Cindy Boehrns – Great Plains Woodturners Woodturning Club in Lincoln, Nebraska Tue, 17 Jul 2018 02:07:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 April 15, 2014 Meeting Notes Tue, 20 May 2014 22:50:30 +0000 The meeting was called to order at 7:10 pm by president, Rob Otte.

Theo Alles gave the treasurer’s report, indicating $500 in receipts and no expenditures, leaving a bank balance of $3664.70.

In addition to numerous club members, six visitors were present.

Rob reminded people about the payment of dues of $25.00 per year and the need to check in media materials after a month of use—suggesting that Sam will place reminders on the nametags of those having overdue items.

Rob mentioned that South Pointe Mall is hosting the Sustainability Living Festival on October 11, 2014, and that it might be of interest to some members of Great Plains Woodturners to have a booth at that event for the purpose of both demonstration and sales. Several members were in favor of exploring such participation.

Rob also mentioned possible farmers’ market participation by members as a means of selling their wares.

Terry Savage mentioned that Midwest Woodworkers in Omaha has a yearly event in which woodworkers of all kinds could sell their products. Mark Entzminger indicated that he had a booth reserved and that others may find that event an excellent venue for selling their products.

Rob suggested that Cindy Boehrns may have a tool auction to reduce her turning tools and materials before moving to North Carolina.

Rob mentioned that it may be useful for our organization to have an in-house tool auction as an avenue for members to rid themselves of unwanted tools and supplies. Funds raised could be split between seller and club.

Tonight, being raffle night, $161 was gained by the sale of tickets–giving members opportunities to win items brought by other members.

The program for the evening was led by Scott Josiah. He had several handouts regarding the structure, growth characteristics and identification of woods. In addition to lending his insights about properties of wood, he had numerous samples that he challenged members to identify. His considerable knowledge of wood as Nebraska’s State Forester was appreciated by all.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:25 pm.

Recorded by Doug Wilson, secretary

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March 18,2014 Meeting Notes Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:11:32 +0000 The meeting was opened promptly at 7PM by Ray Hoover

We had three visitors tonight, Bill Sam Paulson and Bryan.  Cindy gave the secretaries report and Theo reported that we have a balance of $3239.70 in the club account.  Membership dues are due so if you have not already paid please see Theo and pay your $25.00 membership  fee.

Sam gave his media report and noted the addition of Fine Woodworking Magazine.  If you have checked out an item from the library please return it at the next meeting.  If you fail to do so a note will be attached to your name tag to remind you.

The nominating committee consisting the past 5 presidents met and presented a list of  candidates for office.  The floor was opened to additional nominations.  There were no additional nominations and a motion was made to elect the list of candidates.  The motion was seconded and a vote was taken.  The officers elected were as follows.  President Rob Otte, Vice President  Nick Alberg ,  Secretary Doug Wilson and Treasures Theo Alles.  Sam Boon will also remain as Librarian.  With the impending move of Cindy Boehrns the following people have agreed to share the duties of Web Maintenance.  Doug Wilson, Sam Boon and Don Shelton.

Following the break we had a very active brain storming session for new programs for the following year.  Some of the suggestions were

Lidded Boxes, Turning a Sphere or  an egg, Turning a goblet with a captive ring, Surface embellishments, Thin stemmed goblets and fineals, Off center turning, Christmas ornaments and Hollowing, Spray finishing, Form and Esthetics, Grain orientation and the effect on your turning, Gluing techniques, Texturing, End grain turning, Marketing your work and turning other items such as alabaster and soap stone.

Please look over these ideas and volunteer to lead or participate in a group to present a program.  Remember this is your club and it will be only as good as you are willing to make it.  Everyone has something to share and something to learn from others no matter how long you have been turning.

It has been a true pleasure serving as your secretary.  I have learned so much from you all and made so many good friends.  I will miss you all when I move to North Carolina.  Hopefully we will have the opportunity to see each other at special events.




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February 18,2014 Meeting Notes Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:16:54 +0000 Ray opened the meeting at  7PM and reminded everyone to register your attendance and  verify your contact information correcting if necessary.

The Secretaries report was given as was the treasurers report.  Theo tell us we have $3,164.70  in the bank and that next month will be our fiscal year  your annual dues of $25.00 are due  at that time.   Sam reported that there is no change in the status of our media library.

