Cedar Valley Woodworkers
Cedar Valley Woodworkers Association Volume 14Issue 3
By Terry Duckworth
Presidents Message products are highly concentrated and
Here it is March already & spring is just around should last you many years. Dyeing sap-
the corner. Hope all of you got a lot of work done wood looks paint-by-number simple but
in your shop over winter. With spring comes time there are a few tricks. The key to the
to start thinking about yard work for the summer. process is getting the dye color to match
I know some of you are looking forward to Spring
the heartwood color. Don t bother with
& warm weather so you can get in your shop.
dyes labeled walnut. Buy red, blue, yel-
I want to remind you all that we need a low and black water-soluble dye powder
Second Vice President for the Wood Club plus we and custom mix a sapwood. We gradually
need 2 new people for the Board. The Cedar Val-
ley Wood Club is your club & I would like to see
adjusted the color of the dye by adding
these filled so I don't have to keep asking you to drops of blue and black to reach the pur-
volunteer for them. I appreciate the members on plish gray hue of kiln dried walnut. An
the board for all their help in running the club. eye-dropper works great for this. Air-
I want to thank my son for helping me dried walnut has more red. Adjust your
with this months article because he helped me get dye accordingly using the Color Mixing
Presidents Article 1 ,3,4
the picture with this. Hope you enjoy it. Chart provided here as a guide. We re
Oak Bulletin Board 2
For Sale 2 This months article
Tips for Finishing Walnut
Treasures Report 6
Show & Tell 7-8 .by Jeff Gorton
Mentors 9 Make Sapwood Disappear
Even select walnut boards are likely to
Sponsors 10 contain an occasional streak of light-
Officers and colored sapwood. Some projects benefit
Committee 10 from the contrast provided by skillfully
Members placed sapwood, but in most cases it s
merely a distraction. If you can t afford
the luxury of avoiding all sapwood, we ll
show you how to make it less conspicu- using water-soluble dye because it resists
ous. Even though the initial investment fading in sunlight better than alcohol-
for dye, shellac and glaze materials will soluble dye and is easy to apply without
set you back about $100, most of these leaving lap marks. One drawback, how-
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For Sale For Sale
Shopsmith 520 with all DeWalt 682 type 1 plate joiner complete with case
Accessories and manual. Very good condition $85.00
Contact Terry Duckworth
At 319-233-3150 Contact Bob Colby at 319-268-0883
Dayton Blower: Grainger Model
GE. 5h.p. motor /230v.
12 ¼ squirrel cage fan
Dave Dreyer at 319-240-8058
Contact Jeff at e-mail address below
All reasonable offers considered
16X32 Drum Sander w/extensions
Motor needs new drive belt-have manual
$300.00 or best offer
Contact Jim Brandhorst
The Oak Bulletin Board
CVWA next meeting will be held at the Waterloo 2013
Center for the Arts 220 Commercial ST starting Corridor Wood turners meeting Thursday March
promptly at 6:30 PM Tuesday March 12, 2013 14 , 2013. Leisure Living Construction 2700
Stonegate CT Cedar Rapids.
The next Executive Board meeting will be March
19, 2013 at 7:00 PM at Dave Turners home 430
Scroll saw club meeting will be at Art Mehman s
Shop 1205 Fairview Ave Painfield . March 28,
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ever, is its tendency to raise wood grain. Minimize greater depth and richer color, apply a thin layer of
grain raising by wetting the wood, letting it dry, and glaze before applying the final coats of finish. Glaze is
sanding off the raised grain with 220-grit sandpaper essentially thinned paint that s layered over a sealed
before applying the dye. Don t sand too much or surface. Commercially prepared glazes are available,
you ll expose new wood and negate the effect Here or you can make your own. Mix up an oil glaze by
are a few more tips for working with water soluble combining artist s oil paint (available at art supply
dye:- Wet the end grain before dyeing it to keep it stores) with a glazing medium consisting of three parts
from soaking up too much dye- Start with a diluted boiled linseed oil, two parts mineral spirits and 1 part
dye; you can always increase the intensity of the color Japan drier, to the consistency of heavy cream. We
by adding a layer of more concentrated dye.- Adjust chose the burnt umber color and it looked great.
the color by adding another layer (refer to the Color Pick up the following colors as a starter set for blend-
Mixing Chart). Wipe on green dye to decrease red, for ing your own custom colors; burnt umber, raw umber,
example.- The color you see when you apply the dye burnt sienna, raw sienna, Vandyke brown, yellow
to the wood is ochre, black and blue. Complete the process of blend-
close to the color ing the sapwood by applying a layer of glaze, as
you ll end up shown in Photo 2. Keep the brush dry by removing
with. The wood excess glaze from the bristles with a rag. To add glaze
will look dull in one section, stipple it on with the tips of the bris-
when the dye tles and then smooth it. If you make a mistake, remove
dries but the the glaze using a rag dampened with mineral spirits.
wet color will Allow the glaze to dry completely, a minimum of 24
return when the hours, before applying the final coats of finish. Check
finish is applied.- by running your hand across the surface. If glaze rubs
Lighten dyed off, it s not dry.
