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KDWC “INGRAINED” NOVEMBER 2018 P 1 INGRAINED Monthly Newsletter of the Knox & District Woodworkers Club Volume 31 Number 01 45 Glenfern Road Club Phone: (03) 9758 4849 Ferntree Gully VIC 3156 KDWC Club Website: www. knoxwoodies.org.au Reg. Assoc. A0017617S Club Email Address: [email protected]. au ABN 23 621 787 437 “INGRAINED” first issue: November 1988. Formed: 5/10/88 30 year history at: http://newsletters.knoxwoodies.org.au/20181001.pdf Executive Committee Committee Members for 2018-19 Working Groups President Rod Williams 0448 686537 Purchasing: Dick Webb 9764 5321 Maintenance: Lindsay Horsley Vice President Jeff Smart 0409 251063 Projects: Andre Cook 0488 585970 Henk Eyssens, Dick Webb Secretary Lynette Hartley 0412 712062 Social Activities: Jeff Smart 0409 251063 Rodney Williams, Max Simon Asst. Secretary Tom Noonan 9752 2211 Karen Button 0407 556666 Barry McDermott Treasurer John Freshney 0402 400294 Committee: Bill Orpen 0411 599804 Newsletter Team: Stand-in Tres. Albert Bak 0419 384099 Max Simon 0407 747824 Gary Pope 0408994799 Membership: David Lamble 0417 151043 Bill Ireland, Dick Webb Phil Spencer, Lindsay Horsley President's Report - Rodney Williams I would like to acknowledge the work of the former Executive Committee, Hughie, Albert and Harry - thanking them for their well-run organisation. Hughie has been the driver of change and involved in all the improvements of the Club. Albert stepped in as Secretary on short notice and adapted well. Then moved to Treasurer – he made a lot of changes; making the Club run more efficiently. Harry took on the role of Secretary and has had many challenges – such as Insurance, a new Constitution and an efficient Be In It Competition. The Working Bee on Saturday, October 13 th . A big thank you to the Members who turned up and helped spread some gravel. Also turning Jacko’s Shed area into a potential gardening exercise. We also had a part tidy-up of the wood store and a general clean up. Also, thanks to Sue Wood who gave the kitchen and the club room a good clean. Congratulations to Kidz Korner Group and the Club Members who assisted with our Stringybark Festival. It was a great event. We all went home weary but very happy with the result. We sold 330 kits and made a lot of children very happy. All I can say is – well done! The next meeting of the Club on November 7 th is a highlight on our calendar when all the toys and gifts that are made, and on display, will be distributed to the appropriate charities. Feel free to come along and see what your Club can do. You need to mark your calendar for December 5, for our BBQ and Auction! Starting at 6pm. Bring all your treasurers a few days before and Stan The Man – our Auctioneer – will take over the anticipated chaos. ….. Rodney Stringybark 21 st Oct (page 6) photo of Jacko's new garden Pg 1: Committee / Club CONTACTS, President report Pg 2: VITAL INFO. “Around the Club” - Tenders, Members Welfare/Birthdays Pg 3: Website links, Facebook, EVENTS, Interests Pg 4: SAFETY Corner. Activities around the Club Pg 5: TECHNICAL: Workshop Notes and articles. Pg 6: Stringybark Festival / Kidz Corner Oct 21 st . Pg 6: President's report 2017-18 (Hughie Gaynor) Pg 7: Life Membership award 2018: Dick Webb Member of the Year 2018: Lindsay Horsley Pg 8: Seven President's Awards for 2017-18 Pg 9: Your new Committee for 2018-19 Pg 11: HUMOR, and Curiosities Pg 12 : Open Times, Roster, projects, discounts, Diary Disclaimer: All still photos in “Ingrained” are "posed" without safety gear, and not operating, to avoid operator distraction.

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Page 1: KDWC “INGRAINED” NOVEMBER 2018 P 1 INGRAINEDnewsletters.knoxwoodies.org.au/20181101.pdf · 2018. 10. 26. · KDWC “INGRAINED” NOVEMBER 2018 P 3 Bill's Website of the Month!

