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MArk Supik @ this Saturday's Meeting

posted Mar 14, 2017, 7:33 AM by Web Master

This Saturday our monthly meeting will take place at Maryland Hall at 9:00 featuring Mark Supik: Turning an End Grain Natural Edge Bowl.

The Chesapeake Woodturners and the Woodturning Co-Op at Maryland Hall will meet Saturday March 18 in the Woodturning Room at Maryland Hall. The meeting will begin at 9:15 AM with a short business report followed by this months guest demonstrator Mark Supik. Mark will give a Power Point Presentation about his business and well equipped shop in Baltimore. and will demonstrate his method of turning an End Grain Natural Edge Bowl. Members and guests are welcome, there is no charge for the meeting. For more information please visit www.marksupikco.com 

Don't forget to pay your 2017 dues ($30).  Checks are preferred but cash will never be turned down.

Meeting Saturday February18 w/ Doug Bartos

posted Feb 15, 2017, 11:51 AM by Web Master

We will meet Saturday February18 in the Woodturning Room at Maryland Hall.
The meeting will begin at 9:15 AM with a short business report, followed by this months guest Doug Bartos.

Benefits of Using a Captive Tool In Hollowing.
Doug will show some of the tools and techniques used to create hollow forms such as vases on the lathe.There are a wide variety of tools available and techniques vary widely among woodturners. Doug will demonstrate what has worked best for him.

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

Next Meeting Sat., Jan. 21 - Joe Dickey

posted Jan 16, 2017, 4:31 PM by Kent Riggins

The Chesapeake Woodturners and The Woodturning Co-Op at Maryland Hall will see a demonstration by Joe Dickey on Turning Ultra Thin. Joe will take us through the necessary steps to increase the positive outcome of our project. 

The meeting will begin at 9:15 with a short business report, followed by Joe's demonstration. Members and guests are welcome, there is no charge for the meeting.

December 17th Meeting with Gene Adcock

posted Dec 1, 2016, 8:48 AM by Kent Riggins

Our next meeting is Saturday, December 17 in the Woodturning Room at Maryland Hall. The meeting will begin at 9:15 AM with a short business report followed by a demonstration by CW member Gene Adcock. Gene will demonstrate a shop made jig that produces serviceable threads in boxes and other woodturned items.

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

November 19, 2016 Meeting

posted Nov 13, 2016, 10:18 AM by Kent Riggins

The Chesapeake Woodturners and the Woodturning Co-Op at Maryland Hall will meet Saturday, November 19 in the Woodturning Room at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.

Our guest demonstrator will be David Reed Smith. David describes himself as a moderately prolific woodturning author with articles published  in numerous trade journals.

The meeting begins at 9:15 with a short business report followed by David demonstrating a Capped Christmas Ornament..

There is no charge for the meeting

Meeting Saturday, October 15

posted Oct 12, 2016, 6:15 PM by Kent Riggins

The Chesapeake Woodturners and the Woodturners Co-Op at Maryland Hall will meet Saturday, October 15 in the Woodturning Room at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.

The meeting will begin at 9:15 AM with a short business report followed by a discussion on Sanding by Resident Instructor Chuck Engstrom. Chuck will describe  what to do and avoid when sanding your turned item. He will review the many materials and devices available to help sanding and finish preparation.

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

Sept. 17th meeting with Don Schultz

posted Aug 31, 2016, 6:19 PM by Kent Riggins

The Chesapeake Woodturners and the Woodturning Co Op at Maryland Hall will meet in the woodturning room at Maryland Hall Saturday September 17. The meeting will begin at 9:15AM with a short business report.

A pen making demonstration by local craftsmen, Don Schultz. Don will demonstrate turning acrylic pens and other tips he has developed producing thousands of writing instruments and accessories from the famous Wye Oak as well as other exotic materials.

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

Turn Out this Saturday August 20th

posted Aug 16, 2016, 5:50 PM by Kent Riggins   [ updated Aug 16, 2016, 5:53 PM ]

Here is what you have been waiting all summer for:

Hello, fellow Woodturners.   It is time to meet with your fellow woodturners at the Turnout!   The date is Saturday, August 20th, at 11:30 a.m. and as in previous years, we are at Lou Rudinski's place at Kinder Farm Park.   The address is 146 Gali Sanchez Way, Millersville, MD.  21108.    As you enter the park, turn left before the Gatehouse, then proceed past all the sports fields to the last parking lot, and look for signs to park on the lawn area behind the brick house.  Spouses/significant others are welcome.   

Here is the drill:   The Club supplies hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, grilled chicken and buns.   Also, cups, plastic ware, plates and condiments.   We ask that each attendee bring either a side dish, dessert, or sodas and ice.   (enough to feed 6 - 8 people).   If your last name starts with A - G, please bring a dessert.    Last names starting with H - O should bring sodas, water, and ice, and last names starting with P - Z should bring a side dish.

We will have a table set up for Show and Tell items.   Bring your latest masterpiece, and be prepared to talk about it.   Also, President Tim Moore with also have a short meeting to talk about our upcoming schedule.

Finally, we will have the infamous Chesapeake Woodturners raffle.   Here is how it works:  Each person donates an item(s) to the raffle.   This can be a turned item, an old tool, books, wood, blanks, or anything creative.  We will place a cup next to each item, and we will sell tickets for $0.50 each.   If you want to try for a specific item or items, you put a ticket (with your name on it) in the cup.   At the end of the day, we pull one ticket from each cup, and that person wins that item.   It is a lot of fun, and most everyone goes home with something.   There is some strategy here - put more tickets in the cup to increase your odds of being chosen, or pick a cup with very few tickets that can be won with a ticket or two.

So remember, Saturday, August 20th at 11:30 a.m. at Lou's place.   Bring your food item, your Show and Tell item, your donation to the raffle, and your wallets.   Looking forward to seeing you in 10 days to trade stories with old friends.   

Bill Kost
Raffle guide, and grill chef

This Saturday Mike Sorge

posted Jun 15, 2016, 4:01 PM by Kent Riggins

ARTISAN STATEMENT

My work is a result of free-spirited experimentation and love of nature - rescuing, revealing and preserving the inherent natural beauty of the fallen tree through improvisational woodturning with an emphasis on non-round geometric shapes and bark included natural edge. The resulting geometric sculptures feature attractive flowing lines and are food safe “art for utilitarian use”, while my natural edge winged vase sculptures are rustic yet elegant in form.

These playful and fearless “big air” efforts also facilitate a more complete mastery of tool skill excellence. And to inspire, share and safely teach what I’ve learned with others has become a joyful passion.

Visit his website at http://www.mikesorge.com/



May Meeting - Cool Tools, Jammim'' Jigs, Top Tricks,and Fantastic Finishes

posted May 5, 2016, 2:48 PM by Kent Riggins   [ updated May 5, 2016, 2:49 PM ]

The Chesapeake Woodturners and the Woodturning Co-Op at Maryland Hall will meet Saturday, May 21 in the Woodturning Room at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis.

The meeting begins at 9:15 AM with a short Business Report. 

This months topic will be Cool Tools, Jammim'' Jigs, Top Tricks,and Fantastic Finishes. Bring your favorite tool, jig, tip and/or finish to share with the group. Please remember to also bring in your latest project for Show and Tell. There is no charge for the meeting, members and guests are welcome

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