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Ada County Woodworkers

October Newsletter

October 12, 2016

Minutes of the October 12, 2016 meeting held at Woodcraft in Boise.

Vice President Scott Taylor called the meeting to order at 7:03 PM.  President Brian Bass was absent.

New members




The Idaho State Historical Society will be having some tree removal and pruning done at 210 W. Main St. in Boise on the 17th of this month.  Two silver maples, a birch, and two cedar trees will be removed and various trees limbed.  They’d love to have some of the wood made into projects they could sell at the store and another bench or two.  Kim Taylor would be the contact person.

There will be a field trip to the Boise Watershed Project guided by Cindy Busche (who was one of the presenters for this project at the September meeting) on October 22nd (one week from this coming Saturday) at 10AM.  The address is 11818 W. Joplin Rd, Boise.  Contact Brain Bass if interested.

Next month will be the annual project show.  Judges are needed.

Steve Young reminded everyone that November 12th is the Turn for Troops event.  If you’re bringing a lathe, do so a day or two early.  They are shooting for 1300 pens.

Election of club officers for 2017 will be next month.

Micheal Kingsley has patterns for toy cars and trucks and the club has supplies of wheels.  Toy makers are needed.  Ron Lee is NOT hosting toy making sessions this year.

Ron Lee doesn’t want to head up the sales area at Idaho Artistry in Wood this year after several years of service.  We can use the shelving Ron has, but the show needs someone to coordinate volunteers to set up and staff the sales table.  All sales must go through the sales table with no sales from displays or business cards with displays.  Scott Taylor volunteered to help.

Our club is the lead club for the event this year.  Bob Hughes will be the featured artist.

Tech Tips


New at Woodcraft

Steve Young talked about the MILESCRAFT PantographPRO Router Jig that allows you to trace a design with a stylus while the router cuts the pattern.  He also showed a cutting board kit and a video on making them available in the store.

Treasurer's Report

No treasurer’s report; Treasurer Floyd Bird absent.

Old Business


New Business



Regular Raffle: the first raffle item was a box by Brian Bass won by Bob Johnson who is supposed to make something for next month’s raffle.  Two $15.00 gift cards were also raffled off.

Class Raffle: no class raffle this month.

Show & Tell

Micheal Kingsley had a live edge box he called the “hat box” made from a piece of box elder from the James Castle house.  He used some blue dye on the lid and sprayed about twenty coats of wipe-on polyurethane using a Badger airbrush being careful to avoid ripples.

The second box was made from leftovers from a guitar neck and is a band sawn box.


Micheal also had two guitar tops made from European spruce with woodburning by Shelly Rene of Boise.  They’re for parlor guitars which are smaller acoustic guitars.


Bill Johnson showed a walnut gavel made for a tennis club president, and a bowl he made as a gift from an unknown wood – possibly maple – finished with two coats of Watco oil followed by a coat of wax.



Micheal Kingsley gave an overview of some of the capability of the Sketchup software.

There is a free version that you can download; get it at

If you want to try a web-based application, there is my.Sketchup at

Lots of tutorials are available on YouTube if you want to learn more.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:55 PM.

Alan Hochhalter, Secretary

Upcoming Events:

Next meeting November 9th, 7PM, Woodcraft in Boise.

The November meeting is the official annual meeting required by the by-laws with election of officers for next year.  It is also the annual club project display and judging with prizes awarded.


2016 Officers:

President – Brian Bass
Vice President – Scott Taylor
Treasurer – Floyd Bird
Secretary – Alan Hochhalter
Meeting Refreshments – Kelly Christensen
Member-At-Large – John Pickrell


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