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Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here

 

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Jack Hutchison points out features of his 18th century Chippendale blanket chest of red gum in a frame and panel construction.  It is finished with Minwax stain plus 2 coats clear shellac followed by tung oil.   BlanketChestJun05-01.jpg (187660 bytes) HutchisonJun05-32.jpg (152661 bytes) BlanketChestJun05-02.jpg (219704 bytes) 
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Mason LeGrue stands by his Norm Abrams desinged Adirondack chair of cypress wood.  Mason used only stainless steel hardware then finished with two coats of Thompson Water Seal
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Mike Turner explains how he will install this flourescent light fixture; a project motivated by the high cost of fixtures at your local home improvement store.      

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Steve Wavro proudly shows off his intarsia designed plaque announcing his wife's kitchen.  Seven shades of red cedar, some maple and padouck make up the design. He finished it with marine spar varnish -- is this named for a boat????      

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Steve LeGrue did a good turn with these bowls -- a quickie weekend project with wood lying around.

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Old barn beams provided the lumber for these boxes designed and crafted by Rich Thomas.

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Rich Thomas neglected to explain to members how to play Quarto.  Hmmmmm...a fifth of a checkerboard --Five-0?

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Robert Sandlin can't identify the source tree but he did say he paid only $30 for it to save it from the rubbish pile. Being the woodworker he is he brought it back to life.         

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      Plywood edges glued together create a special effect for these cutting boards crafted by Lon Kelley. The frame is only glued at the mitres to allow give and take.

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Mason LeGrue shows off his box of cherry with bookmatched walnut top.      

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  This Mah Jongg tile holder of recylced oak was crafted by Michael Whelton.

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This Baltic Birch top is copper laminated then framed by walnut. Brian Honey explained the chemical process used to create the finish.  The leg tips are attached by dowels.

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  Denis Muras rests upon his white pine fireplace mantle, soon to be painted.

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A similar period piece at the Waco Homestead was the source of this blanked chest by Buddy Grant.  Cherry panels, ebony, mesquite and cedar for the bottom.  

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  Brandon Nixon talked about his Brazilian redwood art easel finished with linseed oil.

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    Glen Edwards drove from Austin to attend our meeting and show club members his scrollsawed works of Jesus.  Glen used a #5 blade that does a clean cut on both sides.  It is finished with shellac.

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David Jochim and Erik Knight man the digital projector.

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Chris Lovchik, Ower of LHR Technologies explains their new CarveWright Woodworking System 

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The above pictures show the capabilities of thier new system which is based on use of clip art as opposed to CAD.  You use a computer to choose your design from a collection of "canned" clip art or draw your own using most any available PC software.
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