July 2014

Cape Atlantic Woodturners Newsletter

Volume #4, Issue #7
Subject: Club Minutes 7/15/2014

It was a dark and rainy night and ten brave men and woman trudged through the storm to attend an informative and enlightening meeting of the Cape Atlantic Woodturners Club.

Those in attendance were Betty Campbell, Kathy Fulginiti, Bob Broschart, Gerald Bruman, Doug James, Jeff Schnell, Shirley Hill, Dave Yubchank, Joe Jones and Arthur Bichsel.

The meeting was opened at 7:00PM by Gerald Bruman who brought up the past idea of a Chess Set for the Library..... There was no interest from the group in pursuing this effort so it was tabled for a later date. Shirley brought up an idea of turning Christmas Ornaments for local Institution trees like Hospitals, Fire Houses or other Community places. There was some discussion on this idea but there was no movement on the subject.

Jeff and Doug were asked to expand on their trip to AAW Phoenix last month. It seemed like it was a great event which was reasonably priced. The highlight of the show was a Laser Positioning tool to aid in positing a Bowl Gouge tool for thin wall turning. It sounds like it is a "Must Have" for anyone trying Thin Wall Turning. Jeff has a composite video of all that went on at the show. If anyone is interested in seeing it they can contact Jeff for further information.

The major event of the evening was Bob demonstrating how to use our pedestal grinder and all the fixtures which we own. Bob took a brand new Bowl Gouge and completely ground it to a finished state. All members were invited to join in and sharpen any of their chisels or sharpen one of ours.

Doug brought his Pedestal Grinder with a CBN (Cubic Boron Nitride) Pre balanced wheel for final tool finishing. A word about CBN wheels, they are to be used on HSS Tools only. They come in grit grades from 60 to 180 and produce a beautifully clean smooth finish on all tooling. Doug gave some lessons on how to finish the finished ground tools. Some of our group tried their hand in finishing a tool with a CBN Wheel. Further information can be found at: http://www.d-waytools.com/tools-diamond-grinding-wheels.html

Last month’s Bring Back was presented by Dave. He fashioned some Candlesticks in a unique manner from some local log ends. Good work! Dave is a relatively new turner and is coming along very well with his effort.

Our new "Bring Back" was won by Doug. Can't wait to see what he is going to create.

The raffle was a good event we raised $34. which will help our treasury. Anything you might have around your shop which you don't need or want you could bring in to the next meeting for the raffle. You never know what might show up.

Your skirtless secretary,


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Secretary - John Andrews
Treasurer - Tom Henry
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