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July Newsletter

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Honolulu Woodturners
A Chapter of the
American Association of Woodturners

Kyle Iwamoto  
President Kyle Iwamoto

President Kyle Iwamoto called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

New members attending the meeting were new members Warren Na’ai and Val Candilasa.

There is an open invitation for members to have a gallery section on the club website. Contact Tom Young at tom_young@honoluluwoodturners.org for additional information.

Please make and wear a name tag. We have a lot of new members and a name tag makes it easier for everyone.

Treasurer Andy Cole reported the club treasury, as of July 10, had a balance of $12,342.41 in the account. .


Barry Wheeler talked about being invited to the Mango Show being put on by the Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts at Honolulu Hale.

The show runs from July 20 to August 8 with live demonstrations all day, from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aug 8. Mahalo to Kyle Iwamoto, Willy Ridep, Larry Rodrigues, Tom Young, Andy Cole, Luther Bjornsen, Jon Ogata, Will Branham, Albert Koorenhof, Dean Mailheau, David Higa, and Barry Wheeler for volunteering to demonstrate. Come on down and support our club mates and view the exhibit.

  Barry Wheeler
 
Barry Wheeler

Our members will have about 40 mango pieces on display inside Honolulu Hale.

The city is not liable for missing or damaged pieces. We cannot sell or advertise for sale, pieces that are on display in the building.

During the demo on August 8, we can sell and/or take orders for our work along with the other vendors that will be there. Be sure to have your GET tax license in order.

There will be an artist’s reception on Tuesday, August 4, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Family and friends are all invited. Music and pupus will be provided.

All exhibit pieces must be picked up on August 10. Barry volunteered to pick up any remaining pieces if you cannot pick them up yourself. If you cannot pick up your display pieces, contact Barry at barry_wheeler@honoluluwoodturners.org   Mahalo to Barry for coordinating the event.

The 2015 date has been set for the 13th Annual Honolulu Woodturners Show at Nohea Gallery. 

The opening date will be on Saturday August 15. We will plan to hold demonstrations from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with an artist's reception/party running concurrently 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Laurie thought this change to overlap the demo with reception would make for easier planning. Folks are encouraged to supply a pupu for the artists' reception.

Turnings in the show should be delivered to Nohea the first week of August. They need some lead time for planning purposes.

Mark your calendars. A demonstrator rotation and pupu sign up grid will be available soon. Please kokua. 

Laurie Baron shared photos of our turning demonstrations from previous Nohea Woodturning Shows.

  Laurie Baron
 
Laurie Baron of Nohea Gallery

They do have a 'Farmers Market' at Ward Warehouse on Saturday starting at 8:00 a.m. but our spaces are reserved for the lathe demonstrations.

Every year Nohea Gallery and the Honolulu Woodturners pick a charity and donate turnings to be sold for charity. Laurie gave an accounting of the money donated.

In 2014 the charity chosen was the YMCA's Workforce Training program. The items donated brought in $1,192 so far.

In 2013, the chosen charity was Hawaii Literacy. Donated items brought in $1,948 for the charity.

She said it is the clubs turn to choose this year’s charities. After numerous suggestions Family Promise of Hawaii was selected for this year. Visit their website at www.familypromisehawaii.org/

Everyone is encouraged to donate a turned item with 100 per cent of the sale price going to Family Promise.

Laurie has been receiving requests for gavels, salad bowls under $200.00 (usable bowls as opposed to artistic type), table and floor lamps, urns, hurricane and confetti lamps.

If you would like to sell your turnings at Nohea Gallery, contact Laurie at nohea@lava.net to discuss products and prices with her.

She sends out checks on the 15th each month with a 50/50 split. She was asked about construction at Ward requiring Nohea to move. She has been assured present location through March 2016, plus 6 months, probably longer.

Any new location will have to provide space for our annual woodturning demo she said.

Jim Bannister  
Jim Bannister
 

Our planned guest speaker, Bill Stormont, had a medical emergency and couldn't attend. Bill lives on the Big Island and manages a couple thousand acres of non-native forest, primarily eucalyptus.

Jim Bannister stepped up and gave an interesting and informative presentation on making your own sanding disc holders.

Many components he buys on trips to the mainland, but are also available locally.

He uses 2 x 4 or 2 x 3 inch stock to turn disc holder to the size you want.

Drill a hole and attach screw driver bit with two part epoxy. Jim likes Harbor Freight for the drill driver bit set. They also sell a close quarter electric drill for $29.99. Extended warranties available at $3.00 for one year and $5.00 for three years.

Use foam pad, Velcro and then sandpaper. Jim said the key is Barge Cement which he hasn't found locally but is available on Amazon, eBay, Tandy, and other on-line vendors. There is a company on eBay that will mail this to Hawaii. The seller is Nordshoe, and it runs just under $9.00 with postage. Foam pads, sanding disks are available from www.vinceswoodnwonders.com/  Velcro is available on-line at Joann’s Fabric at www.joann.com/

Jim uses leather remnants for peel and stick sandpaper. Leather remnants are available from Tandy, eBay, and other on-line sources.

