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Corridor Woodcrafters Club Meeting – May 5, 2016

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


Larry Atwater

Upcoming Shop Tour:

Saturday May 14, 9-12 at Vern Rotert’s. 965 2nd St. Marion. 329-9297

Near Misses

Chuck Graybill told of a freshman from Kennedy High School that he met. The boy was using the table saw in shop class and was accidentally bumped from behind. Thanks to the SawStop he only has a nicked finger.

Show and Tell:                      

Larry Luebbert brought a unique cabinet door made of Mahogany, Maple and Walnut. He showed off pictures of a turned inside-out ornament created after several attempts. Then he brought out 3 turned goblets of Mahogany, Maple, and Walnut.

Don Potter brought a butternut coffee mug holder that he turned on his lathe. He used wire to burn in some stripes and then he burned in his name.

Perry Coffman showed a carved Basswood boot and a turned Cherry bowl. After last month’s demonstration he bought a backsaw kit and showed it off. He also brought an end mill tool that spins at 27,000 rpm for roughing out spoons.

Tom Nehl showed a bowl turned from Hackberry end grain. He used walnut to mend a crack for a cool look. He also had a bowl made from Oak end grain. Tom showed pictures of a fireplace project he’s working on.

Don Eiler brought a carved motorcycle made from “scrap” from the motorcycle he showed us last month.


Problems/Questions for club members input:   

Norm Russell shared about his basement shop dust issues. It is well sealed and exhausted to yield a negative pressure, but dust was still getting into other parts of the basement. When he turned the door to the shop around so that it opens into the shop instead of opening out, his dust issues were solved.


New Business and announcements:

Tom Nehl told about a sawmill he ran across on 965 north of North Liberty. It is Green Wood Products owned by Mel Green. His address is 2159 Highway 965 NE, North Liberty, IA. (319) 310-3897. He does custom sawing and drying, in addition to selling lumber.

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

Raffle Winners:

Show & Tell – $10 went to Tom Nehl

Regular raffle:           

            $10      Jeff Kromminga

            $15      Don Coleman

            $20      Perry Coffman (This is his 3rd month in a row!!)


Sodas provided by Vern Rotert.


Mike Duss showed us many of the tools and techniques he uses in his green wood carving.


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:

June 2, 6:30 pm at Langhoff Lumber. Langhoff’s is located one mile west of Hwy 13 and 2 miles north of County Home Rd on Scott Rd in Linn County. 3541 Scott Rd, Marion. 319-377-2053

July’s meeting we have Joannie West scheduled to demonstrate inlay work.

We are also looking into another tool swap this summer/fall.