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Tennessee Association of Woodturners Calendar of Events

Monthly Meetings:

The TAW meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home, located at 1310 Franklin Rd, in Brentwood, TN.  Meetings start at 7:00 pm.  In addition we meet for a hands on Turn-In work day on the Saturday following the monthly meeting, unless otherwise announced, at the woodshop located on the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home property. TAW periodically participates in local exhibitions and demonstrations as well as sponsoring an annual symposium.


2018 Meetings​​​

TAW Monthly meetings​​


October 2 Meeting - Mike Maffitt

November 8 Meeting - Barry Werner  Thursday meeting due to special election at TBCH

December 6 Meeting - No information available

TAW 2019 Meeting Demonstrators

January 8 Meeting - Bill Tucker  

February 5 Meeting - Barry Buntin

March 5 Meeting - Peggy Schmid  Polymer clay thread box

April 2 Meeting - Charles Jennings Salt/Peppermill

May 7 Meeting - Pete Wiens

June 4 Meeting - Katie Stofel

July 9 Meeting - Craig White

August 6 Meeting - Katie Adams

September 10 Meeting - Eric Davis Natural edge bowl

October 1 Meeting - Greg Pennington Windsor Chair

November 5 Meeting - Ornaments

Special Events

Tennessee State Fair -  September 7-16 Woodturning Demonstrations and Ornament sales

Tennessee Craft Fair October 12-14 Woodturning Demonstrations

Centennial High School Fall Arts and Crafts Fair November 17-18 Ornament sales


Turning Southern Style

September 21-23 Dalton Convention Center 2211 Dog Gap Road, Dalton, GA

For more information or to register go to

2019 Tennessee Association of Woodturners 30th Annual Woodturning Symposium scheduled for January 25h & 26th, 2019

Marriott Hotel and Convention Center Franklin, TN

Registration opens September 1, 2018

Saturday Turn Ins Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home
Saturday Turning & Learning Sessions 8:00 am -noon

September 8, 2018: Learn how to turn a birdhouse ornament

October 6, 2018

We hold a hands-on Turning & Learning session every month for our membership. At these Turning and Learning sessions, we gather together to share, assist and enjoy the company of our fellow members. The sessions are open to all members and are oriented toward mentoring, skill development, and fun.

The Turning & Learning sessions are usually held the Saturday following the monthly TAW meeting. We begin at 8:00 AM and wrap up at noon. In these four hours, there is plenty of time for you to get questions answered, tool technique tips and even a few pointers on sharpening. Some of our members have completed their first turning projects at these sessions!

The sessions are held at the TBCH Woodshop. This woodshop is our own little turning oasis that we are lucky enough to have been given complete access. The woodshop is located at the southeast corner of the TBCH Campus in the commissary and auto repair building.

  • Saturday, September 8  Learn to turn a birdhouse ornament 
  • ​Saturday, October 6