wood by wiping
1. Use a small artist's paint brush to carefully dye
off some dye with a damp rag. If you really goof, use
the sapwood, following along the grain line. Blend the
household chlorine bleach to remove almost all of the
edge of the dye into the heartwood with the corner of a
dye. Allow the
damp rag. Dampen the wood before applying the dye.
dyed wood to
dry completely, 2. Apply the glaze with a rag or brush. Remove the
usually over- excess, leaving a thin layer. Then use a good-quality
night. Then seal paint brush with soft bristles to manipulate the laze,
the entire sur- adding or subtracting as needed to blend the dyed sap-
face with a thin wood into the heartwood.
coat of brushed
on shellac End Grain Can Be Beautiful
(about a 2-lb. End grain reveals much about a board s history and
cut of super- provides an attractive detail in many wood working
blonde or other projects. But too often the end grain soaks up so much
dewaxed shellac). Allow the sealer to dry and sand it finish that the detail gets lost in a dark, muddy cloud
lightly with 320-grit sandpaper. If you re happy with of oil or stain. To bring out the full potential of the end
the way the sapwood blends after the sealer is applied grain detail in your next project, seal it with a thin coat
you can move on to applying the final coats of finish. of 1 2-lb. cut shellac before you apply the stain or oil.
To blend the dyed sapwood more completely, and add Sand the face with 320-grit sandpaper after you seal
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the end grain to remove any sealer that may have
lapped onto it. Then lightly sand the end before you
apply the oil or stain.
Matching Old Walnut
As walnut ages its color changes. Matching the cool,
charcoal-gray color of new kiln-dried walnut to the
mellow mahogany red or amber gold of aged walnut is
a challenge faced by anyone who repairs old furniture.
In most cases the new walnut will have to be lightened
before adding color with dye. Use two-part wood
bleach, available at most hardware and paint stores.
This bleach will lighten the walnut without removing wood like maple to avoid the yellowing that occurs
all of the reddish tones. Mix and apply the bleach ac- with traditional shellac and varnish finishes. Darker
cording to the instructions on the containers. Allow it woods like walnut, on the other hand, look better with
to dry. Then lightly sand the surface with 220- a warmer finish that brings out the rich, dark color.
gritsandpaper.Once the wood has been lightened with If you plan on using a water-borne varnish or lacquer
bleach, mix dye to match the lightest, most prevalent finish, consider warming up the walnut first with a
color of the wood. If you re matching reddish walnut coat of dye. We used the aged walnut recipe diluted
like ours, use our aged walnut recipe (at right) to mix three parts to one. Allow the dye to dry. Then brush on
the dye and then adjust the color to match your pro- a sealer coat of a 2-lb. cut of dewaxed shellac to keep
ject. The process of dyeing and glazing is the same as the water-borne finish from dissolving the dye. De-
that for blending sapwood. We left extra glaze in the waxed shellac makes an excellent undercoat for most
recesses around the turnings to duplicate the aged fin- water borne and lacquer finishes, but check the label
ish on the other legs. to be sure.
1. Bleach your replacement part by mixing two-part Sources
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wooden quilt for his wife, and Jerry Krug had pictures
CVWA meeting minutes 2-12-12 of a oak cedar chest he had made.
President Duckworth called the meeting to order The raffle was won by Gary Kloberdanz and he
promptly at 6:30 P.M. He reminded the members to choose the magnetic feather board, the tape measure
shut off or silence their cell phones. He welcomed one was won by Jim Warning and the new raffle item this
new member, Kevin Gade and two guests to the meet- month was a sanding block won by Terry Duckworth.
ing. He gave a sanding block the our new member
Kevin. Terry reminded members that there were 27 Representatives from Weiland Lumber were our
individuals that had not paid their dues yet. At to- speakers. They presented information on lumber selec-
night s meeting there were 71 individuals present plus tion and methods of drying lumber. The information
three guests that were our guest speakers. was informative and questions from members were
Treats tonight were provided by Gary Gardiner, Don
Baker, Roger Kittleson and Terry Duckworth. In addi- Respectfully submitted
tion was a birthday cake from Becky Janzen, Don Pat Vollbrecht
Colum's daughter to celebrate Don s 80th birthday.
Dave Turner spoke about getting ovals from Wood
Components that the members could pick up at his President Duckworth called the meeting to order
home. promptly at 7:00 P.M.
Bob Hewlitt spoke that the Columbus High has asked Dennis Gilroy, Bob Hewlitt, Paul & Wanda Bailey,
the club to make more flag boxes for the students go- Dan Grimes, Gene Knief, Dave Turner, and Pat Voll-
ing to France. brecht were present.
Garylee Thurm asked if anyone had or knew where he The treasures report was given and accepted.
could get some Southern yellow pine.
Terry will send out a mass email telling members of a
Terry, once again expressed the fact that the club tour of Wood Components in the industrial park in
needs a second vice president. Cedar Falls on March 5th, 2013. The tour will begin at
Because this is the season of Lent, our board meetings
will be moved from 2-20 to 2-19 & 3-20 to 3-19. A thank you card for Weiland Lumber was signed by
From Wednesday to Tuesday nights. all board members and will be sent.
