There were 32 people present, 28 members and four guests, at this month’s meeting.

Kim Jones, of Advantage Lumber, gave information on wood sale prices for this month. A handout listing the wood prices was provided.   


Sid Light, Sales Representative for Mohawk finishing products, gave a presentation on “Stains and Finishes”. He showed us examples of some stains and finishes and explained how they are applied. He also provided us with handouts about their products. Mohawk products can be purchased online, or locally at Sarasota Paint. For more information about their stains and finishes, go online to –

Business Meeting and Announcements

Demonstration Meet: Monday, July 17, at 7:00 p.m. – Tool Auction at Denny Wetter’s shop – 2306 141st Street East, Bradenton, FL. The balance of the Estate of a furniture builder and wood turner will be auctioned off. Some of the items that will be in the auction are – tools, hardware, Delta lathe, shelving and routers. Bring a chair.

Election of New Officers takes place in December. Two nominations have been received for the position of Vice-president – John Peasley and Jim Bassett. Still looking for nominations/volunteers for Club Secretary. Contact Joe Mannke, Club President, with your suggestions.

 Terry Bair made a presentation to Mike Swart of a scroll sawn armadillo. It was given in honor of Mike’s “armadillo stew”. 😊

Show and Tell:

John Philips – Lady’s desk made of black walnut

Terry Bair – two scroll sawn armadillos

Sid Mann – thin piece of western red cedar & picture of cedar lantern

Al Brown – band saw box with flocked drawers

Fred Damianos – Cuban mahogany turned bowl with lid

Mike Swart – side panel made of coffee wood

Barry Meyers – cutting board, tray and coasters