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INGRAINED Monthly Newsletter of the

Knox & District Woodworkers ClubVolume 31 Number 01

45 Glenfern Road Club Phone: (03) 9758 4849 Ferntree Gully VIC 3156 KDWC Club Website: www. knoxwoodies.org.au Reg. Assoc. A0017617S Club Email Address: [email protected]. au ABN 23 621 787 437 “INGRAINED” first issue: November 1988. Formed: 5/10/88

30 year history at: http://newsletters.knoxwoodies.org.au/20181001.pdf

Executive Committee Committee Members for 2018-19 Working Groups President Rod Williams 0448 686537 Purchasing: Dick Webb 9764 5321 Maintenance: Lindsay HorsleyVice President Jeff Smart 0409 251063 Projects: Andre Cook 0488 585970 Henk Eyssens, Dick Webb Secretary Lynette Hartley 0412 712062 Social Activities: Jeff Smart 0409 251063 Rodney Williams, Max SimonAsst. Secretary Tom Noonan 9752 2211 Karen Button 0407 556666 Barry McDermottTreasurer John Freshney 0402 400294 Committee: Bill Orpen 0411 599804 Newsletter Team:Stand-in Tres. Albert Bak 0419 384099 Max Simon 0407 747824 Gary Pope 0408994799

Membership: David Lamble 0417 151043 Bill Ireland, Dick Webb Phil Spencer, Lindsay Horsley

President's Report - Rodney Williams

I would like to acknowledge the work ofthe former Executive Committee,Hughie, Albert and Harry - thankingthem for their well-run organisation.

Hughie has been the driver of changeand involved in all the improvements ofthe Club. Albert stepped in asSecretary on short notice and adapted well. Then moved toTreasurer – he made a lot of changes; making the Club runmore efficiently. Harry took on the role of Secretary andhas had many challenges – such as Insurance, a newConstitution and an efficient Be In It Competition.

The Working Bee on Saturday, October 13th. A big thankyou to the Members who turned up and helped spreadsome gravel. Also turning Jacko’s Shed area into apotential gardening exercise. We also had a part tidy-up ofthe wood store and a general clean up. Also, thanks to SueWood who gave the kitchen and the club room a goodclean.

Congratulations to Kidz Korner Group and the ClubMembers who assisted with our Stringybark Festival. Itwas a great event. We all went home weary but very happywith the result. We sold 330 kits and made a lot of childrenvery happy. All I can say is – well done!

The next meeting of the Club on November 7th is a highlighton our calendar when all the toys and gifts that are made,and on display, will be distributed to the appropriatecharities. Feel free to come along and see what your Clubcan do.

You need to mark your calendar for December 5, for ourBBQ and Auction! Starting at 6pm. Bring all yourtreasurers a few days before and Stan The Man – ourAuctioneer – will take over the anticipated chaos.

….. Rodney

Stringybark 21st Oct (page 6)

photo of Jacko's new garden

Pg 1: Committee / Club CONTACTS, President reportPg 2: VITAL INFO. “Around the Club” - Tenders, Members Welfare/BirthdaysPg 3: Website links, Facebook, EVENTS, InterestsPg 4: SAFETY Corner. Activities around the ClubPg 5: TECHNICAL: Workshop Notes and articles.Pg 6: Stringybark Festival / Kidz Corner Oct 21st .Pg 6: President's report 2017-18 (Hughie Gaynor)Pg 7: Life Membership award 2018: Dick Webb Member of the Year 2018: Lindsay HorsleyPg 8: Seven President's Awards for 2017-18Pg 9: Your new Committee for 2018-19Pg 11: HUMOR, and CuriositiesPg 12 : Open Times, Roster, projects, discounts, Diary

Disclaimer: All still photos in “Ingrained” are "posed" without safety gear, and not operating, to avoid operator distraction.

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KDWC VITAL information for Members COMMITTEE EMAIL: [email protected]: www.knoxwoodies.org.ausuggestions for website/Facebook: [email protected] to JOIN: www.knoxwoodies.org.au/membershipLINKS: www.knoxwoodies.org.au/linksCONSTITUTION/Committee http://www.knoxwoodies.org.au/committeeSAFETY: www.knoxwoodies.org.au/safetyNewsletters: (latest) www.knoxwoodies.org.au/current (archive) www.knoxwoodies.org.au/archives

Articles to Editor [email protected] Facebook (invitees) www.facebook.com/groups/knoxwoodiesBank (Ref:name ID/purpose) Bendigo Bank BSB 633-000 A/c 1200 82748

Working with Children: workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/home/applications/ 45 Glenfern Road, FTG 3156; Ph: 97584849; and the occupational field is:“42: Sporting, recreational or cultural clubs,associations or movements”.

Newsletters and important news by emailplease let us know if you've changed your EMAIL addressAlways check your SPAM, Clutter, Trash and JUNK folders.

Send Lynette Hartley ([email protected]) a requestto update your email address / records

If technical issues, call Gary: Ph: 0408 994799 anytime!

