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Jim Barr Jim Barr from Lititz, PA wrote on September 3, 2022 at 9:52 pm
Hello, I just moved here from Fairbanks, Alaska and am interested in attending any in person meetings if available. I consider myself an intermediate level turner, mostly turning bowls. Thank you, Jim Barr
Admin Reply by: admin
Hi Jim, and welcome to the area. We meet in New Holland at Kaufman's Kitchens the first Tuesday of the month; you are more than welcome to join us! Meetings start at 7, but we're there from 6:30 on.
Rudy Rudy from Jasper wrote on July 18, 2022 at 7:52 pm
Hello! I am a wood turner from North Georgia and planning a trip in your area in October 2022 (haven't pinned the exact date down yet) but will likely be the first part of the month. I would love to meet up with someone who might like to do a little wood trading. Currently I have Pecan, Cherry and Maple working on acquiring others. I would be interested in Elm, Birch, Beech. Let me know if anyone has any interest.
Admin Reply by: admin
Thanks, Rudy - we'll share your email internally to gather interest in swapping. Note that we have our monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of the month, so if you are here on the 4th, you are more than welcome to join us. Hope to see you!
David Walters David Walters from Lancaster wrote on April 2, 2022 at 1:40 pm
Hi - My name is Dave. I a local turner (not a member but this might be a kick in the pants I need) and I wanted to share a find. Today I went to Habitat Restore and found a bunch of 1 gal cans of Anchorseal 2 for $10 each. There's probably about 40 and they were all unopened. Just thought I'd try to share the wealth! Dave
Admin Reply by: admin
Thanks, Dave - that resource is fantastic for us in the Lancaster area. We've also gotten new Waterlox - gloss and satin - in gallon cans for similar pricing. We'll spread the news as it looks like they've gotten a new supply of Anchorseal and encourage folks to hustle down there. I keep an eye on the rattle cans that come in - a few months ago I got a case of Watco gloss lacquer that had been in the way of an errant blue spray can that was sold (6 cans) for $4 - for the 6 cans. Shop smart, folks - check out your local Habitat Restore, find bargains, and do good for the community.
Pat Carroll Pat Carroll from Ireland wrote on March 22, 2022 at 9:49 am
Great to see clubs embracing the virtual world. Keep up the good work with the coffee mornings.
Admin Reply by: admin
Thank you, Pat - and thank you also for your online presence. A number of our club members have enjoyed your Meet The Woodturner program, and we've noticed one of sponsors - Chroma. Their US base is in Lititz, part of our community in the Lancaster, PA area. Thanks again for your comment, and please join us for a Coffee Hour sometime to discuss your contributions to the sport of woodturning!
Tom Wentzel Tom Wentzel from Lititz PA wrote on December 28, 2021 at 10:05 am
Greetings, I just sent via email my application to join the club. You all look super organized and talented; I think I can learn a lot. I bought the mini lathe for practical purposes (guitar restoration) but found that it can become addicting (and satisfying) to turn 'stuff'! I'm guessing just show up at the next meeting, and I can write a check for the dues? Location address? ..thx..
Eddie Piotrowski Eddie Piotrowski from SMITHTOWN wrote on December 5, 2021 at 2:30 pm
You guys are a great resource and entertaining on the Thursday morning coffee hour, keep up the good work, heard about your group from the Long Island woodworkers special interest group of woodturners guild, maybe someday I make to a club meeting,,
Admin Reply by: admin
Thanks for the comment, Eddie - we look forward to your coming to a meeting in person. Lancaster is a great place to visit, with lots of history to discover! And if you happen to load your trunk up with some black tupelo, pitch pine and eastern red cedar, we'll be sure to fill that trunk up with some black walnut and holly to take home. Please let us know if you'd like to join virtually for our coffee hour or monthly meeting!
Mike Brazeau Mike Brazeau from Burlington, Ontario wrote on July 29, 2021 at 1:52 pm
I have been an AAW member for almost 20 years and learned of your coffee hour through one of John’s posts on the AAW Forum a few months back. Have throughly enjoyed watching a few and it is great to see the faces of many that I have come to know virtually over the years, some in person at the 3 symposiums I have attended. Your group is especially blessed and obviously John’s connections through the years add greatly. Very well done. I have made our Golden Horseshoe Woodturners Guild members in Burlington, Ontario aware of it. I enjoy any aspect of the broad world of woodturning and this format, which has grown out the greatest crisis we have ever faced, is a tremendous addition to the craft.
Admin Reply by: admin
Thank you, Mike! Sorry for the delayed response, but hearing that all of Ontario snowbirds it down to Florida this time of year, feel free to stop by for a great cup of coffee as we unload your trunk of all that fantastic Canadian wood! We'd love to see you!
Michael Richie Michael Richie from Carlisle wrote on July 21, 2021 at 7:06 am
Hello, I stumbled across your site searching for places to learn more about turning. I have a great love for woodworking and have recently learned how much more I enjoy turning especially bowls. I plan to go over every bit of info on this site and hope to attend a coffee gathering but that be tough since I work 3rd shift.
Bruce Butler Bruce Butler from Prescott, AZ wrote on July 1, 2021 at 8:17 pm
Thanks for presenting in the AAW Leader meeting learned a lot. May join a coffee meeting some time to see how that works.
Admin Reply by: admin
Thank you, Bruce - you can see what our Coffee Hours are like by viewing past sessions linked in the website here. We love to hear from others around the country (and world) to see what kind of projects they are working on and what kind(s) of wood they use. Hope to see you soon!
Bob Kornman Bob Kornman from Lititz wrote on May 16, 2021 at 6:24 pm
Glad I found your site. I inherited an older lath and am anxious to learn how to use it and turning techniques. It has various size pulley wheels with a belt drive system. Would like to know if I can convert it to rheostat control. Can the club give this novice some advice? Thanks.
Admin Reply by: admin
Thanks for the note, Bob - it's been a busy couple weeks as we've set up our meeting site in New Holland to start live in-person meetings. We'd love to help you out with your 'new' toy. Belt drive to electric variable speed is a tough conversion, but as many members have modified their lathes, we may have someone who can help. Can you post back here the brand and model number of your lathe? Thanks again - the Admin
Barry Issberner Barry Issberner from Port Jefferson, NY wrote on May 14, 2021 at 10:09 am
Referred to you by Long Island Woodworkers group. Looking for educational resources and inspiration on designs.
Wm. Craig Zumbrun Wm. Craig Zumbrun from York wrote on February 20, 2021 at 10:39 am
I appreciate your website. The photograph of the farm in the snow does a good job of placing your club in the world. Thank you for your welcoming attitude.
Admin Reply by: admin
Thank you for your note, Mr. Zumbrun. Fingers are crossed for Spring! We spoke with a friend in Cologne, Germany this weekend and he was very excited that Spring has officially arrived there. 62F and flowers are peaking out of the ground for him. That seems so far away for us, doesn't it?
Woody Turner Woody Turner from Lancaster, PA wrote on February 17, 2021 at 2:17 pm
Thanks for the great resources here! Loved that I could find a user manual that seemed to disappear off the face of the Earth. Turning a lot of Bradford Pear these days, as I lost two trees last summer and they are perfect for turning now.
Admin Reply by: admin
Thanks, Woody! Bradford Pear is one of our favorites, and a cultivar of Pyrus calleryana, or the Callery pear, a species of pear tree native to China and Vietnam, in the family Rosaceae. The Bradford is a beautiful wood to turn, and quite plentiful around Lancaster. With storms we've just had, there's a good chance we'll have plenty of picking to do in the next few months.