DelVal Turners
DelVal Turners

             DelVal Turners

                           unus bonum rursus dignus alium

February 9th, 2021 Meeting via Zoom

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FeSKILLS & ARTISTRY 

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SKILLS

We have 3 short presentations lined up for some basic skills building. These will be: 

1.  Use of collet-chucks
2.  Use of Skews
3.  Use of Carbide tools

If time allows we will also have an open Q&A in regard to skills or other information that the members need help with. Bring your questions to the meeting and enter them in the chat window. If we don't get to all of them, we will save the chat for follow up.

ARTISTIC CRITIQUES

Part of the meeting will be dedicated to critiques (crits) of turned work. For this first such meeting, we are expecting to see some of the club committee members' work so we can discuss and critique them.

This is somewhat open ended, in that critics may react in ways we can't predict. That is part of the fun and purpose of this, but there are some good topics that can form a basis for the discussion. These could include:

goals of the artist
inspirations
form
scale
proportion
use of materials
beauty
skills required 
things to consider for future development

If this seems like a useful avenue of discussion, we hope to do this again in the future. I personally feel this kind of input helps improve one's work as much as improving skills does.

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.

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

Michael Rotondi, at large

John Dighton, at large

Marty Richter, Immediate Past President, Liaison

  

MEETINGS:

 

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 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. 

 

 

FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES:

 

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.

 

DEMONSTRATIONS:

 

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. 

 

OTHER BENEFITS:

 

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. 

 

Become a member

See our meeting schedule

See our newsletters

More information about our HOW  (Hands On Workshops)  program