Monday, September 15, 2014


Mid-Hudson Woodworkers Meeting Thursday September 18

What: Mid-Hudson Woodworkers Meeting
When: Thursday September 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Where: Hurley Reformed Church

Who: Jimmy Lee will talk to us about "The Care and Feeding of Garage Doors". Head off your problems before they get like this.

Monday, September 8, 2014


Mid-Hudson Woodworkers Annual Picnic September 13

 The annual Mid-Hudson Picnic will be this Saturday September 13 from 12:00 to 4:00. It will be at the West Hurley Park, Dug Hill Rd. in Hurley where we have had the picnic for the past two years. There is a pavilion, kitchen and bathroom for our use. Bring a folding chair if desired. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage and rolls. Soda, tea, ice and condiments. Bring a side dish to share.

There will be a raffle table -- everyone is encouraged to make something for the raffle. This is always a highlight of Mid-Hudson events. Come and share an afternoon with your fellow Mid-Hudson members.

Saturday, September 6, 2014


Kaatskill Woodturners Meeting September 10

What: Kaatskill Woodturners Meeting
When: Wednesday September 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Where: Opdahl Building

 Who: Wally and Linda Cook will show how to make polymer clay embossments and how to add them as features for boxes and bowls. The castings will be completed as part of the demo. Painting and finishing tips will also be discussed.

This is a great opportunity to add a new technique to your arsenal for decorating finished pieces.

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Mid-Hudson Woodworkers Summer Meeting August 21

What: Mid-Hudson Woodworkers Meeting
When: Thursday August 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Where: Hurley Reformed Church

Who: Joe Kennedy will give us a presentation on sharpening. Even if you are good at sharpening, Joe can teach you how to do better. You cannot possibly get a hand tool too sharp! But you can sharpen them incorrectly for the job they do. Don't miss this chance to improve your basic woodworking skills.

Picnic Reminder: September 13 at West Hurley Park. Put it on your calendar now.

Monday, August 4, 2014


Kaatskill Woodturners Meeting August 13

Kaatskill Woodturners meeting Wednesday August 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Opdahl Building

Karen Aune will discuss “Turning Bangle Bracelets With Woodburning Accents.” Topics will include materials and bangle turning steps using the lathe. As a newcomer to woodburning Karen will briefly mention hand position, curved motion, nib choice, and factors that affect woodburning marks. More specific attention will be given to woodburning the Celtic Knot Design. Samples of her work will be provided as well as information regarding the woodburning system tools, and reference material.

This is a great chance to learn a new technique and a different product for lathe output. Be sure to come and give Karen the support she richly deserves.

Monday, July 7, 2014


Kaatskill Woodturners Meeting July 9

Andy Finnegan will speak at the KWA meeting on Wednesday night July 9. Andy has been turning stair spindles professionally and will share his experience with various cuts as well as issues dealing with replication of pieces and turning for production.

Reminder: Matt Clarke is scheduled for the 5th in the subscription series on Saturday, July 12 -- Multi-axis Thinking. Please let Wally Cook know if you are planning to attend.

Saturday, June 14, 2014


Mid-Hudson Woodworkers Meeting June 19

Constructing a Skin on Frame Boat

Thursday June 19, 2014, 7:30 PM at Hurley Reformed Church

John Van Buren will present an overview on the construction of a Skin on Frame Boat.

This type of construction can result in a finished 18 foot long kayak that weighs about 35 pounds. Total construction time is typically 40 hours, and the cost will be in the range of $300. Skills required are fairly basic: use of a jig saw, knot tying, sewing on the skin and varnishing the boat to make it water tight.

At the end of the presentation, John will provide a handout that will provide reference sources - books and web sites, plus a listing of sources for materials.

John will have a completed skin on frame kayak plus an "unskinned" kayak frame a5t the demonstration. John has built two canoes and three kayaks - all of which are seaworthy and without leaks. He has also made repairs to several canoes and kayaks.

There will be the regular features of our meetings so be sure to bring a "show and tell" item or story to share.

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