Monthly Meeting

Our next club meeting is:

Date: Aug 12, 2017 (Sat) @ 12:00 noon

Event: Club picnic at Stan Dorman's farm in Monkton, MD. More details and directions in the July newsletter now available on this website.

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

Current President's Challenge

The 4th challenge of 2017 is: make a “threaded lidded box”. Begining turners can turn a lidded box that will hold a jar. Intermediate turners can turn a box fitted and glued to a jar that uses the threads of the jar for the threaded box. Advanced turners can turn a true threaded box using either hand chased threads or a threading jig. See this page for more details.

Check out the President's Challenge page for past challenges.


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

- Need an inexpensive Sharpening Fixture for your grinder? Check out this design created by and freely distributed by members of the TriState Woodturners and the Cumberland Woodturners.You can find it on the "Woodturning Articles" page of this website.

- Looking for a cheap source of logs for turning blanks? Check out the Baltimore city wood lot at 2101 W. Old Cold Spring Lane (near the intersection of Cold Spring Lane and the JFX). There's more info in the March 2017 issue of the club newsletter.

- 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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