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

Six guests were recognized and asked to introduce themselves.

Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed on club website.

Steve Mawson, acting on behalf of absent treasurer Theo Alles, announced a treasury balance of $6249.03 with an outstanding bill of $258.47 for annual website expense.

Elmer Miller reported on planning regarding the upcoming Great Plains Woodworkers Club-sponsored art fair to be held in the Innovation Campus Maker Space December 2-3, 2016 (Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). He passed around jobs needing done those days and asked for people to sign up for a minimum of 2 hours for those tasks needing coverage. Miller mentioned that information about the art fair has been forwarded to Channel 8 for airing, to the Lincoln Journal Star for publication and that Liz Shea will handle advertising for the event.

Mark Entzminger spoke to the issue of table rental for sale items, indicating a cost of $35/table to the vendor(s) using them. He was collecting money for such rental and suggested that several non-club entities had already rented table space: Capital City Carvers, Mid-America Woodcarvers of Omaha and two individual woodworkers.

The president’s Tip-of-the-Month pertained to safety issues:

  1. After working in your shop for a few minutes, shut of the lights and use a flashlight in your darkened shop to see if there is any illuminated dust. If so, that is the micro-dust that requires elimination.
  2. People our age should not attempt to ride RAZOR Scooters. (Skateboards could be included also.)

Club member and master turner, Kevin Elge, provided detailed instruction and demonstration regarding his technique for adding a contrasting ring to a turned bowl. This technique results in a very thin overhanging edge when the bowl is viewed from the side, but a considerably thicker overhang piece when measured internally. Elge’s secret is construction of a rabbet joint at the interface of the bowl and ring. His precise measurements and cutting techniques provides a fit between parts that eliminates any gaps or voids. As always, he was very open and responsive to member questions. This will surely be a technique utilized by many in attendance.


Recorded by Doug Wilson, secretary