The meeting was called to order by club president, Rob Otte.

The following guests were present: Bill Miller, Richard White, Brent Nielsen

Minutes of the July 15, 2014 meeting were approved as posted on the club website.

The Tip(s) of the Month was presented by Rob Otte. (1) Recommended the following video as having very useful information: Two Ways to Make a Bowl, by Stuart Batty and Mike Mahoney and (2) passed around a sample of a mesh abrasive (220 grit) as a sandpaper alternative.

Theo Alles, reported that the club’s financial balance is $3872.04. A large expenditure from last month’s balance was for the annual picnic ($523.66).

Otte is still pursuing the possibility of having turning demonstrations at South Pointe during one of their summer or fall 2015 art festivals.

Mark Entzminger mentioned that he has booth space reserved at next weekend’s Wood Art display at Midwest Woodworkers in Omaha, but will be unable to attend that event. He requested that anyone interested in displaying their products could utilize his space by contacting him.

Elmer Miller moved that our club should pursue the possibility of having a nationally-known wood turner put on a one-day demonstration and one or two-day workshop sometime in 2015 for a fee that would be sufficient to cover most of the demonstrator’s fees, travel and housing. The motion was seconded and passed. Elmer solicited the assistance of Don Shelton and Gary Scott.

As usual, for the Show and Tell portion of the meeting, several members brought items to display and explained their procedures in making these works of art.

The program for the evening focused on the use of coring and texturing tools. Elmer Miller introduced the topic of coring and was assisted in demonstrating and explaining the characteristics of the following tool types: Woodcut Bowl Saver System, McNaughton Center Saver System, and Oneway Easy Core System by Rob Otte and Sam Boon. Kevin Elge showed a video of a coring system that he built and uses. Several members spent time during the program using the Woodcut and McNaughton systems on Sam’s lathe. Mark Entzminger explained and demonstrated the use of two types of Sorby tools capable of producing a wide variety of texturing patterns. Several members made use of these tools after the meeting to create their own texturing patterns.

Recorded by Doug Wilson, secretary

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