February 2017


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.


February meeting – February 15, 2017 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 by Derek Weidman – "Multi-axis Sculpture- Drawing with a lathe"


Derek has dedicated the last seven years to exploring lathe-based sculpture. His approach involves multi-axis turning as the foundation of his work. By using the unique lathe shaping and carving processes Derek has created novel representations of a wide range of subjects, from human heads to rhinos, mandrills to birds, each idea being captured in a way it has not been expressed before. He works in rural Southeastern Pennsylvania, a members of Bucks Woodturners,  and has been a demonstrator at the national AAW Symposium and many local clubs. His work is in top-end galleries around the country and has also been included in a number of exhibitions. Derek was honored as an Emerging Artist at the 2011 AAW Symposium. Visit his website to see the scope of his artistry: http://weidmanwoodsculpture.com/.

His approach involves multi-axis turning as a foundation for his work. By using the unique shaping process of turning Derek has created a descriptive visual language that only the lathe can speak. This carving process creates novel representations of a wide range of subjects, from those based on human anatomy to various animal forms. Derek works from a basic question, “What would this look like if rendered through the lens of a wood lathe?” and even with the most rigorous naturalism, an honest abstraction takes place, and for each new subject that question gets answered. So from human heads to rhinos, mandrills to birds, each idea is being captured in a way it has not been expressed before.



Giving back to the community projects

Beads of Courage lidded boxes to be donated to  A.I. DuPont Childrens Hospital in February, 2017. 
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 our February meeting. 


Keystone Woodturners receives the new Robust American Beauty Lathe

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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