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January 2013 Club Meeting Newsletter

                    Meeting Kickoff 

 2013 Club President,Bob Villegas, kicked off the meeting by welcoming everyone to an exciting new year. Bob also introduced new members and visitors.

Bob is off to a fast new club year start with generating a 2013 club budget and reviewing club bylaws and responsibilities.


                             Board of Directors Reports


2013 Club Pojects Director, Lee Smith, summarized activites for known projects and encouraged members to update their skills profile with him to facilitate 2013 projects planning.

2013 Toy Projects Director, Adolph Juarez, described his Christmas Toys project plansand encouraged members to join toy teams. 


2013 Communications Director, Rob Tillotson, summarized his plans for the year and the monthly meeting notes he will e-mail.

           February Main Program Preview 


"Club Historian", JoAnn Dobscha, made a short presentation on the history of the Village Woodworkers Club. Be sure to attend the February meeting to hear all of JoAnn's main program presentation on the Village Woodworkers history from the beginning 1990's up to current activities.

 Also at the February meeting, pay your $15 2013 club dues if you have not already paid. If you need to, mail a $15 Village Woodworkers check to the Club Treasurer:

Dave Harder

121 Pizzaro Drive

Hot Springs Vlg, AR 71909

                       Show & Tell


Wally Duchow showed a unique platter he turned.


Router cuts were made to insert wood strips and look like inlaid wood.


Wally showed uniquely designed and built table lamps he built for his son.


Typical of the 3 table lamps Wally brought in for show & tell.


Dennis Stelz showed another intricate segmented turned vase he made.


Dennis also showed a segmented type platter he made that is more complex to make than it might appear.


Dan Moran showed a cremation remains box he made for his mother.



Ken Koepp showed a bowl he turned from a wood block.. 


Ken also showed the results of a process that starts with a flat board and makes a series of progressively smaller angled cuts in a way that allows them to be glued in a bowl shape. This shape can then be turned smooth on a lathe.



The Woodworkers club is buying 3 pallets of cedar wood for use by members and toy teams. Three example projects were presented.

                           Main Program 


Thanks to Mike Hunter, part-time Village resident & owner of Hunter Tool Systems, for making this main program presentation.


Mike's tools are made using a metal nanograin process for maintaining their sharpness.

You can go to Mike Hunter's website and see all descriptions, videos and items for sale by clicking: Hunter Wood Turning Tool website


Example oak block already mounted for wood turning demonstration.


Thanks to Mike for "stepping up to the lathe" and providing the wood turning demonsration provided below.


Mike's turning tools. Scroll to bottom of web page for a list of tools available on his website.


Example items Mike uses during his wood turning.


Three stacked example rectangular shallow bowls/trays for serving nuts, candy, etc.


Example bottom side of rectangular shallow bowls/trays.

                     Wood Turning Demonstration 


Mike is starting to shape the bottom side of shallow rectangular serving bowl/tray.


The outline of the bottom ring/foot is taking shape.


Mike discussing details of his chuck and lathe work mounting.


Bottom ring is mounted in chuck and ready to turn top side.


The wood chips fly while Mike is turning the outer portion of the shallow bowl.


Mike stops to readjust tool rest and is ready to turn the inner portion of the shallow bowl.


Mike is close to the final top side contour of the shallow bowl.


Mike explained the final wood finishing steps he would typically perform.


The current Jan 2013 products list from his website is provided above. You can order any of these items by clicking on: Hunter wood turning tool products


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