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    ATTENTION!

AND I DO MEAN ATTENTION

barks former Marine, Mike Turner, who uses all that training and volume to instill in the members of his woodworking classes (14 to 17 year olds) the fear of the almighty Ė the almighty damage that can happen when you donít FOLLOW THE RULES.

Mikeís credo is that the most dangerous tool in the shop is YOU! Following closely: dull and defective tools, inattention, distractions, carelessness, and that ego-puffing feeling of invincibility. When you find your mind is making ―odds‖ whether you can ―get away with it,‖ then odds are you wonít. Injury isnít worth the risk.

A few cardinal rules: plan ahead, know how to use your tools, never cross your arms in front of a radial arm saw, control your reflexes. For a table saw use a push tool and, when making a cut, train yourself to bring your hand down and around to the right - never straight back which takes your hand over the saw blade. Another caution is to never straddle a wood lathe."

Donít believe every technique you see on tv!

Nail guns ARE guns. If they have air, they ARE loaded. Guns have bulletsÖer, nails that can jam.

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SHOW and TELL PROJECTS
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Lon Kelley presented a small patio table and a bench made form Spanish Cedar. The wood is very easy to work and has a nice brown-red color.
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Charles Volek presented the "Planets", a kinetic sculpture or mobile which was designed by Clayton Boyer. His work and plans can be found at www.lisaboyer.com. The mobile is made of different thicknesses of Baltic birch plywood with a maple frame and various brass rods, bushings, springs,and weights.      L1020126.JPG (120004 bytes) L1020129.JPG (147738 bytes)
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     L1020132.JPG (169350 bytes) L1020141.JPG (156148 bytes) Bob Wink, in the Arts and Crafts style, crafted this lamp of quarter sawn oak.
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Mark Behring talks about the many uses of this unique high backed stool or chair made of pine.

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               L1020135.JPG (117993 bytes) L1020131.JPG (149240 bytes) Making use of a track light, Mike Turner explains how he turned the track light into a desk lamp of pine. 
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          Steve LeGrue proudly showed club members his collection of turnings and carvings. Steve has been experimenting with color, texture and metal foils in his bowl designs.      L1020143.JPG (105890 bytes) L1020123.JPG (84199 bytes)
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  L1020144.JPG (105546 bytes) L1020121.JPG (904026 bytes)          Mark Behring showed off a crayon holder that was easily and quickly made?
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             A clock made of cherry is proudly held by Ron Kuenning.   L1020148.JPG (124206 bytes) L1020133.JPG (128509 bytes)
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