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Abington Township is in Pennsylvania, about 15 miles north of Philadelphia.

For @Suzanne:
Where are you moving from? (Nearby? Far away?).

There are woodworking and woodturning clubs/guilds in the Philadelphia and Lancaster areas. They may be a perfect fit for you. If not, they should know of other woodturners. I do not live in the area, but one of my children just moved there a few weeks ago. I found the links below through ordinary web searches:

Bucks Woodturners, in Newtown:
https://www.bucksturners.com
Keystone Woodturners, in Phoenixville:
http://keystonewoodturners.com
Lancaster Area Woodturners (a longer drive for you):
http://www.lancasterareawoodturners.org

The Center for Art in Wood is a museum in Philadelphia. Their first exhibit in 1981 was the "Turned Object Show". Admission is free.
https://centerforartinwood.org

Here is a member-based, well-stocked woodshop in Philadelphia. They offer classes, too:
http://www.philadelphiawoodworks.com/the_shop/

I hope this helps.
 

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Hi! Thanks for writing. I’m actually a former Board Member at The Center for Art in Wood & have memberships with Keystone & Bucks. I’ve been operating Dovetail Wood Arts (www.dovetailwoodarts.com) for the past 10 years…small batch production, community outreach instruction, workshops, and my own art practice. I’m leaving the city for the burbs.
 

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Well, the membership here at WoodworkingTalk comes from all over the world, with most of the members scattered around the US. I am in Southern California. You may find someone on WoodworkingTalk who will be close to you in Abington Township. It is more likely that you will find local woodturners through your existing contacts in your clubs, etc.

I peeked at your dovetailwoodarts.com website. Nice!

Good luck, and welcome to our community!
 

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I have even posted here about taking a tree down and all a person has to do is show up to get it, and few takers. One fellow did drive in from a couple hours away and took a load of black walnut and mulberry. I'll be taking down an avian cherry this winter, a large red maple too.
Please tag me in any mention of this generosity! I’m moving & traveling internationally…hoping to find my feet on firm ground in February.
 
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