Welcome to Corridor WoodCrafters

The Corridor WoodCrafters

Corridor Woodcrafters Club Meeting – July 7, 2016

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

Attendance: 31 present with 2 visitors

Upcoming: Wood Fest in Amana Friday August 26-Sunday August 28. There will be a sign up list at the August meeting for people to occupy our table. Please consider signing up. Also we need people to bring a projects to show and for items to sell (proceeds are donated to the club).

Show and Tell:                      

Jeff Kromminga Showed a 3-tier paper tray made of Maple and Walnut featuring splined miters and sliding drawers.

Tom Nehl showed some vases turned from Walnut limbs.

Larry Luebbert brought a turned goblet. The blank was made from 17 pieces of contrasting woods.

Perry Coffman showed off his completed backsaw that he introduced at last month’s meeting.

Jeff Krominga showed a pen he turned.

Philip Lashmit brought in a set of boards for a corn hole game that nest together.

Mike Duss brought in carved wooden bowls in the Sweedish manner. They were carved in Aspin with hand tools at the North Shore Folk School in Grand Marais, MN.


Problems/Questions for club members input:   

Chuck Graybill was wanting ideas on turning a short, smooth taper. 1/4”-3/8” over a distance of 4” (sorry if I don’t have the dimensions quite right, Chuck). Suggestions were to use sandpaper on flat sanding block or RO sander. Also suggested for tapers was to build a sloping sled for a router over the lathe.


New Business and announcements:

Tom Nehl offered to host open turning at his house anytime we are interested.

Seminole Valley Park will showcase Civil War Reenactment with period weapons and tools July 9 and 10.

We are looking for volunteers to help at our table at Woodfest in Amana in August.

Raffle Winners:

Show & Tell – $10 went to Philip Lashmit

 Regular raffle:          

                        $10      Jim Claussen

                        $15      Chuck Martinec

                        $20      Jim Claussen


              Sodas provided by Vern Rotert.


Joannie West demonstrated In Lace resin-based embellishments for your wood projects. There are a lot of color and texture options with it. I’ll attach her notes if you didn’t get a copy at the meeting.


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:

August 4, 6:30 pm at the Cherry Building. Vern Rotert will take us through a Sketch-Up demo.

September: Swap Meet

October: Jameel Abraham, sharpening

November: Stacy Nehl, wood burning

Anyone interested in heading to Old Thresher’s in Mount Pleasant on Friday Sept 2 let board members know.