Salvaging a Large Maple Covered with Burls

First State Woodturners was recently contacted by a homeowner in Wilmington who offered us a giant maple tree trunk that needed to be taken down. The trunk was approximately 45″ at the base and literally covered with burls. […]

Alan & Lauren Zenreich to Demo at March Meeting

Alan and Lauren Zenreich will give a demonstration at First State Woodturners’ March 2nd meeting. This husband & wife team create unique woodturned jewelry. Alan demonstrates ways to create pendants using multi-axis turning, boring, and beading. A feature […]

Derek Weidman to Demo at Mt. Pleasant High Engineering Lab

In a collaboration between First State Woodturners and the Mount Pleasant High School Engineering Lab, world-renowned woodturner Derek Weidman will give a demonstration on his lathe-based sculpture. His approach involves multi-axis turning as the foundation for his work. […]

AAW 2016 Symposium in Atlanta, GA – Registration Now Open!

AAW’s 30th annual international symposium will be held at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart, Atlanta, Georgia, June 9–12, 2016.  The connected Atlanta Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel will be the host hotel. AAW’s symposium offers you the opportunity […]

First State Woodturners Holiday Party

First State Woodturners will hold their annual Holiday Party this year on Sunday, December 6th, from 12 noon to 4 PM.  It will be held again this year at Blue Ball Barn, just off Rt. 202, Wilmington, Delaware.  […]

First State Woodturners wins AAW Chapter Challenge

First State Woodturner’s collaborative entry won ‘Best in Show’ at the AAW International Symposium last weekend in Pittsburgh. Each year leading up to the AAW symposium, AAW chapters are invited to participate in the Chapter Collaborative Challenge (C3). […]

AAW Symposium this weekend in Pittsburgh!

The American Association of Woodturners (AAW), will host its 29th Annual International Symposium, June 25-28, 2015, at the Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. The conference will bring together more than more than 1,200 turners from around the globe […]

Field Trip to Wharton Escherick Museum

First State Woodturners will be touring the Wharton Escherick Museum in Malvern, PA, on Saturday, July 25th. Wharton Esherick (1887-1970) was a sculptor who worked primarily in wood, readily extending his unique forms to furniture, furnishings, utensils, interiors, […]