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June 2012 Meeting

June's main program was a look into Dwayne Glanton's world of musical woodworking. Just visit his website for a glimpse of his work. http://dwaynesthisandthat.us/index.html. But we didn't stop there. There were so many tips and Show and Tell items that some had to pushed back to July. If you weren't there, you missed a good 'un.

Guests included Mark Hooper and John Baller. Welcome our new member, Joe Short, late of TX.

Upcoming Meeting Main Program listing

July 2012 Dan's Wheetstone Co. - Arkansas Novaculite
August Wood Finishing with Gary Curey
September Annual Picnic - September 19 this year
October Jigs
November Annual Toy Distribution
December Board Election adn Christmas Party
January 2013 Freud Tools Presentation
February Mike Hunter of Hunter's Tools (OK)

Treasurer Dave Harder reported our finances are excellent. This year we have received a $500 Grant from Walmart and $250 from the Village foundation. The board is working on additional grants, including one for $1000 from Chevron and one from Lowes. Projects: Denton Hushaw reported The Blind Camp still needs some volunteers. It will be held July 8 through 15. This is a "feel good" time for the volunteers and it is exciting to see the campers having a good time.
Secretary Bob Villegas reported he has arranged or members of the board to attend the POA's Newcommers Meetings. Additionally the logo contest is continuing though June. Get your entries in. Picnic Coordinator Adolph Juarez reported that the picnic has been scheduled for 19 September this year. That's a week later than in the past so mark your calendars. He is still looking for a Co-Coordinator for this year who would move up to coordinator next year. He needs some more volunteers for setup and tear down as well as volunteers to search out donations for the silent auction.

Bookcase Project

The project is finished for this year. Here is a shot of the awards ceremony at Mountain Pine School


This month there were more tips than ever. Bill Gruhn started off with tips on:

Nailers - keep your brads from blowing out the side of your work - nails follow the grain

Handy scrap wood jig for locating cabinet hardware

Self draing finish cans for clean storage - punch a couple holes in the lid groove so it drains

Rockler's handy tape measure corner squaring gadget

Ray Worthley showed

some clever apron tips

Ken Knoepp displayed his shop made helpers:

Blade height gauge, band clamp from a rubber tie-down, and clamp helpers for box glueing

Show and Tell

Again, we had a slew of presenters showing their work. Ray Worthley was back with his shop made turning tools. They utilize the new replaceable carbide tips in scrap bar and his own handles.

Bill Gruhn showed slides of his custom-built sewing machine cabinet for his wife's new do-everything machine








Mike Thorsen showed a slide show of the custom bathroom lavatorycabinets he built for the Garvin Gardens new Perry Wildflower Overlook


And Mens

Wally Duchow showed a slide show of the Ceremonial Mace he crafted for a local college.


Main Presentation 
Dwayne Glanton talked about how he got into woodworking and his interest in crafting fine musical instruments. He brought along a few sample of his work and presented a thoroughly entertaing slide show of others and thier development. Visit his website Dwaynes This and That for more information ad pictures.

Crank Organ

Electric Guitar







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