Here’s a quick video showing the steps to shaping a bowl from a log. This section of log was from an American Beech tree. You’ll notice the completed bowl has very thick walls – this is called “rough-turning”. Because the bowl is turned while the wood is still “wet” or green, the walls are intentionally […]
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 […]
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 […]
This tiny magnetic LED light is marketed as a “Tool Light”, to snap onto a screwdriver or wrench for someone working in dark, confined spaces. However I’ve found another nifty use for woodturners… (Check out the short video, above.) Available for about $7.50 from Lee Valley Tools.
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 […]
Alan and Lauren Zenreich will give a demonstration at First State Woodturners‘ March 2nd meeting. This husband & wife team create unique woodturned jewelry. Alan demonstrates ways to create pendants using multi-axis turning, boring, and beading. A feature of the demonstration will be the use of the Joyner Off-Center Jig Chuck. Lauren has an extensive […]
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 […]
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 […]