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GUEST SPEAKER
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Wayne Smith, a representative of Mirka, the abrasives firm, spoke to club members about abrasive technology, manufacture, and how it applies to woodworking.   He introduced some of the new abrasive products.

Wayne is a Houston area native who has resided in Montgomery, Texas for the past 12 years.  He has been with Mirka for 11 years covering the areas from Houston to New Orleans.  In 1987 he started in the industry with Sherwin Williams Automotive Refinishes and then onto Sales Rep for an independent distributor as an Automotive Paint Refinish Technician.

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SHOW and TELL PROJECTS
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Fred Sandoval demonstrates how to use the rugged pine and poplar chair that he crafted.  Fred handmade the star with a chisel and saw.

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    Mark Behring shows club members the intarsia christmas decorations, the beach scene and the cups that he crafted.  L1030561.JPG (78288 bytes)

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John Gay shows before and after pieces of a salvaged fence.  Hard to believe someone can get good looking wood from a well used fence.

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          Fine looking shelves of walnut from Nebraska by Ron Kuenning

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Wood Cabinet Side View.jpg (1107812 bytes) Wood Cabinet.jpg (446641 bytes)  A splendid cabinet of red oak built by Henry Majoue for a friend of his wife - lucky woman.  To view more photos of his cabinet CLICK HERE!
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The cross and the clock were finely crafted at the hands of David Garcia.  David used mahogany and poplar. L1030571.JPG (88499 bytes) L1030573.JPG (107254 bytes)    L1030545.JPG (143460 bytes)  L1030546.JPG (185920 bytes)
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L1030576.JPG (128669 bytes) L1030543.JPG (163816 bytes)  Denis Muras holds one of his models of a sports car made of walnut, maple and cherry.
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Rick Spacek crafted the picture of the bridge and the cross of baltic birch and red oak.

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   Picture 184.jpg (403382 bytes) Picture 188.jpg (433280 bytes) Everett Woolum holds a magnifying glass that he made and presented a slide show of a walnut and cherry cabinet with tambour doors.  The walnut and cherry came from his father's farm.  To view more photos of his cabinet - CLICK HEREL1030583.JPG (99762 bytes) L1030547.JPG (105685 bytes)
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 Steve LeGrue showed several bowls that he turned of various woods laying around his shop.  Steve used water lox for a finish.  L1030586.JPG (901939 bytes)  L1030591.JPG (908218 bytes)L1030553.JPG (109768 bytes)     L1030552.JPG (132462 bytes) L1030556.JPG (169593 bytes) L1030555.JPG (155736 bytes) L1030554.JPG (109497 bytes)  
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