"Unus bonum rursus dignus alium"
I am happy to be invited again to demo for you at the March meeting. This time we will build a decorative holder for a teardrop shaped glass vase. The design is made from one piece and incorporates a hollow foot with branches that follow the shape of the vase and end with a leaf form. The demo shows the complete process of turning, carving and steam bending for a teardrop shaped glass vase. And you learn how
• to design a holder from a glass shape,
• the project design for the turning,
• to turn in tight spaces,
• to hollow out a piece from both ends,
• to use power carving techniques and
• to use a snap-steam bending technique.
Several options for carving are suggested however the design is only limited by your imagination.
Calling for woodturners as volunteers at the Museum for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
The Museum for Art in Wood has just begun an Exhibition and Program called The Mashrabiya Project which involves a traditional turning process used to create elaborate wooden latticework. Their intent is to allow members of the public try their hand at lathe turning to make some of the parts of the lattice.
The Museum is looking for local woodturners to be present to assist the public. Their schedule is very flexible, with anyone who can donate time between the hours of 12pm to 5pm, from Wednesday to Sunday over the next several months. Turners can volunteer for whatever time they wish to, whether an hour or two, or more if so interested. Tools and safety gear will be provided by the Museum.
Those who wish to contact the Museum or find out more about the project should reach out to Katie Sorenson, director of Outreach & Communications at the Museum at:
This will be a good way to spread information about woodturning, and potentially attract new members to DelVal.
Slideshow - Wood turned objects
DelVal Turners' Club Officers
Scott L Malin, President
Paul Bracciante, Exec VP
Scott L Malin, Treasurer
Michael Zickler, VP Secretary
Dave Leader, VP Website
David A Potts, VP Membership
Philip Hauser, VP HOW's
John Dighton, Program Director
Jeff Schnell, Safety Director
Marty Richter, Immediate Past President, Liaison
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.
MEETING TIME AND PLACE:
Our remote/Zoom meetings start at 6:30 PM with a social 30 minutes. The meeting starts at 7PM. We are planning for more face to face meetings to take place at the Morrestown Friends School.
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.
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 at their own shop. Various specialties are covered.
The club invites some of the best woodturners in the world to demonstrate at our club meetings and via Zoom remote sessions. 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 AND DUES:
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. Click here for Membership