Kevin Bierman spoke to the members about the Intar- The ovals, which were given to the club by Wood
sia show that will be held March 9 & 10th in Cedar Components, are all gone.
The program for March will be Randy Herman for the
Show in tell items included: an intarsia angel by Kevin Omega outlet store in Denver. He will be talking
Bierman, a turned spoon by Bob Hewlitt, a fretwork about his cabinet shop / business in Denver. April will
cross and case for a memorial to the ICU nurses at be Randy Ruiter will tell us about wildlife carving.
Covenant, A custom flag box by Carl Level, Locust May, will feature our own, Kevin Hartnett. He ll be
knobs and mallets by Bob Renz, A cabinet for his talking about the end tables he made from scratch and
daughter by Dave Turner, Roger Kittleson show scraps using hickory and plywood, and how he fin-
turned bird houses, Warren Brecheisen showed pic- ished off the plywood so you don t see (recognize)
tures of a bag pipe replica for the theater and a the end grain, etc.
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Bob Hewlitt talked about the flag boxes that Colum-
bus High school students going to France are wanting
us to make. He indicated that he ll be traveling and
will not be able to host a build at his shop. Dick
Buchanan will be contacted to see if he would host a
Jim Wikle s wife has asked if we would consider put-
ting on a program for Kimball Ridge residents.
Gene Knief will contact Bridges, Western Home and
Landmark Commons about toys for the Salvation
Army Christmas giveaway.
There has been no response by any of the members
about volunteering for the position of 2nd vice presi-
dent s position.
Board members were given names to call for the indi-
viduals that have not paid their 2013 dues yet. Which
there are twenty of.
Cedar Valley Woodworkers
Treasurers Report February 19, 2013
Beginning Balance 2228.48
Tool refund 60.00
Ending Balance 2624.08
Office Fund 2289.13
Tool Fund 334.95
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Show and tell
Top Left; Bob Renz Knobs and Mallets
Top Right; Bob Hewlitt Turned Spoon
Center; Jerry Krug Oak Cedar Chest and Kevin Bier-
man Intarsia Angle
Lower Right Warren Brecheisen; Wooden Quilt
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Show and tell 2
Top Left; Pat Vollbrecht Fret work Cross
Top Right; Carl Level Custom Flag Box
Above; Speakers for this months meeting from
Weiland lumber discussing drying lumber
Right; Dave Turner Cabinet
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List of Mentors for Club Members. I believe the mentor s time is free, but the
person being mentored is expected to cover any material costs.
Canoe/Kayak construction, Chip Schmidt, 277-8504, email@example.com
Detailed Toys, Bob Anderson, 239-7763, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack of all trades (enjoys a Challenge), Hank Morris, 277-0692, email@example.com
Has the Ability to figure MOST problems out Dick Buchanan, 277-2477, firstname.lastname@example.org
Intarsia, Pat Vollbrecht, 232-1923, patV35@mchsi.com
Fretwork, Garylee Thurm, 279-3219, email@example.com
Cabinet making, Tom Bussey, 641-435-4354, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wood carving, Sid Sidler, 233-1396, email@example.com
Furniture and cabinet building, Jerry Krug, 475-2391, firstname.lastname@example.org
Equipment Maintenance and repair Bob Colby 319-268-0883
Classes and Services for Pay by Fellow Club Members
Sharpening services by Glenn Johnson, 641-435-2511
Sharpening Stone Sales Gary Lee Thurm 319-231-4577
NEW PATTERN TEMPLATE LIBRARY
Your executive board has developed a new loaner program that might be of interest to each of you.
Though the contribution of several different individuals the following full size templates are available for
check-out by club members:
Two different doll cradles
Should any of you have a pattern template set that your willing to share, call a board member!
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Please remember to patronize our Sponsors!
** Member ID required for discounts
**501 West 1st Avenue 10% Club Discount
Woodsmith Store** Durant, Iowa 52747-9729 www.hartvilletool.com
10320 Hickman Road 800-344-6657 Contact Pat Vollbrecht
Clive, IA 50235 for details
Glenn s Sharpening
515-254-9494 or 32446 Floyd Line St, 319-232-1923
Nashua Sherwin Willams
641-435-2511 5212 University Ave,
Acme Tools ** Offers club members a
528 West 5th St. 1943 Blair's Ferry Rd. Scheduled discount
Waterloo, IA 50701 Cedar Rapids, Ia. 319-277-1034
Officers and Committee Members
Elected Committee Members Committee Member Reed Craft
President Terry Duckworth
Committee Member Hank Morris
1st Vice President Dan Grimes
Committee Member Robert Hewlitt
2nd Vice President
Committee Member Dennis Gilroy
Secretary Pat Vollbrecht
Club photographer Wanda Bailey
Treasurer Paul Bailey
Refreshment Chairman Barb Gurney
Appointed Committee Members
Newsletter Jim Wikle
Committee Member Gene Knief
Committee Member Dave Turner