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Corridor Woodcrafters Club Meeting – April 7, 2016

We met in the Cherry Building open area at 6:30pm.

Visitors:  Scott…

Near Misses

Grant Smith had a cut off wheel in his angle grinder that shattered cutting up his finger. He was able to convince Tammy that he didn’t need stiches though.

Chuck Martinec tried drilling a 1/32” hole in string trimmer line. The string line wrapped around the bit and tried to eat his weeds.


Show and Tell:

Jerry Herman showed a couple band saw boxes. He used TransTint (alcohol soluble) mixed with shellac to achieve the green tinting.

Tom Nehl showed a turned hickory vase with black streaks all around it from woodpecker holes. He also showed pictures of some oak cabinets that he built for a small bathroom.

Bob Slotterback showed pictures of a unique cube-shaped folding desk. The outside was covered in veneer patterns in QR code. When scanned the QR code is the lyrics to The Beatles “Help!”


Mike Bock showed pictures of some custom night stands designed for CPAP use and storage.

Don Eiler brought in a carved motorcycle.

Perry Coffman showed a custom handle he made for his handsaw.

Don Coleman brought a gauge he devised for setting his miter saw precisely with a Wixley digital angle finder/level for making segmented turnings.

Philip Lashmit had a picture of a new base for his dust collector that facilitates the use of a cyclone separator.

Vern Rotert brought in a game table that he made. He used 1/8” veneers in sycamore, mahogany, walnut, cherry, maple, and ¼ sawn oak.


New Business and announcements:

Acme Tool sale is Friday and Saturday Apr 8 and 9.

Woodcraft has sales running through the end of the month.

Mike Bock has recently purchased a SuperMax 19-38 drum sander. To help offset the cost of buying it he is willing to sand your panels up to 38” wide for a reasonable fee. Contact him at 319-632-1309 or at thebocks@southslope.com


Raffle Winners:

Show & Tell – $10 went to Perry Coffman (again)

 Regular raffle:          

                        $10      Tammy Smith

                        $15      Mark Goodsmith

                        $20      Perry Coffman (I’m sensing a theme here)


Problems/Questions for club members input:

Don Potter has an inflatable sanding drum that is missing its sock/sleeve. Any ideas are appreciated.


Sodas provided by Vern Rotert.


Jameel Abraham demonstrated how to make hand-cut dovetail joints. If you didn’t make the meeting you missed out on a gem.



Please visit the Club Web Site: http://corridorwoodcrafters.org 

Please send us pictures of your work for posting and also your thoughts on how we can make it better. Vern Rotert is your point of contact for the website. Mark Priborsky is doing the website updates for us. Thanks Mark!

Next Meeting:

May 5, 6:30 pm at the Cherry Building

Mike Duss will be demonstrating some green-woodworking techniques.