There were 33 members in attendance at the meeting and three guests (Bill Snell, Patt Kerr and Al Rosenfeld) for a total of 36 people in attendance.


This evening’s presentation was by Duke Clancy of Victoria Rose Furniture Renewal. He discussed the art of finishing and refinishing wood. He demonstrated how to fix a chipped piece of finished wood and make it look good. Using several products, sold under the brand name Mohawk, he created a seamless repair. The Mohawk products are sold by the Richelieu company ( formerly Cabinetware on Cattleman Rd. Some of the items he demonstrated wereepoxy putty sticks, grain texture pens, powder toners, Blendal stick (crayon-like used to touch up wood), spray toner, spray lacquer and others.

Business Meeting and Announcements

            The FWWC Board of Directors met on September 30, 2016 and bring to you two major changes for the club – 1) Webmaster will become a Board member; and 2) By voting on six ways to best use the additional money in our treasury, we decided to start by decreasing dues and by raffling items of greater value at our monthly meetings.

The Board also decided to buy a digital camera for presentations, set up a suggestion box, and consider “joining” the Sarasota Carvers in a booth at the Sarasota County Fair.

Nametags:John Philips brought in the redone nametags and they now have a magnetic back.

Upcoming Events

October demonstration Meet and Shop Meet: There is no Demonstration meet scheduled for this month, but there is a Shop Meet and it will be held on October 24 at Joe Mannke’s house.

We still need people to host Demonstration Meets for November and December. Anyone willing to do a Demonstration Meet can contact Joe Mannke.

  • Holiday Party/Meeting: December 14, 2016 Asking members to make two wood gifts to bring to party (do not wrap them).
  • FL State Fair: February 9-20, 2017 (Need volunteers for the last weekend.)
  • Wood Working Show (FL State Fairgrounds): March 17-19, 2017 (Need volunteers.)
  • Picnic: April 2017 (Remember the 2X4 contest.)

A member donated cabinet hardware from cabinets he replaced and those items were auctioned off.


Show & Tell

Joe Mathis – Intarsia lady clown

Terry Bair – Bear door stop and a toy noise maker

Dennis Daudelin – miniature segmented vases

Andy DiLorenzo – cordless glue spreader

Thelma Proctor – coffee table

Steve Christoffers – old scrapper

Fred Damianos – Coffee mug and two wine stoppers

Larry Simmons – Bandsaw update

John Philips – wood elephant ring holders, rosewood tables, nut bowl

Art Stadlin – Bandsaw box

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Next Month’s Meeting – November9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Advantage Lumber.