Tennessee Association of Woodturners

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1416 Lebanon RoadNashville, TN 37210


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TAW General Contact Information
David Sapp – President until 2/2020
Barry Werner – Vice Pres. until 2/2021
Patrick Hawkins – Treasurer until 2/2021
Cathy Sanders – Secretary until 2/2020
Richard Rutter – Newsletter Editor – newsletter@tnwoodturners.org

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Club Sponsors
    Tennessee Baptist Childrens Home
    Woodcraft of Nashville

Members Web Sites
    Ken Gaidos
    Mike Hunter

    Squire Babcock
    Chuck Jones
    John Jordan
    Pat Matranga
    Bill Mauzy
    Jerry Prosise
    Brenda Stein
    Phil Stoner    
    ​James Vavra

     Dennis Paullus


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TAW 2019 Woodturning Symposium Vendors
Airbrushing Wood: Joe Fleming continues the coloring legacy of David Nittmann.  David was a master of form and color.  He used the airbrush to achieve many of his signature designs.  Before he passed, he asked me if I would be interested in carrying on the Airbrushing Wood business.  I was honored that he considered my work worthy of his endorsement. In 2015 Joe Fleming relaunched the Airbrushing Wood business.  He continues to carry the quality products from Grex Airbrushes, and the Private Stock line of acrylic airbrush paint.  I will endeavor to provide you very best service and products.  www.airbrushingwood.com

American Association of Woodturners: The AAW fosters the creation of local turners, where turners meet regularly and make friends, sharing their woodturning challenges, insights, and accomplishments. Local chapters develop their own unique features, from mentor programs and video libraries to raffles, contests, mini-symposiums, and monthly newsletters. The mission of the AAW is to provide education, information, and organization to those interested in woodturning. Members of the AAW include professionals, amateurs, gallery owners, collectors, and wood & tool suppliers. www.woodturner.org

Appalachian Center for Craft: The Appalachian Center for Craft, a campus of Tennessee Tech University, is a unique educational facility and cultural center where teaching, research and outreach activities all operate in partnership. The Craft Center, situated atop a 500-acre wooded peninsula overlooking Center Hill Lake in Smithville, Tennessee, offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in five areas of concentration, including glass, metals, clay, fibers, and wood. Summer workshops and annual outreach programming provide the public with access to our well-equipped studios and an immersive, engaging craft education for any skill level. The center promotes excellence in craft by teaching tradition and innovation in technique, concept, and design while providing access to the highest quality craft education, professional artists and career opportunities. www.tntech.edu/craftcenter/workshops.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: is a national art education center. The School offers weekend, one- and two-week workshops for the beginner to advanced artist, taught by national and international practicing studio artists and university faculty. Students work and learn in professionally equipped studios on a 14-acre residential campus in Gatlinburg, TN. A series of weekly classes are also offered for residents of the local community. Workshops and classes are offered in ceramics, fiber, metals/jewelry, painting, drawing, photography, warm glass, woodturning, woodworking, mixed media, books and paper. www.arrowmont.org

Big Monk Lumber -Pete and Shirley Kekel – Big Monk Lumber is a family owned business from Erlanger, KY. They carry a full line of imported exotic woods and each is individually selected, packaged and shipped by the most effective method.www.bigmonklumber.com.

Buffalo Woodturning Products carries exotic turning blanks, burls, colored wood pepper mill blanks, bottle stopper blanks, bia cut pendant and pen blanks.  Other products include domestic hardwood mill and bowl blanks, Dr.s Woodshop products, CA products, Cactus Juice stabilizer & vacuum chambers, alumilite and dyes.  We are the exclusive home of the Willy-Mote power & variable speed control switch for Powermatic lathes.  www.buffalowoodturning products.com.Buffalo Woodturning Products carries exotic turning blanks, burls, colored wood pepper mill blanks, bottle stopper blanks, bia cut pendant and pen blanks.  Other products include domestic hardwood mill and bowl blanks, Dr.s Woodshop products, CA products, Cactus Juice stabilizer & vacuum chambers, alumilite and dyes.  We are the exclusive home of the Willy-Mote power & variable speed control switch for Powermatic lathes.  www.buffalowoodturning products.com.

