Regular meetings are held the second Monday semi-monthly (January, March, May, September, November) at Zach Hadlock's Studio in Danbury, 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 24 years. It was a sad and devestating day when the Craft Center had to permanently cease operation on June 27, 2013.
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
|Regular Meeting||Thin Stem Offset Goblet by Jerry Sambrook.
Offset Goblet with thin stem all in a chuck, no jig!
|2015, Sat & Sun
Mar 28th & 29th
|Symposium||2015 Totally Turning Symposium
At the Saratoga Springs City Center, Saratoga Springs, NY. A 2.5 hour drive from Danbury CT.
Featured Demonstrators: David Ellsworth, Nick Cook, Dixie Biggs, Doug Fisher, John Beaver, Kurt Hertzog, Derek Weidman, Dick Gerard, Steve Mushinski, Steve Pritchard, Willie Simmons, Ralph Mosher, and Bill Meier
|Learn & Turn||Turning Cat Recipe Holders. Hosted by Carl Ford at his studio in Poughkeepse NY.
Photo and project posted on Rockler web site by John Giem.
|Symposium|| Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkes - 8th Woodturning Symposium
At the Pinkerton Academy in Derry NH. A 3.5 hour drive from Danbury CT.
A full-day of activities at Pinkerton Academy in Derry NH, including: demonstrations by some of the nation’s finest woodturners, a gallery of work by demonstrators and attendees, a trade show with many turning tools, accessories, wood and other items for sale, and a lunch.
Note: The Pinkerton Academy is a high end high school with great facilities. A real nice place to visit.
|Regular Meeting||3D Printer and Turning by Ken Rist.
Ken's demo is still in the development stage on 1/28/15. Initial thoughts are: Printing and turning finials. RTV rubber molds for finials and pen parts. Casting liquid plastic & pewter. Home-built spin caster.
|2015, Jun ??||Learn & Turn||Date and time TBD. Looking for a host.
Please contact Buster Shaw if you are interested in hosting this Learn & Turn.
|2015, Thu to Sun
Jun 25 to 28
|Symposium||AAW's 29th Annual International Symposium
In Pittsburgh PA. A 6.5 hour drive from Danbury CT.
|2015, Jul & Aug||Summer Break||No Regular or Learn and Turn meetings.
Date and location for Summer Picnic TBD.
|2015, Feb 7th||Learn & Turn||Boxes for AAW Beads of Courage. Hosted by Don Metz.|
|2015, Jan 19th||Regular Meeting|| Rolly Monro Hollower2 Demo by Carl Ford.|
|2014, Dec 6th||Learn & Turn||Turning Pens for the Troops. Hosted by Zach Hadlock.|
|2014, Nov 10th||Regular Meeting||Bird House Ornaments by Joe Larese.|
|2014, Oct 4th||Learn & Turn||Hosted by Zach Hadlock.|
|2014, Sep 8th||Regular Meeting||Jewelry on the Lathe by Buster Shaw.|
|2014, Aug 23th
||Family Picnic||Hosted by Don Metz in Southbury CT.|
|2014, Jun 14th||Learn & Turn||Fun in the sun. Hosted by Jim Degen.|
|2014, May 12th||Regular Meeting||Once Turned Bowl Demo by Don Metz|
|2014, Apr 12th||Learn & Turn||Turning Pigs. Hosted by Don Metz.|
|2014, Mar 10th||Regular Meeting||Twice Turned Bowl Demo by Alan Ganek.|
|2014, Feb 22nd||Learn & Turn||Turning Octagon Bowls. Hosted by Carl Ford.|
|2014, Jan 13th||Regular Meeting||Turning Antique Candlesticks by Carl Ford.|
|2013, Dec 14th||Learn & Turn||Turning Holiday Ornaments, Hosted by Steve Prior|
|2013, Nov 11th||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 9th
||Regular Meeting||Natural Edge End Grain Ogee Bowl by Jerry Sambrook.|
|2013, Aug 24th
||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)