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Photo Gallery - 2018

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12/12/18 - Bob Bernadi: Curly maple bowl with walnut oil finish

12/12/18 - Bob Bernardi: Bowls of various shapes and sizes to compliment the subject of tonight's meeting (Bowls)

12/12/18 - Kevin Barb, an assortment of bottlestoppers

12/12/18 - Rich D'ambrosio, Christmas themed platter (or can be used as a watermelon themed platter in the summer!)

12/12/18 - Rich D'ambrosio, A burl and epoxy right out of the pressure pot

12/12/18 - Rich D'ambrosio, Mulberry bowl

12/12/18 - Chris Godfrey, Kiln dried maple crotch bowl

12/12/18 - Mike Kross, segmented bowl in process

12/12/18 - Mike Kross, ornament (can't see it, but it is hollow to reduce weight)

12/12/18 - Lou Carusone, Segmented bowl with "Card Trick" quilt pattern in feature ring. 3 coats of shellac, on coat wipe on poly.

12/12/18 - Lou Carusone, feature ring of his next bowl

12/12/18 - Don Orr - bowl demo

explaining the angle of attack to hollow the bowl

finishing the foot or base after making a jam chuck


11/14/18 - Lou Carusone Segmented Bowl - "Card Trick" Quilt Pattern (Lou called this a "practice bowl".) There are 18 pieces block and 12 blocks. All blocks are hand-sized on a disc sander and jig. He has been working on this since 9/1/18.

11/14/18 - Don Orr, a repaired walnut bowl.

11/14/18 - Don Orr, Maple bowl with Bush Oil finish

11/14/18 - Don Orr, Buttermilk peppermill

11/14/18 - Rich D'ambrosio, the finished bowl from last month's demonstration. Finish is EEE (Triple-E).

11/14/18 - Rich D'ambrosio, small bowl with orange dye

11/14/18 - Rich D'ambrosio, round oak ball (very difficult and well done)

11/14/18 - Rich D'ambrosio, wands... one is ash (dyed) and the other is purple heart

11/14/18 - Bob Bernardi, walnut and pear ornaments

11/14/18 - Kevin Barb, segmented, "inside-out" ornaments

11/14/18 - Don Orr, bell, tree, inside-out trees...

11/14/18 - Lou Carusone - ornaments, offset turned trees

11/14/18 - Mike Kross - ornaments

11/14/18 - I am adding a few photos of some of my Dad's dollhouses... I showed these and more at the meeting. He made SIX of these dollhouses for his grand-daughters! 1/16th scale.


10/10/18 - Mike Kross: Lidded Vessel

10/10/18 - Rich D'Ambrosio: Magic Wand

10/10/18 - Rich D'Ambrosio: 3X Bottle Stoppers with Chroma Cast alcohol based dyes

10/10/18 - Rich D'Ambrosio: three pens

10/10/18 - Rich D'Ambrosio: Orange and Red bowl (First the wood was coated in a red dyed epoxy, then sanded. Where the epoxy soaked into the soft/spalted/punky wood it remained red, elsewhere came back to the base wood. Then it was coated with yellow alcohol based dye which absorbed in the bare wood, but not in the epoxy. Lightly sanded and coated with 10-12 coats of wipe on poly. ---- Genius!

10/10/18 - Pat Cummings: Darts

10/10/18 - Pat Cummings: 4X Pens

10/10/18 - Pat Cummings: Bottle Stopper

10/10/18 - Bob Bernardi: 2X Sapele Bowls (in process)

10/10/18 - Rich D'Ambrosio: Epoxy Demo - treatment for spalted / funky / soft wood. This particular piece is part epoxy just to get a good bowl blank out of the wood. He uses Alumilite Epoxy because it has a greater working time than urethane. Process summary is that he mixed the epoxy (and dye) and paints it on to stabilize the punky wood, and then very lightly turns, or goes straight to sanding.


9/12/18 - Rich D'Ambrosio: Blue Epoxy and Wood Vase

9/12/18 - Rich D'Ambrosio: Blue bowl from old/punky wood

9/12/18 - Rich D'Ambrosio: Red Resin and Maple bowl with massive bark inclusion

9/12/18 - Rich D'Ambrosio: Soap dispenser with epoxy and burl

9/12/18 - Rich D'Ambrosio: Miscellaneous pens

9/12/18 - Kevin Barb: Irish Wedding Goblet - Ash with captured rings

9/12/18 - Mike Kross: Pencil Boxes (From the cover of AAW magazine)

9/12/18 - Mike Kross: Large Oak flask with cherry insert

9/12/18 - Mike Kross: Lidded Vessel (in process) with two hidden compartments

9/12/18 - Lou Carusone: Segmented Vase


No meeting in August due to construction at school.


No meeting in July due to construction at school.


