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 Liz Cash was our featured speaker as she spoke to club members about faux finishes or how to create a fascinating look with little to nothing. Liz talked about techniques for making the wood grain "pop-out" and how to make it look like you spent a lot of time "working" your finish.  Don't be afraid to use cheap brushes and other cheap materials and stresed that mistakes add character.  Feel free to experiment with natural stains such as from blueberries, tree lichen or basically anything that can stain.

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SHOW and TELL PROJECTS
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Ron Kuenning built one birdhouse for his granddaughter’s birthday but sold it to his neighbor and he hasn't stopped since.  Built from old cedar fencing, courtesy of Andy Anderson, they will be allowed to weather naturally - hmmm no paint I suppose. He included air holes at the top for circulation; no perch to discourage intruders; and the inside hole has rough edges so babies can get out.  Ron credits The Winfield Collection for the designs. L1030985.JPG (139743 bytes)

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    D.L. Dickey made this box.  He said that it was so ugly he just had to build it. He did out of 27 pieces, some maple and some of "whatever". L1030992.JPG (98019 bytes)

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 Steve Wavro scrollsawed this anniversary cross of Baltic birch and walnut for his friend's 40th anniversary.  Lucky friends.

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    L1030969.JPG (191776 bytes) L1030970.JPG (157940 bytes) L1030998.JPG (98543 bytes)  Tim Shaunty challenged club members to a backgammon match but no one wanted to risk marring his deftly crafted gameboard of lacewood, yellow heart, red heart and walnut.  Tim's son will be the lucky recipient of this fine game for his 5th wedding anniversary.
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  Chuck Meeder will fly high with his very well done oak, maple and walnut biplane that will land on wheels of pecan. It certainly is no Spruce Goose.         L1030971.JPG (106428 bytes) L1030972.JPG (102295 bytes)L1040002.JPG (54566 bytes)
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L1030974.JPG (158610 bytes) L1040005.JPG (55736 bytes) Chuck bought brush bristles from a sale at Rockler and then turned the handles of maple and black palm scrap.  It stays together with an epoxy glue down the base like a plug.  They look good enough to be used with a shaving mug.
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Bob Wink crafted these three tramp art mobiles from his private stock of white pine and cedar then sprayed Early American Min Wax for a finish.  Is there no end to Bob's creativeness?   L1040013.JPG (191255 bytes) L1040010.JPG (173192 bytes)  L1040011.JPG (139834 bytes)

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  L1030962.JPG (104280 bytes) L1030963.JPG (111570 bytes)    Lon Kelley showed toy cars that he made and also provided plans for their construction.  Lon dumpster dived for the scraps.L1040016.JPG (88796 bytes)
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