• November Meeting

    Keystone Woodturners

    Keystone Woodturners is a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. We share the purpose of providing education and information to those interested in woodturning. The Club was founded in 1996 and has grown to over 70 members. We meet monthly on the third Wednesday of the month. Check out the other tabs on this website for examples of what we and our members have been doing and for other information about the Club.

    November meeting – November 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    Meeting agenda:

    Welcome Bob Zrebiec – President

    Show and Tell

    Show and Tell is the part of the program where our members get to show off their work. They bring in turnings they have completed or are working on and discuss design, techniques, materials, finishing, etc. There is always something to learn at these sessions and you will be amazed and inspired by what our members make.

    Demonstration "Turning an Ornament" by Harry Pye

    Harry is a member of Keystone Woodturners and advisor to the board of directors.  He is also a member Bucky County Woodturners where he has also demonstrated turning ornaments .  Harry has be activitly involved in turning pens for the troops project.  This will be the second year he has demonstrated turning a holiday ornaments at Keystone Woodturners meeting.  

    harry-pye-ornament  harry-turning 



    Club members bring in their spare wood and surplus tools, donate them to the Club and give other members the chance to put them to use while increasing our Club Treasury. Guests may participate in the raffle.

    Club committee reports and club business


    Giving back to the community projects


    Wig stands for cancer patients at Paoli Hospital and area cancer centers.  Wigs are provided by the treatment Centers to cancer patients who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment.  The Keystone Woodturners members will provide lathe turned stands through November for distribution by Paoli Hospital.  These are three examples of recent contributions to the project.

    Wig stand 1 Wig stand 2 Wig stand 3


    Beads of Courage lidded boxes to be donated to  A.I. DuPont Childrens Hospital on December 17th, 2016. 
    Through the Beads of Courage campaign, children receive a unique bead to represent each procedure or treatment. For example, a red bead for each blood transfusion, a yellow bead for each night in the hospital, a star bead for surgery, a white bead for chemotherapy. Their collection of beads becomes a tangible record of their journey. Each wood-turned box will be used to hold a sick child's precious beads.  In 2015 Keystone Woodturners donated a total of 35 Beads fo Courage wooden boxes.  Our 2016 goal is 50 wooden boxes through December.  These are two examples of our July donations

    Bernie bead 3 Bernie ring master beads of courage


    Keystone Woodturners Meeting Location

    We meet at Joe McCann's shop.  There will be a sign on Hallman road onto his driveway.  His shop is located behind his house at:

    Google map links

                                387 Hallman Mill Road
                                Phoenixville 19460.  

    If you run into problems, call Joe at (610-331-2372).

    Visitors are welcome of all turning skill levels, so if you have an interest in woodturning, come on out to our next meeting and check us out!  

    If you have any questions, please contact:  

    Bob Antonishak – Secretary  raa108@yahoo.com 610 399-6680 or 610 368-4823