Regular meetings are held the second Monday semi-monthly (January, March, May, September, November) at Brookfield Craft Center in Brookfield, CT.
Interested in joining our club? Please feel free to attend a regular meeting or two. Click here to join.
Note: The Nutmeg Woodturners was founded at the Brookfield Craft Center in Brookfield, CT in 1989. The club meet in the Turning Studio at Brookfield for its first 24 years. When the Craft Center temporairly cease operation on 6/2013. The club meet in Zach Hadlock's Studio for 2 years (9/2013 to 9/2015). The club returned to the Craft Center on 11/2015.
Learn & Turn meetings are held at member's studios in the months when there is not a Regular Meeting (February, April, June, October, December). See schedule below for dates and times.
Family Picnic in July or August. No other club meetings.
Current Meetings, Events & Shows
|2016, May 9th
|Regular Meeting||Turning Plate Bowls by Carl Ford.
|2016, Jun 18th
Note: Change from Jun 11th to Jun 18th on 3/21/16
|Learn & Turn||Turning Pillar Candlesticks. Hosted by Carl Ford in his Studio in Poughkeepsie NY.
Pillar candlesticks are normally over 3" in diameter. I like 3" diameter candles 4" to 6" tall.
They now make pilliar candle sticks with a led light built into them. They often have a wax exterior. Some look are a lot beter than others.
I like the 3" x 6" red "Inglow 6-Inch Tall Flamless Rustic Pillar Pomegranate Scented Candle with 5-Hour Timer". It has a nice glow and wick on top that looks better than others. Available from Amazon, Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann Fabrics, etc. At local stores they are often on sale for 40 to 50% off.
|2016, Jul & Aug||Summer Break||No Regular or Learn and Turn meetings. Summer Picnic date TBD.
|2016, Apr 9||Special Guest||All day demo by Mike Mahoney at Brookfield Craft Center.|
|2016, Apr 1||Learn & Turn||This Learn & Turn was canceled due to Mike Mahoney demo.|
|2016, Mar 14||Regular Meeting||Turning Mushrooms by Martin Gerndt.
|2016, Feb 27
||Learn & Turn||Turning Pens for the Troops hosted by Buster Shaw at the Brookfield Craft Center.|
|2016, Jan 11||Regular Meeting||Back to Basics by Joe Larese.|
|2015, Dec 1||Learn & Turn||Date and time TBD. Looking for a host.|
|2015, Nov 9||Regular Meeting||Something New by Keith Tompkins.|
|2015, Oct 1||Learn & Turn||Sorry, No Learn & Turn in October 2015. The host had to cancel.
|2015, Sept 14||Regular Meeting||3D Printer and Turning by Ken Rist.
|2015, Jun 6||Learn & Turn||"I have a problem. Need help!" hosted by Don Metz.
|2015, May 11||Regular Meeting||Thin Stem Offset Goblet by Jerry Sambrook.|
|2015, Apr 18||Learn & Turn||Turning Cat Recipe Holders. Hosted by Carl Ford.|
|2015, Mar 9||Regular Meeting||Square Bowls on the Lathe by Buster Shaw. Last minute substitution when Jerry Sambrook could not make it.|
|2015, Feb 7||Learn & Turn||Boxes for AAW Beads of Courage. Hosted by Don Metz.|
|2015, Jan 19||Regular Meeting|| Rolly Monro Hollower2 Demo by Carl Ford.|
|2014, Dec 6||Learn & Turn||Turning Pens for the Troops. Hosted by Zach Hadlock.|
|2014, Nov 10||Regular Meeting||Bird House Ornaments by Joe Larese.|
|2014, Oct 4||Learn & Turn||Hosted by Zach Hadlock.|
