2019 AAW International Symposium – July 11-14th

The American Association of Woodturners’ 33rd annual International Symposium will be held this week in Raleigh, North Carolina.  The conference will bring together more than more than 1300 turners from around the globe to learn, share, and celebrate the art and craft of woodturning.  It is the largest woodturning event in the world. For registered

Teaching Woodturning to High School Students

I was thrilled to be among a group of woodturners who collaborated with faculty and staff at Mt. Pleasant High School, Wilmington, Delaware to teach woodturning to students over a three week period in April. Nine members of First State Woodturners, our local AAW Chapter, volunteered their time, tools, wood, and lathes to teach six classes

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

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 “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 wish