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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  .

Lee’s Summit North High School Equipment Donation

11/16/2015

Our guild’s annual fundraiser for the past 3 years has been the Tool For Teens Program.  This program’s  goal is to purchase additional tools and/or instructional materials for the industrial technology programs in the Lee’s Summit School District.  However, above and beyond the scope of this program many members have made personal donations of money and/or equipment to the schools of their choice and those contributions have been greatly appreciated!

The students and staff of Lee’s Summit North High School wish to extend a huge THANK YOU to Dr. Dale Chapman for his very generous contributions to their shop.  Last year the good doctor donated a Grizzly oscillating spindle sander and enough sanding disc to last several years. This week a new 8″ Powermatic jointer, purchased by Dr. Chapman, was delivered to the Material Processing Shop.  These industrial technology students study and work with both wood and metalworking tools and equipment to construct and fabrication various projects.  Cody Cantrell and Cameron Clover are the instructors.  The new helical head jointer is replacing a 50-plus year-old jointer.

What a great example of generosity shown by Dr. Chapman to these students who someday too will Pay it Forward when they have the means and opportunity!

Thank You Dr. Chapman!!!!

Powermatic Jointer Donation

Powermatic Jointer Donation

Woodworking In America 2015

PowerPoint PDF – Woodworking In America 2015

Thanks to the guild presenters who took the time to attend Woodworking in America and for sharing their highlights at the November 2015 meeting!  The websites for each of the Woodworking In America presenters can be found and activated by licking on them after you open the attached PDF above.

September 2014 Meeting Highlights

This month’s presentation titled “Selection and Restoration of Vintage Hand Tools” was presented by Cody Cantrell who is the woodworking teacher at Lee’s Summit North High School and has a passion for restoring vintage tools. He earned his Bachelor and Master’s degrees from the University of Central Missouri. Much of his presentation included his decision making process before purchasing chisels, boring tools and bench planes. In addition, he referenced several books for those interest in restoring and using vintage hand tools. Cody’s hand tools are “Users” so he makes and replaces the tote for both bench planes and hand saws when necessary. He also discussed in detail what to look for in vintage bench planes. One of the features explained was finding the bench planes with a totally machined frog which was manufactured in the early 1900’s. This type of frog provides more bearing surface for the plane iron thus reducing chatter.
Continue reading September 2014 Meeting Highlights

August 2014 Meeting

This month’s presentation titled “CNC Routing” presented by Lyman and Kent Hannah was extremely well done!  Lyman is a retired Industrial Technology Professor from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg and currently he and his brother do CNC consulting for school districts and industry.  Kent is an industrial technology teacher in the Eldon, Missouri School District.  Kent presented several interesting projects that he and his students had designed and manufactured using a computer controlled router.  Kent pointed out that students quickly caught on to the design and manufacturing processes.   He also explained how this technology is very useful in creating interest and holding a student’s attention while stimulating their creativeness.   The precision in this woodworking process is more akin to what we typically seen in machining metal.  However, Lyman explained the need for a different degree of tolerance when producing mating parts used in woodworking.  Several sidebar comments from fellow guild members included how great it would be to use this technology in building extremely accurate gigs and fixtures for their shops. Continue reading August 2014 Meeting

How Motors Operate PowerPoint Deck

Here is John Freeland’s PowerPoint deck from the July meeting on How Motors Operate.

How Motors Operate

July 2014 Meeting

Again, this month’s meeting had an awesome Show-and-Tell of members projects.   Being able to see, touch, and discuss the pros and cons of various techniques, woods and finishes used is one of the hallmarks  of our monthly meetings.  The growth of Show-and-Tell is a testament to the fact that we are being motivated by seeing what other members are doing.  Keep those projects coming!

Membership:  If you are considering joining our guild, the dues are prorated so membership  for the remainder of the year is only $15.  Membership in the guild is such a bargain when you consider the opportunity you have to rub shoulders with so many fine woodworker who are approachable and willing to answer your questions.

Presentation:   John Freeland’s presentation on “How Motors Operate” by anyone’s standards was excellent!  In case you didn’t know, John is an electrical engineer and his expertise in this field really showed.  Being knowledgeable is only half the battle.  The other half is being able to keep the groups’ attention when so many of us come from different backgrounds, is truly a talent!  John’s  presentation on DC, Signal and Three Phase motors was very informative.  Thanks again John!

Hope to see all of you and some new faces next month!

Jay S. helland