Meeting Schedule:

7:00 PM - Second Tuesday of every month.

Directions

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

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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.

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday
Dec082015

DECEMBER MEETING - SHOW AND TELL

This month we will have a Show & Tell meeting so please bring in something you turned, completed or not. Even if it's in pieces we can discuss what happened and maybe how to prevent it from reoccurring.

Tuesday
Nov102015

November Meeting - Design

Design - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Presenter: Buren Gilpin 

Presentation and discussion on what makes a "good" design and why that's important. Look at examples - some good and some not so good - and discuss why they are good or not good. Primary focus will be on bowls but other forms will be included as well.

Tuesday
Oct132015

OCTOBER MEETING - LIDDED BOXES

October's meeting will feature a lidded box and pill box demonstration by Tom Swain. 

Something most of us older folk probably carry around.

Tuesday
Sep082015

September Meeting - Sharpening

The main agenda will be a hands-on demo for sharpening using the standard type of grinder and the Tormek. Hands-on will be limited to two tools per member to allow time for everyone to try. If time allows we can do more.

We will also review the AAW Symposium in Pittsburgh and the Monmouth County Fair demo we did.

Lastly we will discuss an open turning agenda for future meetings and what the members would like to learn from this.

Tuesday
Jun092015

JUNE MEETING - SHOW & TELL

This month we will have "Show & Tell". Bring in your turnings finished, in-process or broken to discuss with the club.  

We will also have our annual tool swap. Price your tools accordingly and donate a percentage to the club. Remember, what ever you do not sell you have to bring home.