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May Newsletter

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Honolulu Woodturners
A Chapter of the
American Association of Woodturners

Kyle Iwamoto  
President Kyle Iwamoto

President Kyle Iwamoto brought the meeting to order at approximately 6:00 p.m.

Attending the meeting was new member Luther Bjornsen.

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 was on the mainland attending the Utah Symposium. Barry Wheeler filled in for him and reported the club treasury, as of May 9, had a balance of $12,517.65 in the account.

Barry also gave the final statement from the 2015 Honolulu Symposium. Total income was $8,685.00 and total expenses were $8,464.83. The club realized a gain of $220.17.

Included in the expenses was a donation of $250 to the Parents and Children Together (PACT) organization of Hawaii. As part of the symposium we had a collaborative challenge to make something out of a piece of 6 x 6 x 2.75 inch piece of maple. The collaborative pieces were auctioned off at the symposium with $250 being donated to PACT.

  Warren Na'ai
 
Warren Na'ai

Founded in 1968, Parents and Children Together is one of Hawaii's leading non-profit organizations providing a wide array of innovative and educational social services. PACT helps families identify, address and successfully resolve challenges through its 15 statewide programs in the areas of early childhood education, domestic violence prevention and treatment, child abuse & neglect prevention and treatment, positive youth development, community and economic development, and mental health support

Warren Na’ai presented an interesting program on using recycled pallet wood. Warren makes a variety of items to recover, redeem, and restore pallet wood.

Warren said pallets are readily available from small businesses. Always ask permission prior to taking a pallet. Warren said stay away from any pallet painted red or blue as they are to be used again by the business. Generally these are at Costco, Home Depot, and other such retailers.

international pallet stamp  
International Pallet Stamp
 

Warren said all international pallets are marked with a stamp giving important information. In this example, The IPPC stands for International Plant Protection Convention. 'DE' (Germany) is the country of origin. Then the manufacturer's unique number. Stay away from any pallet marked ‘MB’ which means it is treated with methyl Bromide. ‘HT’ means heat treated and is safe to use. The 'DB' means debarked.

For more information, and how to tell if a pallet is safe for reuse, check out the website at www.1001pallets.com/pallet-safety/

There is a demonstration scheduled for Saturday, June 6, by Guilio Marcolongo. In conjunction with that, a hands-on workshop is scheduled for Sunday, June 7.

Guilio has been turning since 1995. He lives in Australia at a place called Wonthaggi, which is Aboriginal for ‘wind and rain’.

Guilio is known for his scalloped pieces, mainly boxes, but he can turn his hand at most forms of woodturning. Guilio met Dale Nish in New Zealand at the Ottamata Experience and with his help and the inspiration of his teacher and mentor, Vic Wood, his woodturning life changed forever.

The cost of the all-day demonstration is $50 if paid by May 23. The fee includes lunch. The cost of the hands-on workshop is $100, including lunch. There is a limit on the number of slots available for the hands-on. Therefore, those submitting the fees first will be placed on the list and the others will be wait listed.

See the website at www.honoluluwoodturners.org/events_2015_Marcolongor_flyer.html for additional information and details. The webpage also has photos of some of Guilio’s work.

We generally try to bring in one or two visiting turners a year. These demonstrations have always proved interesting and inspiring.

Tom Young
Ron Tosh
Rob Hale
George Wong
John Hunter
Dan McGurk
Lee Takushi
Rudy Ballaibe
Jon Ogata
Don Moody
Larry Rodrigues
Mike Schick
Selected Pieces from the Challenge

The challenge for May was to turn a winged bowl. Size limit is in effect. The bowl must fit within an eight inch cube.

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 George Wong.

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.

Mike Chu
Eric LeBuse
George Wong
Lee Takushi
Mike Chu
First Place
Gold Division
Eric LeBuse
Second Place
Gold Division
George Wong
Third Place (tie)
Gold Division
Lee Takushi
Third Place (tie)
Gold Division
Challenge ~ Gold Division ~ Winged Bowl
  1st Mike Chu curly koa four winged bowl
  2nd Eric LeBuse koa four winged bowl
  3rd George Wong natural edge Formosan koa winged bowl
  3rd Lee Takushi birch plywood four winged pedestal bowl
       
Challenge ~ Silver Division ~ Winged Bowl
  1st Dan McGurk natural edge kiawe winged pedestal bowl
  2nd Ron Tosh laminated maple and purpleheart winged bowl
  3rd Rudy Ballaibe cinnamon winged bowl
  3rd Jon Ogata Cuban mahogany winged bowl
       
Honorable Mention for Both Divisions:
    Albert Koorenhof podocarpus bowl
    Mike Schick winged false kamani toothpick holder
    Larry Rodrigues natural edge winged milo bowl
    Don Moody winged candle holder
    Tom Young burned natural edge olive winged bowl
    John Hunter finial topped winged bowl
    Kyle Iwamoto miniature pallet wood winged bowl
    Rob Hale black olive crotch winged bowl
       
Dan McGurk
Ron Tosh
Rudy Ballaibe
Jon Ogata
Dan McGurk
First Place
Silver Division
Ron Tosh
Second Place
Silver Division
Rudy Ballaibe
Third Place (tie)
Silver Division
Jon Ogata
Third Place (tie)
Silver Division

Our members are more than generous in bringing in wood to share. This month there were five or six pickups with wood to share.

Various kinds of wood including Lychee, Mahogany, and Norfolk Island Pine

Dean Mailheau has volunteered to assume responsibility of the club library. He asks that anyone having borrowed club DVDs to please return them to the club library.

David Chung fielded questions in his Newcomer’s Corner segment. There was some discussion of how to avoid end grain tear out. David also brought in some Plexiglas disks. He uses these as a template for cutting on the band saw and also uses them as a center finder.

David’s featured website is www.doyourownpestcontrol.com/powderpostbeetles.htm This site contains a wealth of information on treatment of powder post beetles.

The challenge for July is to turn something out of pallet wood. There is no size limit.

The next meeting of the Honolulu Woodturners is Tuesday, July 14, 2015. The meeting is held at MRC Roofing, 1041 Puuwai Street, Honolulu, Hawaii. The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m.

Submitted by Tom Young

Photographs courtesy of Carl Sherry, George Wong, and Tom Young

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