The May meeting was certainly the place to see how much fun a Hands-On-Workshop could be. In past years, HOWs would be held at member's workshops as an opportunity for newer members to get some one-on-one instruction in some aspect of turning. This year, the club extended the season, and included something new- the mini-HOW.Read More
Barry Gross stopped by our April Meeting and gave us a great demonstration on how to stabilize wood and then use those pieces to make an elegant bangle.Read More
Here's a look at what our members have been up to. If you made the meeting you would have seen what came out of some HOW classes, Mike Keh's Bitter Tea, a magnificent burl turned by Nate Favors, Bryan Richardson's latest inlay...Read More
At our February meeting Bob Rosand demonstrated an elegant box that his friend Ed Moore showed him some time ago.Read More
I recently met Bryan Lane who has just opened a sawmill/millwork business.Read More
With this Chapter Bulletin, we are providing you with an issue of our signature digital publication, Woodturning FUNdamentals. Normally available to AAW members only, we encourage you to distribute this publication to all chapter members regardless of their AAW membership status. Woodturning FUNdamentals is released in alternative months to our American Woodturner journal. By sharing this publication with your entire chapter membership, we hope to illustrate one additional benefit of AAW membership.Read More
I am writing this email as a request to help volunteer with the AAW International Woodturning Show Pittsburgh which is from June 24th -28th, 2015 located at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. As you are probably aware, this show is expecting to be a largely attended event and therefore I am seeking any additional help that anyone from your local club ...Read More
by Ward Stevens
Curious about tangential segmented turning? Here are some step by step photo's of how I built the forms for the recent President's Challenge (to make something from a wine rack kit).Read More
By Gwen Shrift Staff Writer at the Intelligencer
“New Hope/New York,” on view at the New Hope Arts Center, amounts to 10 exhibits in one. Ten artists each contributed a spectrum of work. Gallery director Carol Cruickshanks calls the assemblages “suites,” many of which contain new works.Read More
The Bucks Woodturners again presents its unique H-O-W program of workshops taught by its own experienced members, volunteering their time and their shops for the educational benefit of club members. There are sessions of interest that run the gamut from novice to expert. Everyone can learn something to expand their capabilities. Examine the descriptions and the dates, and make your selections ASAP. Sessions vary in length: half day or one day events.Read More
IN THIS BULLETIN
· 2015 Chapter Insurance Programs
· 2015 AAW Pittsburgh Symposium Announcements
· Preview of the February Issue of American Woodturner
· IRS Announces New Streamlined 501(c)(3) Application ProcessRead More
Here are some snapshots of the December meeting. Click through to see pictures of the Pollyannas along with Show and Tell itemsRead More
Thanks to Bob Collins, we have images of the 2014 Pollyanna Music Boxes for posterity! This is a Bucks tradition at our holiday meeting...Read More
Press Read More to see who won the AAW Scholarships, what's coming in the on-line Woodturning FUNdamentals, and who is demonstrating in Pittsburgh...Read More
Here is the Bulletin from the AAW, their primary means of communicating material of general interest . Press "Read More" to find information on Scholarship winners, Insurance, the 2015 Symposium in Pittsburgh, and the December issue of American Woodturner.Read More
Here was a demonstration not to be missed. Mark Sfirri entertained and educated us on the wonders of multi-axis turning for our November meeting. As shown above, Mark walked us through the methods and evolution of his artwork using the various pieces he had on display.Read More
It was unanimous! Everyone had a great time at our Hands-On-Workshop at last month's general meeting. If you missed it we had Joyce McCullough, Michael Kehs, John Williams, Ed Ryan and Bud Hohlfeld doing simultaneous demonstrations of airbrushing, pyrography, surface texturing, and turning. A number of us really got to put our hands on the tools and the work for a real up-close demonstration of what these masters do.
Joyce had everyone amazed by her airbrushing work. She really made it look easy as she demonstrated the use of a couple of different airbrushes, stencils, mixing paints, cleaning tools and pretty much anything you had a question about.
How many of us have heard about coring, but have never seen it done? Bryan Richardson brought along his coring tool, several bowl blanks and many hours of real experience to share.
With his supercharged burner ready to go, Michael Kehs put on a fiery display pyrography. As always, Michael was very generous in sharing the technical details of how he accomplishes the fantastic surfaces of his artwork.
Bud turns a Hobbit box with a fine finial – a perenial favorite of the HOW program. Bud demonstrated his box turning skills and how to create a loose lidded top with a finial.
John Williams brought his burner, the tools he typically uses, and some colored pencils.
Ed Ryan demonstrated some simple turnings, but don't be fooled there is a lot of technique and know-how involves. Ed makes everything look easy- but if you pay attention, and practice, pretty soon you'll have some turnings you can be proud of.
Everyone seemed to have a great time and our demonstrators did a great job of providing techniques and tips to turners of all levels. Thanks to everyone who came, and, especially, to our demonstrators. Job well done!
We had a good turnout this at month's meeting and a great Show and Tell with some pretty awesome pieces and a couple of good stories. One of my favorites of the night was Tom Gall's work. He shared his fondness for all things Hogbin and described his never-give-up approach to turning...Read More
On June 16th Sharon Doughtie came to the Bucks County Community College Workshop to talk about her art and demonstrate the various techniques she has employed over the years. Look again for her presentation materials...coming soon.