Member Ken Schriner is assuming the task of Head Monitor that was previously held by Don Jovag. Ken has some plans in mind that will affect monitor training and qualifications. He is also administering the monitor on-line scheduling system. We thank Don Jovag for having unselfishly held this position for such a long time. He is deserving of our thanks and being able to turn the task over to another member.
Ken has published a Monitor Training Schedule. See Monitor Training Schedule under the Monitors menu. The purpose of this training is to improve the effectiveness of our monitors. Contact Ken if you have questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Club dues and locker rental for 2021 are due and payable on January 1, 2021. The dues are $20. Add $5 to that if you have a locker. Remember that paying dues on time ensures the availability of the shop supplies and machine repair part to which you have grown accustomed, and it also ensures your good standing in the club. If you wish to discontinue your membership, please notify our treasurer so your name can be removed from the club roster.
Working With Small Parts Safely-or-How To Keep All Your Fingers
Many of our members make toys for Seniors For Kids, grandchildren, to add something to a collection or just for the fun of making something nice that doesn’t require lots of expensive materials. That is a short list of the pros of making toys and other small items. The cons are that these small items require the making of small parts that tend to bring one’s body parts very close to spinning blades and cutters with the potential of causing life-altering injuries. It is possible, though, to cut, plane and sand small parts safely and accurately if methods are used that will keep hands out of harms way. Those of us who have little experience in making small parts have resources in the shop to help us. Those resources are members who have experience and knowledge in this area. Ask questions; get their help. There is also some great information on the internet (YouTube) on the subject. On this website's Links For Learning page, there are several links that are well worth checking out. They are: