January 2015

Cape Atlantic Woodturners Newsletter

Volume #5, Issue #1
Subject: Club Minutes 1\20\2015

The new year is here, and so is half of south Jersey this evening. A packed house is a great way to start off, and to re-aquaint everyone. There was a "my name is" go around the room to remind each other who we are and what we are about. A variety of skills and backgrounds make for a very well rounded group able to solve most any problem that may come along.

February 24th at the Cape May VoTech school is a date to be put on file. Tom Henry will be the leader of the pack (not sure if he will be wearing his leather jacket) to make as many pens as possible from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There will be approximately 15 lathes available, supplies will be waiting for those interested. The finished pens will be donated and shipped overseas to military personnel so they can write letters home about their new pens. Bring your own Lathe and tools if you wish, it would ease the pressure of having enough to go around. Anyone interested in helping out is asked to contact Tom Henry.

Show and tell was again full of mystery and magic. Doug James spent a week in the Adriatic diving to depths of 85' to gather sea urchins. He made them into beautiful Christmas ornaments that are delicate, fragile, and will really give your tree that Jacque Cousteau look. Joe Jones also made an ornament of the same style, his being made of 2 instead of 3 pieces. This is where we learn different techniques to make the same object, where does it end??? Ron Befferman has made his first bocce ball out of what else but walnut. Next month we are hoping he will have a set made so we can play outside before the meeting starts. Les Kelly showed a unique Cedar Tri-Legged Vase. Arthur showed his Bring Back first time Maple Bowel. Gerald brought a unique Wine Stopper and Tom brought some intricate Pens.

Next Months Bring Back was won by Herb Siefken. Good luck working that chunk of Cherry Herb.

Betty Campbell and Tom Henry discussed the practical side of starting your own business of selling what you turn. It included basics of pricing, marketing, co-ordinating shows, insurance needs as well as other relevant business aspects. It was well presented, informative and hopefully useful to those thinking of getting started on their own adventure. Thanks to both of you for your time putting the presentation together and sharing your skills and knowledge.
The raffle was a huge success this evening, many items were available and quickly scooped up. Gerald Bruman won the car again, that's the third one so far, gotta get someone else to pick the numbers.............

This year promises to be packed full of interesting meetings so don't miss one or you may NEVER win that car.
See you next month

Your skirt less secretary,


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Up Coming Events

  • Don't Forget the Feb. 24th Meeting at the Vo-Tec 6 to 8 PM.
  • We are going to turn Pens for the Military and hope to do a great job.

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
Webmaster/Secretary- Gerald Mc Grantham
Website - capeatlanticwoodturners.com

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