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August 2015 Newsletter
    August 2015 Club Meeting Newsletter
                     Meeting Kickoff


Vice President, Robert Sonnen kicked off the meeting while the Club President is out of town. Robert welcomed members and visitors.

 Toy Projects Director, Doug Lambert statused toy projects progress. Doug noted that agencies have more and older chlidren than usual. A special challenge is providing items for older girls.
 Project Director, Denton Hushaw thanked Dennis Helmer and helpers that made storage cubbies for Mt Pine grade school.
 Bob Villegas summarized the 6 week Fountain Lake after school (4:30-6PM) wood working program. Bob requested available volunteers for the Tuesday aftern oon program. If you can provide any help as needed, call Bob at 226-5311.
September 9 2015 Annual Club Picnic
5 PM Activities Start, 6 PM Rib Crib Food Service


If you want beverages other than beer, bring your own. Also bring snacks if you want them.

The Rib Crib will provide Bar B Que and sides.

 American Craft Council video on
 club member Dennis Stelz:
"How Woodturning Saved My Life"
 Woodturner Dennis Stelz wasn’t always a woodturner. He was a champion marksman, and he was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
“I spent 1968 in Vietnam jumping out of helicopters, and that’s where all of this basically started, with my back problems,” he explains.
Injuries sustained during combat in Vietnam left him with no choice but to undergo three spinal surgeries in 2005, 2006, and 2009. The third had complications, resulting in near-total vision loss. Devastated, he fell into a deep depression.
“I’d turn all the lights off in the house. I’d sit in my chair. I’d turn the TV on, and I didn’t want anyone to talk to me,” he recalls. “I look back at it now and I go, ‘I wasted two years of my life.’ ”
In this feature video, hear Stelz tell the story of his vision loss, and how he found new hope through craft.
You can watch the video shown at the club meeting by clicking:
          Show & Tell

 RayWorthly showed his 2 woodturning projects using "FOG" processes**


**Found On Ground wood.

    Tablesaw Safety Video


You can see equivalent tablesaw safety videos shown at the meeting by clicking the following YouTube link and making a selection:  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=tablesaw+safety

Main Program: Introduction to Marquetry
Rob Tillotson made the presentation on his new woodworking
interest by passing out detailed info sheets and a video.
Equivalent information is provided below..
 Wikipedia defines marquetry as: the art and craft of applying pieces of veneer to a structure to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures. The technique may be applied to case furniture or even seat furniture, to decorative small objects with smooth, veneerable surfaces or to freestanding pictorial panels appreciated in their own right. Parquetry is very similar in technique to marquetry. Parquetry utilizes pieces of veneer in simple repeating geometric shapes to form tiled patterns such as would cover a floor (parquet), or forming basketweave or brickwork patterns, trelliswork and the like.

Marquetry (and parquetry too) differs from the more ancient craft of inlay, or intarsia, in which a solid body of one material is cut out to receive sections of another to form the surface pattern. The word derives from a Middle French word meaning "inlaid work".

You can see the remaining explanation at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marquetry

Classic examples:



 You can see an introduction to the process at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbeNfvKr0v4

You can see additional choices at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=marquetry+for+beginners  


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