January 28, 2023

PAW General Meeting 2023-01-28

Prescott Area Woodturners met at 6708 Corsair in the Prescott Airpark on Saturday January 28, 2023.  42 members attended in person and 6 via Zoom.

President Mark Oglesby called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.  Mark welcomed everyone and reminded us that today’s announcements were sent to everyone by email.  Mark did, however, repeat the announcement that member Mike Adler had passed in October.  Mark led us in a moment of silence in Mike Adler’s memory.

Mark called upon Membership Director Jay Loden, who announced that we gained two new members today: Jim Downey and Wolfgang Lawrenz.  They were asked to stand, as was another visitor, Mark Johnston, a woodworker, and CNC owner, who donated several lathe turning tools (some Robert Sorby) that will be offered to club members in the July Tool Sale.

 Membership now totals 87!

Treasurer Dennis Egan reported that our bank balance was healthy.

Vice President Ric Davis announced that there will be tool sales at member’s homes on February 4 and February 18. Email with details have been distributed to all club members.  Ric asked that no one contact the sellers prior to the date of the sale.

Program Director Bob Zimmerman introduced Scott Grove, who appeared remotely via Zoom.  Scott announced that his demonstration would be about “No Pressure-Pot Pen Blank Casting,” in other words, a low-tech format.  No turning would be demonstrated.

Today Scott Grove reviewed the various kinds of resin.  He also discussed types of inlay.  Exposed Inlays will rise above the base and it is necessary to consider the hardness of the material being inlayed versus the hardness of the base material.  An Encapsulated Inlay will be shallower  than the base material with epoxy filling the void.  Grove sells a glue/finish called GluBoost that he finds excellent for this.

The resins discussed were:

  • Polyester
  • Urethane.  This requires a pressure pot.  It is extremely moisture sensitive.  Anything cast into urethane must be moisture-free.  Grove uses a toaster oven over night to remove moisture.
  • Epoxy.  The longer the setup, the harder the finish.
  • UV Cure.  This is the most expensive of the resins, but the maxim “time is money” can be considered.  The resin is set by UV light.  UV sunglasses are needed to work with this.

Scott also discussed various molds available for purchase.

Grove announced a 20% discount on his own brand of products, available at www.imagegrove.com.

After a break it was announced that The Society for Medical Imaging donated $500 (through Don Milburn).  More detailed information will be announced later regarding the organization and our club members donating their time and materials.

Show & Tell is always a highlight of the meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 4:10 p.m.