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Denis Muras demonstrated scrollsawing techniques to Club members.  To create the illusion of floating letter, Denis showed how he cut the bottom at 45 deg and slighting slanted the letters. Denis advised not to cut the base off, and showed us how he did that, until you have completed all the other cuts.  A red pattern is easier to follow when using a black blade.   L1010611.JPG (820871 bytes) L1010612.JPG (182384 bytes)  L1010616.JPG (84402 bytes)
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SHOW and TELL PROJECTS
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          Jeff Sechelski explains how he crafted this exquisite jewelry box from a Japanese print. Sycamore forms the marquee background with beech accented with sycamore veneer and mahogany for the box.  The green and red colors are dyed.  Jeff talked about how he used hot sand to create a shading affect on the design.

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Norm Nichols holds his turkey that he scrollsawed from a piece of 3/4 inch sassafras.  His art work is finished in tung oil.          L1010620.JPG (90922 bytes) L1010597.JPG (337071 bytes)
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                    L1010595.JPG (107854 bytes) L1010596.JPG (198281 bytes) L1010599.JPG (142293 bytes) L1010601.JPG (211396 bytes) Elvis may have left the building but his spirit lives on (he would have been 75 this month). Bob Wink peeks out from the sound port of his neatly crafted guitar for the Houston Art Car parade.  The guitar is mounted on a go-cart as you can see in the photograph. Bob holds the first place trophy that he won for his division.  Bob also won many hugs from admirers - must have been that cool looking Elvis hair style
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          Andy Anderson explained how his cloverleaf pipe clamp cushion protects the edge of the board being glued. It also holds the clamp up off the worktable while tightening the clamp. A small magnet is inlayed behind the cloverleaf to hold it up against the face of the clamp while being closed. Andy has a dubious claim that this ranks up there with the invention of the micro chip but in reality Agfan applesauce.

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                      L1010604.JPG (218030 bytes) L1010603.JPG (302303 bytes) L1010624.JPG (52670 bytes) Lon Kelley and his wax finished band sawed box from cedar. Just about the right size for a large Havana.
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Dan Smith now has a place for his hot pots; these two trivets of bloodwood and mahagony.  He used a Flying Dutchman #5 blade.     L1010606.JPG (310451 bytes) L1010626.JPG (157522 bytes)
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     L1010628.JPG (115367 bytes) L1010610.JPG (162869 bytes)  Glen Edwards show club members his cross of Canadian Pine, mahagony, Baltic Birch and red plastic.
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Steve LeGrue shows the top that he made for a vase that he recently turned but what is different is that his wife cross-stitched the pear flower top.  The wood, incidently, is Bradford Pear.  The mirror is an old board of cherry with blotches that Steve feels adds to the beauty of the wood.  The mirror frame is assembled with all pocket holes - no glue then finished with oil finish and wax.  The back has French cleats for hanging (you can still hang it in an American room, though).  .  L1010631.JPG (154279 bytes) L1010634.JPG (916563 bytes)
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  L1010638.JPG (122107 bytes)L1010637.JPG (112641 bytes) L1010643.JPG (174420 bytes)   L1010641.JPG (111990 bytes)    Jeremy Grubb explained how he crafted the coffee table from a Rita-downed cedar tree. The legs are of maple.  African mahagony is the top for the scalloped table .
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Steve Willis, manager of Rockler, showed Club members an antique plane and the blades that accompany it. L1010647.JPG (824132 bytes)
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