|2014, Sep 8||Regular Meeting||Jewelry on the Lathe by Buster Shaw.|
|2014, Aug 23
||Family Picnic||Hosted by Don Metz in Southbury CT.|
|2014, Jun 14||Learn & Turn||Fun in the sun. Hosted by Jim Degen.|
|2014, May 12||Regular Meeting||Once Turned Bowl Demo by Don Metz|
|2014, Apr 12||Learn & Turn||Turning Pigs. Hosted by Don Metz.|
|2014, Mar 10||Regular Meeting||Twice Turned Bowl Demo by Alan Ganek.|
|2014, Feb 22||Learn & Turn||Turning Octagon Bowls. Hosted by Carl Ford.|
|2014, Jan 13||Regular Meeting||Turning Antique Candlesticks by Carl Ford.|
|2013, Dec 14||Learn & Turn||Turning Holiday Ornaments, Hosted by Steve Prior|
|2013, Nov 11||Regular Meeting||Holiday Ornaments from the Lathe by Don Metz and Jay Hockenberry.|
|2013, Oct 19||Learn & Turn||Hosted by Don Metz.|
|2013, Oct 13
||Special Guest||Fine Spindle Turning, Push Cut Bowl Turning, and Sharpening by Ashley Harwood.|
|2013, Sep 9
||Regular Meeting||Natural Edge End Grain Ogee Bowl by Jerry Sambrook.|
|2013, Aug 24
||Family Picnic||Hosted by David Heim in Oxford CT.|
|2013, Jun 15||Learn & Turn||Turning various items hosted by Jim Degen|
|2013, May 13||Regular Meeting||The May meeting was a tool swap/sale.|
|2013, Apr 27||Learn & Turn||Weed Pots hosted by Steve Prior.|
|2013, Mar 11||Regular Meeting||Duplicating Spindle Turnings by Hand demo by Jim Kephart|
|2013, Feb||Learn & Turn||Canceled due to no AAW Insurance.|
|2013, Jan 14||Regular Meeting||Great Polyurethane Finish Tips and Tricks demo by Carl Ford. [Photos & Videos]|
|2012, Dec 8||Learn & Turn||Turning Christmas Ornaments Hosted by Don Metz.|
|2012, Nov 12
||Regular Meeting||Incising Techniques for Turners by Harvey Fein [Photos & Videos]|
|2012, Oct 27||Learn & Turn
||Turning Eggs from Firewood. Hosted by Steve Prior.|
|2012, Sep 10||Regular Meeting||Good Turning Begins With Sharp Tools by Buster Shaw. [Photos]|
|2012, Aug 11||Anual Pinic||Family Pinic at BCC Turning Center.|
|2012, Jun 9
|Learn & Turn||Spindle Turning hosted by Joe Larese. [Photos & Videos]|
|2012, May 14||Regular Meeting||Not Your Father's Bottle Stoppers by Keith Tompkins. [Photos & Videos]|
|2012, Apr 14||Learn & Turn||Tool Handles and Colored Epoxy. Hosted by Don Metz. [Photos & Videos]|
|2012, Mar 12||Regular Meeting||So, You Want to Get Started Hollow Turning? by Matt Clarke
|2012, Feb 25||Learn & Turn||Mini Candle Sticks hosted by Steve Prior. [Photos]|
|2012, Jan 9||Regular Meeting||Turning Boxes by Joe Larese [Details, Photos & Videos]|
|2011, Dec 3||Learn & Turn||Small Holiday Gifts hosted by Steve Prior. [Photos]|
|2011, Nov 14||Regular Meeting||No Sanding Bowls by Carl Ford. [Details & Photos]|
|2011, Oct 15||Learn & Turn||Turning Christmas Items hosted by Corey Anderson in East Hampton CT.|
|2011, Sep 12||Regular Meeting||Cigar Tubes by Joshua Friend. For Joshua's magizine article on "Wooden Tubes, Cigars, and Treasure Maps" Click Here. [Photos & Videos]|
|2011, Jun 11||Learn & Turn||Tree Identification Workshop hosted by Jay Hockenberry. Click Here for more information. [Photos]|
|2011, Jun 18||Learn & Turn||Weedpots and other small Spindle items hosted by Jim Degen|
|2011, May 9||Regular Meeting|| Cross Grain Bowls by Rick Angus
|2011, Apr 2||Learn & Turn||Lidded Bowl Boxes hosted by Don Metz|
