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Important update

Hello all,

I just spoke to Duke Hemmer who is coordinating the exhibit at the West Orange JCC. Duke told me that this exhibit has been POSTPONED UNTIL 2016, so if you already have pieces, great, but keep them home (or bring to "Show and Tell"). If you are working on a piece, also great, just bring it for a "Show and Tell" at the next club meeting. If you haven't started yet, relax, you now have a full year to create something spectacular!

Just to reiterate, the JCC exhibit has been postponed into 2016. Don't bring in any pieces for this unless they are just for our club "Show and Tell" purposes.

-- Stu Bauer - Corresponding Sec'y

Next Meeting - Jan. 26

New Year wishes and January Meeting Info

From Gil, myself and all of the NJ Woodturner's club officers, a very happy and healthy New Year to one and all. May it be productive and safe for all of us!

As mentioned at the last meeting and in the December Newsletter, we have been invited to display our work at the JCC (Jewish Community Center) building - 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange. Duke Hemmer is coordinating placing our work in display cases in their lobby exhibit area.

This is a high end venue which we have used before and is highly visible and has lots of visitors giving our work wide exposure. It is a great chance to sell some of your pieces so let's take advantage of this offer. Bring any pieces you wish to display and/or sell to the January meeting!

Next -- If you have any tools, wood, books or magazines that you no longer are using, please consider donating them to the club for our monthly raffle. Proceeds go to the club treasury which supports paying for our professional demonstrators and someone in the club gets to use your unwanted item for a new purpose. A win-win for all!

And finally -- Bob Amarant has suggested that in addition to bringing tops for our "Top Top" contest each month, we should try a club challenge to generate more turning excitement.

For this month, Bob suggested we get creative and make a lathe turned "carver's mallet" an example of which can be seen being made in this short YouTube video: http://youtu.be/kV1jKCKoPAo

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our January 26th meeting where in addition to the above, we will be doing hands on top making and watching demos on both top making and stick pens using common Bic refills.

Don't miss it!
Stu Bauer - Corresponding Sec'y


New woodworking photos from Maurice Cohen

Totally Turning 2015 in N.Y., March 28, (Closest Show)
Check their Website for Info and Reservations.

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Celtic Knots

Resource Material
from our June 2014
meeting with
Sharon Doughtie

Check out our June
newsletter too.
Burning Demo

Resource List

Knots from the Far Side

Round Celtic Knots

Square Celtic Knots


Future Symposium Project

Above are the latest details about a new Symposium that Gil discussed at the May '14 meeting.
Click on the above paragraph (image) to see the full PDF text file.

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Remembering Last Year's - 4th Annual Turners Exchange

Color Wheel     Event Title: “A Splash of Color”      Color Wheel

• Here are the RULES from last november:

YOUR CHOICE of form (bowl, plate, box, vase, etc.) with maximum diameter or height of - 8”. At least ONE coloring embellishment. This can be a minimal area or cover the entire piece. Some enhancements include: painting (acrylic, oil, water color, spray, latex, etc.), dyeing (analine, metallic, leather, etc.), ink (India Ink, permanent markers, Prismacolor® pens, etc.), leafing (gold, metallic, etc.) or whatever else you can come up with!

This should be a lot of fun for everyone involved! Your “masterpiece” should be boxed and wrapped – anonymously! After all participants have opened their “gifts” the makers will then talk about their pieces ~ (think “Show and Tell”).


Past Mtg: April 22, 2013

Steve at the Lathe

Steve Antonucci gives presentation on Bowl Turning

Club Information

The purpose of the NJW is to promote woodturning education of the membership and the general public and to generate a broader understanding of woodturning as an art form.

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Ron Brown's Pearls   Cracked Vase

Ron Brown’s Pearls (Turners Reference Guide). Here's enough woodturning information to fill a book but it's been reduced to a single page.

 Permission provided by Wayne Sutter of Woodline USA.


Here's the cracked wood
link that Gil mentioned
at the January meeting.

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