August 2017 Monthly Meeting

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  • Event Type:Monthly Meeting
  • Held On on:August 16, 2017
  • Topic:Shellac Finishing

The Details:

Our meeting was at Rockler in Phoenix. We just love their classroom. Lots of room, comfortable chairs, air conditioned and well equipped.

Our guest instructor was Dave Flemming. Dave's a local professional who also instructs for Rockler and Southwest School Of Woodworking

Dave's presentation was fabulous. Everything and anything you wanted to know about shellac was covered and members had lots of questions regarding what it can go over and what can be put under a shellac finish.

Dave suggested that every woodworker have a "goto finish". This is a finish that you know will turn out great every single time. It's bullet proof against screw ups and problems. No experimentation is required. His "goto" finish is shellac.

Some great show and tell projects were reviewed along with some new suggestions for potential policy changes to the way our club operates.
Don't panic, members in attendance seems overwhelmingly in favor of the suggested changes.

Some Of The Meeting Highlights:

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Dave VanEss

Shows off his article that was recently published in Scroll Saw Magazine. There are benefits to being published.
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Rich Best

Discusses some of the interesting demonstrations & workshops scheduled for upcoming months.
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Dave VanEss

Shows off window signs that he made for our sponsor's that will help publicize our club.

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A Thank You Plaque

Using a laser, Dave made one for each of our club's sponsors as a token of our appreciation. He will deliver them personally.

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Harland Tompkins

Describes the details of his beautiful keepsake box.
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Impressive Router Work

Here is a close up view of Harland's Box. The top detail work was done with a router.
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Jill Walterbach

Shows the details of her scroll saw puzzle.
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Puzzle Detail

Here is a a closer view of that puzzle.
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Another Puzzle

Here is another colorful puzzle that Jill showed the club members.

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Guest Instructor, David Fleming

Discussed & Demonstrated shellac finishing techniques.
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Dave Suggests

27 Thin, Wipe On Coats produces the best results.