Category: Meeting Review

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Video for the February Meeting is Published.

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

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • February 2022 Meeting

    The February 2022 meeting is planned to be on-line only. There will be no face-to-face meeting at Woodcraft. This is to accomodate the Woodworking Guild as they make changes to […]

  • Newsletter for December 2021

    Hi MAWT members, We had a wonderful gathering of members who attended our Annual Christmas Party on Monday evening. It was a great time for camaraderie and talk, combined with […]

  • Newsletter for November 2021

    Hi fellow MAWT members, There are countless ways to embellish a turned item. Monday night’s presentations demonstrated just a hint of what you can create. Yours truly (Ron Zdroik) showed […]

  • Recording of the November Meeting

    The recording of the October meeting is available to view on the Demo Video page of the website. Click Here. The video includes Ron’s comments, a show and tell presentation […]

  • Newsletter for October 2021

    Hi fellow MAWT members, Bob Leonard presented a great demo on using vacuum chucks. Bob, who runs Frugal Vacuum Chucks, demonstrated his advancements in vacuum pumps and especially the chucks. […]

  • Newsletter for September 2021

    Hi fellow MAWT member, Of all of the remote demonstrators we have watched, Harvey Meyer has to be the best. He is an excellent turner, a great presenter and a […]

  • Newsletter for June 2021

    Hi fellow MAWT members, Although it might still be spring, summer has begun in earnest in Wisconsin. I hope everybody is enjoying the warm (actually HOT!) weather. Our June demonstration […]

  • Newsletter for May 2021

    Hi fellow MAWT members, It’s Wisconsin and spring is in the air – one day it’s 80 and the next, in the 40s! Whatever the temperature, I hope everyone is […]

  • Newsletter for April 2021

    Hi fellow MAWT members, EMPTY BOWLS – We started April with a presentation by Colleen Vollard, owner of Cream City Clay talking about Milwaukee Empty Bowls and the food pantries […]

  • Video of April 2021 Meeting

    Did you miss the April meeting? Did you tune in late because you experienced the technical difficulties we had when starting the meeting? A video of the entire meeting is […]

  • Newsletter for March 2021

    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 […]

  • February Meeting Review

    Thanks to Jerry Tackes for presenting a great online demonstration on Monday, February 1. We had some issues getting the correct meeting invitation out, but at one time I saw […]

  • Newsletter for January 2021

    Hello Fellow Woodturners; Tony Rozendaal here – Ron Zdroik has come to the end of his term as President, so I am writing this month’s newsletter. A Big Thank You […]

  • Newsletter for December 2020

    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 […]