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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday
Apr042014

APRIL MEETING: MARBLING WOOD WITH DENNIS FOST

The April meeting will be at 7:00 on Tuesday April 8. This month Dennis Fost will be giving us a demo on "Marbling".

The demo will include an introduction to the technique, a demonstration of how the process works on paper, and then how to adapt the technique to wooden objects along with an explanation on what equipment is needed.
Dennis will also apply the technique to a few sample pieces of wood.
Thursday
Mar062014

March Meeting: The Many Uses of Vacuum on the Lathe with Tom Puskar

The March meeting will be at 7:00 on Tuesday March 11. Tom Puskar will be speaking about the many uses of vacuum on the lathe. Reverse chucking to finish the bottom of bowls, platters etc. Comparing Cole jaws, Longworth chuck and vacuum chucking, various vacuum generating systems (various vacuum pumps, venturi system and even a vacuum cleaner).


An overview of commercially available vacuum chucking components. Also demonstrate how to make a "homemade" system using various bearings and hose connectors.  
We'll also have an overview on our booth at the Woodworking Show.

 

Saturday
Feb082014

February Meeting: Lathe Safety with Tim Byrne

The February meeting will be on Tuesday February 11 at 7:00PM. This month we have Tim Byrne speaking about safety while turning on the lathe. He will cover personal protection and how to keep your lathe working correctly to avoid injury.

We will also discuss our final plans for the Woodworking show in Somerset.

Sunday
Jan262014

Bruce Perlmutter: From Tree To Table

See our own Bruce Perlmutter's article in the Asbury Park Press!

Click on the link below the picture. By the way Bruce, nice shirt!

 http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014301240083&nclick_check=1

 

Wednesday
Dec252013

Happy Holidays From The Atlantic Shore Woodturners!