First State Woodturners July Field Trip

In lieu of the July meeting, First State Woodturners will be going on a Field Trip to Hearne Hardwoods in Oxford, PA on Saturday, July 9th. With over 140 species of domestic and exotic hardwood lumber in stock, Hearne Hardwoods is one of the largest specialty lumberyards in the world. They have over 20,000 square […]

Salvaging a Large Maple Covered with Burls

First State Woodturners was recently contacted by a homeowner in Wilmington who offered us a giant maple tree trunk that needed to be taken down. The trunk was approximately 45″ at the base and literally covered with burls. FSW member Eric Krum headed up the salvage operation, enlisting his neighbor John – who does tree […]

First State Woodturners Awarded 2016 EOG Grant

First State Woodturners has been awarded a 2016 AAW Educational Opportunity Grant! The grant – in the amount of $1370 – will be used to purchase a portable mini-lathe, accessories, and safety gear which will facilitate our efforts to re-introduce woodturning into two local Delaware high schools. The two high schools are Mt. Pleasant High […]

AAW 2016 Symposium in Atlanta, GA – Registration Now Open!

AAW’s 30th annual international symposium will be held at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart, Atlanta, Georgia, June 9–12, 2016. The connected Atlanta Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel will be the host hotel. AAW’s symposium offers you the opportunity to enjoy the beauty, intrigue, and Southern charm of Atlanta, while enhancing your woodturning experience and enjoying […]

A New Chapter…

After 30 years working in Research & Development at the DuPont Co., I have elected to accept the generous Breen/Peltz early-retirement package currently being offered by the company. I am honored, grateful, and humbled to have known and worked with so many talented, caring, intelligent, entertaining, helpful, and neurotic people over the years, and I […]