Monthly Meeting

Our next club meeting is:

Date: March 8, 2017 (Weds) @ 7:00 pm

Event: Hands-On event. The club lathes will be out and available. Mentors will be available demo'ing different aspects of turning with the chance for audience participation.

For future events and meetings info check out our Meetings and Events page!

Current President's Challenge

The 1st challenge of 2017 is: Turn something elliptical. Check out this pdf for more details.

The 2nd challenge of 2017 is: Turn a small 3-4 legged stool. Check out this pdf for more details.

Check out the President's Challenge page for more details and possible helpful tutorials.


So, you missed our last meeting and now you're wondering what happened? Check out the latest club newsletter, the fantastic "Echos from the BAT Cave".

For past issues, see our archive list at our Newsletter page.

Club Brand Wear

So, you like the cool-looking shirts or hats that you've seen other club members wearing with the BAT name and logo embroidered on them. Check out the info on the Members' Area page for descriptions and some prices.

Other Items That May Be Of Interest

- Road trip to visit Penn State Industries store in Huntingdon Valley, PA, just northwest of Philly on Saturday, April 29th. Meet at the Boumi Temple (front parking lot) at 8am leaving by 8:30am. Driving straight to the store which closes at Noon. Lunch afterwards then heading home. I'm going to ask if they will give us a 10% discount. We usually hit them when there is already a 10% promotion going on.

- The American Crafts Council show is this coming weekend, Feb 24-26, at the Baltimore Convention Center. A great show of many crafts and world class artists. Great inspiration you don't want to miss. BAT will be there at a demo booth in the "Let's Make" arena.. Stop by and say Hello.

- The "Intro to Segmented Turning" powerpoint presentation is now available. Right click here and then choose "Save target as ..." to download the file to your harddrive.

- Learn to Turn - Baltimore Area Turners has a mentoring service. Maybe you just need some help with the skew, or spindle turning, ... or maybe you want to try bowl turning or pen turning but you're not sure how to get started. Then the BAT "Learn to Turn" program is right for you! We'll put you in contact with a club member who can help you. For more information or to get started, just contact Tom Szarek at 410-285-5499 or and you'll soon be on your way to becoming a better turner !


The Baltimore Area Turners (BAT) is a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) which serves the Baltimore metropolitan area. A wide range of skills and interests are represented by our members. Work ranges from small utilitarian project to galley art and includes pen making, bowls and platters, hollow forms, small projects, furniture spindles and architectural work. We are fortunate to include professional turners and published authors among our members. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in woodturning, and guests are always welcome. Come join the Baltimore Area Turners.

For more info, email our President, Clark Bixler, at:

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