While navigating the crowds at the Frederick Art Festival this weekend (where I saw so many amazing artists and their wares… a later post) I was pleased to make an acquaintance with some wood turners from the Mid-Maryland Wood Turners Club. They had several members on hand to demonstrate wood turning on a lathe.
The Club meets in the basement of the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center on the second Wednesday of every month. The have all the equipment there to use, and experts on hand to help, no matter what your experience level.
I spoke with the Treasurer of the Club, David DeWitt, and he enthusiastically shared with me the variety of bowls and containers that were displayed. There were items made from found wood as well as tree trunks and purchased wood. Dave also shared with me how he used the rotisserie on his grill to add the coats of polyurethane to his salt grinder.
Enjoy the video of a wood turning demonstration:
The members of the Wood Turner’s club are looking to spread the word about their group and are encouraging beginners to come and check out the club. “We would like to get more people involved in our craft and we’re here to educate wood turners and the public about it.” explained Dave. The cost is only $25 a year for single membership and $45 for a family. Find out more at their website, Mid-Maryland Wood Turner’s Club.