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Scrollsawed Auction Pieces -- Turned Bowls -- Game Table  -- Knotty Pine Benches  -- 18th Century Commode -- Scrollwork  -- Poker Supplies Carrying Chest -- picture frame

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 Jerl Blalack showed club members some scrollsaw work that he did for some of his friends who attended an auctioneer's school.  Each student auctioneer is required to bring in something that they can auction off with proceeds being donated.  These are of red oak, birch plywood backing, oak stain and two coats of lacquer.  The scrollsawed portion is cut with the blade at a 3 degree tilt using a #5 blade. Who'llgimmeabledebledebledebe...? AuctionMar04-11.jpg (164328 bytes)AuctionMar04-10.jpg (124740 bytes)BlalackMar04-12.jpg (69928 bytes)
   
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   BowlsMar04-2.jpg (140778 bytes)  ValleteMar04-13.jpg (41872 bytes) Lewis Vallette shows off some bowls that he crafted.  The tall chalice-like bowl is made of glued up and stacked rings of 24 pieces per ring.  Mr. Modest says there is nothing to it...we'll see....
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     John Holden made this superbly crafted game table of walnut, mahogany and maple.  He bandsawed the legs to shape.  The checkered squares are glued to plywood but not to each other.  John says his secret came from a book in the club library. The drawer has a secret latch where he can hide the checkers...or was it to hide the chess pieces...??? GameTableMar04-8.jpg (132207 bytes)GameTableMar04-9.jpg (155763 bytes)HoldenMar04-15.jpg (114054 bytes)
                   
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These benches of salvaged naughty pine ... uh...knotty...were crafted by Marcus Brun.  The challenge was to strategically place the knots for show.  The finish is polyurethane.  A tip of the green award for Mr. Brun for recyling lumber.
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Jack, the master period woodworker, Hutchison points out how he crafted the raised panel door that graces the front of this 18th century commode.  The commode was used as a cabinet although one member said it was used to store the chamber pot, hence why it is called a commode.

The raised panel veneered with crotch walnut floats in the framed door.  The hand made ball finial hinges are imported from England. A cherry plywood panel backs up the commode. The sides are dovetailed to the top.

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                AdamsMar04-20.jpg (86294 bytes)AdamsMar04-21.jpg (92700 bytes) Scott and KyleAdams proudly show off their scrollwork pieces to the club.
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A poker party benefited from Ted Ojevich's craftsmanship.  Ted built this to accomodate chips, cards and a rule book.  The sliding front pieces, that give access to the supplies, slide behind the supplies to be out of the way.  I'll wager his buddies tried to double or nothing him out of it.  PokerCaseMar04-23.jpg (116052 bytes) OjevichMar04-22.jpg (61336 bytes)PokerCaseMar04-24.jpg (87601 bytes)
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 TurnerMar04-25.jpg (54514 bytes)How many of you went immediately to your shop and made sure you had the right kind of safety glasses?  Ahhhh....a good show of hands.  Mike Turner gave a captivating talk on shop safety providing numerous war stories and video taped graphics of actual accidents.  Safety starts with the right mindset -- your body follows your mind.  Even with years of experience many veterans make mistakes because of complacency, they let their guard down.  Remorse stays with you for the rest of your life. Don't use the wrong or insufficient protection either .  

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