Typical questions about joining the ClubThe many emails/calls we receive enquiring about what is involvedin joining the club. Some usual questions are:- Can we teach? No. we can't, we are not allowed to. But weshare a great lot of experience with fellow members.- Are there female members? Sure are – we have plenty. Age,gender, occupations and team preferences are of no issue with'Woodies'. We're just crazy about wood!2015 count we had 25 fine female members out of the overall 200at the club. We've seen a 50% increase in recent years of femalemembers, when overall growth was 25%. - What age groups come? Well, our Secretary has worked outsome nice statistics on that. 29% are aged 45-65, 43% are 65-85.We have some younger, and older! So there's a wealth ofenthusiasm, and experience here! - How do I find out about what the club is like? Drop in on ameeting night (1st WED of the month 7:15PM) or when the club isopen, We love showing visitors how to become members! ReferNEWSLETTER last page for open times, and links to activities.- How much does it cost Latest Joining fee/membership fees are on website. Presently(2018-19) $100 pa (due 1st Sept), with 50% discount after 1st

March if a new member, PLUS a one time $50 joining fee. Latefee of $10 applies after 31st Oct, and failing to renew by 30th Novrequires another Joining Fee of $50 to be paid.. - When do we meet? Refer to the last page of latest newsletters to see the times theclub is open for all the activity groups. But members are alsowelcome to use the workshops whenever there are two or morekeyholders/competent machine user attendees (for safetyreasons), to undertake their own projects, but courtesy suggeststhat priority is given to the activity groups on 'their sessions', toallow them to progress Club works. - History and Activities (See October 2018 Newsletter summary)

Got some NEWS to share with other members?If you have any articles, project notes,

humorous items to share with fellow Woodies – just drop us a line!

Editor contact: [email protected]

We thank Hon. Kim Wells MP

- Member for Rowville

for printing our newsletter as a Community Service VENTS–

Toy and Gift Making GroupTOY COUNT for XMAS Presentations: count: 410+

** Handover will be at November 7th meeting **

Learn more about what this fine bunch of toymakers gets up to, in the May 2018 edition of “Ingrained”.

Toy/Gift Making or the preparing of kits in Kidz Korner Group, areboth great for 'those looking to practice new skills' atwoodworking. Keep in mind if you've a spare few moments! ...Ed.

Member's Birthdays – NOVEMBER

The very best of Birthday wishes to these members.Hope you have a top day,and enjoy the year ahead! ... Ed!

Member's WelfareLet's hope all goes well for any ofour fellow Woodies, who may beunwell. Please advise Committee,so that everyone is aware. Lastmeeting we heard Karen Button'shealth is up/down presently.Meantime Colin Stewart is out ofrehab. Peter Sleeman is beset with rheumatic arthritis, andFrank Collins has suffered an infection. Sure hope yougood Woodies improve! We're all thinking of you. [… Ed]

Social Committee Events and Enquries

Members with SOCIAL group ideas, please Contact:

Jeff Smart 0409 251063

Member day:Peter Royle 2Steve Malcolm 4Arthur Daicos 8Brian Bracegirdle 10Peter Collins 13Kamran Khatir 13Hugh Aldersey 16Neil Bengough 16Kevin Moon 16Ray Stewart 18Steven Shaw 18Jenny Stevens 20John Jackson 22Rodney Williams 25David Brandon 28

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Bill's Website of the Month!

Bill Ireland and like-minded Woodies who like sharing information from the web.

If you have some great woodworking links to share withyour mates at the Club, don't stash them away now, drop a

line to the Editor ([email protected]) to share the good oil around!

Merek Gehrmann shares some often overlooked tricksthat only a Carpenter's Pencil can solve….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAsSOnU0jqk&feature=youtu.be

Gary shares: Member's are welcome to play on the homemade pinball machine from the 1950's made by Bill Popeleft at the club for a few weeks. If you're interested inseeing it in action and how it was made, check out this oldmovie we made back in 2000! (excuse the quality of filming and terrible acting !)

www.alchester.com.au/download/pinball.mp4 (160Mb download) ....thanks for contributions to Bill's column […Ed]

Proudly Sponsored by

Ferntree Gully

Community Bank® branch and

Rowville branch of Bendigo Bank

Events in the BIG WOODIES WORLD….

Many thanks to Alison Dews of the Council of WoodworkClubs for her regular, up-to-date list of events happeningaround Australia. They can be viewed here:https://www.councilwoodworkclubs.org/events

Also: another good resource for up-coming events:http://cwsonline.com.au and see:https://www.cwsonline.com.au/news--upcoming-events.html(Jim Carroll's list) “Events & News”

For a complete list of 'TurnAbout' events: See Feb 2018edition of “Ingrained”

coming up around Oz:

- Eilden and District Turnout 3rd Nov.- Ancient Crafts and Rare Trades Exp – Gympie Nov 3rd/4th

- Timber and woodworking Show – Canberra - Nov 9th

- Roundtoit – Jindabye - Nov 9-11th

- Barwon Valley Woodwrights woodcraft - Nov 24th

[….thanks for tips from: Peter Vermaas]

CLUB Equipment FOR SALE by TENDER

*** Nothing this month **

Process: Lodge your submission to the committee, puttingyour name and best offered price in an

envelope in the MAIL SHUTE by the club doorway. Some items have a MINIMUM reserve.

