There were 38 people present at the February meeting.
February’s presentation was by Don Huffer, who had designed a vertical or horizontal router lift and table.
His will allow you to install the router either vertically or horizontally, with a screw action to raise and lower the router and bit within the table. His lift is made from wood and regular bolts and screws. With his lift, he can do router adjustments as fine as 1/1000th of an inch. Unlike other lifts his does not hang on the table top, but attaches to the inside of the table instead. This allows the top of the table to be raised on hinges. The fence on his table came from Fine Woodworking, but the table and the lift are all his design. He assembled his table without glue, just using screws. Don handed out DVD’s with the plans for how to build the router lift and table. They include descriptions and pictures. He normally sells these plans all over the world on ebay for $20. Thanks Don. A copy of these plans will be in our library.
Dues are due.
Denny Wetter will have a Turners’ Meet Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m.
Fred Damianos will host the Shop Meet, Monday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m.
State Fair fine woodworking supervision is all set; tickets are handed out.
Woodworkers Show in Tampa, March 20-22. Terry Bair still needs help with our table.
The man cut down the pecan tree; two of our members got some wood.
Mike Swart brought in some camphor to give away.
Thelma Proctor brought in some orange and other wood to give away.
Mike Swart will be bringing some ash and red oak to sell, the end of June
Floyd has some Bischofia wood from a tree he cut down to give away
John Philips brought in the obituary for Harold Lowery
Next meeting: March 11
Tredway Childress encouraged us to go see the pentathlon; 3 members helped build for it
Ed Fraser said the SunCoast Science Center will have machinery for wood and metal cutting
John Slezak fielded questions about band saws—maximum width blade size, why a wheel comes off, what to use to support re-sawing, a source for custom blades, why we should keep wood away from sand, how to band saw green wood.
Show & Tell:
Mike Swart showed us his library ladder installed, via video
Lowell Newland brought in a bowl and a black soldier fly larvae contraption
Raffle -Joe Manke won the router table; Mike Pass won the clamps; Jeffrey Gunthart won a spokeshave
Show & Tell 4th Quarter Prize: Ed Columbo $50 gift certificate from Woodcraft