Meeting Schedule:

7:00 PM - Second Tuesday of every month.


The meetings are held at Holy Family Parish Center -  White building on corner of East County Line Road and Ridge Ave. Lakewood, NJ 08701

From the North:

Garden State Parkway South to exit 91 toward Lakewood/Brick Twp, take right at ramp towards Lane Mill Road. Turn right on Lanes Mill Road follow to intersection of East County Line Rd & Ridge Ave. Building on the corner on the right.

From the South:

Garden State Parkway North to exit 90. Merge onto CR 549/Chambers Bridge Road toward Brick Twp/Lakewood. Make U-Turn onto CR-549. Turn Left onto Lanes Mill Road follow to intersection of East County Line Rd & Ridge Ave. Building on the corner on the right.

From the West:

Route 195 East to exit 21 toward Jackson Twp. Turn Left at East Commodore Ave (Rt 526). Turn Left on Jackson Mills Rd. Turn Right on North County Line Road, follow to intersection of East County Line Rd & Ridge Ave. Building on the corner on the left.

Here is our location.


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. 




























































































































































































February Notes

* Members - the Somerset Wood Show was the weekend of Friday February 24 - Sunday February 26!  Atlantic Shore Wood Turners had a great 'turn-out' for a fun-filled and exciting weekend in Somerset.  Members stopped in, turned in our booth, discussed their interests in wood turning and encourage others to learn the art and craft of wood turning.

Great news - the new banner found its way home! 

* Preparations are in the final stages for the Somerset Show.  The new Club brochure is printed and ready to distribute.  The display cases are spit-shined and the lathe stands are ready to load.  Several members volunteered their time to pick up the equipment and set up the booth as well as break down and pick up the equipment.  As always, your time and assistance are greatly appreciated!

Again, a special thanks to Mr. Sal Staniero for his time and talent in building the new lathe stands.

* Open turning saw several members take the helm and create bowls and goblets!

*Wood guru, Mr. Ron Hughes discussed the wood bleach that was suggested by Mr. Buren Gilpin.  It appears that experimentation on scrap wood is the best way to discover if this is a solution for your wood.

* Our newest member, Mr. Jon Murphy, discussed the tools he created himself.  Check back for more information on the easiest way to get the materials he used for the tools he makes!


* ATTENTION members: Do you like chatting about wood turning? Feel the urge to share your latest tool or technique, but the Club doesn't meet for a few days yet? Well have I got a solution for you! Join member and Past President, Webmaster, Videographer and Photographer Tom Jones in his latest endeavor - a new Yahoo chat group: Turning Talk. The URL is:
Hope to "see" you there! Tom

Drop in and see what it's all about.


January Notes

* Atlantic Shore Wood Turners turned things around with a new web site, new demonstrators scheduled and new demonstrations planned for the New Year!

* The January 10, 2012 meeting was your chance to shine!  The first Show and Tell of the year highlighted member work and showcased the  Club Challenge, which included many turnings from a burl and many natural edged turnings; the ever popular photo boothwasbusy all night with Larry snapping away and President Ray Ostrowassisting with organization of the event; and members had a chance to catch up on all that was and all that will be happening in the Club this upcoming year; Charlie had Club clothing available for the members and several new orders were placed.

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