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.
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.
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.
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
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!
The Mid Atlantic Woodturners Association is ready for their initial symposium to be held in Lancaster, PA on Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25, 2016. Here's what's happening:
- 8 Nationally Renowned Demonstrators
- 32 Demonstrations
- Instant Gallery
- Award Banquet and Silent Auction
- Trade show of woodturning suppliers
We will have Dale Larson for an all day demonstration on Sunday the 15th and at the monthly meeting on the 16th.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Have you been to a HOW already? Please show us your stuff at the April meeting, it's a Show and Tell. We would also like to see what you've been up to lately- the good, bad and ugly! It's been a long time since we've had a show and tell, don't be shy!
On March 28th, we have the honor of having one of the best woodturning demonstrators in the world joining us. Hans Weissflog will show some of the most precise turning techniques you will ever see, in a style that will entertain you as well.
“Organized to further develop the warm fellowship, interests, And skills of wood carvers and whittlers”
The Pennsylvania Delaware Valley Woodcarvers is happy to present our 40th Annual Mid-Atlantic “Artistry in Wood” Show and Competition Saturday & Sunday February 27-28
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 email@example.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
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.
Woodworking Classes, Woodworking Demos, Vendors, Artisans, Crafts, Chainsaw Carvers, Antique Steam Engines, Tractors, Sawmill and Barry Gross will be turning pens!
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
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.