Don Vanderveer's grandson lives in New York City. While home for the pandemic, he asked his grandfather to build a coffee table for his apartment. He wanted a glass top with room underneath to insert various memorabilia. The table is made of red oak bought from Memphis Hardwood Lumber. He used a variety of joinery techniques when building the table including mortise & tenon joints and pocket screws. Details on the legs and bottom shelf were accomplished with a V grove router bit. Shipping to NYC is the grandson's responsibility!
Bruce Trexler's son loves to fly fish. He likes to make his own flies as part of the experience. He was looking for a fly tying station when his 10 year old son, Bruce's grandson, found a photo in a catalog. The grandson said, "Grandpa could make this!"
This fly tying station is the result. Made of maple plywood and hardwood, it includes everything an avid fly tyer would need!
Steve Sabella completed a variety of projects. At the top is this BlueTooth boombox of padauk and maple.
The challis is a special one - it is called a Pythagorean Cup. It is a practical joke device in a form of a drinking cup credited to Pythagoras of Samos. It looks like a normal drinking cup, but when filled beyond a certain point, a siphoning effect causes the cup to drain the entire contents through the base. Water is seen draining from the cup in the photo.
The last item is Steve's chip and dip bow based on the demonstration by John McCabe at the March 10th meeting. His is maple with a walnut oil and wax finish. His wife, Deb, sees it as an M&M bowl with peanut M&Ms in the center. I bet she wins!
Mike Vecellio showed ice cream scoops whose blanks he created. You can see through the left scoop's handle. He showed a 28 segment Sierra pen. An article about creating the blank will be in the July newsletter.
Mike also showed two bowls "from a board". One from a piece of 3/4 inch paneling, and then a cherry and maple bowl with the Odies Oil finish.
Scott Chester turned this spalted maple bowl. He originally wanted a shiny finish and used lacquer but wasn't happy with the results. After discussion with another member, he put the bowl back on the lathe, turned off the lacquer finish and applied 8 coats of tung oil. He and his wife are very happy with the results.
Jim Yonkers showed two of his recently completed projects. One was a ash pot that he colored with green aniline dye and then applied liming wax. He showed the bottom where he added a coat of epoxy to the end grain to hopefully prevent it from cracking.
He also demonstrated how his hummingbird moves down the 'stick'.
More of Jim's recent projects are on the Virtual Gallery page here.
Dave Grant showed an ice cream bowl and scoop. Made of poplar, red oak, black walnut, Baltic birch plywood, and of course… cherry on top. Finished with chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and chopped pecans. Oh, the wood! Finished wet sanded with two coats of antique oil and one coat of Odie’s oil. Buffed with Beall buffing system.