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. 




























































































































































































Holiday Show & Tell Meeting

The meeting started with elections. After many years of service as secretary John Puckhaber has decided to step down. Bruce Perlmutter Was nominated and voted in as the new secretary. Bruce has been a member of the club for a long time and with his experience will bring lots of new ideas to the club.

Next up was show and tell. Just about everyone brought in a piece they turned for the holidays. There was a quite a selection of items. Some members also brought in non holiday items which were great too. It's nice to see such participation.

Pictures to follow soon.


Holiday Turning with Burin Gilpin

Burin brought in examples of snowmen, wine stoppers, sea urchins, bird houses, and Christmas trees. He spoke about different  types of wood to use, turning methods, and finishing.


Bowl Turning with Bruce Perlmutter

Bruce Perlmutter gave a demonstration on bowl turning. Bruce was volunteered due to a cancellation of holiday ornament turning.

Thanks Bruce!


August 2012

The newly updated Calendar is live and available in the Yearly Calendar section of the web site.  Additional information will be posted as more information is available.  Looking forward to seeing you at the September meeting, Tuesday, September 11, 2012.


July 2012

The Monmouth County Fair has flown by, literally, due to the extreme rainy and windy weather!  Despite impending rain, Atlantic Shore Wood Turners set-up and turned! Unfortuantely the Fair closed early Saturday night and was unable to open on Sunday due to the storms that passed through overnight Saturday.  Sadly, but safely, the turners packed up early Sunday morning as the Fair Grounds Staff assessed the storm damage.
A sincere thanks to all who participated in the event, from planning to participation at the Fair, especially Mike Barna who coordinating the event!  Despite many issues and obstacles, you created a memorable event and one that showcases the many talents of our members.