July 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 80 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.



July Meeting, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 @ 7:00PM

This Month’s Agenda:
Welcome by Danielle Barbour , Vice President Keystone Woodturners…brief notes of interest to all members.
Demonstration  Carol Hall “Beyond Brown and Round”

Carol is a very active member of the Keystone Woodturners and a winner of the 2016 Niche Award for “painted colored professional wood”.  In the March 2017 issue of “Women In Turning Newsletter” Carol submitted an article on “Surface Design Techniques”  below is an except of the article:

” I have defined myself as a painter since I was 7, when my mother signed me up for an adult painting class. While the other students were unreceptive to my inclusion, the tables turned when the teacher told us to free up our lines and think less about the rules. What rules?  I hadn’t learned any yet. Later, years of fine arts training taught me that creating was a solitary sport which took place in an isolated studio after deep thoughts, and then (if all the right elements were in place) you made magic. Art magic. No one was more surprised than me to learn that I could play well with others.
In 2016, I was invited to two Artist Collaboratives – Echo Lake in Bucks County, PA and Emma in Saskatchewan, Canada. At both, making art didn’t wait for the right setting or supplies. I was told that after you’ve created something you would then pass it to another artist, who may cut it in half and or even paint it purple. Trust me, that is exactly what WILL happen, and you can’t and shouldn’t control it.  The end result is that your work will go through its hardest testing and be pushed to its limits.
While I don’t have any rules when I make art, I do have a collection of indispensable knowledge.”

To read the entire article click this Link http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.woodturner.org/resource/resmgr/wit/WITNews201703.pdf

Show and Tell
Bring in your latest turned items and tells the members about it.  Wood type, finish, and challenges you had with the piece.   We all enjoy seeing our members turned items and ideas to try.
Have something that you no longer need, use or just cluttering up your shop?   Bring it in for the raffle.  Surely, someone will see it of value the way you once did.   Remember, the raffle helps support the club with the money raised.

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