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PRESENTERS
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Steve LeGrue spoke to Club members about how to care for and tune up a table saw. A few tips: 

1.  use a non-silicone wax for the top

2.  cast iron tends to shift, twist and bend so it can lose its flatness when it is moved from one location to another

3.  use lithium grease to avoid build up of gunk

4. align fence and blade to the miter slot

5. a combination square works very well to measure space between slot and a selected tooth, measured both in the front and rear position.  

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SHOW and TELL PROJECTS
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Tom Matkin shows off his boxes of poplar and pine.  Shellac and varnish finished the box.L1000625.JPG (151967 bytes) 
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  John Gay explains to members how he scrollsawed each individual hole to create a wicker effect.  Doc Cotton (and others) react accordingly.  Made of red oak and wicker, the shelf is adjustable to suit the height and position of the display items. L1000626.JPG (119497 bytes).  

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Norm Nichols explained that the frogs were bookmarks.  He stacked  several 1/8 inch pieces together then scrollsawed once to create several pieces. Would you believe that the vase was not turned on a lathe?  Norm, scrollsawed several rings at a twenty degree bevel, stacked and glued them together and then sanded to smooth the edges.L1000629.JPG (143108 bytes) L1000630.JPG (109993 bytes)    L1000606.JPG (340159 bytes)  L1000609.JPG (118626 bytes)
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          L1000605.JPG (277317 bytes)  L1000631.JPG (233928 bytes) Steve Wavro crafted this intarsia wine ensemble of oak, purple heart, bloodwood, yellowheart, poplar, lacewood, basswood, walnut, and aromatic cedar.  Steve prefers to use different woods to achieve the various colors but experimented with dye to create the effects seen on the wine bottle -- hmmmm could it  be blackberry wine?. 
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Dan Smith shows off his scrollsawed basket of walnut and his scrollsawed hummingbird shelf of mahagony.    L1000634.JPG (169029 bytes)       L1000604.JPG (336637 bytes)  L1000603.JPG (369451 bytes)
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     L1000620.JPG (214420 bytes)    L1000623.JPG (175385 bytes)  Monte Richards and his grandson, Greg, show club members the napkins holders that Greg crafted. The L-shaped piece, looking like half of a picture frame, is really a corner shelf that Greg made. L1000639.JPG (170696 bytes)      
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Greg holds up a hat rack for Munchkins.  Actually, Greg will use it to hang up his karate medals, you know, the sport where you hiiii-yaaaa...break-a-brick.  Knowing how costly a broken wrist is, his wise grandfather uses a miter saw to "chop" his wood.  L1000637.JPG (115497 bytes) L1000621.JPG (313773 bytes)
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L1000622.JPG (357228 bytes) L1000640.JPG (198476 bytes)    Monte Richards holds up crosses that he crafter for his church bazaar. Monte showed club members a drawing that details which direction to carve each piece to create the interleaved herringbone effect.
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   L1000641.JPG (122513 bytes)Hugh Parker talks about his box made of antique pine topped off with two coats of Deft. L1000611.JPG (227479 bytes)  L1000612.JPG (328569 bytes)
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 L1000617.JPG (149752 bytes) In this photo Julian Barr holds high his hand at carving.  L1000642.JPG (122713 bytes)
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  L1000644.JPG (866985 bytes)In this photo Joseph Stassi gets assistance from Doc Cotton with disassembling the child's chair of white pine into several pieces.      L1000615.JPG (302152 bytes)  L1000643.JPG (142117 bytes)Joseph also shows how his cypress chair folds up for carrying. 
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     L1000613.JPG (241860 bytes)  L1000614.JPG (232355 bytes) Lon Kelley leans against his cherry chest of drawers.  The chest is in the Early English style.  To view Lon's progress, click here.  Hidden slides make smooth drawer action.  L1000646.JPG (160555 bytes)     
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 Gary Rowen points to a slide show featuring his chest of drawers for parts, supplies and tools.  A lesson Gary learned is to to make the cabinet into two or three stacks - easier to handle during construction.  Another is to add a dust panel or two to keep the sides from bowing inward because of the weight and sticking the drawers.  The drawers are simply 1/2 inch plywood bottoms glued to 1/2 plywood sides to which drawer slides are attached.   Drawer fronts of Red maple are glued to the trays and provide trim for the edges.    L1000649.JPG (143978 bytes)   Cab5.JPG (900182 bytes) Cab2.JPG (939889 bytes)
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  L1000658.JPG (215872 bytes)  L1000659.JPG (202431 bytes)L1000654.JPG (152468 bytes) Jeremy Grubb holds up his table topped with a rosewood slab.  Jeremy observed many customers walk past this slab at the store and barely give it a glance.  The slab in its unfinished state looked like reject wood.  Like they say, "one's reject is another one's treasure", and here is the proof, although it isn't pudding.  Jeremy talked about his technique of building the chair and table.
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