Members keeping busy at Stringybark….. 21st Oct

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December Auction is looming so gather up things!

If your shed looks like this, then there's likely an opportunityfor you to help the club at the December meeting when theAuction let's everyone gets a bargain, and proceeds to theClub do it well. Starts early for a 6PM BBQ

Join in the fun and make sure everyone gets a winner!

Stan Jebb. our longtime auctioneer and typically supportinghim as bean counter of the night, “Jacko” John Jackson,along with display helper: Bill Ireland can guarantee you'llhave a TOP NIGHT emptying your wallet for a good cause..

Next meeting: Toys/Gift Presentation night (NOV 7th)

Remember: Next meeting is the Toy/Gift presentation night.Make sure your projects are delivered in time for the

handover: WED 7th November meeting.

SAFETY Corner

Knox “Woodies” SAFETY CORNER

“Keep a Clean Shop!“

Keeping a Clean Shop is oursecond safety tip from theClub’s original Top-10. Weoften read amusing socialmedia stories about howmany times people have lostpencils or tape measures intheir workshops, never to beseen again.

If all our tools had a plannedand visible storage place in aclean and tidy workshop, thenwe would surely not misplacethem so easily.

The point made is that a cluttered workshop will be anunsafe, frustrating and time wasting place to work. Thesefrustrations will always lead to increased personal safetyrisk.

I am reminded ofsafety training Iattended forworkers in ah a z a r d o u schemical plant. Wewere shown aJapanese leanm a n u f a c t u r i n gconcept called 5S.

Each of these five “S” groups are meant to work togetherimproving output, efficiency, worker safety and thereforeincrease both company and worker satisfaction. I think “Setin Order” is most applicable to our Club and is bestexpressed as: “A place for everything and everything in its place”.

I have a post script to last month’s Safety Corner, where Iemphasised the safety message to “Stop and Think”. Weoften see users leaving sawblades set high after leaving thesaw bench for the next user.

For safety reasons, sawblades should be wound downcompletely before leaving the bench. In this way the nextuser is always reminded to reset the blade height to justabove their own workpiece. For this reason, members willnow find my saw bench push shoes have been marked:“To be Used with Sawblade Set Low”. This is not meantto start a debate about the best quality cut, but is all aboutkeeping your fleshy bits and spinning blades as far apart aspossible! … John Freshney

Disclaimer: All still photos in “Ingrained” are "posed" withoutsafety gear, and not operating, to avoid operator distraction.

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Workshop Notes - “members helping members”

Phil Spencer provides inspiring technical articles for thisregular TECHNICAL column. What's your WIP presently?Drop a line with pictures to the Club [email protected] to include in the Newsletter toshare your experiences.

This month, we thought we'd seta challenge to see who canmake an impossible dovetail. ...[Phil]

Or, a little project to annoy others (as well as yourself!) ….. [Ed]

Member's Table Saw for Private Sale

TABLE SAW.Member, Bruce Powell is making room in his workshop fordifferent tools, and is selling this Hafco Table Saw.(example photo).10’’Blade3hp 240 v single phase motorTable 800long x 1210wide castiron inc extnsBlade Tilt to 45%Brand is Hafcoand has had very little use.Comes with Base to move unitAlso as new, has out feedrollers. as new $800 ono Assistance can be providedto locally deliver

Also availableWixey angle gauge as new $40Height gauge as new $30Many other tools as new or new alsoavailable,

Just call Bruce Powell 97259125

Stringybark Festival OCT 21st – top result!

Sunday 21st October – nice sunny day, lots of visitors, and a topday for selling Kidz Korner kits at Rowville. The short day10AM to 4PM was quite fruitful for the Club,. 330 kits sold, withplenty of members attending to help out. Dick Webb and his bandof Kidz Korner toy builders were delighted with the outcome of theday for sure.

Readers who are interested in how the kits are made by the Club,should take a look at the history of Kidz Korner in the “Ingrained”edition from April 2018.see: http://newsletters.knoxwoodies.org.au/20180401.pdf

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Stringybark Festival OCT 21st – top result!

Forever on the ball, ensuring all the kits were in top working order,we see Colin Stewart here, making every toy a delight for thebuyer! Onya Colin!!!

