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Welcome to Artistic Woodturners!

We are a dynamic group of individuals who enjoy designing and making objects of wood, bone, stone, and man-made synthetics such as Corian – in short, any material that is possible to shape on a wood-turning lathe.

Artistic Woodturners of NW Florida is the 177th Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners

Announcements!

If Hurricane Delta permits, a meeting is planned for Saturday, Oct 10.

Upcoming Demonstrations (2020)

Jan 11: Matt Manasco. Using the skew.
Feb 08: Ralph Thomas – boxes from bat blanks
Mar 14: Janice Levi – embellished small turnings
Apr 11: Covid19 cancellation
May 09: Covid19 cancellation
Jun 13: Ed Rose – Hollowing systems
July 11: Panel discussion – Woodturners’ finishes
Aug 08: Al McCoy – the Chefware Kits sphere maker
Sept 12: Walt Wager – Christmas ornament
Oct 10: 4 mini demos on techniques; member demonstrators
Nov 14: Bob Moffett – off center platters
Dec 12: Christmas party

EXPERIENCE

The cumulative turning experience of our current club members measures in the centuries! We enjoy monthly opportunities to share our accumulated experience and to meet, encourage, and teach newcomers about this craft.

EVENTS

Show and Tell is part of each meeting. Members bring in recent projects for display and discussion. Mistakes or unexpected outcomes are readily shared, in hopes of enhancing the efforts of others. While the lathe is generally a safe tool, we recognize its potential for harm and emphasize safe turning practices. Club Auctions: Included during each meeting is the auctioning of turning stock and miscellaneous shop materials. Providing immediate access to inexpensive project materials is one of our most valued activities.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We bring in regionally and nationally recognized experts to demonstrate their unique skills and viewpoints. Lively personal interaction results. Fast friendships emerge frequently. In December we party together, enjoying great food and voluntarily exchanging personally crafted gifts. Membership in our club is open to all who have interest in woodturning. We encourage our members to also consider joining our national organization, the American Association of Woodturners.

TEACHING

We possess an extensive library of books and DVD’s about every aspect of turning – available without charge to all members. When a member has prepared a demonstration for a club meeting, he may call the membership to account, by challenging each present to attempt the same project at home and bring in the result to share. In addition to performing as meeting demonstrators, many members serve as mentors, sharing their particular skills with other turners in one-on-one home shop situations. No charge is made for teaching.

We hope that the following pages will pique your interest and that you will consider attending one of our monthly gatherings. We are excited about what we do and think that we can infect you with our enthusiasm if given the opportunity.

Unless otherwise posted on website, our meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. until noon, at:

Ragon Hall
2600 Stratford Road
Pensacola, FL