Category: MAWt

  • May 2024 Newsletter

    This was written over 10 days ago and I never got it published… It was good to have a somewhat normal meeting this month. The “somewhat” is because the scheduled […]

  • Additional April Newsletter Items

    Here are some items which could and should have been included in the original newsletter: Discount Code for Virtual Symposium – the chapter has a discount code which will save […]

  • April 2024 Newsletter

    Hi – it’s been too long since we have published any updates about the Milwaukee Area Woodturners. Since the last newsletter, a number of things have occurred… Welcome new members!! […]

  • February 2024 Newsletter

    Thanks to Dennis Motl for some sound woodturning advice at the February meeting. Although Dennis touched on many subjects, much of the knowledge he shared was good basic stuff. I […]

  • The Person With The Saw

    One of the things that Dennis mentioned really rang a bell with me personally, which is “Don’t let the person with the saw determine the size (and shape) of your […]

  • Volunteer Opportunity (Friedens)

    The director of Friedens Food Pantries writes: Food Rescue Drivers Needed! Did you know? Nearly 300,000 lbs of our food is rescued from local grocery stores! Friedens counts on a […]

  • January 2024 Newsletter

    We had another good turnout for our January meeting and I know we had a number of participants on the Zoom meeting. We had a number of Instant Gallery items […]

  • Peppermill Philosophy

    I’m sorry I ran out of time for the demonstration Monday night. Here are some highlights of my thinking that you may find useful. I think the challenge of making […]

  • December 2023 Newsletter

    Hi Everyone: If you weren’t able to attend the 2023 December Holiday Party you missed a great time! We had a great turnout with lots of great food and fellowship! […]

  • November 2023 Newsletter

    November Meeting: We had a great turnout for our November meeting – between those present at the Woodcraft meeting room and the online participants we had almost 60 people in […]

  • Questionnaire/Survey Results

    Back in September 2023 our club sent a survey to its membership. There was only one email sent out to request participation and we had 44 people respond to the […]

  • October 2023 Newsletter

    Our meeting date came early this month – on October 2! Coupled with the late date last month due to the Labor Day holiday – the two meetings came close […]

  • Empty Bowls Event

    The final count on Empty Bowls for 2023 was 262 bowls.  My wife and I were able to attend the Empty Bowls event in Milwaukee last Sunday. I saw a […]

  • September 2023 Newsletter

    September Meeting We had a great meeting on September 11. David Landers did a great job of helping us understand how to think out of the box and how to […]

  • August 2023 Newsletter

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the Show-N-Tell at the meeting on August 7. The meeting was recorded and the recording is ready for viewing at the top of […]

  • Vice President’s Position

    I am very hopeful that we can find an individual who is willing to serve on the board and be mentored to take over as club president no later than […]

  • Woodturning Goals

    Recently, I met a personal woodturning goal that I had set for myself. Meeting that goal has caused me to reflect a little on the place for goals in our […]

  • Woodcraft Basement Issues

    It’s funny, or maybe not so funny that I had begun to write this post before the flooding issues that occurred in the Woodcraft basement last week (probably a couple […]

  • Velvit Oil

    (This comes out of a conversation and email thread between Mel Mickey, Kevin Seigworth and myself. Some of the sentences are written by Kevin S.) A number of club members […]

  • July 2023 Newsletter

    The Milwaukee Area Woodturners held our July meeting at our usual meeting place on July 11 – a week late due to the Independence Day holiday. The meeting was headlined […]

  • Leigh White’s AAW Submission, “Content”

    (Leigh writes,) Although I’m a fairly new turner, I’m always up for a challenge, so when I read about the AAW exhibition of small pieces, I was intrigued. The theme […]

  • June 2023 Workshop

    Our June workshop is in the books and it was another success. We had three “learners” and by the end of the day six mentors had stopped by, in shifts. […]

  • June 2023 Newsletter

    June Meeting Thank you to Dennis Clayton for an in-depth coverage of photography at our club meeting in June. Dennis showed a number of different techniques, all aimed at recording […]

  • The MAWT needs you!!

    I know – this is something you hear all the time…. We could use the following volunteer positions within the club: Additional AV Team member to add depth in the […]

  • May 2023 Newsletter

    Can you believe it is May already? We are already over a third of the way through the year! This should have come out this morning (Sunday, 5/7/23) but I […]

  • April 2023 Bowl Workshop

    We had a successful open workshop on April 15, with several participants and the perfect number of mentors, and even a couple observers. We shared the space with the Guild […]

  • June 2023 Photography Demonstration

    Dennis Clayton, our demonstrator for June 2023 has provided us with a nice biography: Dennis Clayton – Artist, Photographer, Woodturner Dennis has been involved in photography his whole life. His […]

  • April 2023 Newletter

    I apologize for taking this long to get the newsletter out. I’m not sure if it is an excuse or a reason, but we had a busy Easter weekend and […]

  • More Newsletter Items for March 2023

    There are a number of items I forgot to mention in the Newsletter 2023 AAW Symposium The Symposium is in Louisville Ky, right at a 7 hour drive from Milwaukee. […]

  • Woodturning Videos on the Internet

    The following is the writer’s opinion and does not reflect the official endorsement by the Milwaukee Area Woodturners of any person or vendor. There are a lot of woodturning videos […]

  • March 2023 Newsletter

    Wow!! What a great attendance for our March meeting – I counted about 55 persons in attendance and there were over 10 on the Zoom meeting. It was great to […]

  • Grizzly Lathe For Sale (Sold!)

    This lathe has been sold. Grizzly Model G0462 Wood Lathe for sale 16 inch swing over bed 46 inches between centers #2 Morse taper 1 inch – 8 TPI Variable […]

  • Website Progress

    We are working on the website and are pleased with how it is going. Please bear with us for the next few days while we continue the changes. This post […]

  • The Video for the February Meeting is Published.

    The Video for the February Meeting is posted at the top of the Demo Videos page.

  • For Sale – Nova-1624-44 lathe for sale that’s been upgraded to a DVR

    A non-menber, Bob Hurd has a Nova-1624-44 lathe for sale that’s been upgraded to a DVR control and 20” lathe extension. He’s asking $1600. I think I’ve seen this lathe […]

  • February 2023 Newsletter

    Greetings everyone! It was nice to be able to participate in the meeting the other night. I have heard there around 50 people in attendance at Woodcraft!! And there were […]

  • January 2023 Newsletter

    Happy New Year!! January Meeting – We had a great meeting in January 2023 with a number of announcements and the theme of an “Extended Show and Tell.” We’ll cover […]

  • December 2022 Newsletter

    Happy Holidays!! I hope every one of you have an opportunity to spend time with friends and family during the upcoming holiday season. I hope you have a heated shop […]

  • Tuition Grant

    I am making a separate post for this topic to bring attention to it. In the past this has been referred to as a Scholarship or a Scholarship Grant  – […]

  • November 2022 Newsletter

    Wow!! I was beginning to wonder whether or not we would have a meeting in November. First Chris Kraemer contacted me in late October to ask if we could postpone […]