June 2013

Cape Atlantic Woodturners Newsletter

Volume 3, Issue 6
Subject: Club Minutes 6/18/2013

A meeting of the Cape Atlantic Woodturners Club was held at the shop of Alan Tasoff. The meeting was convened at 7 PM, and the feature event was the demonstration by President Barak Obama....oops......Ron Befferman of the use and characteristics of the new style carbide turning tools made by Easy Tool(?Wood). In attendance were: Alan Tasoff, Gerald Bruman and his father-in-law, Carl, Doug James, Bob Broschart, Bob Nickey, Jeffrey Schnell, Arthur Bichsel, Ron Befferman and Joe Jones. Discussions followed on various techniques of turning, especially lathe speeds, etc. The roughing, finishing and detail tools were demonstrated, and several members tried them out.

Thereafter, a show and tell session included two excellent bowls by Bob Nickey, a ring glue-up press by Doug James, laminated segment rings currently being practiced by VP Tasoff, a platter by Doug James of oak, and a custom segment sled designed by Tasoff.
Insurance matters were discussed by Arthur Bichsel, and it was reported that the full premium of $420 had been paid, and therefore the treasury was somewhat diminished. It was decided to hold a raffle at the next meeting to supplement the treasury.

Another feature event was the surprise celebration party of the upcoming milestone birthday of President Befferman. This was accompanied by presentation of a gift certificate, and the imbibing of caffeinated coffee and very rich birthday cake, procured by Tom Henry, who unfortunately couldn't attend the festivities. An intensive investigation is being conducted to determine source of the leak of this heretofore secret birthday. Tasoff has recused himself from participating in the investigation.
The meeting was adjourned at 9 PM, and will be held next month at the usual location at the library.

Respectfully submitted,
Alan Tasoff, VP and sometime secretary but not making a habit of it.

Photo Gallery

Ron Befferman Describing His Carbide Tools
Alan Tasoff Taking a Turn
Gerald Bruman Trying His Skills
Bob Broschart Also Gave It a Try
Bob Nickey’s Fine Bowl
Doug James’ Segmented Ring Press
Alan Tasoff’s Large Vacuum System
Alan Tasoff’s Custom Segmented Saw Sled
Doug James’ Beautiful Oak Platter
Alan Tasoff’s Tablesaw Dust Collector Attachment

Up Coming Events

  • Our next meeting will be on July 16th at the Library at 7:00 PM

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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