September 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.

September meeting – September 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Meeting agenda:

Chain Saw Safety demonstraton by Greg Thompson, Arborist and ower of Pennsylvania Tree Service

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Welcome Bob Zrebiec – President

Top Turning Demonstration by Pat McBride and Mike Kuterbach

Battle Top Design Criteria and demonstration fo the playfield by Rob Shafer

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. 


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 September for distribution by Paoli Hospital.  These are three examples of our July contributions to the project.

Wig stand 1 Wig stand 2 Wig stand 3


Beads of Courage lidded boxes to be donated to Childrens Hospital of Philadephia and A.I. DuPont Childrens Hospital. 
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 November.  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, 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 Antonishak – Secretary 610 399-6680 or 610 368-4823