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PRESENTERS
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Mark Sweigart, a member of WWCH, talked to club members about the evolution of a workbench, primarily his experience with building a top quality woodworker's workbench. Mark addressed the major aspects of a quality workbench, placement of vises, type of dog holes and placement of tool trays

Mark offered several tips:

don't glue panels together to make a top,

a workbench cannot be too heavy or too long,

purchase dog clamps made of rolled steel, not cast.

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SHOW and TELL PROJECTS
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Cliff Ober demonstrates how to return his book rest, made of cherry, to two separate flat pieces. Now say "to two'' real fast. 

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    Charles Sembera offers competition to the kind of nutcrackers that dance about on stage or grace Christmas trees.  Charles demonstrated how his machine really cracks nuts.  But will it crack corn?  Yeah, but who cares?  

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Gary Rowen showed slides of the liquor cabinet that he built entirely of red oak.  He needed a place to store wine and liquor that they don't drink - at least not at a very fast pace.  The back of the cabinet was made to look nice so the cabinet could be room divider if needed. WWCH JAN 2013 127.jpg (810643 bytes) 

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L1030915.JPG (61090 bytes) L1030912-1.jpg (33814 bytes)L1030917.JPG (95413 bytes) L1030917-1.jpg (29782 bytes)  Fred Sandoval showed examples of his craftsmanship using nothing but scrap wood. Fred crafted some Stars of David for a friend visiting from Israel, and a UT logo amongst others.         L1030912.JPG (72097 bytes) 
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 Denis Muras shows a work in progress - a Santa sleigh minus seven reindeer - it's not loaded with toys so only requires one reindeer.  The sleigh is of maple and cherry.

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L1030896.JPG (75865 bytes)    L1030897.JPG (74744 bytes)L1030925.JPG (121307 bytes)  Mike Turner crafted this shotgun for his grandson.  The barrel is conduit, the rest #2 yellow pine. Will wooden shells be next?
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  Hank Merry holds his articulating hippo in such a way that it has its mouth open.  The hippo is made of Spanish cedar - hmmm I wonder if he bought the wood in Spain?   L1030894.JPG (219427 bytes) L1030895.JPG (185277 bytes)L1030928.JPG (59866 bytes) L1030929.JPG (100967 bytes)     
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