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Meeting Saturday Nov 21, 2020

posted Nov 17, 2020, 4:11 PM by Chesapeake Woodturners

Our November meeting will take place online, this Saturday, Nov. 21 beginning at 9:00 a.m., with the “doors” opening around 8:30.

In addition to the usual business meeting and Show & Tell, the topic of the November meeting is Tips & Tricks & Techniques. View this as open mic ‘night’.  Anyone who wants to share will have the opportunity during the meeting.  I am encouraging everyone to be thinking of the special techniques, pointers, tools, and inventions that you can share with fellow members.

To help you out, we will be preparing a slideshow for T3. If you are planning to share, please drop me ( a note and I’ll reserve you a spot.  

How to share? - you can share via your device’s camera and/or if you have a picture, document, or short video for the slideshow, send it to me ( for inclusion.  

Deadline - Thursday, 11/19.  

If you miss the deadline and still want to share – that’s OK, we’ll wing it in real time.

October Meeting

posted Oct 15, 2020, 5:49 AM by Kent Riggins

Our October meeting will take place online, this Saturday, Oct. 17 beginning at 9:00 a.m., with the “doors” opening around 8:30. Login details coming by email.  

This month’s meeting will not feature an Interactive Remote Demonstration (IRD), so you can “go home” early. There will be the usual business meeting, Show & Tell, and social time both before and after the regular meeting.

We will discuss the results of the survey and would like to discuss with the membership what you want our meetings to look like in the near future. 

You can read this month newsletter here.

Rudy Lopez online demo - 19 Sept 2020

posted Sep 1, 2020, 7:29 AM by Kent Riggins

 Rudy Lopez will demonstrate turning technique using a pine board. He will show several pieces made from “exotic” wood but using cheap pine demonstrates tool technique best.

You can visit his web site at Rudolph Lopez : Woodturner (
The worksheet is here.

Presenting Rich Foa with the club appreciation gouge

posted Aug 2, 2020, 10:27 AM by Chesapeake Woodturners

The club’s tool order to Glenn Lucas earlier this year ended with an extra gouge shown in the picture. Glenn Lucas and Cornelia decided to give it to the club to use for a special occasion. 

The club officers decided it would be appropriate to award the gouge to Rich Foa in appreciation of his contributions to the club for his 2+ years as president. Lou Rudinski, CW’s Vice President presented the gouge to Rich who is in the process of packing for his move to Michigan in the next two weeks. 

The club wishes the best to Rich and hope he gets lots of use from the Lucas gouge.

Lou Prugh did an excellent job the engraving on the gouge handle

August 8th, Emiliano Achaval online demonstration

posted Jul 21, 2020, 3:24 PM by Kent Riggins   [ updated Aug 2, 2020, 3:07 PM by Chesapeake Woodturners ]

 The August Meeting of the Chesapeake Woodturners will be a Zoom Conference on Saturday Evening, August 8th.  The meeting will begin at 5pm.  Kent Riggins will be hosting the meeting at the outset.  The login information is below.  Note that Kent will open the meeting at 4:45 PM so people can login, get settled and greet each other.  There will be a business meeting at 5PM followed by Show and Tell.  At 6PM we will have a remote demonstration of turning an Hawaiian Calabash Bowl by Emiliano Achaval live who will be coming to us from his shop on Maui, Hawaii.

Emiliano has sent background materials that are attached below
Learn more about Emiliano and his work you can check his website at

As with other live remote demos, we are encouraging everyone to make a $10 donation to the club’s treasury to offset the professional fee charged by Emiliano for his demo.  This is payable by PayPal or by check.  To pay using PayPal, open the August meeting page.  There you will find a link to our PayPal account.  Please be aware that PayPal collects a 6% fee for each transaction.  Checks can be made out to Chesapeake Woodturners and mailed to Carroll Dudley at 513 Silverbark Court, Millersville, MD 21108.

Show and Tell will again be coordinated by George French (  If you have new work that you want to share at Show and Tell, please email George with information about your pieces including a title (if any), wood type, finishes used, and dimensions.  And attach pictures of your work as jpeg files.  (Please do not include the pictures in the body of the email.)  The deadline for sending this information to George is Monday, August 3rd.

May 2020 Meeting

posted May 11, 2020, 3:56 PM by Chesapeake Woodturners

View the details of the meeting here.

Glenn Lucas class canceled

posted Mar 26, 2020, 6:53 AM by Chesapeake Woodturners


               I’ve received word today from Denis Delahanty of the Catoctin Area Turners that Glenn Lucas has cancelled his May trip to the Mid-Atlantic Region.  Consequently, the two classes that we’ve scheduled and the club demo that he was going to give are cancelled.  Hopefully he will reschedule the trip in the future.  But, if so, I would expect this to be fairly far off since he undoubtedly has plans for other trips and workshops during the remainder of this year.


The March Final Cut

posted Mar 26, 2020, 6:50 AM by Chesapeake Woodturners

Here it is…the March edition of our newsletter.  Normally this would’ve come to you last week, ahead of our monthly meeting.  But in this situation, a day (or several) late is understandable.  As uncertainties continue, look for a continual stream of announcements concerning club and AAW activities. 

Please Read - No March 2020 Meeting

posted Mar 12, 2020, 5:28 AM by Chesapeake Woodturners


               It is the unanimous opinion of club officers, along with those who volunteered to make presentations, that the March meeting of the Chesapeake Woodturners should be cancelled.  The reason, of course, is the currently unknowable risk of spreading the corona virus among club members.  We all recognize that we are, as a group, a vulnerable population.  And the crowded physical space of the woodturning room at Maryland Hall would mean the inevitable spread of viral infection if anyone present is unknowingly infected.  Hopefully, the overall risks will be better understood before too long.  And that this will permit more informed decision making regarding future meetings.

               At the moment, we feel that the set up of the Montpelier Mansion show on March 15th should go forward as planned.  And that we will have a reception and award ceremony on Sunday, March 29th  -- as planned.  The physical spaces at the Mansion permit greater freedom of movement and less risk of close personal contact for those who are concerned.

               Anyone who remains wary of public gatherings should not feel any obligation to come to club functions.  And, as a matter of common sense and respect for fellow club members, anyone who feels ill or who has reason to believe that they may been exposed to the virus should not attend any gatherings until after a 14 day interval has passed. 

               The only thing that was planned for our March meeting that cannot be postponed is the collection of donated bowls for the Project Echo Empty Bowl Supper.  Early next week I will put a box in the woodturning room at Maryland Hall labelled Empty Bowl Supper into which you can place your donations at your convenience.  I’ll leave the box there through the weekend of March 21-22.  We will then work out a way to deliver what’s been donated.

               Look for the March issue of The Final Cut which will come out later in the month.  I hope to see many of you at the Montpelier Mansion Show Reception on the 29th.



15 Feb Meeting - Scott Schlosser Segmenting Techniques

posted Feb 13, 2020, 1:11 PM by Chesapeake Woodturners

The Chesapeake Woodturners will hold our February meeting this Saturday, February 15th at Maryland Hall for the Performing Arts.  The meeting will begin at 9 AM.  

Our guest and demonstrator will be Scott Schlosser from Front Royal, VA who will give a presentation on Segmenting Techniques.

               As I’ve mentioned in previous announcements, this meeting will be the first and best opportunity to bring in your submissions for our March/April show at the Montpelier Mansion.  After Saturday, deliveries will have to be made by arrangement to either Ken Lobo in Columbia or to Lou Rudinski in Millersville. 

The agenda for our meeting will also include our regular business meeting with announcements about upcoming meetings and events and  our regular Show and Tell.

I look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.

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