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PRESENTERS
Steve Procter spoke at the July meeting.   Steve is a long-time member of the Houston Woodworkers club, current Vice President, and past President and Newsletter Editor.  Steve discussed the intricacies of creating curved trims and casework. Curved woodwork in casework and trim involves either cutting or bending. Different types of curves, single to multiple radii, require different approaches. The main focus was on circles and circle segments with the use of trammels, compasses, and router templates to make curved panels, molding, and trim.

Steve does woodwork semi-professionally as Procter Custom Woodworking, specializing in cabinetry and case goods, including furniture, entertainment centers, kitchens and home theaters. See examples of his work at www.procterwoodworking.com.

Remember the field trip to his fabulous home last fall and all the exceptional skills he implemented there? Steve shared many of his insights.

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SHOW and TELL PROJECTS
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Andy Anderson and his duck frame of walnut and maple. Andy didn't drop to the floor when someone said duck. 

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    Norm Nichols displaying his Victorian oval frame, fishing sign that read "If the keys are missin' I've gone fishin'".  The knife is of mesquite and the frame of pecan and narra.

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Ready for a balloon ride, Steve Wavro scrollsawed this delicate balloon plaque for an uncle celebrating his 90th birthday.  Birch on walnut backing with lemon oil finish..

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           L1030321.JPG (187920 bytes) L1030322.JPG (392681 bytes) L1030376.JPG (121779 bytes) L1030379.JPG (113072 bytes) Joe Stassi has a garden cart to push around now on his patio. His cart is made of sycamore, pine, cedar-stained shellac on top.
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Rick Spacek shows club members how a carving of Jesus can be attached or removed from his scrollsawed cross in red oak and red oak plywood.  L1030339.JPG (159617 bytes) L1030381.JPG (96775 bytes) L1030380.JPG (105557 bytes)
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 L1030341.JPG (90262 bytes) L1030384.JPG (93911 bytes) L1030385.JPG (83053 bytes) L1030345.JPG (131987 bytes) David Garcia will have no trouble telling what time he slices the bagel with his handmade clock and bagel cutter.  Both are crafted of red oak, however, the clock is of quartersawn red oak.  
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Some loving dog owner will soon be the proud owner of this cleverly constructed helicopter dog house.  John Gay crafted this dog house of cedar which will then be donated to a dog show auction as a fund raiser.  John used cedar from torn down fences. L1030334.JPG (212877 bytes) L1030333.JPG (164579 bytes) L1030336.JPG (200881 bytes) L1030392.JPG (157168 bytes)
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  L1030351.JPG (190891 bytes) L1030352.JPG (308768 bytes) L1030398.JPG (84874 bytes) Ridg Gilmer crafted this cradle of blackjack and spalted oak. Read more about Ridg's cradle project
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Bob Wink showed a craftsman style frame that he made.  Also Bob proudly showed a sword rack that he made for a soldier returning from Afghanistan.  The soldier was interested in hiring a woodworker but Bob offered to do the job for free.  A COOL WAY TO SUPPORT OUR TROOPS - Way to go Bob, WWCH salutes you!    L1030323.JPG (140912 bytes) L1030324.JPG (152625 bytes) L1030399.JPG (104364 bytes) L1030403.JPG (95889 bytes)
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  L1030347.JPG (198970 bytes) L1030409.JPG (83174 bytes)  Mark Behring holds his scrollsawed plaque of mahogany finished with three coats of wipe on polyurethane.  A warm fire is nice but love trumps all.
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The twelve days of Christmas are represented by these figures carved by Charles Volek.  A wonderful gift for his daughter.  The blue background board is just to display the individual days.   L1030350.JPG (133706 bytes)  L1030412.JPG (115817 bytes)
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 L1030349.JPG (122650 bytes) L1030405.JPG (146742 bytes) This fine marquetry wall plaque was beautifully crafted from basswood for the base, sycamore, mahogany petals, and paperwood leaves by Umberto Gherdovich. Ciff Ober presented on behalf of Umberto. 
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Fusheng Wang crafted this pretty lampshade.  Now he too can shed some light on the subject of woodworking. L1030356.JPG (79109 bytes) L1030416.JPG (102967 bytes)
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L1030353.JPG (193338 bytes) L1030421.JPG (129588 bytes) The clever Ted Ojevich came up with this jig to use a portable belt sander as a fixed belt sander.  A bit hard to race, though.
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