Awfully hot and awfully humid—not the best weather conditions for woodworkers, unless they have an air-conditioned space. So it’s time not only to look back, but also to look forward to our cooler times.

At our general meeting on the 14th, we featured club members’ information about their favorite finishes. Each person explained how to apply a particular finish and why he/she would choose to use it. Look for this information to show up on our website. If you want more details about one of these finishes, contact the presenter.

On the next Monday evening, Denny again hosted the Turners’ Meet. He made a multi-axis pencil holder, an adaptation of a ball with holes bored from different axes, quite unusual.

The following week, Andy hosted the Shop Meet, in his wonderful air-conditioned shop. In fact, he said he chose August because he did have air-conditioning. We survived the rain and the frogs, and we all had a pleasant time.

Thank you to Denny and Andy for volunteering your shops.

Even if this weather isn’t conducive for working in your shop, you have to admit it’s fine for sitting inside and planning. And there are two events coming up for you to showcase your work—our holiday party and the State Fair.

Each year, for our December general meeting, in addition to our holiday party, we raise funds for the club by auctioning projects. Each member donates a couple of items for the auction, one small and one large (or more valuable), and Denny acts as auctioneer. All proceeds go to the club, and each winning bidder comes away with a quality project suitable for himself/herself or a gift.

And, although the Florida State Fair (in Tampa) is not until February, the paperwork for entering a project needs to be completed in December. Check out the poster that I will e-mail to you, by clicking on VIEW. Remember that this is a state fair, and it would be quite a compliment to you to win any level of ribbon.

See you all in September,


September 11: General meeting with Art Worth presenting

September 16: Turners’ Meet at Denny’s

September 23: Shop Meet at John Philips’

Content provided by Susan Darovec.