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          TurnerAug06-56.jpg (174967 bytes)          TurnerAug06-57.jpg (94655 bytes) 
In the photo on the left Mike Turner is demonstrating the proper technique for managing your hands when using the table saw.  Never cross your arms or your hands over or in front of (radial arm saw) when sawing.  This was one of the many tips the Mike provided during his safety lecture.  In the photo on the right, Mike talks about the proper use of push sticks.  Play it safe and don't do something that you will regret for the rest of your life -- he has seen the remorse people feel, "why did I do that, how could I have done such a dumb thing?", is what they tell themselves day after day.
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       PorterAug06-54.jpg (110128 bytes)
Don Porter won this month's door prize.
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    PicFrameAug06-39.jpg (124566 bytes)   EdwardsAug06-30.jpg (165813 bytes) PicFrameAug06-40.jpg (138574 bytes) CradleAug06-21.jpg (197828 bytes)   EdwardsAug06-42.jpg (145943 bytes)   CradleAug06-22.jpg (163569 bytes)
Glen Edwards points out features on his cradle that he crafted which contains no screws, just glue, dowels and mortise and tenon joinery.  Glen poses by the wood frame that he built from old seasoned pine wood salvaged from a farm house in Iowa.  No "new" wood is showing.
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            RockChairAug06-31.jpg (235396 bytes)  RockChairAug06-33.jpg (244208 bytes)   RockChairAug06-34.jpg (130298 bytes)HolmesAug06-43.jpg (191084 bytes)
Lowell Holmes stands by this beautiful rocking chair that he crafted of quartersawn oak in the Craftsman style.  The seat is from one board, the place for the posterior carved out by hand.  Danish oil and urethane finish the chair.
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          TableSmallAug06-18.jpg (185555 bytes)  KunzlerAug06-44.jpg (87368 bytes)  TableSmallAug06-19.jpg (187434 bytes)
Fred Kunzler shows off his kiddie table of Baltic birch top and 2x4 legs. Fred sprayed on urethane to finish it.
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            NamePlateAug06-23.jpg (198015 bytes) MurasAug06-45.jpg (97265 bytes)
Mrs. Frank will be proud of her name plate crafted by Denis Muras.
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           ShelfAug06-09.jpg (104043 bytes)  BoxAug06-06.jpg (114341 bytes) BoxAug06-07.jpg (159527 bytes) SweigartAug06-46.jpg (129607 bytes)
Mark Sweigart completed the shelf and the whatnot box during a woodworking class at the Homestead Heritage in Waco, Texas.
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GumBallAug06-28.jpg (146334 bytes) VandeWerkerAug06-47.jpg (133331 bytes)
David VanDewerker offered to share M&Ms with club members from his hand crafted gum ball machine of white oak. No quarters required. The dimensions were dictated by the size of the Coleman lantern globe that he used.. 
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Dan Smith and son proudly show off examples of toys that they crafted together.  The helicopters are of MDF, dowels of oak and the top comes off.  Dan obviously found a way to make good use of those AOL CDs.
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Brian Honey explained that the cherry stripe was added to increase the size of the lid....hmmmm...wonder why??? Lacquer finishes the whatnot box.
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  TableAug06-15.jpg (91442 bytes)    HutchisonAug06-51.jpg (96810 bytes)   EndTableAug06-13.jpg (229834 bytes) EndTableAug06-14.jpg (204560 bytes)   EndTableAug06-16.jpg (188173 bytes)
Jack Hutchison gets ready to tilt his wonderfully crafted end table to show club members his workmanship, or should I saw craftsmanship.  Tables are made of quartersawn red oak, each table consisting of about 50 pieces of wood.  The drawers are snuggly fit, called a "piston" fit.  The drawer bottoms are a frame and panel construction.  These tables are finished with fast drying lacquer, he sprayed them in his driveway.  
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TableAug06-11.jpg (241712 bytes)     TableAug06-12.jpg (261495 bytes)  TableAug06-20.jpg (285964 bytes) KelleyAug06-52.jpg (154423 bytes)
Lon Kelley kneels next to his granite topped coffee table of West Indian Coconut wood
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