The July 17th meeting was called to order by Ray at 7PM.

Theo gave his treasures report and we have a total of $2294.42 in our account. It was suggested that we think about updating our library and everyone is asked to let the Ray know if there is a book or DVD that you think would be an asset to our library.

In reviewing our minutes of the last meeting we talked about the membership list phone number and email address update that is taking place. If you would like to make a change to the information provided with your name on the membership list please let Cindy know.

The Loess Hills Club event scheduled in September featuring John Beaver still has seats available for the Saturday session at $35.00. All hands on sessions are full at this time. If you wish to go to the Saturday Demo you can pay at the next meeting or contact the Loess Hills Club for further information.

Elmer Miller is working with Ray to get out mentoring program set up. If you have a request for mentoring please contact a club officer for more information.

Ray made note that during our show and tell, he was happy to see that everyone was going into much more detail about their piece, how the wood was chosen, if there were any issues with the turning process and how it was finished. This is inviting questions and turning our show and tell into a good learning experience as well as a display of our work.

Theo made note that his barber Pat Traudt has some turning equipment that he wishes to find a new home for. If you have any interest you should contact him.

We have three new members tonight, Rick Prevett, George Hansen and Duane Foersoll. Welcome to you all we are glad to have you join us.


Our program tonight was the second turning of a twice turned bowl presented by Mark Entzminger. Mark provided a lot of information on the remounting methods he would use for this process and his tool choice. He took a dry bowl and mounting it between a jam block and his Rubber Chuckie mounted on his live center he turned a tenon for his chuck. Mark then mounted his bowl into the chuck jaws explaining the importance of knowing your jaw type, straight or dove tail and making sure that the the bowl has a clean flat space at the top of the tenon to seat the jaws against. He then turned the inside and the rim of the bowl and talked about how he has reground his bowl gouge to relieve the heel of the bevel and reduce the potential of bruising the wood as he moved around the curve. This process leave him a narrow bevel to ride and a smoother cut. They also brought up the proper process for thinning the walls of the bowl by starting with the outside or top rim of the bowl and turning the first third down to finished depth before moving on the the next third and then the final third. This will minimize chatter marks caused by vibration by always leaving the inside thickness of the bowl to support the cut. Theo also noted that it is important that once you have thinned the outside third and moved on the the next portion that you do not go back and work with the top part or you may shatter your bow.