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Promoting the art and craft of wood turning in the greater Cincinnati area

Construction  is underway! Completion is expected by the end of May or early June. Our lease starts July 1.  Two of the former dock doors have been reconfigured and the 4' x 8' section of glass block at the top of each of them has been installed. This will allow a lot of light into the Learning Center.
The electrical work is underway and the suspended ceiling will be installed later this month. We are currently looking at options to finish the concrete floor to make it easier to clean and maintain. 
About 17 of our members are working on building the large benches designed by Dave Kratzer.  Our lathes have been received. We're working on selecting the chucks and other tools to go with each lathe. 
The Program Committee has met and is starting work on principles of operation, types of programs, and, importantly, how we will manage safety.
2015 AAW Symposium Volunteer Opportunities - Not too late
Check out the list of volunteer opportunities for the 2015 AAW Symposium in Pittsburgh, PA. The list is under the Documents Tab in a folder titled 2015 AAW Symposium.  Opportunities include:  Packet Stuffing, Registration, AAW Product Sales, Video & Video Setup, Instant Gallery, Exhibition Gallery, Youth Equipment & Training to teach the young people how to turn, Equipment Committee/Tool Room, Grinder Set-up/Tear Down, and Wood for the Youth and the Demonstrators. Respond to KC Kendall ( as soon as possible if you would like to add your name to the list of volunteers from the OVWG.
Beads of Courage Boxes
The contest for the June picnic will be to make a Beads of Courage Box. This was a great success last year, with lots of very creative entries. In the interim, we will also continue to accept Beads of Courage Boxes at any time, which David Wright will deliver to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital.  
The box should be 6 to 8" in diameter, 3 to 4" tall, and have an easily removable lid with a child friendly finial. The words "Beads of Courage" should appear somehow on the box, either wood burned, painted, or otherwise permanently applied.
This is part of a national program to provide seriously ill children with a box to store the beads that they are awarded when they complete any portion of treatment, testing, surgery, or other activity in the hospital.
Monthly Meeting:  June 20, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

            Zeller Memorial Picnic, Contest, Lunch, & Turning

      Highland Hills Park Shelter #1 85 Mayfield Ave
Fort Thomas, KY  41075 



OVWG is proud to be one of 350+ worldwide chapters of the American Association of Woodturners 
We encourage you to join this fine organization.
The American Association of Woodturners (AAW) is an international, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
            AAW's mission is to provide education, information, and organization to those interested in turning wood.