There were 37 members and one guest in attendance at this month’s meeting.

Jason Peters, of Advantage Lumber, offered club members a special price for tonight on selected species of wood. 


Ed Colombo, Club member, gave a presentation on “Veneering – Using Tools You Own”.  He demonstrated how to apply veneer using thermoplastic glue, Titebond II, and a household iron.

Business Meeting and Announcements

Demonstration Meet: Scroll Sawing – Part 2: Monday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Terry Bair’s shop – 4844 Three Oak Blvd, Sarasota, FL. In part 2 of this two-part series on scroll sawing, Terry will demonstrate how to use and secure patterns and demonstrate some cutting techniques. Bring a chair.

Shop Meet: Monday, June 26 at 7:00 p.m. at John Peasley’s shop – 180 Deerfield Ave. NE, Port Charlotte, FL. Bring a chair.

Update on Welcome Committee – “Thank you” to Ed Goldberg, Al Brown, George Norton and Barry Taylor for volunteering to be on the Welcome Committee.  The Committee members’ job will be to contact and visit “new” club members, inform them about the club and its events, and learn a little about them and their wood working interests and needs.

Mentoring – “Thank you” to those that have volunteered to be mentors. Mentors can be paired up with current or new members that are interested in learning about or honing different types of woodworking skills.

 Facebook Page – our Club is in the process of looking into creating a Facebook page.  Stay tuned for more information.

 Trip to Woodcraft Store in St. Petersburg – Carpooling information and logistics to be determined at a later date.

 Election of New Officers takes place in December, so be thinking about who you would like to nominate (or if you would like to volunteer) for the two positions that will need to be voted on and filled at that time – Club Vice-President and Club Secretary.  Contact Joe Mannke, Club President, with your suggestions.

 Auction, Monday – July 17: Denny Wetter discussed an upcoming auction which will be for the balance of the Estate of a furniture builder and wood turner. Some of the items that will be in the auction are – tools, hardware, Delta lathe, shelving and routers.  Auction will be held Monday, July 17, at Denny’s home, in lieu of a July Demo Meet.

Next Month’s Presentation:  Mr. Sid Light, a representative of Mohawk Finishing will give a presentation on his company’s finishing products.


Show and Tell:

John Slezak – Drawer and frames

John Philips – carved cormorant

Terry Bair – Gorilla glue finish and Dog banks

Sid Mann – Phone charging station

Tim Sullivan – Cutting board

Bob Parrish – Gatling gun

Joe Mathis – Scrolled art

Jerry Schipano – Dipping quill and Bowl

Next Month’s Meeting – July 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Advantage Lumber.