NJ Woodturners


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Welcome to the web site for the New Jersey Woodturners association located in Roseland, NJ.   Please enjoy your visit and feel free to contact us or come and visit us at one of our monthly meetings.  Click "Meeting" in the header above for directions.

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Steve Antonucci starting his demo at the February 2018 Meeting

March 26th - Next Mtg

Sharpening Tools - Demo by Doug Thompson
See this for one of many reviews: LINK
His website is HERE

(Also, check schedule below for other club events
and below that for two (2) shows in March.) 

Election Results:

Congrats to Bob Amarant, our new President and
Steve Antonucci, our new Vice President.


Club dues are due in January:  Individual - $30, Family - $40. 
Send or present dues to Maurice Cohen, Treasurer.  Please provide membership  FORM.
Guests are welcome at our meetings. That's how you learn about our club.


New AAW App for your Phone/Tablet   (Click here.)

Advanced Search:

Our Web Site Search (top of home page) searches only within our website.
Try "gallery" to see our many turned items.  But, it can also search just our PDF files, like newsletters, by adding "filetype:pdf".
For example, try searching for "padauk  filetype:pdf".

From our Safety Chair: Mike Abberley

From our President: Bob Amarant

Personal Protection Equipment for Woodturners from AAW on Vimeo.

Home Page Index

Meeting Link
Trade Shows
Beads of Courage
Join AAW
Phone App - AAW
Celtic Knots
Charity Projects
Past Meeting Photo
Club Information
Weekend Workshops
Quick Links
Learning (Technical)
Demo Checklist
Boiler Plate
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This Year's Schedule

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Recent Meeting Video

Mike's Video

Check out Mike Abberly video posted on FaceBook by Bob Amarant.

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Coming Shows, etc

NJ Show

NY Show


New used equipment: Robert Pabst   Link

Used equipment: Mort Olin.   Link

Used equipment: Bruce Long.   Link

New Woodworking: Maurice Cohen.   Link


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 Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month.
The complete schedule is above.

 Latest Newsletter

See photos from members and the latest club information

Used Equipment, etc.


Brand New Page:

New Listings from Bruce Long.     *** NEW ***

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Beads of Courage project
Beads of Courage Baby

 Gil would like us as a club to commit to making bowls with lids for the Beads of Courage project.

Further info on this program can be found at:

The hope is that many of our members will make a lidded bowl per the guidelines and we can make
a large club donation to this very worthwhile cause!

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Join AAW - Membership Info

Experience the remarkable world of woodturning with the American Association of Woodturners (AAW).
With the largest portfolio of woodturning-related material in the world, AAW is the go-to source for woodturners of all skill levels. A membership with the AAW can help you learn and thrive in your woodturning experience, as well as connect with others who share your passion.

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There's an APP for that!

( Reprinted from the AAW )

I'll admit it, I'm not exactly techy. I have a smartphone and a tablet that I use for phone calls, texts, surfing the net, and playing games. I recently heard about the AAW app. So why does the AAW need an app? I was curious, so I went to the AAW website and downloaded the instructions. When I opened the app the first time, the AAW page appeared and was quickly replaced by the "Editions" page showing issues of the American Woodturner journal complete with prices. Then I noticed "Log In" in the corner of the screen. [After I logged in, the prices] changed to "Subscribed." I did a happy dance and went exploring.

I'd been working on a Christmas ornament and I remembered an ornament stand that was simple but elegant in the journal. With a little time and the ability to flip through pages as quick as a finger could tap, I found the article. Score one for the app. A week later in the shop, I was trying to remember [the instructions for making the ornament stand]. I realized I didn't need the printed journal, and propped my tablet up and turned several ornament stands in an afternoon. Score two for the app. Since then, I've read articles that I'd forgotten I'd read, run across tips that weren't useful before that I can use now, discovered techniques that I want to try, and found new inspiration for projects. Score three for the app.

Having the ability to take all of that out to the woodshop on a tablet and refer to it while at the lathe is a pretty powerful tool. Yeah. There's an app for that, and it's a pretty darn good one. ~ [Florida resident].

Instructions from the AAW

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Celtic Knots

Resource Material
from our June 2014
meeting with
Sharon Doughtie

Check out our extensive
June newsletter with
details and photos.
Celtic Knots
Burning Demo
Resource List
Knots from the Far Side
Round Celtic Knots
Square Celtic Knots

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Rules     Stick Pens
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Nov 2013 Turners Exchange

Color Wheel     Event Title: “A Splash of Color”      Color Wheel

Here are the RULES given:

YOUR CHOICE of form (bowl, plate, box, vase, etc.) with maximum diameter or height of - 8”. At least ONE coloring embellishment. This can be a minimal area or cover the entire piece. Some enhancements include: painting (acrylic, oil, water color, spray, latex, etc.), dyeing (analine, metallic, leather, etc.), ink (India Ink, permanent markers, Prismacolor® pens, etc.), leafing (gold, metallic, etc.) or whatever else you can come up with!

This should be a lot of fun for everyone involved! Your “masterpiece” should be boxed and wrapped – anonymously! After all participants have opened their “gifts” the makers will then talk about their pieces ~ (think “Show and Tell”).

See photo results in the Newsleter - Link

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Past Meeting

Steve at the Lathe

Steve Antonucci gives presentation on Bowl Turning (4/22/2013) - Link

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Club Information

The purpose of the NJW is to promote woodturning education of the membership and the general public and to generate a broader understanding of woodturning as an art form.

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Turnings from Our Members

Weekend Workshops

 This is a great program that the club offers for both new and experienced turners.  Our mentors all love sharing the craft and happy to spend time with you to introduce you to a wide variety of woodturning methods.   Besides the skills learned, its always fun to visit others workshops and see how the shops are equipped and organized.

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Quick Links

Quick   Links Fast Chips
 Current Newsletter

Interesting Items

What's New from Our Club Members (items will remain in the list for a month, or so):

Around the World (links and items related to wood and woodturning):

Chess Pieces

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Technical and Learning

Tools, Uses, Sharpening, etc.

Ron Brown's Pearls

Ron Brown’s Pearls (Turners Reference Guide). Here's enough woodturning information to fill a book but it's been reduced to a single page.

 Permission provided by Wayne Sutter of Woodline USA.

Cracked Vase

Here's the cracked wood link that Gil mentioned at the January 2011 meeting. (Be sure to read it all since there will be a test on it during your next project.)
Local Link      Full Reference Link

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Disclaimer: We include names and addresses of some commercial companies in these pages. These vendors have been used by some of our members and are provided for informational use only, it is not an official endorsement of the vendors. Neither the NJW, AAW, or the webmaster will be held responsible for any problems that may arise as a result of you contacting any of these companies.

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February 19,2018

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