Meeting Minutes

Cape Cod Woodturners Monthly Meeting Minutes (Zoom)          


May 4, 2022


Attendees:     47 members and guests


President’s welcome: Denis Casaubon welcomed members and guests to our monthly meeting and demonstration on turning a platter and embellishing with texture on the bottom and iridescent paint on the top. Our demonstrator was Joe Gusmano. 


Monthly Safety tip:  The American Association of Woodturners has banned the use of Fractal Burning at all events and has banned articles about the use of a fractal burner in all its publications.  There was a recent incident of fractal burning in which a husband and wife were electrocuted and died.


Wood Swap:  Clarke Buchanan announced the Cape Cod Woodturners will be having a Wood Swap Fundraiser on May 21, 2022 at Sam Diego’s parking lot in Hyannis on Rte. 132 from 9:00 AM until noon. There will be plenty of wood to choose from including fresh cut green and old dry dusty stuff, some rough turned bowls, blanks ready to mount and a few logs to cut as you wish.

 There will be Anchorseal, CA glues of several viscosities, Walnut oil finish, some sandpaper and double back tape for sale to members at great prices.  If you have wood, tools, jigs or other items you think someone would want, that you would like to donate to the fundraiser, bring it to the swap or contact Clarke if you need help getting it there.  We will accept donations and payments in cash, checks and credit cards.


Programs: Robin McIntyre shared information and upcoming events and encouraged members to read the April Newsletter for further program information:


Sawdust Session, Saturday May 14, Log to Bowl Blank from 1 to 3 PM, featuring Clarke Buchanan and Bob Reynolds.  It will be held at Clark Buchanan’s driveway/shop at 345 Mistic Drive, Marstons Mills, MA.  You must register for the session which is limited to ten participants.  Register by emailing Robin McIntyre at .  


WIT, Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 1 PM at Jan Casiello’s shop with Show and Tell of all craft mediums and discussion.  Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP to


Coffee Hour, Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 9 AM, topic is Dust Collection including piping and gates with introductory comments from Ron Reif.  Please send photos of your dust collection setup and your Show and Tell of your turned projects to


CCW Meeting, Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 6:30 PM, demonstration is Part 2 Turning Burls by Paul Matthias, Mike Traynor, Mike Grady, Clarke Buchanan and Dave Arnone.


Club Challenge from April 20 to June 15, 2022, is Calabash bowls.  Our February pro demonstrator, Emiliano Achaval from Hawaii, offered to comment on our challenge bowls.  The project photos are due by June 10, 2022 in order to receive Emiliano’s feedback.  Bowls/vessels received after that time will be included Show and Tell without Emiliano’s comment.


Program Satisfaction Survey:  Robin McIntyre requested members to complete the survey by May 9th, 2022.  Several members stated they did  not receive, Robin will investigate it.


In person Club Meetings:  Denis Casaubon announced that currently we plan to return to in person meetings in September 2022, but will continue to monitor the safety of our members due to Covid 19 epidemic.


Technical Support: Thank you Sandy and Dave Arnone for your technical support to make our Zoom meetings possible.





Deborah Chapin

Secretary, Cape Cod Woodturners