May
15
9:00am 9:00am

Dale Larson Workshop May 15th

Dale Larson will be at the Bucks Woodshop on Sunday May 15th to show us how he makes an oval bowl and a sphere! Your $25 will buy you a seat and lunch for this one of a kind show that runs from 9-4. Please let Matt Overton know if you will be coming so he can order enough lunch by calling him at 215-778-3091 or emailing him at  mofuels@hotmail.com.

Dale is on tour raising money for the AAW - so you are getting a three for one - two unique turning demonstrations and you are supporting the AAW!

The Oval Bowl demonstration is based on a Vicmarc Oval Chuck and will include layout and the special challenges that oval turning entails. If you want to get an idea of what this looks like, check out Vicmarc's video.

You've seen wood spheres made by a couple of our expert turners, Mike Kehs and Phil Hauser, to mention a few. Here is your chance to learn how to do it, too! Dale will show you just how easy it can be, and will also discuss hollowing and texturing spheres. 
 

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Nov
16
7:30pm 7:30pm

November Meeting: Ernie Conover Demonstrates Barley Twists

Woodworker, turner, author, journalist, Ernie Conover will be joining us on the 16th to show us how he makes a traditional barley twist. He recently wrote a 25 year retrospective for Woodturning magazine, so we're sure he will have some interesting stories to tell.

This meeting will also host Barbara Ritter, our local woodcarver supplier. She will be bringing some turning books, rotary carvers/cutters, sanding drums for Foredom and Dremel tools.  If  you would like Barbara to bring in anything special, give her a call at 215-997-3395. Joyce McCullough will be bringing in her Foredom tool to show is how she uses these sanding drums.

If you have any tools you would like to swap, bring those in, too! 

It is that time of year to update your membership. Save a stamp and bring in you membership dues along with your membership form.

Want a Bucks Woodturners Logo Shirt? We will be collecting style numbers, sizes, quantities and payment at the November 16th meeting for delivery at the December meeting. Make those checks out to Bucks Woodturners.

If you miss that meeting you can also place an order at the December meeting and pick it up at the January meeting, If you can’t make the meetings, you can contact Ward Stevens to make special provisions.

The three websites listed here will get you started. These pages show the shirts, with color choices, and size specs. Note there are tall sizes, XLT & 2XLT, available for the men's 8960 (8960T). Also, the same links can be used to search for additional garments, such as short sleeve denims, polos, jackets, caps etc. David will need to quote these other items on an individual basis, but their prices will reflect the discount as part of the larger order.

For a quote on a special item email David at info@spsgraphics.com.

A WORD OF CAUTION: Embroidered items cannot be returned, so you will want to get the size right. There are sizing charts available on the web site. Please follow the instructions and select carefully.

Men's Denim 8960 - S - XL: $29.45, 2XL: $31.20, 3XL: $34.72, 8690T XLT & 2XLT: $32.97

Women's Denim 8966 - S - XL: $26.79, 2XL: $29.02

Adult Heavier Weight Denim S100 - XS - XL: $33.09, 2XL: $34.86, 3XL: $38.40

 

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Bucks Woodturners October Meeting
Oct
19
7:30pm 7:30pm

Bucks Woodturners October Meeting

Kimberly Winkle will be joining us on October 19th and will provide a demonstration. Kimberly is a maker who creates furniture and objects using wood and paint; her work displays a balance of form, color and surface pattern. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including SOFA Chicago, Wanted Design NYC and the Architectural Digest Home Show.  Click on the title to see more.

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Apr
30
to May 2

Bucks Fever Artists Studio Tour

Bucks Fever Artists Studio Tour 

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Self-guided driving tour of Bucks County Artists Studios Opening Reception May 2 for ticket holders at The Conservatory, 4059 Skyron Drive, Doylestown from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are only $5 each. 

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Apr
30
to May 12

50th Annual Student Exhibition

50th Annual Student Exhibition   •   9:00 am  •   Hicks Art Gallery

A showcase of the best work made by students in the Department of the Arts including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital media, two-dimensional design, three-dimensional design, sculpture, fine woodworking, ceramics, jewelry, glass, web design, graphic design, music, film and video.

April 30th through May 12th

• Monday and Friday, 9 AM–4 PM 
• Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 AM–8 PM 
• Saturday, 9 AM–12 PM

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Apr
20
7:30pm 7:30pm

April Bucks Woodturners Meeting

Three Demonstrations Lined-Up for April's Meeting

Our April 20th meeting has an interesting and different lineup- three unique "shorts" (~20 minute demonstrations).  We've scheduled Barry Gross to explain his wood stabilization chamber- the one that uses Cactus Juice! This "juice" is a professional grade heat cured resin for stabilizing and hardening wood and other porous material. Barry says it is especially effective on beautiful, punky, or spalted woods that would otherwise be too soft to work with. Barry's also going to demonstrate making a bangle with a seamless metal core. Barry's  Arizona Silhouette company sells both stainless steel and copper cores that can be used with a wood blank or your own wood.    

Then Bill Rynone will show us an easy to use program he developed to automatically determine the spacing of spindles on a Windsor chair or pickets along a fence. Sounds easy, until you actually do it.  Bill is an Electrical Engineer, has taught at the US Naval Academy and Johns Hopkins University, and authored numerous publications on electronics and aviation. If you'd like a preview of what he'll be doing, take a look at this link. Bill suggests bringing along a simple calculator if you like following along. 

Here's the excel document Bill designed, and a graphic of spindle placement that can be calculated. We'll have some handouts at the meeting so you can follow along.

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Mar
28
to Mar 29

Totally Turning

The Adirondack Woodturners Association (AWA) is proud to bring you the 12th Totally Turning Symposium. Totally Turning 2015 will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and March 29, 2015 in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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Jan
26
7:30pm 7:30pm

Bucks Woodturners Meeting - Canceled Due to Weather

This, as all of our meetings, is open to the public.  Feel free to drop in and see what our members are making.  The President's challenge makes this meeting a special one- members were given a box of wine rack elements and challenged to make something with it. It is going to be interesting!

Also, Barry Gross, of Arizona Silhouette, will talk about some of his company's offerings and give us a demonstration or two. If you don't know Barry, he is a pen maker, extraordinaire.  Barry has been working with wood for over 45 years, has 5 books and 2 DVD’s on turning and pen making, and has over 60 articles in various woodworking magazines. He is also a featured demonstrator in  The Woodworking Shows

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