2014 Holiday Party!

First State Woodturners will have their annual Holiday Party on Saturday, December 6, Noon-4 PM, at Blue Ball Barn, just off Rt. 202, Wilmington. Members should check their email for an invitation. Please RSVP as soon as possible. As always, members are welcome to bring a guest.

Blue Ball Barn is an extraordinary two-story stone barn, built in 1914 by Alfred I. duPont. It has recently been renovated and converted into a state-of-the-art conference facility, including galleries that house a collection of Delaware Folk Art.

Party Details

  • Date & Time:  Saturday, Dec 6, Noon – 4 PM
  • Location:  Blue Ball Barn, 1914 W. Park Drive, Wilmington, DE  19803
  • Directions to Blue Ball Barn here.
  • We are requesting $5 per person to help defray costs
  • Activities will include:
    • Hot lunch, catered by Bachetti’s
    • Show & Tell
    • Turning Contest
    • Silent Auction
    • Announcements and other Club business

Turning Contest

One of our party activities will be a Turning Contest.  Since this is our end-of-year celebration, the entries can be anything you’ve turned this year.  Bring your best work from 2014!

Here are the details for the contest:

Four Categories:
  • Bowls
  • Plates & Platters
  • Spindle Turnings (between centers)
  • Miscellaneous (architectural turnings, furniture, treenware, ornaments, boxes, pens)
  • Enter in as many categories as you like
  • Entries should be turned in the past year
  • $25 Woodcraft Gift Certificate for each Category

Silent Auction

We will be having a Silent Auction again this year.  Please consider bringing a contribution, such as:
  • Bowl blanks
  • Spindle blanks
  • Pen blanks
  • Tools/accessories you no longer need
  • Books/DVDs on wood turning or woodworking
  • Back issues of woodworking or turning magazines

Proceeds from the auction will go to the club treasury to help fund future activities.