Officer Biographies

President Bruce Robbins

For as long as he can remember, Bruce always liked to make things. Some were functional, some for fun, some for presents, some for making a living and sometimes is was making music. His first recollection is some wooden picture frames for a Cub Scout project. In high school, it was a banjo.

In college, Bruce majored in Chemistry and minored in billiards, which served him well when he later beat Minnesota Fats in a one game exhibition of 8-ball. All this lead to a career in product development; first for the electrical cable industry and then for the wrap and bag aisle of the supermarket, while dabbling in and out of wood working as needed.

In late 2005, while pondering a few holiday presents, Bruce discovered pen making. Thinking he would only need about three or four pens, he became hooked when he realized all the possibilities of materials and designs. He was soon casting plastic, threading parts, and making silver clips. Exploring further, he put together a CNC 4-axis mill to enable some unique design features. Recently he added laser engraving capability to the CNC.

In 2007, Bruce discovered and joined the Richmond Woodturners and AAW, making many new friends and learning along the way. Somehow he has made room for four lathes in his small shop; a Shopsmith, a Jet mini, a mini metal lathe and an even smaller Sherline clone. Bruce looks forward to many more years of turning.

Officers for 2017

Title Name Contact
President Bruce Robbins
1st Vice President Bill King
2nd Vice President Georgia Wood
Treasurer Cody Walker
Secretary John Anderson
Resource Manager Chuck Bajnai
Membership Manager Dan Luttrell
Newsletter Manager Bob Marchese
Information Manager Stan VanDruff

More Key Volunteers

Title Name Contact
Audio-Video Chair Barbara Dill
Turning Comp. Chair Jim O’Hanlon
Forsale Team Bob M & Stan V