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Lon Kelley explained how he turned these bowls of wood from the Matagorda beach, mesquite and epoxy.  The big bowl is of mesquite.  Lon stirs the epoxy in a hot water bath to make it thin.  It gels in about a half hour.  For further explanation read Lon's expose on how he did this.
 

 

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Denis Muras proudly displayed his exploded and assembled view of his Ford Model A of maple and black walnut.  If you have to ask what year was the Ford, then you are much too young. 

 

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Vic Vucinovich showed off his corian and acrylic snowmen. The one with the cord is a xmas decoration.  The 3-D frog was cut out of wood clamped inside the jig shown on the left.  Vic used a double reverse scroll saw blade. 

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 Leo Showers brought in samples of cabinet doors that he is working on in three stages of completion.
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A round piece of marble tops Gene Volentine's globe stand of cypress and poplar.  The turnings are poplar, the rest, cypress.  Gene dyed the wood with dark mission brown.   Gene does not plan to craft a world globe.
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Fred Sandoval showed the club members his pocket violin (pochette???) that was used by troubedors who would then stuff them in their coat pockets for ease of carrying around from gig to gig.  No "fidlding" around there I suppose.  The stain is yellow water stain with three coats of varnish.  The other violin is a half-size violin of curly maple.  Top is quartersawn wood.  Animal hide glue is used to be able to disassemble pieces for repair or modification.  No finish on the neck, just olive oil.
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This period piece, circa 1790, of curly walnut was crafted by Jack Hutchison.  It is a Federal style sofa table sans sofa.  Dovetailed joints join the drawer pieces together.  Drawer bottoms are solid quartersawn red oak.  The top is MDF with walnut veneer on top.
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Rich Thomas brought in some pieces of ipe (pronounced "epay", you know, French...uh....Bulgarian..Latin, maybe....) which hails from South and Central America.  Rich built outdoor decking with solid pieces of this wood.  He uses water sealer to keep it looking original.  Rich says the wood is hard to work with but does cut nicely
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Michelle Dudley of WoodTrax explains to club members how WoodTrax software can be used to create lettering, numerals, and other designs that can be printed as scrollsaw patterns.  Her program was a success because the line formed at the rear of the meeting hall to purchase her company's product.
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Todd Burch wasn't able to lug this project to the July meeting so he posted it to our WWCH Bulletin Board.  Nice job, Todd.
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