Board Of DIrectors

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DENIS CASAUBON 

President

I have been turning since 2012 after I bought a burl bowl for my son's anniversary.  The turner invited me to a club meeting and I was hooked.  I started on a Shopsmith but graduated to a real lathe.  My interests include turning ornaments, hollowforms and segmented turning.

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DEB

CHAPIN

Secretary

Editor of club newsletter

Nomination Committee

Always a bit curious, creative with a love of learning, I ventured into wood turning in 2018.  From private mentoring, to Turn & Learn and classes in our community, I have learned the art and science of wood turning.  Thanks to our wonderful club members for sharing their love of their craft with others. 

Deb is currently on leave.

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ROBIN

MCINTYRE

Programs Coordinator

WIT Coordinator

Turning since 2011

I have a vague childhood memory of my grandfather turning with the shavings flying and the good smell of the wood.  I enjoy turning functional and rustic objects.  I enjoy helping other women get involved in turning. 

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STEVE

ABBOTT 

Director

Nominating Committee Chairman

I first started to turn wood in eighth grade shop class. I learned how to make a baseball bat and a couple of bowls. I didn’t turn for the next 20 years and then bought a real cheap lathe and made candlesticks out of branches. Went another 20 or 30 years and tried turning on a shop smith with mixed results. I finally bought a good sized Jet Lathe and joined the Cape Cod woodturners about 8 years ago. This hobby has provided me endless hours of fun as well as getting to know some great people in the club.

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MIKE

GRADY

Director

I’ve been an active member of the Cape Cod Woodturners since 2012 and served as Program Coordinator from 2014 to 2021.  I enjoy making finials for Christmas ornaments and decorative boxes.  I tend to take a technical approach to my woodturning but with just a little creativity thrown in for good measure.  I try to give back to the club through my mentoring and demonstrations.  I am a member of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) and the Western Massachusetts Woodturners.

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DICK

SILVIA

Director

Bulk Supplies Coordinator

I have been friends with Clarke for awhile and because of his encouragement got interested in turning around 2016.  I had an old lathe that I refurbished and ended up buying a new lathe.  I prefer turning pens and peppermills and enjoy turning items that I like to give as gifts.

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DON

CHASE

Vice President

AAW Liason

I started woodturning in 2013 following my retirement from the Fire Service. My favorite pieces to turn include utilitarian items such as ice cream scoops, small bowls, bottle stoppers, screwdrivers and lots of pens. Lately, it's been fun to step out of my comfort zone and try new methods and techniques.  Interested in trying woodturning? Ask a friend to let you give their lathe a spin and see if you like it.

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Mike 
Hackworth

Treasurer

I retired in 2012, after a 31 year career at PricewaterhouseCoopers largely spend in Europe and the Middle East (working as a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner). I finished my career as Managing Partner for operations in Central and Eastern Europe. I am late to the wonderful world of woodturning, having only started in February 2021, and can't say enough good things about CCW - consistently welcoming, friendly and able/willing to help novice and expert woodturners alike.

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CLARKE

BUCHANAN

Director

Immediate Past President.

Bulk Supplies Coordinator

Inspired by seeing woodturned art in a gallery on the island of Maui, bought a lathe and joined the AAW and the Cape Cod Woodturners.  Learned so much from the members of both organizations. Loves turning a wide variety of objects from an even wider variety of woods.

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DAVE

ARNONE

Director

Membership & Mentor Coordinator

I studied and served as a Career and Technical Arts Instructor, and spent most of my career as a School Administrator and educational leadership consultant. While turning has been a hobby most of my life, retirement has allowed me the opportunity to begin focusing on developing my wood turning knowledge and skills. I enjoy the cognitive and technical aspects of turning and developing learning materials and opportunities to help others discover the joy of turning. My work includes bowls, lidded boxes, ornaments, and a variety of hollow forms and spindles

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PAUL

MATTHIAS

Director

An Oceanographer by profession, Paul's deep-rooted interest in
woodturning and the oceans descend from generations of shipwrights and woodworkers in his family tree.  Woodturning since 2018, his abilities and interest in the craft have matured into a passion through the generous mentoring of other CCW club members.  Exotic hardwoods, live-edge creations of all kinds, and bowls and platters (the bigger, the better) flow out of his workshop almost daily, along with the wood shavings.

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MARK

SNYDER

Director

Membership & Mentor Coordinator

About 6 yrs. ago I wandered into the Cultural Center to look around.  I found Clarke doing a demo and here I am today.  With help from other members my turnings have improved.  I like working on different things while learning new skills.