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Chuck Maxwell showed club members his snack tray the he made using his pin router.  The jig is taped to the work piece with two-sided tape.  For patching the home in the spalted pecan he used a mixture of putty and sawdust from the work piece. 

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Rich Thomas holds a box he made of dovetail joints using a dovetail bit..  These boxes are of Brazlian walnut, American walnut with maple keys plus some old tight grained barn oak.    

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Lon Kelley shows off his dowel box and dowel bowl.  The oval shape of the dowels in the box are the result of cutting the glued up final product at an angle.  Lon also explained how he hammered a carbide tip into a piece of long metal so he could gouge out the bowl.

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Ken Kooser crafted these bowls of poplar and mahogany.  Texas stars grace the front of his bun-footed trays.

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Brian Honey brought the spoon to go with the bowls but nobody brought the chili.  The spoon is handmade using a dovetail saw, bench chisel and a carving gouge.  These are techniques he learned at a woodworking school in Waco.

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Gregory Owens talked about his jewelry boxes he made of mahogany and 1/8 inch birch plywood.  The finish is polyurethane.      

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Robert Sandlin holds the device he made to hold a hand held sander in place to be used as a fixed sander.  Geeeeee... maybe you don't have to remove the sander after all, just turn it upside down and sand away.....

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Don Turbeville shows off the door prize he won.

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Members of the club brought in jigs and explained how they made and used them.  From left to right, top to bottom; Eddy Arnold, Lon Kelley, Ken Kooser, Chuck Maxwell, Denis Muras.  Apologies to Jack Hutchison, Rich Thomas and Ridg Gilmer who photographs are missing because the photographer's camera battery died.

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