DelVal Turners
DelVal Turners

             DelVal Turners

                           unus bonum rursus dignus alium

Summer Challenge

The summer challenge will be judged by the membership voting on Zoom during the November or December 2020 Zoom meeting.  The membership will vote based on their choice of the pictures submitted by November 1,  2020.  The challenge:  Turn an object of your choice starting with a 5 inch cube of wood or wood / 2nd material combination.  The starting size of the cube is to be no larger than 5 inches by 5 inches by 5 inches, it can be smaller.   

We will have a 50/50 Raffle Drawing this month.  The winner will receive 50% of the monies collected. 

  • The cost of a ticket is $5.
  • There will be one cash prize: 50% of the amount collected.
  • Anyone who registers for the meeting is eligible to participate.
  • You do not have to be present to win.


  • If you win, we will either mail you a check or send the funds electronically via PayPal.
  • 50% of the proceeds will go toward DelVal programs and activities.
  • The drawing will be live at the end of the meeting. You do not have to be present to win.

Click the button below to register for the drawing. After registering, you will see a confirmation message with a link to pay $5 via PayPal.

John Beaver Demonstration using Zoom service.  $5 for DelVal and FSW members.  $10 for nonmembers.  Payment button to be added soon.  

OCTOBER 13, 2020, 7pm EDT start - JOHN BEAVER
John will present a live online demo from his shop in Pacific Palisades, California. John presented to DelVal some years ago, and offers some really interesting concepts in design and manipulation of turned objects. He will be presenting his Flying Rib vase, similar to what you see below, which he says offers the most widely applicable information of any of his demonstrations. 

DelVal Turners' Club Officers


Marty Richter                    President

Paul Bracciante                Executive Vice President

Phil Hauser                       Vice President - H.O.Ws
Joe Quigley                       Vice President - Librarian
Dave Potts                        Membership

Scott Malin                        Treasurer

Mike Zickler                       Secretary 

John Coles                        TBD
Dave Leader                      Logistics and webmaster




DelVal Turners meets virtually using Zoom on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Meeting topics include show and tells, demonstrations, and discussions on various turning related subjects, such as tool sharpening, sanding, finishing, chucks, jigs, marketing your crafts etc. New members are encouraged to contribute new ideas to help create an interesting and challenging program. Our demonstrations are most often given by nationally and internationally renowned turners and artists.




Our meetings start at 7PM and take place virtually using the Zoom conference service. 


OTHER EVENTS: Philip Hauser runs a great hands on open house at his workshop on the  3rd Tuesday of each month. The open house is an informal setting where members discuss different issues such as tool use, tool sharpening,  wood preparation, and turning techniques. Phil and other members often demonstrate these techniques. See Member's Area for Phil's contact information. 

Due to Covid 19 restrictions Phil has suspended the open house. 





A 50/50 raffle is conducted during most meetings to augment the club’s finances. We also run Hands on Workshops (HOWs)  once each year,  taught by  volunteer experienced members of the club in their homes. Various specialties are covered.




The club invites some of the best woodturners in the world to demonstrate at our club meetings. Woodturners freely share their skills with all, thus providing novice to expert turners with a

wealth of information. 




The club will often offer information about wood that has become available and tools for sale. We also inform members of different woodturning events in the area and upcoming symposiums. 




Membership is open to all interested in woodturning. Annual dues are $ 25.00 per person. Dues are valid  for the  calendar year starting January 1st.  Dues for the half year of July to December are $12.50 per person. 


Members are strongly  encouraged to join the American Association of Woodturners. It publishes a great quarterly magazine about woodturning and an annual directory of members and resources and it organizes annual symposiums. The AAW offers liability insurance for all club organized activities to AAW members. 


Become a member

See our meeting schedule

See our newsletters

More information about our HOW  (Hands On Workshops)  program