DelVal Turners
DelVal Turners

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Kent Weakley Tip   


Cracked Wood Bowl Reduce CA Stains


There you are turning and your bowl is looking great but all of a sudden you notice a crack.

If you decide to fix the crack with CA (cyanoacrylate), you can fill the crack with some fine wood dust or other colored filling.

But before you add the filler and apply the CA, here's the tip – spray a light coat of canned lacquer around the cracked area and let it dry.

Don't bother using a good quality canned lacquer, any brand will do.

The light coat of lacquer around the crack surface acts like a mask and reduces the amount of staining caused by the CA.

Once the crack is glued and dry, sand the surface and remove all the lacquer in the process.

Be sure to read these other articles all about fixing bowl cracks:
Wood Bowl Crack Fix Secrets
and Super Fast Crack Fix

Happy Turning,
Kent Weakley

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.

Click here to buy a 50/50 entry

Zoom IRD - Demonstrations

Record Power - Theo turns Platter Perfection


Tuesday January 25th 2022 7:30 PM and

Wednesday Jauuary 26th 2:30pm – Eastern Time - New York


You don't need a camera or microphone to watch this event

Click here to see Helen Bailey website




Don't forget to join us for our next guest on Meet the Woodturner,

Helen Bailey

Join in on Sunday, Januaruy 23rd at 7:00pm Irish Time 2 PM EST for Meet the Woodturner

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.




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.  Click here for Membership


Become a member

See our meeting schedule

See our newsletters

More information about our HOW  (Hands On Workshops)  program