Category: MAWt

  • 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 […]

  • Resources for Lidded Boxes and Jars

    Here are some resources for the demo I did the other night: I mentioned Mike Stafford – he does not have a web page to my knowledge but is active […]

  • Annual Holiday Party

    This is to remind you of our annual Holiday Party and gift exchange, December 5, at Woodcraft. We will share a meal. The club will purchase the meat and bread […]

  • Challenge for January 2023 Meeting

    We will probably not have a demonstrator for the January meeting. We will have an extended “Show-N-Tell” period. Bring up to three of your recently turned items to show and […]

  • Current For Sale Items – November 2022

    You can use the Members only portion of the website to find these persons’ contact details. If you are not a member and are interested, use the website contact for […]

  • October 2022 Newsletter

    Hi Everyone; We had a well-attended meeting on October 3. There were about 35 people present at Woodcraft and another 10 or so who attended through the Zoom meeting. It’s […]

  • AAW EOG Grant Availability

    If you are an AAW Member you should be aware of a number of grants that are available. If you qualify for any of these grants you can apply on […]

  • MAWT Scholarship Grant

    At the October 3 meeting I announced that a scholarship grant will be awarded for 2023. The board will accept applicants for the grant from now through late November and […]

  • Call for Board Members and Volunteers

    As we approach the end of the year we are beginning to think about the year 2023 and beyond. Clubs like the Milwaukee Area Woodturners simply cannot exist without members […]

  • September 2022 Newsletter

    Hello Everyone; I am very late getting the Newsletter completed this month. Between the late meeting we held (9/12) and health issues here in my family time has slipped away. […]

  • More Bowl Blanks for Empty Bowls

    Thanks to all of you who have supported cutting and making bowl blanks for empty bowls. A number of members came to my property on August 12 and 13 and […]

  • August 2022 Newsletter

    I’m getting the newsletter out late this month – we met a week ago tonight. We had about 20 people in house and 10 or so dialing in through Zoom […]

  • Bowl Blanks for Empty Bowls

    After the July meeting I thought I might try to scrounge up some wood from which to make blanks for Empty Bowls. I posted the following post on a local […]

  • July 2022 Newsletter

    Hi everyone – if you missed our July meeting you missed a good one! We had approximately 30 people in attendance with another 10 or so participating through Zoom. For […]

  • MAWT Bowl-A-Thon

    At the meeting Monday night I asked about interest in having our own “Bowl-A-Thon” – this event (or series of events) would involve members and friends coming into the basement […]

  • June 2022 Newsletter

    Hi everyone: Here we are – almost half way through the year. By the end of the month we will officially be in the Summer season! It’s the time of […]

  • Gauging Interest in Penturners Gathering

    Gauging Interest in Penturners Gathering

    New/former member Greg Richter wants to hear from you if you are interested in participating in a Penturners Group. Greg was part of MAWT for several years and rejoined at […]

  • May 2022 Newsletter

    Hi Everyone; It’s May! It’s hard to believe that we are more than one third of our way through 2022. After a cold and wet April, I’m ready for some […]

  • April 2022 Newsletter

    Hi Everyone! It’s April, although the state of Wisconsin doesn’t seem to have caught up with the calendar just yet. We had our April meeting last evening which featured a […]

  • Midwest Penturners Gathering

    Midwest Penturners Gathering

    It’s not too late to register for the Penturners Symposium held April 22 and 23 in the Chicago area – actually on the north west side of Chicago at the […]

  • Wood Art On Display in Racine – Into The Woods

    Among our guests at the April meeting were Susan and Dale Staehle. The Staeles are presenting a gallery of wood art in Racine from April 20th to May 29th. They […]

  • March 2022 Newsletter

    Hi Everyone! It was great to see and visit with a number of you in person at the meeting this past Tuesday (March 7).  We’re beginning to see a few […]

  • February 2022 Newsletter

    Hi Everyone; I am reflecting as I write this “Newsletter,” is there any real “News” to be had? Sometimes I feel like we are stuck in a holding pattern (for […]

  • Finial Handouts From Monday Night Meeting

    As promised, Cindy provided three handouts about the finial she demonstrated during the meeting Monday evening: Finial Guidelines Finial Proportions Finial Tool List Click on the file name to open […]

  • Woodturners Worldwide – Online Virtual Symposium

    Wondering what to do during the cold winter months? Want to learn new techniques from well known woodturners? Here is an symposium that you can watch on line – playing […]