April 2018 Meeting Review
Gary Weeks, Secretary
Meeting was called to order by Chuck Haas at 7 PM. Guests and new members were introduced. Our attendance for the evening was 79.
John Twedt announced that Artistry in Wood is being held on April 28th and 29th. Please bring your items that you wish to show to the Woodsmith Store on April 27th between 1:00 and 5:30 PM. Pickup will be on April 29th between 3:00 and 3:30 PM. Items not picked up will be left in the Woodsmith Store meeting room. Two prizes will be awarded, the Bill Hopkins and the Peoples’ Choice award.
The Furniture SIG will be held Saturday, April 14th. Bring in a project you are working on for discussion.
The Tool Swap Meet will be held April 21st between 9:00 and 12:00 AM behind the Woodsmith Store. Tools for Opportunity will also be there.
Eugene Harms presented the library moment. He has cataloged all books, periodicals, DVDs, and tools. This inventory will be available on the club website, members only section.
Ron Vander Meyden reported that the Toy Sig had delivered 454 toys this month. The last meeting for the Toy Sig will be April 30, unless a club member steps forward to assume leadership for SIG.
Ron Hilliard introduced Phil Huber, multi-media editor for Woodsmith Magazine, who presented the program on Routers, Tables and Bits. He reviewed bits that could be utilized for making miters, dadoes, groves, and rabbits.
The May program will be by Paul Morris, Club member and boat builder, on exterior finishes.
The first summer tour will be June 16 at 9:30 AM at the Des Moines School system’s Tech High School cabinet making shop. The tour guide will be Ben Malloy.
The winner of the Show and Tell drawing was Ron Stoen who made a scale model tractor.
The shop tour video was of Dave Grieve’s shop.
The winners of the door prizes were: LaVerne Anderson, Nathan Burkhalter, Michael Christie, Chuck Haas, Dale Herzberg, Ron Hilliard, LeRoy Monson, Ray Nelson, Art Reese, Craig Ruegseg- ger, Edwin Sharr and John Twedt.