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March 16 Meeting - Tim Moore

posted Feb 17, 2019, 10:55 AM by Kent Riggins

Tim's demonstration will cover the processes he incorporated to turn and finish the piece, “Black and Silver Box”.


posted Feb 15, 2019, 6:16 AM by Chesapeake Woodturners

Regrettably the weather forecast for this Saturday morning is bad – with little chance that there won’t be some form of precipitation.  It is the consensus of the club’s officers and of our host that this makes our planned wood harvest too hazardous – to say nothing of unpleasant.  We don’t want to risk any injuries and also don’t want people driving to and from the meeting on what might be very slippery roads.  Unfortunately, we missed good weather by only a day as Friday is predicted to be warm and sunny.

We will try to reschedule the wood harvest on a weekend day in the Spring when there’s greater likelihood of good weather.   When we do this, it will not take the place of one of our upcoming regular meetings since the program schedule for those meetings is already worked out.  So stay home this Saturday; stay warm; and consider spending the morning doing some turning.  It’ll also be a good morning to read this month’s edition of The Final Cut – perhaps with a second cup of coffee or hot chocolate

February 16TH, 2019 Wood Harvest

posted Feb 11, 2019, 5:43 PM by Chesapeake Woodturners

Meeting and Wood Harvest at the 12th Precinct Pistol and Archery Club, 424 Harwood Road, Harwood, MD hosted by Pat DiMauro

The February club meeting will be Saturday, Feb. 16th.  

It will NOT be a regular club meeting at Maryland Hall.  

Rather, we will be guests at club member Pat DiMauro’s pistol club in Harwood where we will have a wood harvest.  The specific location is the

12th Precinct Pistol Club
424 Harwood Road
Harwood, MD 20776. 

The pistol club is just a couple of miles off of Rt. 2 (Solomon’s Island Rd) in Harwood, which is just south of Davidsonville.  Wood available for cutting will include cherry, maple, box elder, sycamore, poplar and ash.  

There is a club house where we’ll gather before starting up our chainsaws.  This meeting will be an opportunity to collect some beautiful pieces of wood for future use.  It will also be an opportunity for those unfamiliar with or uncertain about chainsaw operation to get instruction and supervision.  

You do not need to bring your own chainsaw to take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy the comradery and to take home as much wood as you can haul.   

This is an outdoor winter meeting, so plan ahead with suitable warm clothing and safety gear that must include eye protection, ear protection, gloves, and appropriate footwear.  

We’re of course planning on a sunny dry day.  We’ll of course be watching the weather forecast as the day approaches, hopeful that the weather cooperates

19 January Meeting - Chuck Engstrom

posted Jan 12, 2019, 1:22 PM by Chesapeake Woodturners

We will meet at Maryland Hall. 

This months guest turner will be CW club member and Maryland Hall Woodturning Instructor Chuck Engstrom. Chuck will discuss and demonstrate the many ways of mounting your woodturning project on the lathe and the merits of each method. 

The meeting will begin at 9AM with a short business report, show and tell and Chucks program. 
There is no charge for the meeting, members and guests are welcome.

Next meeting - Saturday December 15

posted Dec 10, 2018, 8:31 AM by Chesapeake Woodturners

The Chesapeake Woodturners will meet Saturday December 15 in the Woodturning Room at Maryland Hall. 

The meeting will begin at 9AM with a short business report, show and tell, and  a Christmas Ornament swap followed by this months guest demonstrator and club member George French. George will demonstrate the making of an open segmented vessel. 

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

17 Nov. Meeting - Mike Mahoney Live Remote

posted Nov 5, 2018, 4:54 PM by Chesapeake Woodturners

The Chesapeake Woodturners and the Woodturning Co-Op will meet Saturday, November 17 in the Woodturning Room at Maryland Hall. The meeting will begin at 9AM with a short business report, the popular show and tell and a Live Remote Broadcast featuring Mike Mahoney. The audience will be able to discuss topics live as Mike comments along. Topic's include tool design, bowl coring, quarter sawn oak platters,wood finishes,and how Mike makes and dries his bowl. Members and guests are welcome, there is no charge for the meeting. For more information visit or

Saturday, October 20 Meeting

posted Oct 2, 2018, 9:30 AM by Chesapeake Woodturners

The Chesapeake Woodturners and the Woodturning Co-Op at Maryland Hall will meet Saturday, October 20 in the Woodturning Room at Maryland Hall. 

This months guest demonstrator will be CW Member Joe Kramer, The meeting will begin at 9AM with a short business report, the popular show and tell, and Joe's demonstration when he will describe and demonstrate "How to formulate bowls from a board" 

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

Meeting Saturday, 15 Sept 2018 - Steve Haddix

posted Sep 5, 2018, 7:53 AM by Chesapeake Woodturners

The Woodturning Co-Op and the Chesapeake Woodturners will meet in the woodturning room at Md Hall for the Creative Arts. 

The meeting will begin at 9AM with a short business report, the ever popular show and tell followed by this months demonstrator Steve Haddix. Steve will demonstrate Hydro-Dipping or Marbling as some call it. There is no charge for members and guests.

There will be a short prepaid instructional class for current paid members following this presentation beginning at 1PM 

Turnout Saturday 18 August 2018

posted Aug 15, 2018, 6:54 AM by Chesapeake Woodturners

This Saturday’s August meeting is our annual Turnout.  

As per tradition, the meeting will be held at Lou Rudinski’s home in Kinder Farm Park.  

The gathering starts at 11:30 AM but early birds willing to help set out tables and chairs are welcomed.  Our grill-meister Bill Kost will be returning this year after a year’s absence, so look forward to excellent burgers, brats, and grilled chicken.  We will have a short business meeting after lunch, show and tell, and a special display of turnings made from wood from the April sale of Jerry Rosenberger’s collection.  A People’s Choice Award for the best work from that collection will carry a $50 prize.  The meeting will close with our annual raffle of fabulous discards from our shops and woodpiles.

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.A great idea is fresh garden tomatoes, onions, cucumber salad, baked beans, garden salsa, homemade coleslaw, salads etc. 

If your name starts from A - H  bring a side dish, and I - Q  should bring dessert,  R -Z  bring either water, soda, etc.Lou has large coolers full of ice.

We will have the infamous Chesapeake 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's a lot of fun, most everyone goes home with something.

                The weather is reliably terrific for the Turnout; and this year promises to uphold tradition.  It should be warm and sunny.  There’s a chance for rain late in the day…when we’re all back at home.


Meeting THIS WEEK! Saturday, June 9

posted Jun 6, 2018, 4:46 PM by Chesapeake Woodturners

  The June meeting of the Chesapeake Woodturners will be held this Saturday, June 9th at the Maryland Hall for the Performing Arts in Annapolis.  The meeting will begin at 9 AM.  The main item(s) on the agenda will be Tips & Tricks and Show & Tell.  This will be a meeting devoted to member participation so please bring recent work that you can share with the group and think of those special jigs/finishes/techniques that you use in your work that will be of interest to the group.  Short lathe demonstrations are welcomed but limit a short demo to no longer than 15 minutes.  This is always a relaxed, informative, and entertaining agenda.

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