6/13/18 - Mike Kross Mahogany Flask with stopper (from Jimmy Clughes (?) demonstration)

6/13/18 - Mike Kross Pear hollow form with crack/epoxy filler

5/9/18 - Rich D'Ambrosio: Tree of Life Patter in Walnut with Paste Wax Finish

5/9/18 - Rich D'Ambrosio: Crystal Palentir. Base is a 2X6, turned, then Lichtenburg'd, Sphere is urethane resin as it is more heat tolerant with a 40W equivalent light bulb

6/13/18 - Barbara Notke: Cherry trivet patterns, collaborative effort, dipped in walnut oil with lacquer.

6/13/18 - Kevin Barb: Ash Irish Wedding Goblet with captured rings


5/9/18 - Rich D'Ambrosio: Suminagashi demo

5/9/18 - Rich D'Ambrosio: Showcase demo, Brazilian cherry w/ epoxy

5/9/18 - Rich D'Ambrosio: Dragon themed inlay with mother of pearl. Walnut (or Butternut) bowl.

5/9/18 - Rich D'Ambrosio: Red Resin Dragon Silhouette

5/9/18 - Rich D'Ambrosio:3X pens

5/9/18 - Don Orr: 3X red oak bowls, a study of forms (Round, Ogee and Winged)

5/9/18 - Lou Carusone: segmented bowl feature ring in progress

5/9/18 - Lou Carusone: Log Cabin Complete

5/9/18 - Recommended dust mask from B-Lann Equipment in Troy. ~$18 for the mask and $6 for a pair of filters. Models recommended were 6300, 6503 and 7503.

5/9/18 - A series of books on form and design


4/11/18 - Live Edge Bowl by Lou Carusone

4/11/18 - Bowl by Don Orr

4/11/18 - Natural Edge Bowl by Don Orr

4/11/18 - "Curvy Piece" by Don Orr

4/11/18 - Tool Handle by Don Orr

4/11/18 - Ruth Niles Bottle Opener by Chris Stolicky

4/11/18 - Segmented bowl by Mike Kross

4/11/18 - Segmented Bowl in process by Mike Kross

4/11/18 - "Log Cabin" Quilt Pattern Segmented bowl in process by Lou Carusone with purple heart, walnut, box elder, maple and cherry

4/11/18 - Samples of Suminagashi by Rich D'Ambrosio

4/11/18 - Suminagashi Demonstration by Rich D'Ambrosio


3/14/18 - First Segmented Bowl by Joel Edwards, walnut, maple and oak with spray shellac

3/14/18 - Four bottle stoppers / openers by Joel Edwards

3/14/18 - Russian Olive Bowl by Bob Bernardi

3/14/18 - Pear bowl by Bob Bernardi

3/14/18 - Cherry and Maple "Spurtles" to turn Oatmeal by Bob Bernardi

3/14/18 - Example of some of the connection methods used on table legs by Don Orr.

3/14/18 - Hemlock Winged Bowl by Don Orr

3/14/18 - Example of Ring Shake by Don Orr

3/14/18 - Maple Vase by Don Orr

3/14/18 - Renovated saw handle for 7-foot crosscut saw by Don Orr.

3/14/18 - "Super Spunky Bowl" with Resin by Rich D'Ambrosio

3/14/18 - Rich D'Ambrosio's version of segmented turning. :-) A Celtic Knot and Resin.

3/14/18 - Four Ash Pens by Harry Mickey

3/14/18 - Wooden Bike Handle Bar by Chris Stolicky

3/14/18 - Wooden Bike by Chris Stolicky

3/14/18 - Segmented Beads of Courage Bowl by Lou Carusone

3/14/18 - Novel bottle stoppers by Lou Carusone.

2/14/18 (Not too many pictures of this evening as I did not attend due to illness.)

2/14/18 - Walnut Bowl by Bob Bernardi

2/14/18 - Wood and Resin bowl by Rich D'Ambrosio

2/14/18 - Platter painted with Suminagashi by Rich D'Ambrosio


1/10/18 - Bob Bernardi - 4 Apple Burl Bowls with walnut oil finish.

1/10/18 - Harry Mickey: European Beech bowl. If I'm not mistaken, he said this was his first bowl. Very, very nice.

1/10/18 - Pens by Harry Mickey

1/10/18 - 3X tops by Kevin Barb

1/10/18 - Bottle Stopper by Rich D'Ambrosio - resin and pine cone!

1/10/18 - Big Leaf Maple bowl by Rich D'Ambrosio

1/10/18 - Bowl with Alumilite by Rich D'Ambrosio

1/10/18 - A "Half-Resin" Bowl by Rich D'Ambrosio

1/10/18 - Wow! Another resin bowl by Rich D'Ambrosio. The title of this one is "A Murder of One" based on the song by The Counting Crows. Really nice work Rich - a common theme with your pieces!! Finish is WTF (Wood-Turners Finish)

1/10/18 - A segmented layer by Don Orr

1/10/18 - Two White Oak bowls by Don Orr. Note the holes from some Powder Post Beetles and also the out-of-roundness due to turning the wood in the green (wet) state.

1/10/18 - Apple Vessel / Box by Mike Kross

1/10/18 - Apple Burl vase by Lou Carusone

1/10/18 - Our fearless leader discussing the Segmented Bowl process.