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. 





























































































































































































We will be having a "Show & Tell" with the emphasis on "The Bev Challenge" which is turning a birdhouse based on Sal's demo from last month or a "Holiday Ornament". If you don't have either of these please bring something else you turned.

December is also the month we have elections. Anyone can run for a position. As a reminder John Puckhaber will be stepping down as vice president so please feel free to consider taking this position.

It is also that time again to start collecting dues for 2019, $35.00 per person or $45.00 for a family.



This month's meeting will feature our very own Sal Straniero. He will be demonstrating how to turn an ornament and bird house. Please pay special attention as this will be the "Bev Challenge" for our December's show & tell meeting!

We will also give a brief overview of the Mark Sfirri demo for those who were not able to attend.



Mark will be demonstrating his multi-axis turnings at an all day demonstration on Saturday, November 3rd at the Howell Community Church. See the panel at left for directions. The cost for members is $30.00 and $35.00 for non-members. This includes breakfast (coffee & donuts) and lunch.

For an insight into Mark's work and the subject matter of his demonstration, you can view his work at the following link



This month features John Puckhaber speaking about the proper techniques to safely and securely mount wood on the lathe.




This month we will have an "Open Turning" night with several lathes set up to teach how to turn a bowl, vase, platter or pen. We will also have two sharpening stations available. 

Please bring your tools if you have some and be prepared to sharpen and use them. For the new members without tools we will supply them. This is an opportunity to learn the different aspects of turning. It's also an opportunity for everyone to learn something different.