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 60 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.
Here's our May Meeting Agenda:
Welcome: Les Bailey – President
Show and Tell and President’s Challenge
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! As part of this section, Members will show the bowl(s) they made in response to our President’s Challenge as described below.
As announced at our March meeting, our President Les Bailey has challenged each of our Club members to turn a bowl that can be part of our Club’s donation to the AAW’s Empty Bowls program that will be part of this year’s AAW (American Association of Woodturners) Symposium in Pittsburgh, PA on June 25-28, 2015. So if your bowl is finished, bring it in and show it off during Show and Tell. Bowls can be submitted through our June Meeting and will be stored at Joe’s shop until brought to Pittsburgh by our members attending the Symposium. Bowls should be finished and can be of any size and wood species. Each bowl should have your name and Keystone Woodturners on the bottom, inscribed with ink or burnt in with a pen burner.
Yearly Wood Auction
In lieu of a demonstration this month we will be having our annual Wood Auction. This once a year event is a great chance to procure wood for a fun Summer of turning. Members donate wood that they would otherwise hate to part with and tools that they no longer use and the items are auctioned off by our esteemed auctioneer Joe McCann. Members and Guests can bid on the items.
Our raffle will not be held this month to give us more time for the Wood Auction.
We meet at Joe McCann's shop His shop is located behind his house at:
387 Hallman Mill Road
Parking there is very limited, so Joe has arranged for us to park behind the Seven Stars Inn on Route 23 (263 Hoffecker Rd, Phoenixville, PA) which is a short drive from Joe's. Once at the Inn parking area, get with other members and guests and car pool to Joe's. To assure you make the meeting on a timely basis, try to arrive at the Inn by 6:45 PM. If you run into problems, call Joe at (610-331-2372).
Visitors are welcome, so if you have an interest in woodturning, come on out to our next meeting and check us out! If you come, bring a folding chair. If you have any questions, please contact:
Bob Zrebiec – Keystone Secretary at email@example.com