Meeting Schedule:

7:00 PM - Second Tuesday of every month.


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. 


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.


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. 




























































































































































































September Meeting: Show & Tell

Our first meeting this year will be Tuesday September 10. We will be having a show & tell of what was turned over the summer. Everyone will speak about their turned piece. Why this project was chosen, what type of wood, and how it was finished. There may also be unfinished pieces to discuss why something may have gone wrong or maybe just some ideas on how to complete it.


June Meeting: Tool Swap, Show & Tell, Bev Challenge

Our next and final meeting of the season will be held on Tuesday June 11. We will begin with the usual business session followed by a tool swap, show & tell, and "Bev Challenge".

Please bring any tool you would like to sell that can be carried in and out by one person and if you don't sell it you must take it home. Be prepared with a minimum asking price and then we will have everyone write their bids down by each tool with the tool will go to the highest bidder. 
After the tool swap we will have our show and tell along with the "Bev Challenge" of turning a lidded box.




Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 9 at 7:00PM. Using his own technique Ron will demonstrate how to turn a bowl from a piece of green wood. 


March Meeting: Open Turning Night

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 12 at 7 PM. We will be having an open turning night. Bring your favorite tools and sharpen them up, then take them for a test turn on one of our lathes. We will have at least 3 up and running. (four?) If you know what you want to learn or see, let us know and we will prepare ahead of time. Spindle turning? Bowl turning? Turning green wood? How to use a skew? How to NOT use a skew? :^)



Somerset Woodworking Show

Come join us at the Somerset Woodworking Show.

Friday 12-6; Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-4