February 2, 2017

Total # of Attendees: 18

 

Notes:

  1. Jim (President) opened the meeting at 7:23pm
  2. Planned speaker never called back (from Philly furniture show) so no speaker tonight
  3. New folks:
    1. Chris: Chris has been coming since November, so we welcomed him again
  4. Dave Potts (Finance)
    1. Paid up
    2. $4,120.46 in treasury, with checks tonight gets us around $4,700
  5. Upcoming events
    1. Feb 10-11, Lee Nielsen in Philadelphia, Independence Seaport https://www.lie-nielsen.com/hand-tool-events/USA/103. Dave talked about potential parking at the Seaport
    2. Woodworking Show Feb 17-19th in Somerset, NJ http://www.thewoodworkingshows.com/somerset.html
  6. John brought up his Jefferson lap desks (two of them) (pic 1)
    1. From article in fine woodworking. Plans aren’t much good
    2. Top folds out for large desk (covered with felt)
    3. Drawer pulls out from side to hold writing materials (pen, ink, paper, etc.)
    4. Use slotted holes for dowels on breadboard ends
    5. Slots for the stand to fold into
    6. Polyurethane finish
    7. John said he would offer the plans & info for free if you’d like
  7. Tony talked about his true-divided light chest of drawers (pic 3)
    1. Create half-laps for the mullions, using the tablesaw and dado blade
    2. Blade was angled with regular blade
    3. Then rabbeted it
  8. Greg made Box for his niece for graduation (pic 2)
    1. Wife liked it, so he scaled it down for a Christmas present
    2. Woodcraft was base plan, but
    3. Epee and figured maple
    4. Took base plan and reduced by 1/3
    5. Finish was quick (up Christmas eve) so laquer finish
  9. Chris created a shadow box (a lot of time using for people retiring) (pic 4)
    1. Put stuff folks used for their career (flags, medals, etc.) for them to remember
    2. We had guy retiring from shop
    3. Maple with base and splines of walnut
    4. 45 degree corners with splines
    5. Chopsaw for the 45 degree edges, then tablesaw for splines
    6. Plan to finish with 3 coats of tung oil
  10. Jim talked about some videos online for sharpening with Norm, GuitarWorks, and safety video. He will send out links
  11. Mike talked about Triton
    1. Australian company getting into US. They have a good reputation
    2. Got track saw, sharpener, and dowelmax (similar to Festool Domino)
    3. Brian will have these items in our tool library. Items up for grabs
  12. Ken Lehr is an original member of the guild, and back in the hospital again. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers
  13. Jim demonstrated the Triton sharpener (similar to the Tormek)
    1. Doesn’t spray much water
    2. Water level fill up, but then you’ll have to refill, because the stone sucks up the water to start
    3. Use jig to hold tool, then use marker to set angle/height of jig
    4. Once you get adjusted right, turn on and run blade over stone evenly
  14.  Meeting broke up into smaller discussions of woodworking topics and projects
  15. Next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Mar 2nd at 7:15pm
  16. Meeting concluded at 8:44pm
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