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.
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.