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16 Jan 2021 - Michael Kehs

posted Jan 9, 2021, 8:11 AM by Kent Riggins   [ updated Jan 12, 2021, 4:06 PM ]

Our meeting this month will feature a demonstration by Michael Kehs.   

You can see his work on his website here or visit his Facebook page. 

We have asked him to demonstrate his carving techniques.

This will be an online demonstration.
We are charging $10  that you can pay through PayPal.

Show and Tell -  Deadline for photos - Monday, 1/11

The January meeting will have Show and Tell as usual.  Please send John Whitehurst ( photos and some basic information about the piece – wood type, dimensions, finish used etc.  There will be an opportunity for each person to make comments about their work as it is shown.  Limit of two (2) pieces/member this month.  The deadline for photos is Monday, 1/11.  If you miss the deadline – that’s OK, we still want to see your work - we’ll wing it in real time, time permitting.

Dec 19 Meeting - Jason Clark

posted Dec 2, 2020, 9:18 AM by Kent Riggins   [ updated Dec 16, 2020, 3:27 PM ]

Read about Jason at his website and on Instagram

This will be another Zoom meeting.
Doors will open around 8:30am 
Meeting will start at 9:00am
The demonstration will start after Annual Ornament Swap.

 ******** Holiday Special ********

Jason Clark Demo FREE FREE FREE to all Chesapeake Woodturners members who have paid their 2021 dues.  

$10 fee for all others.  

  Don’t be an ‘other’, pay your dues! (click here)

Return of Saturn:  Turning the Saturn Bowl.  The demonstration will start with a short presentation of some of Jason's work as well as a preview of the day’s project.  The demonstration will be focused on Saturn bowl. He will turn a simple bowl with a wide thin rim and use an ultra-thin parting tool to cut the rim in such a way that is free from the bowl and is able to rotate.  This bowl will then be held in a way so that the wide rim of the bowl can be offset using simple home-made jigs in order to create rings that are interactive and can rotate but not come apart.  This demonstration is an intermediate to advanced demonstration, Significant time will be spent on the basics as well as lathe safety.  The audience will be challenged to figure out how to simultaneously solve multiple problems before I demonstrate my solution.  Most of the demo is easy enough for beginning turners but the overall project is challenging enough to keep even the most experienced turner interested.

Meeting Saturday Nov 21, 2020

posted Nov 17, 2020, 4:11 PM by Chesapeake Woodturners

Our November meeting will take place online, this Saturday, Nov. 21 beginning at 9:00 a.m., with the “doors” opening around 8:30.

In addition to the usual business meeting and Show & Tell, the topic of the November meeting is Tips & Tricks & Techniques. View this as open mic ‘night’.  Anyone who wants to share will have the opportunity during the meeting.  I am encouraging everyone to be thinking of the special techniques, pointers, tools, and inventions that you can share with fellow members.

To help you out, we will be preparing a slideshow for T3. If you are planning to share, please drop me ( a note and I’ll reserve you a spot.  

How to share? - you can share via your device’s camera and/or if you have a picture, document, or short video for the slideshow, send it to me ( for inclusion.  

Deadline - Thursday, 11/19.  

If you miss the deadline and still want to share – that’s OK, we’ll wing it in real time.

October Meeting

posted Oct 15, 2020, 5:49 AM by Kent Riggins

Our October meeting will take place online, this Saturday, Oct. 17 beginning at 9:00 a.m., with the “doors” opening around 8:30. Login details coming by email.  

This month’s meeting will not feature an Interactive Remote Demonstration (IRD), so you can “go home” early. There will be the usual business meeting, Show & Tell, and social time both before and after the regular meeting.

We will discuss the results of the survey and would like to discuss with the membership what you want our meetings to look like in the near future. 

You can read this month newsletter here.

Rudy Lopez online demo - 19 Sept 2020

posted Sep 1, 2020, 7:29 AM by Kent Riggins

 Rudy Lopez will demonstrate turning technique using a pine board. He will show several pieces made from “exotic” wood but using cheap pine demonstrates tool technique best.

You can visit his web site at Rudolph Lopez : Woodturner (
The worksheet is here.

Presenting Rich Foa with the club appreciation gouge

posted Aug 2, 2020, 10:27 AM by Chesapeake Woodturners

The club’s tool order to Glenn Lucas earlier this year ended with an extra gouge shown in the picture. Glenn Lucas and Cornelia decided to give it to the club to use for a special occasion. 

The club officers decided it would be appropriate to award the gouge to Rich Foa in appreciation of his contributions to the club for his 2+ years as president. Lou Rudinski, CW’s Vice President presented the gouge to Rich who is in the process of packing for his move to Michigan in the next two weeks. 

The club wishes the best to Rich and hope he gets lots of use from the Lucas gouge.

Lou Prugh did an excellent job the engraving on the gouge handle

August 8th, Emiliano Achaval online demonstration

posted Jul 21, 2020, 3:24 PM by Kent Riggins   [ updated Aug 2, 2020, 3:07 PM by Chesapeake Woodturners ]

 The August Meeting of the Chesapeake Woodturners will be a Zoom Conference on Saturday Evening, August 8th.  The meeting will begin at 5pm.  Kent Riggins will be hosting the meeting at the outset.  The login information is below.  Note that Kent will open the meeting at 4:45 PM so people can login, get settled and greet each other.  There will be a business meeting at 5PM followed by Show and Tell.  At 6PM we will have a remote demonstration of turning an Hawaiian Calabash Bowl by Emiliano Achaval live who will be coming to us from his shop on Maui, Hawaii.

Emiliano has sent background materials that are attached below
Learn more about Emiliano and his work you can check his website at

As with other live remote demos, we are encouraging everyone to make a $10 donation to the club’s treasury to offset the professional fee charged by Emiliano for his demo.  This is payable by PayPal or by check.  To pay using PayPal, open the August meeting page.  There you will find a link to our PayPal account.  Please be aware that PayPal collects a 6% fee for each transaction.  Checks can be made out to Chesapeake Woodturners and mailed to Carroll Dudley at 513 Silverbark Court, Millersville, MD 21108.

Show and Tell will again be coordinated by George French (  If you have new work that you want to share at Show and Tell, please email George with information about your pieces including a title (if any), wood type, finishes used, and dimensions.  And attach pictures of your work as jpeg files.  (Please do not include the pictures in the body of the email.)  The deadline for sending this information to George is Monday, August 3rd.

May 2020 Meeting

posted May 11, 2020, 3:56 PM by Chesapeake Woodturners

View the details of the meeting here.

Glenn Lucas class canceled

posted Mar 26, 2020, 6:53 AM by Chesapeake Woodturners


               I’ve received word today from Denis Delahanty of the Catoctin Area Turners that Glenn Lucas has cancelled his May trip to the Mid-Atlantic Region.  Consequently, the two classes that we’ve scheduled and the club demo that he was going to give are cancelled.  Hopefully he will reschedule the trip in the future.  But, if so, I would expect this to be fairly far off since he undoubtedly has plans for other trips and workshops during the remainder of this year.


The March Final Cut

posted Mar 26, 2020, 6:50 AM by Chesapeake Woodturners

Here it is…the March edition of our newsletter.  Normally this would’ve come to you last week, ahead of our monthly meeting.  But in this situation, a day (or several) late is understandable.  As uncertainties continue, look for a continual stream of announcements concerning club and AAW activities. 

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