Meeting Schedule:

7:00 PM - Second Tuesday of every month.

Directions

The meetings are held at the Howell Community Church, 1554 Maxim Southard Road, Howell, NJ 07731.

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From the North:

Take the Garden State Parkway South to exit 98 onto Route 34 North. In a quarter mile, take the ramp onto Route 138/I-195 West. Take exit 31A onto Lakewood Farmingdale Road (South). Turn right onto Maxim Road. Turn left onto Maxim Southard Road. The church is on the left, just past Victory Road. 

From the South:

Take the Garden State Parkway North to exit 98. Merge onto Route 138/I195 West. Take exit 31A onto Lakewood Farmingdale Road (South). Turn right onto Maxim Road. Turn left onto Maxim Southard Road. The church is on the left, just past Victory Road. 

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Take Route 9 North into Howell. Turn right onto Lanes Mill Road. Turn left onto Maxim Southard Road. The church is on your right after crossing Oak Glenn Road.

From the West:

Take route 195 East to exit 28A onto Route 9 south. Take the cut-off to turn left onto Lanes Mill Road. Turn left onto Maxim Southard Road. The church is on your right after crossing Oak Glenn Road.

Here is our location.

Happenings

Pen Turning for Veterans, Active Military, Police Officers, Firefighters and Youth

Atlantic Shore Woodturners and Arizona Silhouette are once again sponsoring pen turning for Verterans, Active Military, Police Officers, Fire Fighters and Youth at the Somerset Woodworking Show, to be held at the Garden State Exhibit Center, 50 Atrium Drive, Somerset, New Jersey, from Friday, February 17th, through Sunday, February 19th.

Allow us to share our passion for woodturning as we teach you how to turn a wooden pen. The event is open to all skill levels. There is no charge for this event and once you have finished, the pen is yours to keep and enjoy. To participate, look for the Atlantic Shore Woodturners booth at the Show.

Veterans, Active Military, Police Officers and Firefighters are invited to participate on Friday, February 17th, from 12:00 PM until 6:00 PM. 

Youth are invited to participate on Saturday, February 18th, from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM and on Sunday, February 19th, from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

The pen kits were provided by Arizona Silhouette.

Jackson Library Display

Various ASWT members have their works on display at the Jackson Library. If you are in the neighbor-hood, it is certainly worth a visit. 

 

 

 

  

 

    

   

 

Rumson-Fair Haven High School

   

Thanks to Bruce Perlmutter, Sal Straniero and Pete Laudati for speaking and teaching woodturning at the Rumson-Fair Haven H.S. They were non stop form 8:30 AM to 2:45PM. No break for lunch, just turning non-stop and teaching the students how to turn.

 

Bruce spent most of his time teaching bowl turning and let the students use bowl gouges and scrapers to complete their own bowls. Pete demonstrated how to turn tops and pens. Several students turned tops using chatter tools and sharpies to color them.  Sal turned a couple of ring holders and gave them to the students, check out the attached picture of the girl with hers. She actually skipped her next class to stay with Sal until he finished it.

 

They were just so excited to walk away with something. The term I heard them use often was that "This is dope!", which in English means it's great.The teachers there are great, Very knowledgeable and supportive.They asked if we can come back next year. Looks like Bruce started something good for the club.

 

A special thanks to Bruce for arranging this demo. This is exactly what our club is about. Working with the youth and introducing them to woodturning. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Somerset Wood Worker's show  

 

This year at the Somerset Woodworking Show, held the weekend of February 20-22, the clup sponsored pen turning for children attending the show. Jeff, Bil, Norman, Sal, Bev and others worked so patiently with the kids and young adults. It will hopefully lead to future members of ASWT. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday
Jul092019

JULY MEETING - SHOW-N-TELL

Due to an injury at work our original presenter for our July meeting had to cancel. Instead we will be having a "Show & Tell" night along with our miniature monthly project. So please feel free to bring something you turned, finished or not. Tom Puskar will be giving a brief overview on breathing protection.

Tuesday
Jun112019

JUNE MEETING - MINIATURES

We will feature the one and only, ex-president, Tom Jones! He will be demonstrating how to turn miniatures along with how to make the miniature tools he uses..... Bring your magnifying glasses!

Don't forget to bring your egg and cup for the club challenge.

Tuesday
May142019

MAY MEETING - CASTING

We are featuring Barry Gross, owner of Arizona Silhouette. He will be speaking about casting using acrylics and alumilite and some basic instructions on turning a pen. Barry is also brining along lots of pen supply goodies to purchase.

Tuesday
Apr092019

APRIL MEETING - ROSE ENGINE

We will feature our very own Scott Rathburn demonstrating how to use a Rose Engine Lathe.

Don't for get to bring your "Honey Dipper" for this month's club challenge. Everyone involved will have a couple of minutes to speak about their work. 

Tuesday
Mar122019

MARCH MEETING - TOOLS

We are having a demo presented by Gary Kessler and Pete Laudati. They will be reviewing the different types of gouges, skews, etc. and how they are used. There will also be a review of carbide tools and how to make them and make a handle. And lastly A review on turning jigs.

As you are all well aware we will also have our first monthly turning project. This month's project is a mortar and pestle. Please bring your pieces to display in the back of the church.