AGM: retiring President's report by Hughie Gaynor

2017-2018 Brief descriptionof Woodie's highlights.

Kidz Korner Kits – Despite lowersales for all wooden items at bothStringybark and in particular at KnoxCommunity Festival, the lads haverallied and have turned into super-sales people looking at other markets. To date a number of saleshave been made at the Club for Joeys/Scouts etc and we havegreat inroads into school holiday activities at both the FerntreeGully and Rowville Libraries. Festivals – Regretfully, when confined to a 3m by 3m tent at theKnox Festival with limited facilities, it was not conducive to whatwe regard as our bumper sales event. It is quite noticeable thatover the last 2/3 years the number of “Community Organisations”has shrunk significantly and it appears that commercial interestshave been accepted as the norm. Late advice from Council thisyear that the Stringybark Festival will be reduced to a Sundayevent only, does not auger well. However, the Committee have re-organised the traditional ticket raffle to an in house operation and itis hoped that the financial impacts will be limited. Council Lease.- A 5 year Community Occupancy has at long lastbeen finalised, however, we are now responsible for electricitycharges. Council are still in the planning stages of their facilityrebuild following the fire 3 years ago when it is envisaged thatseparate electricity meters will be installed. Membership – Whilst numbers have remained steady in the 190’srange it is hoped that the new chums will be inspired to follow thelead of the old grey haired brigade and volunteer their time andtalents to the range of fundraising and charitable events thathappen. Social activities – The 2 major events of the year Christmas inJuly and the Be In It competition were outstanding successes anda great deal of thanks is due to Jeffrey Smart for his hard work.With the better weather it is great to see the number of membersrecently enjoying Al Fresco dining which have boosted thecamaraderie around the place which suggest that indoor bowlingevents will not be too long away. Safety – To some it might be a boring subject but you can restassured that at all Meetings it is a permanent subject on theAgenda to ensure that the Club premises are not only maintainedin a safe condition but that ongoing prompts via the new safetyposter will make members stop look listen and undertake all taskssafely.Projects –This has been a bumper year for many and varied tasksundertaken by members and it would appear that some of thisbusiness has been generated by a combination of word of mouth,our web site and or the installation of the Woody signs installedlast year which now gives us a higher public profile on GlenfernRoad. Newsletters– The high degree of professionalism in thispublication continues to be the envy of many like minded Clubsand the April to October publications which has highlighted specificClub activities has turned them into collector items eg April:KidzKorner, May: Toys and Gifts, June: Rocking Horses, July: Carving,August: Furniture, September: Woodturning, October:Committees.The Future –This aspect of Club life will depend on whethermembers have either a half full or half empty attitude to all issues.Simply put, the greatest majority of Capital improvements havealready been achieved and when the remaining items are finalisedwithin the next few months which is all subject to Council decisionsall that is left is to is enjoy the great facilities with your mates. Sostay positive and things have a habit of eventually working out forthe better.

...[Retiring President: Hughie Gaynor, 3/10/18]

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Life Membership awarded to Dick Webb (2018)

This member joined the Club way back in 2006 andbasically from these early days he has been an invaluableasset to the Club by his many contributions in a wide varietyof activities.

There is insufficient time at this Meeting to list his ongoingmajor contributions to the Club so I won’t bore you withthese details as I suspect his many activities andcontributions are well and truly known to all those memberspresent tonight.

Apart from his woodworking skills which he is more thanwilling to share his knowledge with members he also hasconsiderable expertise in electric circuitry issues along withmechanical operations which has been invaluable to theClub on many occasions.

To put it simply, I wish to nominate that life membership beawarded to Dick Webb in recognition for his tremendouscontributions to the Club over the years.

...[Retiring President: Hughie Gaynor, at AGM: 3/10/18]

Sandra Bell (left) withdaughter, Kirsty Bell,about to make thepresentation of the BillGillingham Award.(story: on right)

“Bill Gillingham” Award: Lindsay Horsley

For those newer members, the Gillinghamaward for Member of the Year commencedin 1991 to honour the late Bill Gillingham(my father) who was a foundation memberway back in 1988.

This award is presented at each AGM to not only honour hismemory, but, as an award to an individual member whocontributes in a special way to the ongoing running of “TheWoodies”

I have been advised that the traditional practice that hasexisted over these years has been followed faithfully whenthe winner of last year’s award in conjunction with ThePresident and Secretary meet to determine the memberthey consider to be a worthy recipient for 2018.

Without giving too much away at this stage I have been toldthat this member joined the Club eleven years ago andsince that time he has constantly put in lots of time andeffort in a variety of roles varying from being a Committeemember to getting his hands well and truly dirty on lots ofdifferent tasks.

