Turners 2 August Meeting
There will not be a regular meeting of Turners 2 in August. Instead, we will be having our annual picnic after the Fair is over. See details below.
Turners 1 September Meeting
The Turners 1 September meeting will be held on 7th of September at 7:00.
For directions and a map, go here.
Turners 2 September Meeting
The Turners 2 September meeting will be on the 14th of September at 7:00 PM at the at the Hamburg Middle School 360 Division Street Hamburg, New York.
Coming in October, 2017 - Rudy Lopez Demo!!
October 14: All day demo .
October 15 & 16: Hands on classes
Location: Lt. Col. Matt Urban VFW Post 7275. The street address is; 3741 Walden Avenue Lancaster, N.Y. 14086.
Tickets are $25 and are available at the club meetings.
From Rudy's web page:
Although he is a relatively new wood artist, Rudolph Lopez has always had a love of natural objects and the environment in which they flourish. Growing up on a cattle ranch in Florida with his father and uncles who spent most of their time in the woods, he grew to love the outdoors... trees, water and all things relating to nature. To this day, Rudy’s greatest pleasures come from mountain-biking, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and just being in the woods.
Rudy began working with his hands at a very young age and began to develop his creative eye through photography, his first artistic pursuit. With an education in drafting and design, he drew inspiration from the surroundings of his youth, Rudy began his relationship with wood as a craftsman of fine furniture and cabinetry. His desire to explore wood-turning began to develop when he received a natural-edge turned bowl as a Christmas gift from his best friend two years ago. Since that time, Rudy's natural sense of curiosity has led him to explore the techniques necessary to transform wood from a simple rough chunk into an piece of aesthetic beauty. He has the ability to look at an object, understand how it is made, and recreate it with very little effort. It is as if his brain is linked to his hands by some arcane memory.
When asked what kind of wood he most likes to turn, Rudy’s response was, "imperfect wood, wood with knots, voids, worm holes, decay or any other flaw or defect. To me this is the beauty that God and nature has provided me with as a starting point, and then it becomes a challenge for me to continue this and create something of beauty for others to enjoy". Rudy’s turned pieces have been featured in the "Rounding The Four Corners" exhibit 2008 and "Restful Places-Cremation Urns and Objects" 2009 at the AAW Gallery of Wood Art in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Here's a link to Rudy's web page. Check out his work and mark the dates on your calendar! Contact Joe Wiesnet
or Pete Campana if you are interested in the hands-on class.
Turners 2 Picnic
The Turners 2 Family Picnic is on for Thursday, August 24 at the Saint Nicodemus Lutheran Church Picnic Grove in East
Aurora. The hours are 4:30 p.m. till ? There will be hot dogs, hamburgers
and soft drinks provided by the club. While the
club will be providing most of the eats and drinks, we would appreciate those attending to bring a dish to pass.
If you wish to attend, email Pat Boggan, with your name and number of family
Directions start from the East Aurora junction of Rt 400 and Rts.20A/78. Follow Rt. 400 and exit at 78/20A East.
Remain on 20A to Wales Center. Approx. 4mi. Make a left at Four Rod Rd. It is easy to miss this intersection!! As you
are coming down the hill traveling East into Wales Center, watch for the bridge over the creek. Four Rod is immediately
past the bridge on your left. Continue on Four Rod to the first stop sign, about a mile and half.. This is Liberia Rd.
Turn right on to Liberia Rd go a little more than a 1/2 mi. to the picnic grove, on your right.
Look for the WNYWoodturners sign at the driveway entrance. The house, directly in front of the grove has an address of
12373 Liberia Rd.