Hi fellow MAWT members, If you signed into the March Zoom meeting, you saw a great demonstration by Rebecca DeGroot. Rebecca is an art teacher from Texas and also a nationally-known woodturning demonstrator. She explained in detail how to make one of her signature “walking bowls”, from the initial bowl … Continue reading
December 2020 MAWT President’s letter Hi fellow members, As we reflect back and close out 2020, most of us are probably saying “good riddance!” Indeed, it has been a difficult and challenging year, not only for our own health and safety but also trying to keep the cohesion of a … Continue reading
You can view the video if the November meeting, featuring Mark Trenier turning a hand mirror on our website. Click Here. In the future, as we record and post meetings and demonstrations, they will all be posted to the linked page, with the newest video at the top.
MAWT President’s letter Hi fellow members, For our November meeting demonstration, club member Mark Trenier did a great demo on how to make a hand mirror. His presentation along with his handout instructions shows members how easy it is to turn a mirror in very little time. But in the … Continue reading
Hi fellow MAWT members, We had an excellent demonstration by Trent Bosch this past Monday evening. Trent is a professional woodturner and demonstrator who really knows his craft. He expertly and quickly turned a hollow vessel and showed numerous techniques to embellish the surface, ranging from carving, sanding, burning, dyeing … Continue reading
Hi fellow MAWT members, We had an excellent demonstration at the September meeting by two of our fellow members. Tom Hipsak gave us a ton of tips for pen-turning, specifically Turn For Troop pens, and Curt VanWeelden did an explanation and demo on laser engraving. There was plenty of great … Continue reading
Curt Van Weelden provided a copy of the slide show he used for his laser engraving demo last Monday evening.
August 2020 MAWT President’s Letter Hi fellow members, The August demonstration by yours truly was making wood rings with the lathe. I hope your interest was piqued by the demo. Whether it’s making a solid wood ring, a ring with a metal core or a beautiful inlay with crushed stone, … Continue reading
President’s Letter – July 2020 Meeting Hi to all MAWT members, We had a great demonstration by Mike Peace for the July meeting. He showed members that the skew is a versatile and helpful tool for woodturning and doesn’t deserve the bad rap it is sometimes given. If you are … Continue reading
Hi fellow members, The Milwaukee Area Woodturners club had its first interactive remote demonstration (IRD). Tony Rozendaal had the honors to be the first member demonstrator. Although we are definitely in the learning stage, the demo went very well and with experience, our future demos will be even better. Specials … Continue reading