MCW July '12 Meeting
Jul 22, 2012Public
Photo: Storms in the area created a silent auction table of many types of wood including spalted maple, walnut, apple, ....
Photo: ...did I say walnut?...
Photo: ... elm, cherry and Bradford pear.
Photo: MCW President Bill Long was forced to step aside because of health issues.  MCW Secretary, Tim Aley, agreed to step up and was duly elected as our new MCW President.  He hit the ground running...
Photo: ...and immediately got into outstanding issues with a 3-page Agenda!
Photo: The Woodworkers Club's Matt Nauman and Amy Bender came in to discuss their move to a new location in Rockville.
Photo: The logistics of the physical move were discussed...
Photo: ...as well as the new space itself...
Photo: ...shown here by Tim as a scale drawing.  MCW is happy to be invited to continue its affiliation with the Woodworkers Club in its new location.
Photo: And now for the Show & Tell!  ...  Richard Webster talks about the black lines and dots in his persimmon natural-edge bowl with beautifully-retained bark.
Photo: Mike Colella talks about his uniqely-designed red-oak platter with a rolled edge ...
Photo: ... that he realized he could also use upside down.
Photo: Gary Guenther shows off the serendipitous design of his latest bowl and ...
Photo: ... asks the members if he should finish it with the grain lines exposed or smoothed.
Photo: Bob Browning shows off his stamp roll box that he made from some old oak he had laying around the shop.
Photo: Stan Wellborn displays the square bowl that he purchased at the San Jose AAW Symposium.  He asked people to smell it before they looked at what it was made from (camphor burl).
Photo: Stan then talked about this bowl of cutoffs that he had laying around and was told how nice they were, so he sanded them, and his wife loves them!
Photo: Bill Long contemplates what to make out of his burl.
Photo: Benji Omisore describes the design process of his inexpensive, home-made, elbow-style hollowing tool made with bearings.
Photo: Bob Grudberg shows his segmented bowl that he brought in for the Bring-back Challenge.
Photo: Tim Aley tells members about the story of his recent participation in a turning contest for a national magazine, as discussed in his blog.