MEMORIAM: Ray Eugene Logue, Ellerslie, Maryland
Monday, March 23, 2015
Ray Eugene Logue, 83, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2015. He was a member of the Quad State Bodgers Woodturning Club of Cumberland, Maryland, and owner of Logue's Cabinet Shop in Ellerslie, Maryland.
Ray allowed us (The Quad State Bodgers Wood-turning Club) to use his shop for our monthly Saturday meetings and we held many day-long workshops there as well. He was very generous and a gracious host. Ray subscribed to most woodworking magazines and was continually experimenting with different ideas and designs. The walls of his shop were lined with patterns and jigs of all shapes, types, and sizes, everything from complex Sanctuary Windsor chair seats to simple hanging plant holders.
Ray was a true craftsman of the highest order and more than willing to freely share his many year's of experience in the field of woodworking.
When Ray made a statement related to woodworking, everyone strained to listen because they knew he knew what he was talking about. One quick simple example, at one club meeting I asked the group how I could keep my CA glue bottle from clogging. From the back of the room I heard a very deep
masculine voice say, "You treat it like a baby!" It was Ray. When I asked him what he meant, he replied, "Hold it tight and gently burp it three times." So, following Ray's advice now, whenever I finishing with my CA bottle, I hold it tight and gently "burp it" (tap the bottom of the bottle on the workbench until the spout is clear).
Ray will be truly missed by all who know him.
~Dustin Davis, Treasurer
Quad State Bodgers