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Andy DiPietro Demonstration Photo Gallery

Andy DiPietro Demonstration Photo Gallery

The Finger Lakes Woodturners Association hosted Andy DiPietro during April 2012. Andy lectured at our monthly meeting and also performed a day long demonstration of turning one of his signature hollow forms from a piece of wet Pin Oak. Andy also covered selection and cutting of green wood from the tree for best results as well as some of his embellishment and coloring techniques. We have a gallery of photos from the Saturday demonstration showing various views of his turning,…

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Finger Lakes Woodturners Association wins AAW Best Chapter Newsletter Contest

Finger Lakes Woodturners Association wins AAW Best Chapter Newsletter Contest

Great news!! The Finger Lakes Woodturners Association has been bestowed another great honor by peers in the the AAW. FLWT has won first place in the Annual Best Chapter Newsletter contest! This is a testament to the hard work of FLWT Newsletter Editor Ralph Mosher as well as everyone who has participated by submitting articles and other content. This just goes to show that when we look for a volunteer to write an article covering our monthly events your participation…

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Finger Lakes Woodturners Member Visits Byron-Bergen High School

Finger Lakes Woodturners Member Visits Byron-Bergen High School

FLWT member Jerry Sheridan recently visited Byron-Bergen High School to promote the art and craft of woodturning as well as his association with Finger Lakes Woodturners Association. The visit was documented in The Daily News serving Genesee, Wyoming and Orleans counties.  You can read the full article here. Thanks to Jerry for his dedication to woodturning, our club and the students of Byron-Bergen High School.

Finger Lakes Woodturners Pen Workshop

Finger Lakes Woodturners Pen Workshop

On Saturday March 3rd, FLWT offered a Pen Turning workshop for members. FLWT Board Adviser, Jeffery Cheramie taught the workshop including instruction on how to cut mark and drill the wood blanks for the pens, how to mount the blanks on the pen mandrel, how turn turn the blanks and how to finish and assemble the pens for use. Participants watched and worked intently along with the help of several FLWT member assistants. At the end of the day, everyone…

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Finger Lakes Woodturners AAW Grant purchases

Finger Lakes Woodturners AAW Grant purchases

Last year, Finger Lakes Woodturners applied for an Educational Opportunity Grant (EOG) from our parent organization The American Association of Woodturners (AAW).  Our request was for grant proceeds to support purchasing additional educational materials for our library and for new mini-lathes and equipment to support our efforts to teach the art of Woodturning.  In April of 2011 we were awarded a grant of $750 to support our efforts. We are pleased to announce that with the proceeds from the EOG…

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