to May 19

Bucks Woodturners 2019 HOW Program

Bucks Woodturners once again presents its Hands-On-Workshops (HOW) taught by its own experienced members volunteering their time for the educational benefit of club members. There are sessions of interest that run the gamut from novice to expert and everyone can learn something to expand their capabilities.

This is the club’s major fund-raising event of the year. One hundred percent of the funds (excluding fees for materials where indicated) are used to provide the interesting and informative programs that benefit our membership. The class donation is $25 for each half day of activity and $40 for each full day of activity. Our club’s most experienced turners have generously opened their shops and are freely giving of their time so that others may enjoy the pleasure of improving their woodturning skills. Take advantage of this exceptional opportunity! All dates are in March, April, and May 2019. Examine the class descriptions and make your selections ASAP as each is filled on a first-come-first-served basis.

Please read the Hands-on-Workshop Rules!


“2019 HOW schedule changes. Michael Kehs’ ‘Turned and Carved Tree Ornament’ class has been moved to May 18. Matt Overton’s ‘Creating Small Jewelry’ class was inaccurately label as a Saturday class. It is actually Sunday, May 19.”

The following documents reflect these corrections:




Available Classes as of March 1

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to Mar 25

Totally Turning 2018

The Adirondack Woodturners Association (AWA) is proud to bring you the Totally Turning Symposium. Totally Turning 2018 will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 24 & 25, 2018 in Saratoga Springs, New York. Click the calendar icon to read more.

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to May 20

Hands On Workshops 2018

Bucks Woodturners again presents its unique Hands-On-Workshops (HOW) taught by its own experienced members volunteering their time for the educational benefit of club members. There are sessions of interest that run the gamut from novice to expert... click the calendar icon to read more.

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to Dec 11

Biennial Arts Faculty Showcase



OCTOBER 30 – DECEMBER 11, 2017

Featuring the work of all faculty in the Arts Department, including visual arts, music, multimedia and cinema/video.

Gallery Reception: Wednesday, November 1, 4:30 – 7 p.m.

Gallery Hours:
Monday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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to Oct 29

2017 Mid Atlantic Woodturning Symposium

Announcing the Second Annual
Mid Atlantic Woodturning Symposium

Saturday Oct. 28 and Sunday Oct. 29, 2017, plus Friday evening a Meet the Demonstrators session
Women in Turning Meeting Both Days

At the Lancaster Marriott

 We are proud to announce these excellent demonstrators for 2017

Stuart Batty
Curt Theobald
Hans Weissflog
Cynthia Gibson
Avelino Samuel
Ashley Harwood

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7:30 PM19:30

October Meeting- Avalino Samuel Demonstrates


In spite of Hurricane Irma, Avelino Samuel will be demonstrating this coming Monday, the 16th.  It starts at 7:30 PM in the Wood Shop in the Hicks Building at Bucks County Community College. 

Avelino is from St. John, Virgin Islands where he taught Industrial Arts for 21 years. He is a furniture maker and artist who made the switch from functional to decorative pieces after a visit to an AAW Symposium in 2000. He is well known for his use of native woods, combinations of highly polished and textured vessels.

We are looking forward to a great demonstration!

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9:00 AM09:00

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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7:30 PM19:30

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
7:30 PM19:30

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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