He is considered by some members to be a “fountain ofknowledge” on any issue related to wood associated toolsand equipment including the $ costs involved. If by someremote chance he cannot give a member a very detailedanswer straight away that member can be guaranteed thatthe information will be available shortly courtesy of hisexpertise in dealing with Mister Google.

I am delighted to announce that this year’s winner isLINDSAY HORSLEY.

...by Daughter of Bill Gillingham: Sandra Bell, in the company of Bill's granddaughter: Kirsty Bell

The story of Bill Gillingham, is documented at the Club'swebsite, at: http://www.knoxwoodies.org.au/bill-gillingham-awards

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2017-18 President's AWARDS

2017-18 President's awards.

For the information ofnewer/recent members this isthe 6th year of these awards,which was commenced wayback in 2013 by our PastPresident Hurtle Lupton.

They are presented to members as a symbol of the Club’sthanks in recognition of their contributions to the Club andits many and varied activities over the past year. Over thepast 5 years, 44 members have received this award andthis year an additional 7 members will be added to the list.

John Darcy and Stephen Dollory.

Apart from their ongoing contributions in making manycricket sets and various children’s board games for ourannual Toy and Gift presentation they have certainly beenbusy elves (or should it be leprechauns) by excellingthemselves with their updated Christmas decorationcomplete with an in built light show. In particular, their newsign wishing all a Happy Christmas from the Woodys drewmany favourable comments from the public and certainlyhelped the community to put a smile on their dial when theydrove along Glenfern Road.

John Freshney.

His passion in ensuring that his personalworkshop activities are undertaken in asafe manner has bubbled over into theClub’s activities which has resulted in thepurchase and introduction of a range ofadditional safety related aids. In addition, he has also beeninstrumental in the introduction of a new Safety segment inour Monthly Ingrained Newsletter which ensures that Safetyis kept at forefront of members’ attention along with theintroduction of Safety posters which are fixed in prominentpositions within the Club Rooms.

Jeffrey Smart.

With the absence of Karen Button throughillness Jeffrey willingly put his hand up totake on a task that many members maytake for granted. In his own words “I will give it a go” and hehas managed the supply of tea/coffee/sugar and notforgetting the pies for the monthly Meetings are always upto scratch. In addition, his management of the manyarrangements required for our in house Christmas in Julyand Be In It functions went without a hitch.

2017-18 President's AWARDS

Andre Cook.

Tuesday is his normal Club daywhen he is not away on 4 wheeldrive activities, but, it is his creativewoody mind and accuracy in detailswhich is an enormous help not onlyto Kidz Korner kit construction andthe many and varied requirements inthe Projects area. His accuracy indetail in all the Club’s activities washighlighted this year with his entry inthe Be In It competition which hemanaged to accurately make allinternal workings by hand including anumber of fly wheels for the Toucanwooden clock which certainly has raised the bar for us allto aspire to.

Bruce Powell.

A Thursday regular who seems toenjoy a challenge with the many andvaried projects he has undertakenprimarily for the annual Toy and Giftpresentations. Whilst he is acompetent woodworker on many itemshis specialties include the constructionand fit-out of many and varied types ofjewellery boxes, but it his accuracyand presentation of baccarat boardsand pieces that leaves many membersastounded to suggest that they are“store bought”. In one of his other volunteer duties he isalways on the look-out for bargains both for the Club ormembers which could be purchased at less than wholesale rates through their Op Shop Department.

Peter Vermass.

For those that know him Peter has awealth of experience in many areasother than woodwork and not long afterhe joined in 2014 he willingly took onthe job when the late Lou Smith whowas the Rocking Horse guru wasexperiencing serious health issues. Ihave no doubt that many members canattest to his knowledge and skills when they have made afamily heirloom. Some members may be aware that Peterhas recently bought a new property in Lakes Entrance andcan no longer undertake the role of Keyholder on a Fridaynight as he is progressively moving his household.However, he still comes to the Club on a Friday when he isin Melbourne and he continues to share his knowledge andexpertise with all on a Friday night.

