There were 23 members in attendance at the meeting and three guests (Mike Dummett, James Bassett, Steve Christoffells) for a total of 26 people in attendance.

This evening’s presentation was by Sid Mann. He showed a movie from the 1930s, about logging in Maine, called “From Stump to Ship.” The film was originally a silent film narrated by the president of the Machinist Lumber Company, Alfred Ames. In this reconstruction of the original film a narrator speaks the words Ames used when he showed the silent film. It is the most complete film record of long lumbering operations of that era known to exist today.


If you missed the meeting and would like to see the video ( everybody was fascinated) it is on Youtube. Pick this link to watch it:

Upcoming Events

July Demonstration Meet (July 18 at 7:00 p.m.) is at John Philips’ place – 660 Percheron Circle, Nokomis, Florida. John will discuss how to mount wood for turning. (Bring a chair)

July Shop Meet (July 25 at 7:00 p.m.) is at Advantage Lumber.

Show & Tell

John Slezak – Doll Cradle

Marv Stoltzfus – Wooden baseballs and striker

Sid Mann – wooden pen made with 400 yr old oak

Fred Damianos – bowl with lid

Denny Wetter – big bowl and open segmented vase

John Philips – bowl, beeswax compressor, and water valve key

Joe Mathis – Carved horses

Terry Bair – nut bowl  and folding stand

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Raffle winners – George Norton, Terry Bair, Ed Colombo, Craig Spottswood, James Bassett, and Steve Christoffells.

Door Prize winners – Rick Anderson, Joe Mathis, George Norton, Ed Colombo, and Craig Spottswood.

2nd Quarter Show & Tell Drawing – John Philips

Next Month’s Meeting – August 10, 2016 at Advantage Lumber.