Carter Products – Keith Burns – The patent pending, made in the USA, Hollow Roller system is a captive bar tool for safely turning hollow forms and bowls. The bar is completely captive which allows the operator to focus on the work and the art of the vessel being turned. It incorporates a fully sealed bearing, lubrication free roller system that eliminates drag on the bar, enabling a smoother flowing motion.
The just released MultiRest is compatible with lathe swing sizes from mini up to 20 inches with no additional hardware required. The base of the MultiRest has independently adjustable spacer blocks that provide a secure fit on lathe beds with way sizes from 1 inch to 4.5 inches in width. Each roller wheel assembly can be positioned anywhere around the ring to adjust the center position for a wide range of lathe sizes and part diameters. www.carterproducts.com

Carter & Son Toolworks is an American manufacturing firm of quality woodturning tools. From a razor edge to unmatched balance, Carter & Son offers superior performance you can count on.   206-878-7672 www.carterandsonstoolworks.com

Century Tree Turnings Mike Smith and Sean Donahue. All turning blocks are 100% waxed with paraffin and/or candle wax, which severely limits moisture loss, especially thru the end grain. All wood is generally processed as soon as possible after being harvested so it is best to assume all wood be considered green. However, due to the nature of the spalting process, spalted wood will most likely be partially air dried. www.centurytreeturnings.com

Cutler Bay Blanks – Katherine Worthington: I have been a woodturner for years. I am always searching for new and unusual materials to turn. In that quest, I began mixing my own resin blanks about 3 years ago. Recently I had a eureka moment and began embedding plant fiber in my resin blanks. I especially like the dynamic veining created by the three dimensional fiber structures. Every turning is lively, multi-dimensional, and bursting with color.   www.etsy.com/shop/CutlerBayBlanks

Earth’s Watch Classic Wooden Watches developed from our original company Classic Wooden Belts. We have been in business selling exotic high quality wooden gifts since 1993. www.earthswatch.com.

Hunter Woodturning Tools: Mike Hunter. Hunter Woodturning Tools are the choice of turners everywhere for turning hollow forms and end-grain work for all types of projects. When the cutting edge is dull, simply rotate the cutter to position a fresh cutting edge and you’re ready to go! www.huntertoolsystems.com

John Jordan Woodturning – John and Vicki Jordan – A turner for 25 years, John only sells the tools he uses. He makes his own hollowing tools, tool handles, double-ended shear scraper and sharpening jigs. www.johnjordanwoodturning.com

Robust Tools – Are you a woodturner? We are too. We design and build the products we sell with input from woodturners just like you. And we do it right here in Wisconsin. If you have a question about any of our products, or perhaps just want to talk woodturning, give us a call or drop us an email. www.turnrobust.com

Robert Sorby is the world’s premier manufacturer of specialist wood working tools with a heritage dating back over two hundred years. Our tools can be bought over the counter or online through our worldwide network of dealers. Today, our factory in Sheffield, England, produces and extensive selection of high quality woodturning, woodcarving and woodworker’s tools. These are much sought after in all corners of the world. www.Robert-Sorby.co.uk

Thompson Lathe Tools – Doug Thompson – Doug Thompson hand-crafted tools are made of cryogenically treated powdered metal. He personally shapes, sharpens and inspects every tool. He has a wide variety of designs; V-shaped and U-shaped flutes on bowl and spindle gouges, and has added a line of skews and scraping tools. He can also hand-craft your special order. www.thompsonlathetools.com

Vince’s WoodnWonders: Superior Abrasives at a Great Price! Simply stated VincesWoodNWonders.com is in the service business! One of our goals is to provide superior personalized customer service allowing you to ask questions and receive answers to questions you may have regarding sanding your projects or sanding in general. www.vinceswoodnwonders.com

VM Woodworking Michael Hare LED Lights, Turning Tools and Precision Keyless Chucks. VMwoodworking1982@yahoo.com or 404-610-1503.

Woodcraft of Nashville: – Since 1928, woodworkers have trusted Woodcraft to deliver quality woodworking tools, supplies and service. Wood turning is like magic. Taking burlwood and creating a bowl or turning the intricate pattern of a chair stile is an exercise in discovery. To coax the best out your stock, you need the finest wood turning tools, like gouges and scrapers, lathe chucks and the latest lathe accessories. Woodcraft wants to help you discover the beauty of wood turning, and wants to help you bring out the best from your projects. With the sharpest wood turning tools and finest lathe accessories, Woodcraft can help you bring your lathe to life. Woodcraft is the leader in Helping You Make Wood Work. ​​www.nashvillewoodcraft.com

Woodturners Wonders: Every business needs a focus. It’s called a mission statement. It defines who you are and what you are all about. My mission for Wood Turners Wonders is “We Enhance the Wood Turners experience by providing Innovative and competitively priced products”. I truly believe I sell some of the best lights, CBN wheels and sanding kits on the market. www.woodturnerswonders.com