...[Retiring President: Hughie Gaynor, AGM: 3/10/18]

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New KDWC Committee 2018-19 Elected At the AGM, 3rd October 2018, the new Committee waselected. See: http://www.knoxwoodies.org.au/committee

Executive Committee:President Rodney WilliamsVice President Jeff SmartSecretary Lynette HartleyAssistant Secretary Tom NoonanTreasurer John FreshneyStand In Treasurer Albert Bak assisted by: Committee Members Dick Webb,

Bill Orpen, Karen Button, David Lamble, Max Simon

Purchasing Officer Dick Webb

and by:Working Groups:Projects Andre CookSocial Club Jeff Smart, Karen ButtonMaintenance Team Dick Webb, Lindsay Horsley

Henk Eyssens, Barry McDermottRodney Williams, Max Simon

Safety Officer John FreshneyWelfare via members contactNewsletter Editor Team Gary Pope, Phil Spencer

Bill Ireland, Dick WebbLindsay Horsley

Membership Records David LamblePublicity via Newsletter/Facebook teamFinancial Opinion Gary Pope

Keyholders opening club most days/evenings (see last page of latest newsletter for rostered times)

And numerous special projects from time to time:- Clubroom construction- Auctions- Festivals- Raffles- Be-In-It competition- Equipment acquisition- infrastructure improvements- safety equipment- Club Apparel- Collecting/stocking wood from donations- Website and Facebook maintenance- Fundraising activities with Kidz Korner at libraries, schools- Funding/Grant applications- Club representation in the community- Liaison activities with local Council and Sponsors

And then there are the ACTIVITY Groups headed up bymembers who ensure the smooth running of these:

A detailed history of these groups was made in past 6 months of “Ingrained” newsletters, at website archives.

- Kidz Korner April 2018 - Toys and Gifts Group May 2018- Rocking Horses June 2018- Carving July 2018- Furniture Making August 2018- Woodturning September 2018

New KDWC Committee 2018-19 Elected The retiring Executive Committee who have provided a topjob steering the Club: L-R: Harry, Hughie, Albert

Welcome to the new Committee for 2018-19 President Vice PresidentRodney Williams Jeff Smart

Secretary TreasurerLynette Hartley John Freshney

Asst Secretary Stand-In Treasurer Tom Noonan Albert Bak

Committee Club Projects Purchasing Bill Orpen Andre Cook Dick Webb

Membership and IT Records CommitteeDavid Lamble Max Simon

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New KDWC Committee 2018-19 Elected Working Groups

Safety Social Activities Club ApparelJohn Freshney Jeff Smart. Tom Noonan

Karen Button

Maintenance Team

Dick Webb, Lindsay Horsley, Henk Eyssens, Barry McDermott, Rodney Williams & Max Simon

New KDWC Committee 2018-19 Elected

Website and Facebook social media,Audio-Video, Computer / IT Support and Publicity

“Ingrained Newsletter” knoxwoodies.org.au/current Gary Pope website: knoxwoodies.org.au “Knox Woodies Facebook Group” facebook.com/groups/knoxwoodies/

Michael White

Newsletter Team,

L-R: 'the team': Bill Ireland, Lindsay Horsley, Phil Spencer, Gary Pope, Dick Web

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HUMOR

How Engineers play pool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzRkJUz6zRQ

Password

I was staying overnight at a hotel away from home anddidn’t feel like sitting in my room watching TV, so I took mylaptop down to the bar to catch up with work.

I went to the bar and asked the bartender: “Excuse me, what's the WIFI password?”

Bartender: “You need to buy a drink first.”

Me: “Do I? Okay, I’ll have a beer.”

Bartender: “We have James squire 150 Lashes on tap.”

Me: “Sounds good. How much is a schooner?”

Bartender: “$8.00.”

Me: “Okay, here you are. Now, what’s the WIFI password?”

Bartender: “youneedtobuyadrinkfirst….. No spaces and all lowercase.”

HUMOR

Top 8 Idiots Of The Year

1. *AT&T fired President John Walter after nine months,saying he lacked intellectual leadership. He received a $26million severance package. Perhaps it's not Walter who'slacking intelligence.

2. *WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS: Police inOakland, CA spent two hours attempting to subdue agunman who had barricaded himself inside his home. Afterfiring ten tear gas canisters, officers discovered that theman was standing beside them in the police line shouting,'Please come out and give yourself up.'

3. *WHAT WAS PLAN B? An Illinois man, pretending tohave a gun, kidnapped a motorist and forced him to drive totwo different automated teller machines, wherein thekidnapper proceeded to withdraw money from his own bankaccounts.

4. *THE GETAWAY! A man walked into a Topeka, KansasKwik Stop and asked for all the money in the cash drawer.Apparently, the take was too small, so he tied up the storeclerk and worked the counter himself for three hours untilpolice showed up and grabbed him

5. *DID I SAY THAT? Police in Los Angeles had good luckwith a robbery suspect who just couldn't control himselfduring a lineup. When detectives asked each man in thelineup to repeat the words: 'Give me all your money or I'llshoot', the man shouted, 'that's not what I said!'

6. *ARE WE COMMUNICATING? A man spoke franticallyinto the phone: 'My wife is pregnant and her contractionsare only two minutes apart'. 'Is this her first child?' thedoctor asked. 'No!' the man shouted, 'This is her husband!'

