Pens for the Troops

A total of 2431 pens were turned for the Troops in 2009!  This great effort was largely due to the work of Dan Long and Larry McCumber.  Jim Ford of Woodcraft said that there were some other Woodcraft locations that had topped 2000 pens but the final standing will be available shortly.

Christmas TurnAround 2009

Thank you to Dan Long and his wife Karen for their hospitality in hosting our December TurnAround!  Although the threat of rain kept some folks away, those who attended enjoyed demonstrations, hands on experience and fellowship with other club members.  Of course it would be remiss not to mention the awesome lunch catered by Dan’s son.  The ribs were delicious!!

Al Hockenbery Demonstration – November 21-22nd, 2009

On Nov. 21 – 22nd, 2009 the North Florida Woodturning Association, had the good fortune of hosting Al Hockenbery and his wife Sherry for a demonstration and hands on session. The demonstration was an all day demo on Saturday and the hands on session, with six of the club members was on Sunday. Al was a great demonstrator! He both informed and entertained. Edutainment at it’s best. He shared many hints and tips as he demonstrated that were not necessarily part of the demo, but an opportunity in the demo arose where he was able to segue and share more of his woodturning experience. He demonstrated a number of pieces to us, including a natural edge bowl, rough turning a large salad bowl, a natural edge hollow form and his “ball in a ball”.

TurnAround for 2009 Symposium

2009 Florida Woodturning Symposium