August 2004 Projects


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James Powers showed club members his bandsawed boxes made of sycamore and finished in polyurethane. 

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Bill Cole proudly showed off his keepsake chest made of bubinga and birds eye maple finished with wipe-on polyurethene.    


Lon Kelley explained how he crafted the wooven pattern using sixteenth inch material and a mandrel for support.  Black epoxy fills in the spaces.

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Arthur Thomas holds his bookstand made of coco bolo. It is portable, disassembles easily and folds up to hang on a wall.  It can be set up on the reader's lap or on a table top.       


Norm Nichols shows off his red oak turkey mount and his baltic birch scroll sawed bear head.  He used "barely" 254 cuts.  The turkey feathers are real although he did not say what happened to the turkey.  The bear's head won him fourth place at a scroll saw picnic in Branson, Missouri, category - fret work complex         

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Jack Hutchison demonstrated how he uses his dado jig made of tropical hardwood.  The stops are adjustable.     


Lowell Holmes described how he handcarved his rocker made of mesquite in 120 hours during a class in Waco, Texas.           

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Denis Muras opens the lid to a window box of white pine.  He admits it needs painting.   


     Dottie Forbes  points out features of her Asian bench made of recycled wood from Brazil.  It is constructed of floating splines and finished with polyurethane spar varnish.

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John Holden did not explain to club members how to play chess or checkers but he did say that he made the table of quartersawn sycamore.  The table also features walnut and maple playing squares glued to plywood but with small gaps between them to allow for expansion.   John holds up the jig he used to cut the squares.  John used water to raise the grain, finished the wood then sanded.      


 Ridg Gilmer rests his hand on his bookshelf of blackjack oak.  The back panel is solid wood and not plywood. It is finished with dark walnut.  Wrought iron nails hold it together.

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 Todd Burch did not offer his work as a "door" prize but explained how he made it.  It is made of birds eye 3/4 pine.  It is the door to the bath room in his garage.  It will be finished with amber shellac.


Door prize winner, John Holden, recieves the laser level from Ken Kooser.

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Zinsser representatives, Paul Chadick III and Gene Hoyas, talked to club members about Zinsser shellac products.  Zinsser has been in business since 1849 and is the first company in the U.S. to specialize in shellac. Shellac comes from India and Southeast Asia.    For further details or more information contact Mr. Chadick or Mr. Hoyas at  

Check here later for some pointers regarding shellac.



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