|2011, Mar 14||Regular Meeting||Copper & Pewter Metal Spinning by Ken Rist and Carl Ford. Click here for Handout [Photos]|
|2011, Feb 19||Learn & Turn||Birdhouse Ornaments hosted by Carl Ford|
|2011, Jan 10||Regular Meeting||Keith's New V-Skew by Keith Tompkins [Photos & Video]|
|2010, Dec 11||Learn & Turn||Finish Turning of Twice Turned Bowls at Brookfield Craft Center|
|2010, Nov 8||Regular Meeting||Turning Pepper Mills by Jay Hockenberry [Photos]|
|2010, Sep 13||Regular Meeting||Photographing Your Work by Joe Larese|
|2010, Jun 12||Learn & Turn||Candlesticks hosted by Jim Degen|
|2010, May 10||Regular Meeting||Turning Candlesticks by Joe Larese and Carl Ford [Photos & Videos]|
|2010, Mar 8||Regular Meeting||Remounting Bowls to Finish and The Negative Rake Scraper by Buster Shaw and Jim Degen [Photos]|
|2010, Jan 11||Regular Meeting||Mounting and Turning Platters by Buster Shaw and Jim Degen|
|2009, Nov 9||Regular Meeting||Carving Thin Walled Vessels by Jim Degen|
|2009, Oct 10||Learn & Turn||Elegant Bowls hosted by Peter Marshall|
|2009, Sep 14||Regular Meeting||Pens From the Lathe 101 by Buster Shaw|
|2009, Jun 6||Learn & Turn||Bowls hosted by Jim Degen|
|2009, May 11||Regular Meeting||Native American Indian Flute by Allen Nemetz|
|2009, Mar 9||Regular Meeting||Using the Skew by Joe Larese|
|2009, Feb 14||Learn & Turn||Dragonflies, Painting on the Lathe hosted by Jay Hockenberry|
|2009, Jan 12||Regular Meeting||Painting on the Lathe by Carl Ford|
|2008, Dec 6||Learn & Turn||Making Gifts hosted by Don Metz|
|2008, Nov 10||Regular Meeting||Holiday Gifts from the Lathe|
|2008, Sep 8||Regular Meeting||Making Tool Handels by Buster Shaw|
|2008, May 12||Regular Meeting||Form and Design by Keith Tompkins|
|2008, Mar 10||Regular Meeting||Duplicate Turning by Jim Degen & Buster Shaw|
|2008, Feb 9||Learn & Turn||Custom Cones, Bowls, Sharpening hosted by Peter Marshall|
|2008, Jan 14||Regular Meeting||Vacuum Chucking by Carl Ford|
|2007, Nov 12||Regular Meeting||Turning Boxes by Joe Larese|
|2007, Oct 6||Learn & Turn||Shop Made Jigs & Mounting Options hosted by Bob Rogers|
|2007, Sep 10||Regular Meeting||Securing Wood On The Lathe|
|2007, Apr 14||Learn & Turn||Bowls by Don Metz|
|2007, Mar 9||Regular Meeting||Designer Birdhouse by Steve Sherman|
|2007, Jan 8||Regular Meeting||Tree Bowls by Cory Anderson|
|2006, Nov 13||Regular Meeting||Natural Edge Bowls by Jay Hockenberry|
|2006, Oct 18||Learn & Turn||Basic Bowl Turning hosted by Don Metz|
|2006, Sep 11||Regular Meeting||Introduction to Bowl Turning by Jim Deagen & Buster Shaw|
|2006, May 8||Regular Meeting||Small Vases by Carl Ford|
|2006, Mar 13||Regular Meeting||Turned Furniture Legs by Bill Oakley|
|2006, Jan 9||Regular Meeting||Turning Tool Handles by Steve Robertson|
|2005, Nov 19||Regular Meeting||Turned Bandsaw Boxes by Beth Ireland|
|2005, May 9||Regular Meeting||Skew Chisel Technique by Andy Barnum|
Note: The Nutmeg Woodturnes League was established in 1989. Thus the above is not a complete list. Anything prior to 2010 was created in Nov 2010 by reading old newsletters, emails, etc. If there is something wrong, missing, etc send email with corrections to Carl Ford (firstname.lastname@example.org)