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Skewed Skew Award

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Skewed Skew Award

Long time member and past Co-President Ernie Krubsack made us a Skewed Skew. Ernie felt since most people dreaded using a skew he'd make one which could probably never work. Although, knowing some of our talented and more experienced turners I am sure they would get it to work..

The Skewed Skew will be awarded at each meeting for either the Best turning, Most Creative turning, Most Unusual turning or Member support.


January 2006 - Corey & Laura Anderson for education within the community. Especially at the American School for the Deaf.

March 2006 - Don Metz for his colored epoxy bowl.


September 2005 - Bud Palmer for good design and his spindle work on his mug holder project.

March 2005 - Carl Ford for implementation and creative design of thin walled vessel.


September 2004 - Jim Degen for continued support and service to Nutmeg as Co-President, President and host for several annual picnics.

May 2004 - Steve Robertson for continued support to Nutmeg and ensuring lathes were in good repair.

March 2004 - Lois Anderson and Stan Rosenberg for years of continous service to Nutmeg as Librarians and other duties.

January 2004 - Jay Hockenberry for continued support and contributions as newsletter editor, demonstrator and voice for community involvement.


November 2003 - Angelo Iafrate for his past and continuing contributions to Nutmeg Woodturners League.

September 2003 - Jay Antleman for his wood identification articles in our newsletter. The Nutmeg.

May 2003 - Bob Rogers for his beautiful music stand. Although not just a turning it was awarded for his overall technique. Checkout the bottom section. Bob cut the wood on a bias to create his blank before turning.

March 2003 - Andy Barnum for years of continued dedication to Nutmeg Woodturners League and woodturning.

January 2003 - Ernie Krubsack for his past contributions and making the skewed skew.

Creation of the Skewed Skew

The start of the whole thing wasn't planned. The Nutmeg club had a challenge project of making tool handles from some mahogany blanks that were donated. Ernie Krubsack showed up at the next meeting with his monstrous handle and skewed skew. He suggested that it be used as an award to recognize members for doing something.

An ad hoc committee was appointed. The committee (I think it was two members) conferred and announced that the first recipient would be Ernie for creating the thing. After that it was awarded as the committee saw fit. It was always a very non-formal type of thing.

By Jim Degen, 11/2016