August 2014

Cape Atlantic Woodturners Newsletter

Volume #4, Issue #8
Subject: Club Minutes 8/19/2014

The meeting was called to order at 7:10 by Gerald Bruman.
Those in attendance were: Joe Jones, Kathy Fulginiti, Betty Campbell, Bob Broschart, Tom Henry, Sheryl Coleman, Advah Digon, Arthur Bichsel, Gerald Bruman, Jeff Schnell. and Doug James.

While the meeting was getting under way Arthur was Sharpening some Skew Chisels for the following demonstration of Captive Ring Turning by Gerald.

Gerald spoke of a new source of fresh wood which became available to the club. Some of the wood "Cedar" was offered to the club members at the meeting. Arthur spoke to the supplier as to what wood may be available in the future. It seams as a tree surgeon he has many newly cut logs which he cuts and splits for fire place use. The logs are brought to his location where they are processed. He offered any of the logs to us before he processes them. There were Oak, Cherry, Maple and Cedar logs ready to be cut up. Arthur will be in touch with him regularly to see if some special logs might be available.

As an incentive for Fund Raising Gerald offered any of the log pieces available for the price of one raffle ticket. As an aside this nights raffle netted $45.00 for our treasury.

Some discussion of the upcoming AAW Elections took place and it was suggested we should vote for the candidates which have the local clubs best interests in mind.

Show and tell provided some very interesting and unique turnings to show. (Pictures are attached) Joe, Kathy, Advah, Betty. Gerald, and Doug did a great job with there submissions.

The "Bring Back Challenge" was won by Betty for next month.

The demonstration for the month was presented by Gerald Bruman. It was the tricky turning of Captive Rings using only a Skew and sandpaper to get to the finished product. Gerald methodically worked along the wood shaft creating and finishing one ring after another. After the final ring was turned he cleaned up the remaining shaft producing a beautiful part.

The demonstration was well received by the club, thanking him for his effort.

All the helpers got together to clean up and we were finished by 9:00PM.


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Up Coming Events

  • The next meeting will be September 16th 7:00PM at the Library.
  • Arthur Bichsel will be Demonstrating Duplication Turning using the Template Procedure. Be sure to attend to see how Multiple Copies of an item can be easily made with simple hand made tooling

See you there!

President - Gerald Bruman
Vice President - Arthur Bichsel
Secretary - John Andrews
Treasurer - Tom Henry
Photographer / Video - Jeffery Schnell
Education - Tom Henry
Newsletter Editor - Arthur Bichsel
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