November Newsletter


Honolulu Woodturners
A Chapter of the
American Association of Woodturners

  Mike Chu
President Mike Chu

President Mike Chu brought the meeting to order at approximately 6:00 p.m.

Mike offered apologies for our Librarian Dean Mailheau who was not able to make the meeting. If you would like to borrow something from the library, contact Dean at dean_mailheau@honoluluwoodturning.org

Stan Hebda brought in some coupon books to share. Kraig Smith shared his birthday cookies and Tom Young brought in a tub of cookies.

Rob Hale, symposium chair, reported the Fourth Annual Honolulu Symposium was a success. Rob thanked the planning committee for their efforts. Volunteers are needed for the 2013 planning committee. Typically, the planning committee meets for two hours once every other month. If you can kokua, contact Rob at rob_hale@honoluluwoodturners.org

Mike thanked Brett Schenk for donating his time to make the audio/video stand and for doing such an outstanding job as videographer.

Albert Koorenhof demonstrated his deep hollowing rig with captive bar and steady rest. Keith Clark developed the system. Keith's website can be found at www.theokspindoctor.com Available on the website are several videos showing his system in use.

Albert Koorenhof
Albert Koorenhof
Examples of Albert's Hollow Forms

Andy Cole, club treasurer, presented the monthly treasury report. Included in the report were the results from the Fourth Annual Honolulu Symposium.

We had about 63 registrants who contributed $4,300 in registration fees and proceeds from the auction brought in $3,240.

Additional income from shirt and tool sales brought the total income to $10,260.

Expenses totaled $7,875.49 resulting in a net gain to the treasury of $2,385.01.

Mahalo to those who donated pieces to the auction as those donations are what enables the symposium to be profitable.

The club recently purchased a new Jet 1642 variable speed lathe and made considerable upgrades to the audio/video system.

The club treasury has a current balance of $8,046.49.

T-shirts and caps with the club logo are available at a cost of $15. See the club website for additional information.

End grain wood sealer is also for sale at the meetings for $15 a gallon. Bring your own container.

Nominations and election of officers for 2013 were held at the November meeting. The officers for the Honolulu Woodturners for the year 2013 are: President Sandy Rhines; Vice President Robert Duffer; Treasurer Andy Cole; and Secretary Tom Young.

Sandy Rhines
Robert Duffer
Andy Cole
Tom Young
Sandy Rhines
Robert Duffer
Vice President
Andy Cole
Tom Young

Standing committes are the Challenge Committee which consists of Rob Hale and Larry Rodrigues and the Health & Welfare Committee consisting of Larry Rodrigues and Carl Sherry.

Rob Hale and Larry Rodrigues are continuing as the challenge committee.

One of the requirements of our State of Hawaii non-profit status is that the club has three directors. The three directors are the most recent three past presidents. The directors for 2013 are: Mike Chu, Stan Hebda, and Charles Gerdes.

Everyone who participates in the challenge, or the instant gallery, must sign the participation sheet to be eligible for the Participation Prize.

The participation prize of a $25 Woodcraft gift certificate was won by George Wong.

The challenge for the meeting was to fix a mistake or something that did not come out right. This is commonly called a design opportunity. As normal, there was a Gold Division and a Silver Division. There was no size limit. Participants were asked to talk about their piece prior to the voting. Some had taken before and after pictures that were displayed on the monitors.

Woodcraft gift certificate prizes are awarded to the first three places in the challenges with $20 to first place, $15 to second place, and $10 to third place winners.

Craig Mason
Larry Rodrigues
Rob Hale
Craig Mason
First Place ~ Gold Division
Larry Rodrigues
Second Place ~ Gold Division
Rob Hale
Third Place ~ Gold Division
Challenge ~ Gold Division ~ Design Opportunity
  1st Craig Mason coconut hollow form that had broken in half
  2nd Larry Rodrigues Norfolk Island pine hollow form with powder post beetle damage
  3rd Rob Hale laminated poinciana and red gum bowl
Challenge ~ Silver Division ~ Design Opportunity
  1st Roger Hirlinger mango vase with bottom puka
  2nd Keith Maile kou piece with traditional Hawaiian repairs
  3rd Stan Hebda cracked olive vase
Honorable Mention for Both Divisions:
    Allan Spitzer off balance manzanita root bowl
    David Chung broken Norfolk pine bowl
    Tom Young macadamia nut natural edge bowl with bark repairs
    Andy Cole milo natural edge bowl with bottom patch
    Ray Beauchemin plywood bowl
    George Wong broken cherry natural edge bowl with voids
    Eric LeBuse mango coring accident made into thin stemmed goblet
    John Frigillana cracked Norfolk pine bowl with keltic knots
    Mike Chu spalted mango dolphin bowl
    Brett Schenk mold/fungus repaired with bleach
Instant Gallery:
    Eric LeBuse milo natural edge footed bowl
    Keith Maile kou calabash with patches
    David Chung silky oak square bowl, silky oil confetti lamp, and Mike Mahoney Cuban mahogany hollow form with threaded lid and pewa patches
    Tom Young milo calabash urn and kolohala bowl
    Charles Gerdes brass pen
    Dan Nakanishi mango hollow form hollowed from bottom
    Albert Koorenhof stained Cook pine with honu patch
    Robert Duffer milo with void
    Stan Hebda narra clock
    Rob Hale seven spalted poinciana pieces
Roger Hirlinger
Keith Maile
Stan Hebda
Roger Hirlinger
First Place ~ Silver Division
Keith Maile
Second Place ~ Silver Division
Stan Hebda
Third Place ~ Silver Division

David's 'Newcomers Corner' included discussions spalting resulting in gray stains as opposed to black lines and how best to finish coconut.

David brought in a long reach grabber for show and tell.

David's featured website is www.bowlturner.com/index.html There is a sad back story to this site. Doug Thompson of Thompson Lathe Tools put out a post about David Peebles. Doug reports that David has cancer and no medical insurance.  Several members of the WoodCentral community have donated pieces for a benefit auction that the moderator, Ellis Wallentine, has set up so the proceeds are sent to David Peebles to help offset his bills.  David sells a line of tool handles but will not be able to fill orders until his medical issues are resolved.  

The website for the auction is: www.woodcentral.com/woodworking/forum/auctions.pl

Selected Pieces from the Instant Gallery

The challenge for the January meeting is to turn a hollow form with a maximum depth is 8 inches.

The next meeting of the Honolulu Woodturners is Tuesday, January 8, 2013, with a 6:00 p.m. start.

Submitted by Tom Young

Photographs courtesy of Carl Sherry and George Wong


Updated November 15, 2012