Ray informed us that next month we will elect new officers so please try to make the meeting.  We were reminded that this is our club and that if it is to continue to be a strong and vibrant organization we need people to participate by taking an active part in it’s leadership and also in presenting monthly programs.  If you have an interest in holding office or want to know the duties of the offices please get with a member of the executive committee.   Remember there is no length of service or experience requirement for holding office only a desire to help make this a better club.

We had a very interesting show and tell as always with many folks showing off their segmenting skills in preparation for tonight’s program.

Following our break Kevin presented a wonderful program on inlays in segmented pieces.  Kevin  shared his secrets and process for the wonderful inlays he uses in his work. While he told us that it is really a simple process, I think that might be related to his inventive mind and experience.  I am sure we will see many people give it a try in the future.

The meeting adjourned around 9 PM.


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Tennessee Association of Woodturners Symposium Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:26:11 +0000         January 30-31, 2015

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Rockey Mountain Woodturning Symposium Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:21:43 +0000  September 12-14, 2014

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Southern States Symposium Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:19:23 +0000   April 4-6, 2014

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Utah Woodturning Symposium Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:16:44 +0000    May 15-17 2017

Super Wednesday at Craft Supply May 14, 2014

Penturners Rendezvous  Wednesday May 14,2014  7PM

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AAW National Woodturning Symposium 2014 Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:12:22 +0000 Phoenix June 13-15 2014

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January 20, 2014 Meeting Notes Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:54:32 +0000 The January meeting was called to order at 7PM.

Theo informed us that we have a bank balance of $3136.56 at the end of December and he has collected dues from several members tonight.  Theo also reminded us that it is that time of year and if you have not paid your dues  for 2014 that they are due in March.  Please see him to pay your $25.00.

Ray informed us that the liability insurance for the club purchased through the AAW has been paid at $90.00 for the year.

The club recognised Terry Savage’s service to the club by awarding him a Lifetime Memberdship.

It is election time and we would encourage everyone that has an interest in serving as an officer in our club to let the nominating committee  know.  We will be electimg new officers in March.  If you have ideas and the desire to help guide the future of your club please consider serving.  All members are asked to give this some thought and if you would be interested in serving contact Ray Hoover, Mike Ferris, Theo Alles, Elmer Miller or Terry Savage.

We thank Maurices wife for the excellent Lemon cake with hickory nuts we enjoyed tonight,

The Business meeting closed at 7:40 PM.

Our quarterly raffle was held tonight and the proceeds of $130.00 were added to the treasury.

Our program tonight was the ever popular look at  the many ways of finishing turned wood items presented by Ray Hoover, Dr Bob Koch, Rob Otte and special guest Tyler Thody, manager of  the Sherwin Williams Fort Store.

Bob and Ray presented and introduction to finishing turned wood.

Tyler went over the different types of lacquers and their uses and the tools for  their application.   A hand out is available if you didn’t get one.

Rob  presented a hand out containing  his interviews  with 8 of our members on how they finish their projects.  The conclusion drawn was that we all do it somewhat differently and that each person uses a method that works best for them to achieve the quality of finish they are looking for.  There is no best or more correct way to finish wood. You can try some of the different methods used by others and then develop your own preferences.  Everyone however agrees that there is one point that the key to a good finish, whatever finish you use, and that is Preparation of the surface.  The old saying is very true “Use your sandpaper like someone else is paying for it”.  Taking shortcuts here will show up in the quality of your finish.  Rob produced a 10 page handout that is available if you didn’t get one.












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December 17,2013 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:09:46 +0000 Our December meeting is always our holiday social event.  Tonight we welcomed back Terry Savage who has been out for some time after having several strokes.  It was so good to see Terry and how well he is doing.  Everyone brought so many treats to share tonight, that I am sure we all ate more than our share of goodies and didn’t hardly make a dent in the treats available.  We had a very good turnout tonight and an excellent show and tell. We did not have a business meeting tonight and our regular agenda will resume with our January meeting.

We would like to wish everyone a Very Merry  Christmas, Happy Happy Holidays and may the new year bring only good things to you and your families.

Here is a selection of the photos a taken tonight.


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