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John Laine, Executive Director of the Texas Ramp Project, gave a terrific presentation at our February meeting describing how his organization builds wheelchair ramps for people throughout Texas. He is planning more projects for the Houston area and WWCH members appear anxious to lend a hand. The next training build is planned for Saturday, April 16. Already several members have signed up to help: Bill White, Vickie Osburn, Larry Schulgen, Matt Phillips, Ed Bramblett, John Gay, and Steve Wavro. If you are available on April 16th, or perhaps a future date, contact Steve Wavro: txwave1@msn.com.     John Blaine 70.jpg (64092 bytes) Ramp Project 71.jpg (94966 bytes) Ramp Project 72.jpg (49148 bytes)
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           Bob Wink 68.jpg (81852 bytes) Bob Wink 58.jpg (81715 bytes)

          Two hall trees crafted in the "arts and crafts' style by Bob Wink.  Bob used white oak and then finished with a polyurethane varnish over mission dye and stain.  A great place to hang your hat and park your bumbershoot?

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Bryan Honey used three types of mahogany with aromatic cedar for this beautiful blanket chest. The top is a single board and that high gloss sheen comes from 12 to 15 layers of shellac hmmm...a new meaning to giving a "good shellacing".    Brian Honey 73.jpg (90991 bytes) Brian Honey 49.jpg (121350 bytes)Brian Honey 48.jpg (136726 bytes)
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             Cliff Ober 79.jpg (67438 bytes) Cliff Ober 56.jpg (128524 bytes) Some found walnut made its way into Cliff Ober's workshop and was turned into a bowl.
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A mahogany box inlayed with burl and walnut is proudly shown to club members by Jeff Schelski.

      Jeff Seselski 51.jpg (135140 bytes) Jeff Seselski 52.jpg (153403 bytes) Jeff Seselski 82.jpg (77708 bytes) 
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          Jere Kessler 45.jpg (119067 bytes) Jere Kessler 75.jpg (62981 bytes) Z5.jpg (43602 bytes) Z7.JPG (578148 bytes) Personal Energy Transportation (PET) International seeks to reflect the love of Jesus Christ by bringing mobility and dignity to those in developing countries who are unable to walk. Jere Kessler supports the factory in Bryan, Texas,by fabricating five wooden chassis per month. Visit the PET web site at petinternational.org.
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        Mark Bering 50.jpg (139088 bytes) Mark Bering 80.jpg (49573 bytes)  Mark Behring described a neat little trick to keep the tops from coming "unglued". Put the lid inside, over the hole, and use a spring-loaded center punch to keep it there.  Now all he needs is a year's supply of M&Ms.
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This knife block, deep enough to hold 10 inch blades, by Mark Sweigart rests on a curved wooden leg.  You can say he is a "cut above" the others.       project 1.JPG (93739 bytes) project 3.JPG (113938 bytes) project 6.JPG (131971 bytes)
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              Randy Abramson 57.jpg (90690 bytes) Randy Abramson 84.jpg (110783 bytes)  Ride 'em cowboy says Randy Abramson because here is a saddle rack of Ambrosia maple sans the horse.  No screws, just miller dowels.   Yippee ty yeh!    
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Steve LeGrue with his mahogany memorial case.       Steve LeGrue 53.jpg (100928 bytes) Steve LeGrue 78.jpg (87602 bytes)
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   Steve Proctor 59.jpg (96617 bytes) Steve Proctor 60.jpg (131569 bytes) Steve Proctor 66.jpg (91313 bytes)   This trebuchet, aka catapult, is a "pumpkin pitcher" for Steve Proctor's son David's Boy Scout Troop.  It is capable of launching an 8 pounder 285 feet - a fine joy ride for the neighbor's pesky cat.  
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David Proctor needed more storage space so he built a big chest of drawers of maple with a shellac finish. Steve Proctor Son 47.jpg (97645 bytes)  Steve Proctor 46.jpg (100430 bytes)  Steve Proctor Son 65.jpg (108966 bytes)D
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Steve Wavro 54.jpg (125988 bytes) Steve Wavro 67.jpg (91619 bytes) An Amish couple intarsia piece by Steve Wavro -- but I thknk he left out the cell phone and walkman ear bud. 
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Ted Clements designed and crafted this free floating bookshelf (spooky, isn't it?) after his wife said they needed someplace to put their books.  And what a beaut it is.  The top and side was cut from a single plank of curly maple with a matched and mitered joint with the edges left in their natural state.  Ted Clemmons 62.jpg (120848 bytes) Ted Clemmons 63.jpg (122890 bytes) Ted Clemmons 76.jpg (100285 bytes) 
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  TED_6516.jpg (786286 bytes)  Jeremy Grubb showed club members his 6 1/2 foot cabinet with curved base that now graces some lucky client's home.
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