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PRESENTERS
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William "Doc" Cotton spoke to club members about the Golden Section and he wasn't referring to a well known vault at Ft Knox.  Doc explained how the ration of 1 to 1.618, when applied to dimensions,  is pleasing to the eye. Doc showed numerous examples of how this can be incorporated into the design of furniture.  
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SHOW and TELL PROJECTS
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John DeBender explained that this "grate" looking piece allows light and air to flow through his project.  The grooves for all the cross pieces were cut using a box joint jig. 
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              Bill Byrne proudly shows off his highly detailed cross.  The cross is made of birch and the back is of imbuia. 

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L1000662-2.jpg (107262 bytes)  L1000667.JPG (107123 bytes)     Steve Wavro shows club members his inlay work.  The woods Steve used are oak, cedar and old weathered fence board.  The sunlight effect is achieved by orienting the grain of the wood used for the panes.
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            This confetti light, crafted by Bill Cole, is not intended to be thrown at a Mardi Gras float rider.  The light shows off Bill's turning skills.  The backing for the time piece is made of walnut.  Bill acknowledged he acquired the wood from Jim Robertson and that Jerry helped him .L1000668.JPG (104770 bytes) L1000664.JPG (211982 bytes) L1000663.JPG (90306 bytes)  
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    L1000707.JPG (234456 bytes)  L1000669.JPG (129060 bytes) This creche was crafted my Monte Richards.  The top is cedar and the posts mahogany.  To create the effect of well used and old post and beams, Monte bumped the pieces against a spindle sander. The back panels are of Baltic Birch.
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         Joe Stassi demonstrates how to open these cases that he made specifically for holding fine cigars - maybe someday a Cuban.  The small one holds business cards. Joe also crafted the desk clock of mahogany.L1000675.JPG (125034 bytes)         L1000716.JPG (165670 bytes)  L1000706.JPG (236842 bytes)
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L1000703.JPG (166428 bytes)  L1000676.JPG (146070 bytes)  Steve Dittrich holds a plate that he turned from what he called, "an unknown species".
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L1000679.JPG (121505 bytes)  Lowell Holmes holds a tool that is over 100 years old.  Lowell explained how he crafted new handles for it. 
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 Happy Valentine's day was Randy Abramson's introductory remark.  His bandsawed heart box is of oak and padauk    L1000714.JPG (151974 bytes)  L1000715.JPG (208466 bytes)  L1000680.JPG (81810 bytes)
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     L1000712.JPG (227123 bytes)  L1000681.JPG (151034 bytes) This mantle clock of mahogany took Tom Matkin 25 years to construct...well...he started it long ago but it was shirt sleeves up and hands on just a couple of weeks to ago to complete it.  The movement is Mason and Sullivan.  The finish is shellac topped with varnish.  
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 Clark Kellog gets a helping hand while showing off his glassed door cabinet of teak.  Clark explained how he used bent lamination to create the curved portions. L1000683.JPG (85338 bytes) L1000686.JPG (131335 bytes)
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L1000687.JPG (144629 bytes)  L1000693.JPG (198803 bytes)    L1000690.JPG (164802 bytes)  In this view Jeremy demonstrates the Woodworker Bench Press technique   Jeremy Grubb holds up his bench of cedar with butterfly inlays of ebony.  The legs were turned from purple heart.  The shiny supporting spindles are aluminum.  Jeremy's marquetry is of soft maple and marble wood.  Notice how Jeremy oriented the grain to achieve the flowered look.L1000692.JPG (109208 bytes)
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       Mike Turner shows club members his styles of boards used to store and carry extension cords and an outlet.   L1000694.JPG (149735 bytes)  L1000698.JPG (90711 bytes) L1000696.JPG (110382 bytes)
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      Charles Sembera donated a scrollsawed name plate for the club.
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