October 2016 Meeting Minutes

October 12, 2015 MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES

President Roy Wall called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.                                                          General statements made by the Vice President were:

  1. GUILD DUES–Half year dues will be $10.00 (member receiving e-mail) for 2015 and remain at $25.00 for member wanting a paper copy (US MAIL). Note: John or Carol Freeland will be glad to get you signed up. Dues are being collected for 2015.
  2. CHARITABLE PROJECT – Thanks to those that have supported our charitable project “TOOLS FOR TEENS”. We will continue to support this project and provide tools that will have an impact on many lives.
  3. SHOP TOURS – At present we are looking toward 2016 to get something on the calendar-get your name on the SHOP TOUR list. We always learn something at these shops.
  4.  GUILD LOGO SHIRTS- HATS- Order your preferences now– check with Mel.
  5. FACEBOOK– Available now – check with Greg.
  6. PICTURE ROSTER- Official pictures are now available-if you have not had your picture taken please do so at the next meeting.
  7. FIELD TRIP – Don’t forget our big trip and meeting to the “DR. DALE CHAPMAN BARBEQUE and SHOP TOUR” for our NOVEMBER meeting.
  8. MEETING NOTICES – During bad weather tune to CHANNEL 41 for any cancellation.
  9. GUEST/VISITORS – Attendance was 52. Welcome and please sign the registry (this gets you a copy of the Newsletter for the next two months).

SHOW AND TELL: Leonard Shackles had a CARVED SANTA; Bob Rubin  had a SCROLLSAWN TROUT PUZZLE, FISH OUT OF WATER, VASE & FLOWERS; Bill Wilkerson had SCROLLSAWN CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS; Bud Collins had CRAFTED SLEDS; Bryan Appleton had HAND SAWS, SAW VISE & FILES; Ron Neidinger had a VASE; Carol Freeland had a CNC SIGN(her first); Gale Markley had a TURNED LIGHTHOUSE; John Wolf had a CARVED SKULL & a SANTA; Logan Steele had TWO SEGMENTED BOWLS; Harold Young had a SEGMENTED BOWL & a CUTTING BOARD; Lyman Hannah had a DOUBLE ARM SLED & PICTURES OF ADVENT CANDLE STAND; Jim McCord had a COLLECTORS CASE; Mike McReynolds had a SEGMENTED IRONMAN BOWL; Pansy Legall had a WALNUT BOWL & a CHERRY BASKET; Mikeal Jones had an END TABLE. Hope we did not miss anyone’s project and remember you are entered in a raffle when you participate in SHOW & TELL.

PROGRAM –President Roy and others had the floor this month as the featured speakers as they reviewed the sessions they attended at the WOODWORKERS OF AMERICA SHOW. Each presentation was abbreviated to allow time for each member to give the highlights of what was presented at their particular session. As time goes on we will probable be entertained with several detailed programs. We thank all our members for sharing their information gathered and look forward to using some of the ideas put forward. Don’t forget to help Vice President Greg Hull by keeping a lookout for anything that would be of interest to our members and thank him for his efforts to bring us a program each month.

NEXT MEETING –NOVEMBER 10, 2015 at 5:30p.m. NOTE: THIS IS THE BIG ONE AT DR. DALE CHAPMAN’s SHOP.

President Roy closed the meeting at 9:00 p.m..

Respectfully submitted,

Bill Akers

August 2016 Guild Presentation

The August 2016 LS Woodworkers Guild Presentation featured Bob Frerking’s techniques used to create a segmented vessel.  The guild membership appreciates Bob for taking the time to share his knowledge and skill.  Click on the photo below to start the video.

May 2016 Monthly Meeting Minutes

 

LEE’S SUMMIT WOODWORKERS GUILD, INC.

