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 the use of metal-reactive acrylic patina paints and gilder’s paste wax, while Carl and Pat Brust demonstrated the incredible use of marbling paints – with stunning results. On you next turning projects, consider these techniques to help add an artistic flair. For a challenge, why not make a turned bowl or vessel using one of the techniques presented (patina, paste wax or marbling). Bring them for the Show and Tell at the January meeting.

Board Members – As I noted during the meeting announcements, my presidency will be ending at the end of this year and if you want to be more involved in the club and write these great newsletters every month, email me at We also will need a couple of new Board members. It’s really not that difficult, takes up little time and allows you to be directly involved as the club moves forward. It is the members who volunteer that make MAWT succeed – contact me or Tony Rozendaal (

Turn for Troops Pens – The latest count is over 1000! Thanks to Dave Drickhamer and Carl Brust for their hard work on this program. You can help with the TFT event and/or drop off pens this weekend (November 6-7) at the Woodcraft Store.

MAWT Christmas Party – Please be sure to attend the clubs’ annual Christmas Party on Monday evening, December 6th, starting around 6:30pm. The club will provide refreshments and sub sandwiches while everyone else is encouraged to bring in sides dishes, snacks and desserts. There will a Special Raffle with some really great prizes and a Secret Santa Gift Exchange. Share in the camaraderie and friendship of your fellow turners. More information in a future email.

Still warm and keep turning,
Ron Zdroik







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