Serving Adams, Franklin, Cumberland and Fulton Counties in PA, Washington County, MD. and Morgan County, WV.
We are a local chapter of the American Assoc. of Woodturners
Cumberland Valley Woodturners
Mountain Fest is an event sponsored by the Northwestern Frederick County Civic Association, INC. It raises money for student scholarships. This year it was October 14 and 15. This was the first time our club participated. We had a good turnout. Evon Barvinchack, Lee Burkholder, John Hough, Bill Krofft, Rod Stabler, Carroll Stottlemyer, Esther Stottlemyer, Jim Stottlemyer, and Ken Walker all helped people of all ages turn a pen. Nancy Stottlemyer assisted with pen blank preparation.
As usual, our activity was primarily directed at young people. We did have maybe 20 to 25% adults join us. This was the first turning experience for almost every one participating. From the smiles on their faces I am sure that they had a good time.
We received quite a few compliments from the organizers. Before the first day was over we were asked to return next year. One called us the most popular and talked about thing at Mountain Fest. We also received inquiries from two other organizations asking if we are interested in coming to their shows. We may try to add one of these next year since it is in Greencastle.
This is an activity that once you do, you are hooked. All of our members did a great job teaching and representing the club. Without exception they would do it again.
May 22, 2016
The club invited a local church youth group to the club to learn how to turn a pen. Our volunteers Jim Stottlemyer, Carroll Stottlemyer, Pam Caldwell, Joe Wertner, Nelson Zullinger, and Evon Barvinchack made this event possible, and provided the guidance needed for the kids to learn and enjoy the experience of turning.
December 2nd and 3rd 2016
As part of the Gingerbread Festival in Gettysburg PA., the club set up two lathes to give kids and adults the opportunity to turn a pen. There were approximately 40 pens turned at the event. Our volunteers were Bob Robinson, Jim Stottlemyer, Beeler Caldwell, Pam Caldwell, Rod Stabler and Bill Krofft.
October 14,15, 2017
December 7, 2017
The club's annual Christmas Party was held at the Fellowship Hall at the Greencastle Church of God, 4480 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle PA, 17225. Members brought ornaments to display and donate to the club. Some of the Christmas toys that were made for the underprivileged children in the area where also displayed. Everyone enjoyed some good food, comradery, and some nice prizes to take home.
Jim Stottlemyer and Crew on a mission to move a lathe.
Crew: Carroll Stottlemyer, John Hough, Rod Stabler
November 16, 2017
Some members of the club got together at Bob Robinson shop to prepare pen blanks by drill holes and gluing in barrels. The main focus for these blanks is to use them during the Gingerbread Fest in Gettysburg PA.
June 3, 2016
Bob Rosand held a workshop for some of our members. The main focus was on lidded Box.
Christmas Party at Larry and Nancy's Home.
December 1, 2016
The club held its annual Christmas Party at the Waynesboro Fire Station #2
On February 6, 2013, our new lathe arrived and there was a work day to assemble the lathe and run a 220 line. Volunteers also held a work day on February 20, 2013 when they took down the video and moved it closer to the center of the room. After reinstalling the video camera system a second TV was added so no one will miss any part of a demonstration. They also got started hooking up the dust collection system so we all stay healthy.
We would like to say a big "thank you" to the volunteers for making these great improvements!
Picnic at Bob Robinson's Retreat
A beautiful Saturday in June 2014