Hope you can join us on October 28th for the opening reception of this group show at MAXgallery. Can’t make the opening? Mark will be do a woodturning demonstration at the closing on November 18th and that will be fun too! MAXgallery for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure, is located in Butchers Hill in southeast Baltimore just below Fayette St. close to Patterson Park Ave. Parking is on the street with a short walk through the Butchers Hill neighborhood to the gallery.
We were asked by the folks at Fort McHenry to reproduce hand spikes. These tapered poles are used to move the cannons into position. Joe Supik did the turning, they will do the finishing at the fort.
About 4 minutes into this video you can see the Fort McHenry Guard using the hand spike as they reenact the firing of the cannons.
Heading down to Printworks on Boston Street today to pick up a new batch of Mark Supik & Co. t-shirts just in time for tomorrow's start of the fall semester of woodturning workshops. Our fall class schedule is filling up. We still have space in the Sept. 22nd Right Start Class if you are looking for a great way to get started on a new hobby and you get a free t-shirt when you come to class!
For some time we have wanted a physical version of our catalog of beer taphandle shapes. Thanks to the new space we are able to make that happen. If you’re looking for the perfect handle for your brewery you’ll be able to stop in at 1200 N. Macon Street and check out our selection in person. You can find descriptions of each of these shapes in our on-line catalog. We have plenty of samples of these handles labeled and silk screened in our museum. Follow us on Instagram to see more of the museum.
Seven experienced bowl turners from the Baltimore Area Turners joined Mark & Nancy in the shop last weekend for a two day workshop on turning a bowl with a natural edge. It was a hot, August in Baltimore weekend, but with plenty of fans, cold water and breaks, we all survived. The bowl turning was challenging, frustrating (at times), but in the end rewarding. Congratulations to turners Ron Ford, Joe Heinlein, Chuck Cohen, Gynene Sullivan, Thomas Szarek & Ed Cohen for surviving the heat and crafting some beautiful bowls.