There were 43 members in attendance at the meeting on November9, 2016  and 10 guests (Alan Brown, Mike Christman, Bob Travers, Ken Ambrey, Ron Plank, Rosa Plank, Bryan O’Mchaney, Chip Bowlin, Betty Walters and Stan Nikkel) for a total of 53 people in attendance.


Club membersEd Columbo and John Slezak showed us how to cut and assemble dovetail joints.  Ed used hand tools to create a dovetail and then a half dovetail joint.  Then John used a router and metal jig to show us how to cut a dovetail and half dovetail.img_2305 img_2306 img_2307

Business Meeting and Announcements

Holiday Party/Meeting: December 14, 2016     A SIGN-UP sheet was passed around and members are asked to bring side dishes according to the beginning letter of their last name.  Joe Mannke is handling the details.  Members coming to the party are also asked to make two wood gifts to bring to party (do not wrap them). One gift will be used as a “spouses” gift and the other will be auctioned off.

Online Auction: Several tools had been donated to the club to be auctioned off.  Larry Simmons, the club Webmaster, listed the items and their pictures online and held an online auction that ended on November 8.  The club made $1,155 on the auction, the members got some good tools at a great price, and the lady donating the tools was glad to get them out of her deceased fathers garage so she could sell the house..

Need Club Vice-President: The Club is still looking for someone to volunteer to be this coming year’s Vice-President.  The Vice-President is also the President-elect for the next year.

A reminder –

  • Club DVD library – see Terry Bair if you would like to check out any how-to DVDs.
  • Club shirts for sale – see Tony DAlberto

Upcoming Events:

November demonstration Meet and Shop Meet:

Shop Meet: November 14 (7:00 p.m.) at John Philip’s place, 660 Percheron Circle, Nokomis, FL 34275. Topic – How to choose the wood for and set up a turning project.

Demonstration Meet: November 21 (7:00 p.m.) at Rick Borovicka’s place, see member list for location.

  • 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 mahogany veneer headboard was donated to the club to be auctioned off.  There were no bids made at this time.

 Show & Tell

  Joe Mannke – An airplane propeller shaped key/ tie holder.

Denny Wetter – turned bowl

Fred Damianos – turned wood bowl

Terry Bair – 2 Cypress tables and scrollwork Christmas ornaments

Dennis Daudelin – Man jewelry (shark’s tooth and fish hook necklaces)

Steve Christoffers –Unusual brace (drill)

Thelma Proctor – black walnut table, woodburned owl and woodburned wolf

George Norton – Angle cutting jig

John Philips – rosewood bookends, turned rosewood bowl, turned dip bowl and turned segmented bowl

Joe Mathis – Intarsia Native American woman

Mike – carved elephants picture frame

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 Next Month’s Meeting/ Christmas Party– December 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Advantage Lumber.