MAY 10, 2016 MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES

President Roy Wall called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.                                                          General statements made by the Vice President were:

  1. GUILD DUES–Yearly dues will be $20.00 (member receiving e-mail) for 2016 and remain at $25.00 for member wanting a paper copy (US MAIL). Note: John or Carol Freeland will be glad to get you signed up. collected for
  2. CHARITABLE PROJECT – Thanks to those that have supported our charitable project “TOOLS FOR TEENS”. We will continue to support this project and provide tools that will have an impact on many lives.
  3. SHOP TOURS – At present we are looking at 2016 to get something on the calendar-get your name on the SHOP TOUR list. We always learn something at these shops.
  4.  GUILD LOGO SHIRTS- HATS- Order your preferences now– check with Mel.
  5. FACEBOOK– Available now – check with Greg.
  6. PICTURE ROSTER- Official pictures are now available-if you have not had your picture taken please do so at the next meeting.
  7. FIELD TRIP – Don’t forget to think of new places that we can visit that will expand our knowledge of wood working skills.
  8. MEETING NOTICES – During bad weather tune to CHANNEL 41 for any cancellation.
  9. GUEST/VISITORS – Attendance was73. Welcome and please sign the registry (this gets you a copy of the Newsletter for the next two months).

SHOW AND TELL: Pansy Legal had TWO CHESS SETS; BOWLS and PRAYING HANDS; Bob Rubin had a FRAMED PICTURE and an INTARSIA LOVE; Dale Kunz had a CUTTING BOARD; Gale Markley had a BOWL; Michael Straughn had an ASORTMENT OF TOOLS and a VASE; Randy Bray had a CANE and a BOWL; David Clark had a MARKETRY PANEL. Hope we did not miss anyone’s project and remember you are entered in a raffle when you participate in SHOW & TELL.

PROGRAM –President Roy introduced the presenters for tonight who are none other than our LEES SUMMIT NORTH students and their teachers. This is the school who is the primary recipient of our TOOLS FOR TEENS project. It was evident by the many wood working projects that were presented that the LSWG can be proud that we support such a talented group of students. Wood working projects are an opportunity for one to not only get familiar with the machines and tools in their shop but to also expand on the other subjects taught that may help you figure out that difficult angle cut. Once again we thank the teachers for passing on their skills and knowledge so we can be the ones to enjoy the fruits. Don’t forget to help Vice President Greg Hull by keeping a lookout for anything that would be of interest to our members and thank him for his efforts to bring us a program each month.

JUNE PICNIC; Be there by 6 pm so we can start about 6:30 pm. Also don’t forget to bring your DESERT or FOOD ITEM.

NEXT MEETING –JUNE 14, 2016 at 7:00p.m.

President Roy closed the meeting at 9:00 p.m..

Respectfully submitted,

Bill Akers  .

 

 

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April 2016 Meeting Notes

LEE’S SUMMIT WOODWORKERS GUILD, INC.

APRIL 12, 2015 MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES

President Roy Wall called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.                                                          General statements made by the Vice President were:

  1. GUILD DUES–Yearly dues will be $20.00 (member receiving e-mail) for 2016 and remain at $25.00 for member wanting a paper copy (US MAIL). Note: John or Carol Freeland will be glad to get you signed up. collected for
  2. CHARITABLE PROJECT – Thanks to those that have supported our charitable project “TOOLS FOR TEENS”. We will continue to support this project and provide tools that will have an impact on many lives.
  3. SHOP TOURS – At present we are looking at 2016 to get something on the calendar-get your name on the SHOP TOUR list. We always learn something at these shops.
  4.  GUILD LOGO SHIRTS- HATS- Order your preferences now– check with Mel.
  5. FACEBOOK– Available now – check with Greg.
  6. PICTURE ROSTER- Official pictures are now available-if you have not had your picture taken please do so at the next meeting.
  7. FIELD TRIP – Don’t forget to think of new places that we can visit that will expand our knowledge of wood working skills.
  8. MEETING NOTICES – During bad weather tune to CHANNEL 41 for any cancellation.
  9. GUEST/VISITORS – Attendance was 62. Welcome and please sign the registry (this gets you a copy of the Newsletter for the next two months).

