The meeting was called to order by club president Mark Entzminger.

Four guests were introduced.

Brian Newell reported that the Sunday through Tuesday hands-on classes for the Glenn Lucas symposium (November 4-6, 2018) are full. Registration is still open for the all-day turning demonstration by Lucas on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The cost is $50 until July 1, at which time the cost will rise to $55. Newell mentioned that walnut for the hands-on turning projects had been secured from Midwest Walnut (Council Bluffs, IA).

Treasurer Steve Mawson, reported a balance of $6,995.23 in our club treasury. A payment of $300 was made to the University of Nebraska for our use of the Maker Space each month for the upcoming year.

Jim Young reported on the continuing interest by the veterans group that meets in the Innovation Campus by handing out VETERANS IN RECOVERY fliers regarding some of projects being pursued.

Entzminger mentioned that next month members will be asked to sign forms regarding the liability insurance our club carries with the American Association of Woodworkers.

It was announced by Entzminger that next month’s program will be our yearly social, to be held in The Mill—the restaurant adjacent to our usual turner meeting facility. Although food will be provided to attendees, some dessert dishes would be appreciated. A cash bar will be in operation.

After our usual Show-and-Tell session, in which displayed member items are described by their turner, our quarterly raffle was held. There seemed to be an unusually large number of items raffled this month.

The program presented by Mike Marshall focused on the techniques he utilizes to turn a bowl utilizing rings cut on a band saw. He mentioned that the procedure used is similar to one(s) available on Youtube videos, but that he completes the turning and sanding of the interior of the bowl before completing the exterior. He finds that this allows for better control of wall thickness. Marshall brought bowls in varying degrees of completion as well as some of the tools used to better illustrate his techniques. He completed his demonstration by using a bowl that was ready for final turning—with all glue joints having set for at least 24 hours. He identified Titebond III as his preferred glue. This was an interesting and well-received program. Marshall is noted for his beautiful and uniquely turned pieces.

Doug Wilson, Secretary