January, 2006

Meeting Information: Saturday, January 28th, from 9 am to Noon

Herm Ross and Al Geller: Tool Making

At Levi Mize Woodcraftsman’s Shop

162 Aviador Street #17+18, Camarillo, CA 93010

Aviador Street is N. of the Camarillo Airport and is reached from the Central Ave. exit off of US 101: go S. and turn left on Ventura Blvd. then right on Aviador St.  About three-quarters of the way to the dead end, on the left is a long building.  Levi’s  shop is the last two doors on the left on the S. side of the building.  Please park directly in front of or behind his shop or against the curb on the N. side of the building and not in front of other shops.

BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR OR SIT ON THE FLOOR

The January 28th meeting will feature two of our own members. They will demonstrate how it is possible to make your own tools for less than it would cost to purchase them.  Herm Ross will discuss the different types of tool steels he uses to make woodturning tools- i.e.:  M-2, air, oil and water hardened steels, etc. and where they can be purchased.  And Al Geller will show how to make a beading tool from a wood chisel (or carving tool) similar to Sorby’s beading tool.  Al also has prepared a hollow vessel measuring gauge kit from aluminum (similar to Paul Fennell’s gauge) so you can make your own measuring guide.  The kit contains an aluminum block, thumb screws, etc.  The cost is $5.00.  Contact Al by January 15 if you want the kit.

This is Tom Etchart holding the brass and rosewood gauge Martha received in the gift exchange.  It is the same design that Al will be making from aluminum.

This is Tom Etchart holding the brass and rosewood gauge Martha received in the gift exchange. It is the same design that Al will be making from aluminum.

All members of Channel Islands Woodturners are encouraged to join the AAW by January 15th.  Dues are $35 and  benefits include the quarterly Journal in color with excellent articles on woodturning, information about instruction courses and sources of tools and supplies, and most importantly to us, group insurance for our meetings and coverage of members when they demonstrate at sanctioned events such as the Ventura County Fair.

Jim Rinde will take care of entering the Club’s Trebuchet from the 2003 AAW annual symposium into the Edward-Dean Museum’s woodturning show in March (The museum is in Cherry Valley of of I-10 in Riverside).  All items must be for sale and we have set the price at $800.  It has been signed by the eight members who actually worked on the project.  The proceeds will go into the club treasury.  We have shown the trebuchet at the county fair the past 3 years and have decided that it has served our purposes well.  Now we need to come up with a new idea for entering into a future AAW symposium club challenge.

The 3rd annual holiday social at the Geller’s was again a great success.  Our photographers Ron Lindsay and Art Waldinger submitted over 150 photos to your editor.  Only a few have been chosen to highlight the event.  If you are interested in seeing the others let the editor know.

Montage 1 of everyone who attended

Montage 1 of everyone who attended

Montage 2

Montage 2

Out going president Al Geller holding huge block of cocobolo presented to him by incoming president Martha

Out going president Al Geller holding huge block of cocobolo presented to him by incoming president Martha

Joe Levy holding the Pecan bowl he received in the gift exchange. It was made by Bruce Purvine.

Joe Levy holding the Pecan bowl he received in the gift exchange. It was made by Bruce Purvine.

Seth MacArthur with his gift from Al Geller made of Calif. Olive

Seth MacArthur with his gift from Al Geller made of Calif. Olive

Bob Pettitt with his Show-N-Tell [SNT] chip carved turning

Bob Pettitt with his Show-N-Tell [SNT] chip carved turning

Martha holding Russ Babbitt's SNT orange dyed maple bowl

Martha holding Russ Babbitt’s SNT orange dyed maple bowl

Lynn Geller admiring the special pen set given to her by Russ and all of the painted tops that Russ had made for the ladies.

Lynn Geller admiring the special pen set given to her by Russ and all of the painted tops that Russ had made for the ladies.

Jim Rinde with his SNT epoxy and rosewood bowl with "cat eyes". Martha is holding another one.

Jim Rinde with his SNT epoxy and rosewood bowl with “cat eyes”. Martha is holding another one.

David with his SNT church collection basket made from antique walnut

David with his SNT church collection basket made from antique walnut

Martha with her SNT olive bowl. The tree was cut by the city in her front street strip.

Martha with her SNT olive bowl. The tree was cut by the city in her front street strip.

Sam Turner with SNT hollow-form made from mahogany and laminated maple

Sam Turner with SNT hollow-form made from mahogany and laminated maple

Al Geller with his SNT square bowl from yellow heart

Al Geller with his SNT square bowl from yellow heart

Ron Lindsay holding a signed copy of print showing Bonnie Klein tops.

Ron Lindsay holding a signed copy of print showing Bonnie Klein tops.

Our hosts taking a moment to relax and enjoy the evening

Our hosts taking a moment to relax and enjoy the evening


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