SHOW AND TELL: Ted Legal had a VASE; Pansy Legal had ORNAMENTS, DOGWOOD BOWL, CROSS and a CHESS SET; Bob Rubin had a T. REX, BASKET, BUTTERFLY and BRACELETS; Bob Frerking had SOUTHWEST VESSELS; Harold Young had a SPINDLE and a LATHE BOWL SUPPORT; Lance Helman had an ANGEL; Dale Kunz (without the “T”) had another SEGMENTED BOWL; John Freeland had a WEDGE BOARD FOR SEGMENTS; Dr. Dale had an assortment of SEGMENTED TURNED VESSELS; Mike Chapman had a TROUT DISPLAY. Hope we did not miss anyone’s project and remember you are entered in a raffle when you participate in SHOW & TELL.

PROGRAM –President Roy introduced the speaker for tonight who is none other than one of our own and well known for his projects that seem to border on the edge of “can that really be done”. Larry McFerrin used the wonders of video to take us to his shop and walk us thru the many operations involved in building his reproduction of a FEDERAL STYLE TABLE. We appreciate and thank Larry and all our members for sharing their information and talents and look forward to using some of the ideas put forward. Don’t forget to help Vice President Greg Hull by keeping a lookout for anything that would be of interest to our members and thank him for his efforts to bring us a program each month.

 

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NEXT MEETING –MAY 10, 2016 at 7:00p.m.

President Roy closed the meeting at 9:00 p.m..

Respectfully submitted,

Bill Akers  .

 

March 2016 Meeting Notes

Jim Dunlap (AIA) provided Guild members a wonderful presentation covering the 10 plus year-period of architecture know as Prairie Style.  He brought alone his entire library of books, reprints of original hand-drawn designs of Frank Lloyd Wright and 100  photos of the masters of this period.  Jim presentation was inspiring and his passion for this style of architecture is infectious!

Thank You!

Jay Helland

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Jim Dunlap

 

 

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LEE’S SUMMIT WOODWORKERS GUILD, INC.

MARCH 8, 2016 MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES

President Roy Wall welcomed all and called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. General statements made by the President were:

  1. GUILD DUES–Yearly dues will be $20.00 (member receiving e-mail) for 2016 and remain at $25.00 for member wanting a paper copy (US MAIL). Note: John or Carol Freeland will be glad to get you signed up. Dues are being collected for 2016.
  2. CHARITABLE PROJECT – Thanks to those that have supported our charitable project “TOOLS FOR TEENS”. We will continue to support this project and provide tools that will have an impact on many lives.
  3. SHOP TOURS – At present we are looking at 2016 to get something on the calendar-get your name on the SHOP TOUR list. We always learn something at these shops.
  4.  GUILD LOGO SHIRTS- HATS- Order your preferences now– check with Mel.
  5. FACEBOOK– Available now – check with Greg.
  6. PICTURE ROSTER- Official pictures are now available-if you have not had your picture taken please do so at the next meeting.
  7. FIELD TRIP – Don’t forget to think of new places that we can visit that will expand our knowledge of wood working skills.
  8. MEETING NOTICES – During bad weather tune to CHANNEL 41 for any cancellation.
  9. GUEST/VISITORS – Attendance was 67. Welcome and please sign the registry (this gets you a copy of the Newsletter for the next two months).

“TOOLS FOR TEENS” guidelines were presented to the membership as revised by the BOARD and were accepted by the membership (Lees Summit R7 School District will be our commitment).

SHOW AND TELL: Harold Young had a SEGMENTED VASE; Bob Rubin had a GOLDFISH INTARSIA; Curt Tyhurst had a CHERRY TRAY; Jay Helland  had a SEGMENTED VASE and a SEGMENTED BOX; Bob Pressly USED UP SOME MORE WALNUT IN HIS VESSEL; Carol Freeland had a CNC CARVED “BOO” SIGN; Dave Clark had a HUMIDOR to be gifted: Dale Kuntz had his FIRST SEGMENTED POT (for POT??); Bob Perry had an INTARSIA BRONCO RIDER; Bryan Appleton had SKATE BOARDS and a HISTORY LESSON; Gale Markley had a BOWL; Geo Mann had TROUT CUTTING BOARD and PICTURES FRAMES. Hope we did not miss someone’s project. Remember you are entered into a drawing if you participate in SHOW & TELL.

