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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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Finger Lakes Woodturners Turn Heads With Polyrhythm

Finger Lakes Woodturners Turn Heads With Polyrhythm

Recently, the Victor. NY Post ran an article on the FLWT “Polyrhythm” project and win at the 2011 AAW Symposium.  The article and a few photographs can be seen here. Subsequent to the run in the Victor post, the article was run in all of the area Messenger Post newspapers, here.

Malcom Zander Lecture and Workshop at FLWT a Success

Malcom Zander Lecture and Workshop at FLWT a Success

For our November meeting, Finger Lakes Woodturners hosted Malcolm Zander who is known for his exquisite forms and delicate pierced details. Malcolm did a Friday night lecture on Form and Design in Woodturning and followed that up with a lecture and demonstration on his techniques for thin-walled turning using dry wood on Saturday morning.  On Saturday night eight FLWT members tried their hand at applying the techniques that Malcolm taught with their own thin-walled bowls.  Turnout for all of the…

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FLWT 2011-2012 Schedule

FLWT 2011-2012 Schedule

September Jim Echter – Spindle Turning October Jerry Sheridan – Embellishing & Ward Donahue – Sharpening System November Malcolm Zander – National Speaker (Friday night meeting, Saturday morning demo & Saturday afternoon hands-on) see www.malcomzander.com December Mark Mazzo – Hollowing Winter Party TBD but likely after the first of the year and not on a meeting night January Mike Hachey – 5” Hand Held Mirror February Bruce Trojan – Off Center Platter March Ed Lehman – Bud Vase or Functional…

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