Monthly Meeting

Our next club meeting is:

Date: Sept 14, 2016 (Weds) @ 7:00 pm

Event: Come join us for a demo by the well known pen turner Barry Gross.

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

Current President's Challenge

The 1st challenge of 2016 is to turn a tool handle.

The 2nd challenge of 2016 is to turn an apple or pear.

The 3rd challenge of 2016 is to turn a bowl from a board.

The 4th challenge of 2016 is to turn a whistle. Look here for one possible tutorial.

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

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.


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.

Other Items That May Be Of Interest

- Check out the "Horse Spirits Art Gallery" opening on June 12 thru June 23 in Ellicott City. Here's an article about the event. Several of our club members are in the gallery display.

- 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 Mid-Atlantic Woodturner's Symposium, coming up September 24/25 in Lancaster, PA. A must-go-to event !
8 nationally renowned demonstrators, instant gallery, woodturning supplies vendors. Go to for all the details and to register!

- Thinking of upgrading your bandsaw. We have a member who is looking for a used bandsaw. There's also some bandsaw blades, drill press and woodturning tools for sale. Check out the classified page.

- The page of interesting links has been updated. Some new links added.


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, Ron Ford, at:

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