7. *NOT THE SHARPEST TOOL IN THE SHED! InModesto, CA, Steven Richard King was arrested for tryingto hold up a Bank of America branch without a weapon.King used a thumb and a finger to simulate a gun.Unfortunately, he failed to keep his hand in his pocket(hellooooooo.!!!)

8. *THE GRAND FINALE! Last summer, down on LakeIsabella, located in the high desert, an hour east ofBakersfield, CA, some folks, new to boating, were having aproblem. No matter how hard they tried, they couldn't gettheir brand new 22 foot boat going. It was very sluggish inalmost every maneuver, no matter how much power theyapplied. After about an hour of trying to make it go, theyputted into a nearby marina, thinking someone there maybe able to tell them what was wrong. A thorough topsidecheck revealed everything in perfect working condition. Theengine ran fine, the out-drive went up and down, and thepropeller was the correct size and pitch. So, one of themarina guys jumped in the water to check underneath. Hecame up choking on water, he was laughing so hard. Underthe boat, still strapped securely in place, was the trailer!

*Now remember, these are all true stories, and these peoplevote and most have children!*

…. thanks for your contributions! …..[Ed]

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Weekly Workshop Hours and Keyholders (click website links to Activity HISTORY info)Note: All Members are welcome to access the Clubrooms at any of these times.

Monday 09:00AM - 12:30PM Wood Turning Henk Eyssens 5968 5119

Tuesday 08:30AM - 02:30PM Kidz KornerGeneral Access

Dick WebbAndre Cook

976453210488 585 970

06:30PM - 09:30PM Wood Turning Larry Clemmet 0417 328 425

Wednesday 09:00AM - 02:00PM General Access Dick Webb 97645321

Thursday 09:30AM - 02:30PM Toymakers Tony Deabe 9774 7917

06:30PM 06:30PM

- 09:30PM - 09:30PM

Furniture Making Carving (for all!)

Mark Guscott Albert Bak

0412 558488 0419 384099

Friday 10:00AM - 01:30PM General Access Barry McDermott 9753 6157

06:30PM - 09:30PM Rocking Horses Neil Harris 9727 1413

Saturday see roster below and WORKING BEES

Sunday (closed)

Saturday Morning Roster

Opening 09:30 am to 12:30 pm

Oct 27th Tom Keane 9728 3230

Nov 3rd Phil Dunstan 0413 255 399

Nov 10th Dick Webb 9764 5321

Nov 17th Rodney Williams 0448 686 537

Nov 24th Ladislav Toman 0410 405 227

Dec 1st Peter Collins 0409 183 453

Dec 8th WORKING BEE

Dec 15th Tom Keane 9728 3230

Dec 22nd CLOSED for XMAS

NOTE: If no member arrives by 10:30am, the Key Holder has the option of closing Clubrooms

Member's Discounts The Following Suppliers offer discounts to Members.

**Show some suitable KDWC / personal ID**

Budget Car and Truck Rental (FTG). Caroll’s Woodcraft Supplies.Carba t ec.Ferntree Gully BoltsJalor ToolsMitre-10 – Baysw ater. (Timber purchases only)Pop’s Shed.Screwit – Supplier of Sachy ScrewsTaits Timber Glen IrisSonicsales (ONLINE) (Woodworking Machinery Specialists.)

Merchandise and Materials on sale at Club(effective 1st July 2018)Club Caps $12.00Club Polo Shirts $35.00Club Fleecy Tops - Half Zip $45.00Club Fleecy Tops - Full-length Zip $55.00Club VESTS (see pics in Sept 2016 news) $70.00Note: Personal embroidery, eg: names, are: $6 extra

Club ProjectsProject (ref: Eric) Recipient Status

Adult/Joint toy/gifts Various for Xmas Continuous

Various Turnings Festival stock &c In Progress

Kidz Korner kits KK Activities Continuous &help appreciated

For next Festival.

Prizes In progress

And following Festival Stringybark (Oct) planning

Prizes In progress

Current jobs

Important Diary Dates and coming events

Wed 24nd Oct Committee Meeting 7:00PM

Wed 7th Nov Members' Meeting 7.30PM(Xmas toys/gift night)

Wed 21st Nov Committee Meeting 7:00PM

Wed 5th Dec Auction night with bbq 6:00PMMembers' Meeting 7:30PM

Wed 19th Dec Committee Meeting 7:00PMSat 22nd Dec **CLOSED for XMAS**

** STOP PRESS **

November meeting – Xmas Toy/Gift presentation

RAFFLE tickets – please sell before DEC meeting

Decmeber meeting - AUCTION/BBQ