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Rick Spacek spoke to club members about the art of pyrography also known as woodburning.  Rick used carbon paper (you mean to say they still make carbon paper?) to transfer designs to his work. The harder the wood the longer it takes to burn in.  Rick finishes by spraying on a clear coat or shellac.  Rick demonstrated his technique for wood burning.

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Steve Wavro gets ready for the fall season with his intarsia pumpkin.  Steve used 11 different woods isuch as yellowheart, bloodwood, aspen, walnut and spruce.  Geee... is there really a "fall" season in Houston?

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Bob Wink shows two tramp art lamps that he crafted from quartersawn oak. L1020401.JPG (889873 bytes)

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Could this Lon Kelley made mask be for Jim Carrey?  Lon used Spanish cedar to craft this mask from the Olmec civilization in Mexico.  

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Denis Muras holds one of his cars of poplar (courtesy of Bob Wink) that he made to donate in behalf of WWCH.

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Walnut and steel bits were put together by John Gay to create stubby screwdrivers.  Are these for short screws? 

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Andy Anderson shows how to operate a set of interlocking gears and how he made a board game entitled Nine Men's Morris.

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Mike Turner explains how he made a table to house a portable jig saw.

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Mark Behring shows off a couple of toy busses.  Mark spoke of a fast way to make clean hole - drill holes in a long board for at least three busses until the bit tip just punches through.  Then surface plane to reveal many clean holes.

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Charles Volek demonstrates how to raise the roof for this bird house and how he cut the roof and sides to simulate shingles and siding.  How many birds of pray will enter this sanctuary?

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Jeff Matzel somehow found the time to create his wooden hand made clock gears of Baltic birch plywood - plywood doesn't expand/contract much.  Brass tubing and rods were used for the axles. View Clayton Boyer's website of wooden gears and clocks.

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Jeremy Grubb holds a hand made knife.  Jeremy is definitely on the cutting edge.

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e.jpg.jpg (661075 bytes) In this photo Jeremy Grubb poses beneath his finely crafted rose hanging.  It consists of 37 petals made of white mahogany which was finished with a whitewash.

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