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PRESENTER
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Mike Turner presented a talk on shop safety.  Mike holds up a table saw push stick that he recommends discarding in favor of a larger push "board".  Mike addressed many issues and invited club members to chime in.
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SHOW and TELL PROJECTS
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   Gary Rowen made this child's car for his five year old granddaughter.  Wood used was pre-glued pine slabs purchased at a local home improvement center.  The wheels were turned on a lathe as a "log" then cut to size on a bandsaw.  The top is hinged to allow storage of "car parts" or to carry "passengers".      
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  L1000275.JPG (104163 bytes)Anyone for a shave?  If you are growing a splintered beard, Bob Wink just may be able to help you.  Bob showed club members various projects that he has worked on.  The table was crafted from pieces of an old torn down tree.

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Andy Anderson challenged club members to solve this puzzle.    L1000257.JPG (65829 bytes)  L1000278.JPG (66132 bytes) 
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 L1000279.JPG (146810 bytes)  The chair was the inspiration for the bench that Joseph Stassi made for a friend. Notice the similarities of the slope of the leg, the leg stretcher and the finials. The wood is poplar which he was able to stain to match the chair.  Joseph made the stool as well.    
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 L1000280.JPG (125726 bytes) Hugh Parker stands tall next to his tall table of mahogany.  Hugh crafted this table using only hand tools.   L1000266.JPG (299414 bytes) L1000268.JPG (177605 bytes) 
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   Jack Hutchison explained to members how his constructed this 18th century walnut bachelor's chest.  Crotch walnut veneer graces the front of the drawers.  The hardware is English brass, and, no, it did not come from any Asian country.      
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  Mike Turner holds a Band-Aid holder, one of 360, that he made for students at a bible school.  Mike explained how he set up his tools for production work. For the routed edges Mike demonstrated how he clamped a small trim router to his work bench to use as a "mini" router table.    L1000285.JPG (113622 bytes)
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