The Taradiddle Tribune – 4/22/14

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Yesterday, amidst the normal hubbub of Turning Tuesday, Wayne Towner, a reporter for the local newspaper, gathered relevant information and gained an insight into the quintessence of Codger Lodge. He saw the coders in action. picset1

He talked with the codgers, picset2

He followed John Wolf’s demonstration of the process for turning perfect spheres on the lathe and saw Gene Smith mimic John’s technique, picset3

He followed as a normal Turning Tuesday unfolded, picset4

Wayne’s assignment is to gather material and write a community interest story featuring Codger Lodge. His story will appear in a future issue of the Sunday edition of the Parkersburg News.picset5
We enjoyed the company of a new friend at the lodge. Fred Myers has been teaching Terri Johnson carving skills to augment her other woodworking interests. She came with Fred to use the large drum sander and level a cutting board that she is building for her parents’ wedding anniversary. picset6

There was an array of nice show and tell items this week. Bob McKelvey had a staved lidded box with an ebony finial. Linda Williams sent Fred with a platter of tasty lime cookies. Jim Withee displayed three nice pens – two acrylic and one turned from xylo wood,picset7

Ron Thompson brought an assortment of bowls and platters with both solid wood and segmented construction. Ron chose oak, cherry, maple, and walnut for these pieces, picset8

Walt Tuttle had a shallow walnut bowl. His bowl is well turned and features an excellent satin finish. Tom Vensel brought a unique drawer pull of oak and walnut with a .38 spl. brass accent. Suzy made an excellent cherry cheesecake and Mikey delivered it intact – no piece missing, picset9

John Wolf created a unique piece to entertain and occupy his grand children. The internal lip at the top of the bowl prevents the ball from escaping as the bowl is swirled around – hoola hoop fashion. After setting the ball in motion, the bowl is held steady while the ball precesses as it slows, similar to the ball in a roulette wheel. John’s bowl is effective for codgers as well. picset10

Jim Morrison displayed a walnut and two apple burl bowls. picset15Henry Aglio had another of his artistic pieces featuring a metal sculpture base supporting a wooden torus top turning.

picset11Henry also supplied this confection. It is bread containing raisins and other fruit with fantabulous flavor and not too sweet. Henry supplied same loaf at Christmas time and told me the name of this creation many times. I remember that it starts with a P.

It was a most enjoyable day at Codger Lodge shared with many friends. It is good to have Carl back with us. We plan to do it all again next week. Come on down and join us for Turning Tuesday.

Regards,
Bill

Mourn the dragons.

picset12picset13Everyone is aware that police officers and retired physicians have the best drugs. I was making a sweet deal when David showed up and inflated the price.

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