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Recent Updates:    Demonstrators June Picnic

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OVWG will celebrate summer with our annual picnic and June monthly meeting on Saturday, June 15 at the Evendale Recreational Park.

Join us from 10am - 2pm at the Open Shelter for food, contest, show & tell, and swap meet.
Bring your latest creation for Show & Tell.

Please register now June Picnic so that we can get a count for food preparation.

Feel free to bring a guest or significant other.  Meats and drinks will be provided and members can bring a side dish or dessert to share.

: The contest theme for the June Picnic will be to turn a piece(s) which resemble either a piece of fruit and/or a vegetable.  The turned items may be embellished with texture or color to make them look more realistic. You may group pieces together
as one contest entry.  

Swap Meet: We will also have swap/sale of your turning items that you no longer need or want. Bring your excess to share with those in need.

When:   Saturday, June 15, 2024, 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM 

Where:  Evendale Recreation Center - Open Shelter

                     Corner of Kingsport Dr. and Glendale-Milford

                     Evendale, OH  45241
                     (See map below)

Register here:   
June Picnic - 6/15/2024


2024 Saturday Demos & Hands On Classes

      Check out the calendar for new classes and Skill Building Sessions throughout the summer.  



Special thanks to Sammy Long for his demonstrations of leaf carvings, piercings, and spiraling hollow forms at the May meeting.  

Want more?    

  - Creative Power Carving - turning a hollow form for carving. Sammy_Long - Creative Power Carving
  - Spirals Sammy_Long - Spirals


View his portfolio at: 


View the slideshow below for meeting photos.
Upcoming Events
Skill Building Sessions
Upcoming Events
Classes and Meetings
Meeting Demonstration Photos
2024-05-18 Sammy Long
Class Photos

Offset Plate:

Bob Henrickson led the group in turning a different sort of plate by creating a plate using both offsets and tilts to produce a striking effect. The domed center provided a focal point for embellishment. Using a jam chuck, the back side of the platter was shaped into an ‘ogee’ curve. 

Cheese Platter:

KC Kendall provided the ingredients to create a cheese platter with a marble insert.  A tasty tip to share - repurpose a mortise.  A mortise on the top side is used to finish the bottom side of the platter.  If the marble insert in the center is set up to be removable, the mortise can also be used to hold a similar sized bowl for chip dip.

Skill Building Session Photos

Intermediate Skills: Ball-and-Cup

It was time to have fun making a Ball-and-Cup toy in Bev Connelly’s Skill Building Session for Intermediate members.  In a round about way, the session started with making a sphere and then designing a cup to fit the sphere - all from the same workpiece blank.  Techniques included sphere making, hollowing with a Forster bit, caliper measure, and creating pieces that fit inside another. With Bev and Mark’s expert guidance in efficiently turning the workpieces, the biggest challenge was catching the ball in the cup. 

OVWG Learning Center is located at Kennedy Heights Cultural Campus
6620 Montgomery Road, Kennedy Heights, OH45213

The entrance to the Learning Center is on the South side of the building along Kennedy Ave., beside the loading dock.

Click here for map ---> Click here for a picture of the entry door to Learning Center--->


OVWG is proud to be one of 350+ worldwide chapters of the American Association of Woodturners

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The American Association of Woodturners(AAW) is an international, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
AAW's mission is to provide education, information, and organization to those interested in turning wood.