He also recommends using a soft foam pad for 180 grit sandpaper and above and use a denser pad for 150 grit and lower.

Your bit extenders will now work on your sanding disc holders.

If you have any questions or need any help, Jim is available at 247-7934.

A .pdf file on one method of making the disks can be found at by clicking here.

YouTube videos can be viewed at the following links:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=G44HICpHgqg
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qss6tLxQXqw

Mike Schick
Tom Young
Albert Koorenhof
Rob Hale
Brian Green
Stan Hebda
Craig Mason
Larry Rodrigues
Kyle Iwamoto
Selected Pieces from the Challenge

The challenge was to turn something from pallet wood. There was no size limit.

Everyone who participates in the Challenge or Instant Gallery must sign the Participation Sheet to be eligible for the Participation Prize.

As a reminder, two First Place wins in the Silver Division moves the winner to the Gold Division.

The Participation Prize of a $25 Woodcraft gift certificate was won by Stan Hebda.

Prizes of Woodcraft gift certificates are awarded to the first, second, and third places. The values of the certificates were $20 for first, $15 for second, and $10 for third place.

Craig Mason
Rob Hale
Lee Takushi
Craig Mason
First Place
Gold Division
Rob Hale
Second Place
Gold Division
Lee Takushi
Third Place (tie)
Gold Division
Challenge ~ Gold Division ~ Pallet Wood
  1st Craig Mason oak pallet wood with milo finial
  2nd Rob Hale open bowl
  3rd Larry Rodrigues ((tie) oak pallet wood free form bowl
  3rd Lee Takushi (tie) pallet wood vase
       
Challenge ~ Silver Division ~ Pallet Wood
  1st Stan Hebda pine and purpleheart Ikebana
  2nd Mike Schick staved water scoop
  3rd Brian Green purpleheart drum sticks
   
Honorable Mention for Both Divisions:
    Tom Young oak and veneer sphere
    Luther Bjornsen pallet wood box
    Warren Na'ai pallet wood band saw box
       
Larry Rodrigues
Stan Hebda
Brian Green
Larry Rodrigues
Third Place (tie)
Gold Division
Stan Hebda
First Place
Silver Division
Brian Green
Third Place
Silver Division

Photo not available for Mike Schick

Rob Hale, Symposium Chair, has set the date for the 7th Honolulu Symposium. The dates are Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13, 2016. Featured turner will be Cynthia Gibson who will be on her way to Australia for Turnfest 2016. Rob has seen her turn at AAW and should be very interesting. Cynthia’s website may be found at www.cynthiagibsonpyrography.com/

  Wood
 
Warren Na'ai and Luther Bjornsen

Our members are more than generous in bringing in wood to share. This month Barry Wheeler and Brian Green brought in wood to share. Brian had miscellaneous tropical wood of Brazilian Cherry and Tigerwood. Barry brought in some False Olivewood.

Kyle shared the tools he uses for making captive rings. He made his own grind on one and bought the other.

Rob wanted the club to know what a great job Andy Cole did at the American Association of Woodturners’ Symposium in Pittsburgh.

Andy sold a macadamia nut nested set to Jeff Bernstein and Judy Chernoff. They head up the Collectors of Wood Art. The Bernstein-Chernoff Collection may compare with the Waterbury’s and Mason’s. You may view the Collectors of Wood Art website at www.collectorsofwoodart.org/  Congratulations Andy.

Andy received an e-mail from Josh Fisher. He is now living in Kentucky. Josh wanted to say 'hello' to the club members. He is thankful for how welcoming everyone was to him. He said 'It was amazing getting to learn from some very talented wood turners and all around great people'.

David’s featured website choice is for you Mustard Monster owners:
docs.google.com/document/d/1y-dXirI2P9SqPKsp1WaGLJqJ1x1LxI87sNiWg6RjliQ/preview

Mahalo to Andy Cole for taking the candid photos shown below.

Albert Koorenhof
Brett Schenk
Brian Green
Albert Koorenhof
Brett Schenk
Brian Green
Craig Mason
David Chung
George Wong
Ed Niemi and Craig Mason
David Chung
George Wong
Lee Takushi
Luther Bjornsen
Jon Ogata
Lee Takushi
Luther Bjornsen
Jon Ogata
Stan Hebda
Warren Na'ai
Tim Freeman
Stan Hebda and Craig Mason
Warren Na'ai
Tim Freeman

The challenge for September is to turn a paper weight. There is no size limit. Hopefully the paper weights will be donated to the club for use at the next symposium. It was quite windy last time with sign-in sheets and name tags flying everywhere.

Tim Freeman will demonstrate the making of Sound Powered Amplifiers at the September meeting.

The next meeting of the Honolulu Woodturners is Tuesday, September 8, 2015. The meeting is held at MRC Roofing, 1041 Puuwai Street, Honolulu, Hawaii. The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m.

Mahalo to Carl Sherry, Andy Cole, Larry Rodrigues, Barry Wheeler, Rob Hale, and Brett Schenk for supplying the information to put the Newsletter together.

Submitted by Tom Young

Photographs courtesy of Carl Sherry and George Wong

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