Turning Events
Schedule for 2019

January 15
South Metro Woodturners, Sharpsburg, GA
turning a hollow form from a maple burl with a threaded insert and finial

January 16
Atlanta Woodturners Guild at Woodcraft on Holcombe Bridge Road
Demonstrating how to turn an Egg Box with the polymer clay surface treatment

January 17
The  Georgia Association of Woodturners at the Georgia Tech Fabrication lab.
Demonstrating the threaded boxes with the polymer clay surface decorations

March 5
Tennessee Association of Woodturners
Tennessee Baptist Children"s Home
1310 Fraklin Road
Brentwood, TN

Demonstrating the threaded boxes with the polymer clay surface decorations

April 13,14
Cumberland Woodturners,  Crossville Tennessee
Demo on Saturday and all day hands on  Sunday.
We will do the threaded boxes with the afternoon on Making the polymer clay canes and the application process to enhance the box.
Hands On will be geared towards learning to make the box with a pressure fit and to make enhancements using polymer resin clay.   

May 21
Southern Piedmont Woodturners, Concord North Carolina
Will be showing how to mount and hollow a burl and to make a threaded insert and finial.  This demo will leave the burl surface on the bottom of the hollow form. 

June 8
Pensacola Woodturners , Pensacola Florida
Turning a threaded box with the polymer clay resin clay surface decorations

July 20
Magnolia Woodturners  Jackson Mississippi
Demo on Polymer clay threaded boxes

September 4
\Etowah River Woodturners, Canton, GA
Topic to be determined.

September  14
Alabama Woodturners   Homewood, Alabama
Demo on Polymer resin clay on threaded boxes


Florida Woodturning Symposium
February 8,9,10
Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center

Demonstration topics  (Saturday and Sunday)
Turning a natural edge platter with texture and color embellishments
Turning a hollow form vessel with texture
and a threaded insert and finial
Turning a burl cap into a hollow form with a threaded insert and finial

Women's Turning Event   
Charlotte North Carolina
October 3,4,5
Women's Three-day Retreat in Concord North Carolina 
Each year we are trying to schedule several events that are geared specifically towards women working in woodturning.  This event is a gathering to share ideas, build friendships, and learn new techniques in  woodturning.
 We will have several projects with a variety of skill levels for our participants.  The choices are up to each individual.  Several experienced turners will be on hand to help guide you as you work.  We spend the evening gathering and enjoying a meal.  It is always fun and many new friendships are formed as well as giving you the opportunity to be a part of a growing community of women. 
This event is sponsored by the:  Southern Piedmont Woodturners 
223 Crowell Dr. NQ, Concord North Carolina
Registration is limited so please mark your calendar now.   A fee of $150 will cover your attendance and lunch for the three days. 
if you are interested in attending please contact Cindy Boehrns at 402-730-5737 or email her at caboehr@aol.com

April  1- 5
Florida School of Woodwork
1609 N. Franklin Street, Tampa Florida

One week of intense study making natural edge platters and bowls with surface enhancements.  We will explore color, carving, texturing, painting and applying metal finishes.  This class will take you from the raw wood to a finished art piece.  You will come away with a thorough knowledge of the process of turning wood with an uneven edge and with the ability to analyze the natural elements of the wood and how to enhance its character through the use of texture, carving, and color.   We will work to understand basic design principles such as balance and proportion.  We will work with slabs and caps cuts in burl woods.

June 13 -16
Ronald G. Campbell Turning Retreat
Cedar Springs Michigan
join us for a fun week of turning in Michigan.

Several of us will be going for a long weekend at Ron' retreat in Michigan.  This is strictly for fun and I am not an instructor.  

July 11,12,13,14
AAW Symposium in Raleigh , N.C.
Attending the national symposium in Raleigh,  Tourist only!

August 11-16
Arrowmont Workshop
Week-long class in platters /bowls with surface texturing and embellishments.  We will be creating platters from burl maple slaps and caps with an emphasis on turning techniques and will be using texturing, carving, and color applications to enhance the platters and bowls.   We will explore and experiment with making unique textures and patterns and will learn the variety of painting techniques to create a metal like surface finish.  The skills from this class can be used on almost any turning project to highlight your turnings.   Students should have an intermediate knowledge of turning and be able to use standard turning tools.