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21 April Meeting - Jerry Rosenberger Wood Sale

posted Apr 8, 2018, 12:24 PM by Kent Riggins

The next meeting will be the Jerry Rosenberger Wood Sales at Joe Dickey's Home.

The Chesapeake Woodturners will not meet at Maryland Hall the Month of April.

Please read your email from the club for details.



Next Meeting Saturday, March 17 - Jeannie Ureno

posted Mar 12, 2018, 5:05 AM by Kent Riggins

The Chesapeake Woodturners and the Woodturning Co-Op at Maryland Hall will meet 9AM, Saturday, March 17 in the Woodturning Room at Maryland Hall. The meeting will begin with a short business report, show and tell.

This months demonstration is CW Club Member Jeannie Ureno who will show the use of pyrography can enhance sometimes plain drab wood or flaws that may distract from an otherwise beautifully turned piece back into a work of art. 

Members and guests are welcome, There is no charge for the meeting. 

Next meeting is Saturday, February 17

posted Feb 4, 2018, 10:27 AM by Kent Riggins

Our next meeting Saturday, February 17 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. 

This months guest demonstrator is Md. Hall Woodturning Instructor Chuck Engstrom. Chuck will demonstrate the Joyner Off-Set Jig for decorating pendants, jewelry, box lids, knobs, and bottle stoppers from wood and other turning materials. 

The meeting will begin at 9AM in the Woodturning Room at Maryland Hall, members and guests are welcome. 

Temple Blackwood - Tuning the Skew: Practice the Essential Skills

posted Jan 28, 2018, 5:34 PM by Chesapeake Woodturners

Temple Blackwood, one of our long time members, recently commented on his demonstration and class he held here in and article he wrote for Highland Woodworking. You can read it here

10 minute displays at this month meeting

posted Jan 8, 2018, 6:00 AM by Kent Riggins

The Chesapeake Woodturners and The Woodturning Co-Op at Maryland Hall will meet Saturday, January 20 in the Woodturning Room. The meeting will begin at 9AM with a short business discussion followed by show and tell. 

This months demonstration will be a series of quick 10 minute displays of how to create or use various woodturning items. 

Members and guests are welcome, there is no charge for the meeting.

Steve Haddix demo at this weeks meeting

posted Dec 4, 2017, 6:33 PM by Kent Riggins

We will meet 9 AM, Saturday, December 16, in the Woodturning Room at Md Hall. The meeting will begin with a short business report, and show and tell. 

This months guest, Steve Haddix will give a detailed demonstration of the effective use of texturing tools for spirals, knurled and other surface textures, including the use of color. 

Ever finish a bowl that ended up technically sound but artistically dull? Even a nicely shaped bowl made from dull wood may leave your audience flat and uninterested. Our demonstrator in December, Steve Haddix, is going to show a variety of fun, artistic ways that you can embellish your work both on and off the lathe.  Often the beauty of working with plain woods like this is that they aren’t spectacular on their own, so you can have fun experimenting freely with your artistic side knowing there is little at stake. 
 
The techniques that Steve will show do not require you to be a natural artist, but they can help you turn bowls made from plain woods into conversation pieces.  In addition to discussing embellishment options, Steve will give a detailed demonstration of the effective use of the Sorby texturing tools for spirals, knurled surfaces other surface textures. While there is no limit to what you can do artistically, there is a limit to what we can demonstrate in a single meeting, so Steve will discuss options for introducing color into your work, but the demonstration of those techniques will be limited.  Coloring topics to be reviewed include spirit stains, milk paints, the application of colored epoxies, fillers and tinted artist waxes. 




Members and guests are welcome, there is no charge for the meeting.

Temple Blackwood 18 November Meeting

posted Nov 2, 2017, 5:13 AM by Kent Riggins

The Chesapeake Woodturners and the Woodturning Co-Op at Maryland Hall will meet 9 AM Saturday, November 18 in the Woodturning Room at Md Hall. The meeting will begin with a short business report and show and tell.  

This months guest is Temple Blackwood from Castine Maine. Temple will discuss and demonstrate the impact of your personal education with woodturning wonders by expanding your skills beyond your own experience by creating a fun and instructional atmosphere for students and demonstration audiences. Members and guests are welcome, there is no charge for the meeting

Chuck Cohen at Next meeting Saturday, October 21

posted Oct 3, 2017, 6:21 PM by Chesapeake Woodturners

The Chesapeake Woodturners and the Woodturning Co-Op at Maryland Hall will meet Saturday, October 21 in the Woodturning Room at Maryland Hall. 

This months guest turner is Chuck Cohen with the Baltimore Area Turners. Chuck will demonstrate hollowing a vessel unconventionally from a large opening in the bottom rather than a small opening in the top. 

The meeting will begin at 9AM with a short business report and as always the popular show and tell. Members and Guests are welcome, there is no charge for the meeting.

Next Meeting Saturday, September 16

posted Sep 2, 2017, 5:15 PM by Chesapeake Woodturners

The Chesapeake Woodturners and the Woodturning Co-Op at Maryland Hall will meet Saturday, September 16 in the Woodturning Room at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. 

The meeting will begin at 9:15 AM with a short business report, and show and tell. 

Club President, Rich Foa will demonstrate Making and Cleaning the bottom of a bowl with a Jamie Donaldson tool- a reground screwdriver. Members and guests are welcome, there is no charge for the meeting. 

The Turnout Saturday August 19th

posted Aug 16, 2017, 6:29 PM by Chesapeake Woodturners

The Turnout, CW's annual picnic, will be held at Lou Rudinski's place again this year, starting at 11:30 AM on August 19. The location is in Kinder Farm Park off Jumpers Hole Road. 

The address:146 Gali Sanchez Way, Millersville, Md 21108. As you enter the park, turn left before the gatehouse, proceed to the last parking lot, past all the sporting fields, and look for the signs to park on the lawn area behind the brick house. early arrivals are most welcome to help set up tables and chairs, cover tables, shuck corn, or just enjoy the day in the park.

For the newer people, here's the drill; the club supplies the hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, and chicken to grill; buns are also provided. The club also supplies ice, plates, cups, plastic ware. Lou as usual will supply fresh picked corn to compliment the meal. We ask that each attendee bring either a side dish, a dessert, or sodas and water enough to feed 6-8 people. If your name starts with A - G, bring either water, soda, etc., from H - O bring a side dish, and P - Z should bring dessert.

We will have a table set up for Show and Tell, bring your latest masterpiece, and be prepared to chat about it. Start with type(s) of wood, tools and finish used, goals, set backs, and a critique if brave enough.

We will have the infamous Chesapeke Woodturners raffle, each person donates an item(s) to the raffle, old books on turning, or woodworking, old tools, a turned item, wood blanks, or anything creative. Tickets are $0.50 each, we will place a cup next to each item, after signing each ticket you purchase, you may place as many tickets as you wish in a specific cup(s). One ticket is drawn from each cup, that person wins that item. There is no limit on winning ( or losing ) It'a a lot of fun, most everyone goes home with something.

This year Gene Adcock has made arrangements for a friend to donate a Dewalt Surface Planer ( Model DW733 ). A separate raffle will be held, tickets are $5.00 each, again the strategy is;  the more tickets purchased, the better the odds of winning.

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