PROGRAM: President Roy introduced Jim Dunlap (one of our own) who looks at wood and other building materials from the credentials of an ARCHITECT. Tonight he will give us his view of “PRAIRE STYLE”. We see a lot of this building style in the Kansas City area and its birthplace in Illinois and Wisconsin. These structures are always unique but held true to a design that was FRANK LLYOD WRIGHT and others of his era. An hour was not time to tell the whole story but I’am sure we will get the REST OF THE STORY. Look for Jim to be a participant in the future. This was a story from the heart-no notes!!We always appreciate a member taking of their time to bring us a program. Don’t forget to help Vice President Greg Hull in locating programs that will allow our calendar to stay full.

WOODWORKERS SHOW: April 8,9,10-Check the sign-up sheet (call John Freeland).

NEXT MEETING –APRIL 12, 2016 at 7:00p.m.

President Roy closed the meeting at 9:00 p.m..

Respectfully submitted,

Bill Akers  .

The Anal Retentive Carpenter : SNL

The showing of The Anal Retentive Carpenter from a Saturday Night Live skit starring Phil Hartman was a tremendous hit at the December 2015 meeting.  If you missed the meeting or just want to have a good laugh again; click on the link below.

Jay Helland

www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/anal-retentive-guy/n9800

DECEMBER 8, 2015 MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES

LEE’S SUMMIT WOODWORKERS GUILD, INC.

President Roy Wall welcomed all to our annual CHRISTMAS and the following statements are for general information as we will not have any business meeting. The evening was opened with a prayer and the festivities started at 6:30 pm. General statements made by the President were:

  1. GUILD DUES–Half year dues will be $10.00 (member receiving e-mail) for 2015 and remain at $25.00 for member wanting a paper copy (US MAIL). Note: John or Carol Freeland will be glad to get you signed up. Dues are being collected for 2016.
  2. CHARITABLE PROJECT – Thanks to those that have supported our charitable project “TOOLS FOR TEENS”. We will continue to support this project and provide tools that will have an impact on many lives.
  3. SHOP TOURS – At present we are looking toward 2016 to get something on the calendar-get your name on the SHOP TOUR list. We always learn something at these shops.
  4.  GUILD LOGO SHIRTS- HATS- Order your preferences now– check with Mel.
  5. FACEBOOK– Available now – check with Greg.
  6. PICTURE ROSTER- Official pictures are now available-if you have not had your picture taken please do so at the next meeting.
  7. FIELD TRIP – Don’t forget to think of new places that we can visit that will expand our knowledge of wood working skills.
  8. MEETING NOTICES – During bad weather tune to CHANNEL 41 for any cancellation.
  9. GUEST/VISITORS – Attendance was 103. Welcome and please sign the registry (this gets you a copy of the Newsletter for the next two months).

SHOW AND TELL: Although we did have SHOW & TELL the slips were not located and hopefully we can give full credit in the January minutes.

PROGRAMS:

No program was presented in November due to our meeting being held at Dr. Dale Chapman’s new wood shop in LaMonte. In place of a meeting we were treated to a barbeque feast that was hosted by Dr. Dale. We want to thank him for a great meal and we especially enjoyed his new shop.

The December meeting was replaced by the annual Christmas Dinner and once again we were treated to a special meal. This time we were again high on the hog with Bob Pressly’s specialty of PULLED PORK. This was one of our better Christmas meals and we give thanks to all those that participated in years past in preparation of the food and thanks to Bob for tending the fire. I am thinking of no longer eating at home and will look forward to future GUILD meetings.

Don’t forget to help Vice President Greg Hull by keeping a lookout for anything that would be of interest to our members and thank him for his efforts to bring us a program each month.

OFFICERS: All officers for 2015 were re-elected for the 2016 year. We added one more BOARD member Jim Dunlap.

NEXT MEETING –JANUARY 12, 2016 at 7:00p.m.

President Roy closed the meeting at 9:00 p.m..

Respectfully submitted,

Bill Akers  .