Welcome to the new
Ornamental Turners International (OTI) Website
The OTI is an AAW Chapter and maintains this public web site. We provide free access to the forum and gallery on this site for people interested in Ornamental Turning. Anyone can view the forum and gallery but if you want to enter or response to any threads, you must register first. Anyone interested in OT can register for free!
The OTI also maintains a private web site for Members Only. This website provides fully paid members with online access to the club's newsletters, member's list and other private, club information. You must join the club and maintain your membership standing in order to receive a username and password to enter this web site.
So, if you are passionate about OT and would like to join the club and access the members-only area of the web site, here are more details.
Time to pay your 2013 Membership Dues
Some of you may be having difficulty accessing the "Members Only" sections of the website or in posting messages to the Forum and pictures to the Gallery.
As stated in a message to the OTI Membership dated 1/4/2013, these sections of the website have been cut off to all non-members. If you have not paid your 2013 dues, you can renew by paying with your Credit Card or with your PayPal account by logging into the Forum and then visiting this page and selecting Pay Your Membership Dues Online: http://www.ornamentalturners.info/Info/membership.php
If you have previously registered and are having trouble Logging On it may be because you were not reset when the website was converted some months ago. In order get your registration reset, contact Charles Waggoner by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you recently renewed your membership via check and cannot log in your information has not made it through the process. Please email Charles Waggoner by email at: email@example.com
When contacting Charles, please include your Username as well as your real name.
We strongly encourage you to create and then regularly update your personal profile (information about you and your ornamental turning equipment) so that we can publish the hardcopy membership booklet. Select 'Forum Actions' and then choose 'Edit Profile' to do so. This will not only be a big help to Jim as he puts the Roster together, but it will help us insure continual communication with you, and we are resolved to increase the communication.
Note: You can change your username and reset your password if you lose it by using the links at the top right. You may also want to change your username to your First Name Last Name as the club recommends in order for others to recognize who you are.
If you want to learn anything about using the forum, use the FAQ link. We have a very useful and powerful website; however, it is important to understand how it works to get the most of it.
We apologize for any inconvenience. It's unfortunate that we've had to change the system to be like this due to excessive SPAM attacks. Jim and Dennis have had to remove thousands of these spammers manually, and even with the increased security a good amount of labor is needed to keep things clear of them. We beg your understanding as we find the bugs in the system and get them resolved.
Holtzapffel Rose Engine No.1636
Sold at Skinner Auctions
On December 1, 2012 Sikinner Auctioneers and Appraisers held an auction in their Science, Technology, and Clocks category. It featured many items of OT equipment such as the Holtzapffel Rose Engine no. 1636 featured our autumn 2012 newsletter, as well as OT publications.
You can see the catalog and sale results by going to the Skinner Website at http://www.skinnerinc.com/index.php. Choose the Science, Technology, & Clocks button on the left side of the page. From this page you can View Sale Results and view the auction catalog. For a full review of the ornamental turning equipment and turnings in this auction see the article in the next OTI Newsletter available to all members.
Photos courtesy of Skinner
Ivory and Blackwood Classical Lidded Cub with rosewood trim, mid-19th century sold for $2,400.
Daniel Brush Ornamentally Turned Steel
and Granulated Gold Box, New York, c.
1990 sold for $18,450.
Ornamental Turnings News and Upcoming Events
Ornamental Turning upcoming events
OTI Symposium, Columbus OH - September 2014
Woodturning and Exhibit upcoming events
American Association of Woodturners International Symposium, Tampa, Florida - June 28-30, 2013