January 2023 Monthly Meeting Notes
Bob Wolfe demonstrated how to use Old Fashioned Milk Paint.
42 Members and guests were in attendance.
13 Members participated in the President's Challenge (27 items were on display). We also had a miniature made by Lee Chandler MSWG's first Lifetime Member - thank you to whoever brought Lee's Box in a Box (link to the photo.
$70 in raffle tickets sold (thank you to those who brought items and wood for the raffle),
Received $280 in membership dues at the meeting.
As of 1/21/2023, we have 73 Paid or Lifetime Members (this is a record number for the first month of the year).
3 New members: Ross Lipscomb, Mark Manning, and Joe Rowell
3 Wig Stands were donated (2 Larry Sefton, 1 Kevin Pearson). Total program now stands at 67 wig stands completed.
2 MSWG logo patches were sold (see Treasurer if you want to buy MSWG Patches).
$100 donation by a member.
9 Members raised their hand that they are planning to attend the TAW symposium in Franklin, TN.
Several members stated they are planning to attend the virtual Meet the Woodturner: Live 2 - January 27th - 29th 2023. Rick Cannon is one of the demonstrators.
Bob Wolfe referenced Kimberly Winkle's use of milk paint. Here is a link to examples of her art.
Sam Dawson stated MSWG shipped 190 pens in 2022.
Sam is planning a Turn-In to make pens. Location will be Rick Stone's shop and there will be a morning and afternoon session. Date TBA.
Three-Legged Stool with Milk Paint Finish - Possible Hands-On
Bob Wolfe is planning to provide a summary document on his Three-Legged Stool with Milk Paint Finish demonstration.
Bob also stated that if enough members are interested, he would lead a Hands-On Class on making three-legged stools. If held, he would supply the materials at a reasonable cost for those who attend.
If interested, please send Bob Wolfe an email. email@example.com
Joseph Voda stated that beginning with the January meeting, members submitting a turned and finished wig stand will receive a voucher for $5 for each wig stand. To redeem the voucher, just turn it in to the MSWG Treasurer. The vouchers can also be used to purchase raffle tickets, or they can be donated back to the club. (FYI/fine print - the voucher program has a budget of $500 and will be terminated when that budget is depleted.)
Joseph is planning on offering free kits/wood to members willing to make wig stands. If interested contact Joseph. There will be a limited supply.
Joseph also asked for wood donations for wig stands. firstname.lastname@example.org