March Newsletter


Honolulu Woodturners
A Chapter of the
American Association of Woodturners

Newsletter ~ March 14, 2001

Meeting called to order at 6:45 by David Higa.

Officers present:
    President: David Higa
    President/Elect Herb Kaneko
    Secretary Stewart Chow
Committee members present:
    Program David Higa and Bob Ueki
    Challenge Herb Kaneko and Stewart Chow

Uwe Dost brought in the completed Norfolk pine bowl that was started and finished at his house with some participation from club members. He discussed pricing the bowl and where it could be sold. A decision was made to put the bowl into Island Treasures for $700. A BIG Mahalo goes out to Uwe for his time and use of his shop to complete this project and donating the bowl to the club.

Leroy of Woodcraft has offered a monkeypod log (located at the back of the store) to club members. You have to cut it yourself. Call Leroy at Woodcraft for info.

More wood! Craig Mason brought in info on some mango available. 2' to 3' long, 14'' to 18'' diameter logs cut 4 to 6 weeks ago. Call Becky or Chris at 254-5568.

The club is looking for volunteers with new ideas for the program and challenge committees. Craig Mason volunteered to serve on the program committee.

Craig updated us on our May 16 meeting/demonstration by Jack deVos.

Monday Jack and his wife arrive (Craig will pick them up)
    Tuesday Jack and Ina would like to see some sights. (If someone can volunteer to take them around, please let Craig Mason know).
    Wednesday Jack and Ina would like to see some sights. (If someone can volunteer to take them around, please let Craig Mason know). Demo at Woodcraft.
    Thursday More sightseeing. (If someone can volunteer to take them around, please let Craig Mason know).
    Friday Jack and Ina depart (Craig will take them to the airport).
A visitor from up north: Fred Baldwin of the Greater Vancouver Woodturners Association stopped by and talked story with members and shared some of his work with the club. He is interested in a wood trade with a person or persons from our club. I have his address and e-mail, so if this sounds interesting, drop him an e-mail to get the details.

Challenge: Members voted on the two-wood/10'' diameter challenge entries with the following results:

Challenge ~ Two-Wood:
  1st Bob Ueki textured milo and pheasant wood hollow form
  2nd Larry Rodrigues Norfolk, milo, and pallet wood from Subic Bay bowl
  3rd Tom Young koa and maple lidded container
Honorable Mention:
    Craig Mason koa, mango, and milo platter
There were 9 entries at this challenge with each member describing how they did their piece.

For those members that entered the challenge and did not have a chance to pay the $5.00 entry fee, please remind yourself to pay David Marchant (Treasurer) at the next meeting. The $5.00 entry fee is used to defer cost of prizes. At present, the challenge committee spends approximately $60.00 on prizes ($30 for 1st Place, $20 for 2nd Place, and $10 for 3rd Place).

The challenge for the May 16 meeting is a turned platter with a maximum diameter of 10 inches, maximum height of 1 inch, and any type of wood has been rescheduled to our July 11 meeting. This will give Jack deVos the time he needs to complete his demo that evening.

Program: David Higa did a demonstration on basic chain saw maintenance since the scheduled speaker, at the last minute, could not make it. Good job, David!

Instant Gallery: The instant gallery was a success. Ed Potter brought in the pieces he started when he gave his demo for the club back in January. The Norfolk pine and shower tree bowls are beautiful. Good job, Ed! I believe there were about 9 pieces in the gallery. If you are interested in getting one of your pieces critiqued by Jack deVos, bring it in and we'll see what he has to say about it.

Honolulu Woodturners 2001 meeting schedule:
    May 16 6:00 p.m.
    July 11 6:00 p.m.
    September 12 6:00 p.m.
    November 14 6:00 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

(Keeper of the Scrolls) Stewart Chow


Updated March 14, 2001