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 6:45 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. 

2017 Meetings​​​


October 3 MeetingDemonstration
John Lucas - Three Ornaments

November 7 MeetingDemonstration

December 5 Meeting - Social

Special Events 
Tennessee Craft – Spring Arts and Crafts Fair
Demonstrations Only
May 5-7, 2017

State Fair
Demonstration & Ornament Sales
September 8-17, 2017

Tennessee Craft – Fall Arts and Craft Fair
Demonstrations Only
September 22-24, 2017

Turning Southern Style Symposium
September 15-17, 2017, Turning Southern Style Symposium, hosted by the Georgia Association of Woodturners, Dalton Convention Center, Dalton, GA.  Demonstrators will include Nick Cook, Beth Ireland, Glenn Lucas, Harvey Meyer, Pascal Oudet and Joe Ruminski.  The event will include vendors, instant gallery, banquet, auction, and spouse/guest lounge.  Each registered attendee can bring one youth, free of charge. For information and registration, visit gawoodturner.org

Turning 2017 Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild Symposium   
October 13th - 15th, 2017   
Higher Ground Conference Center
Featured demonstrators include Jimmy Clewes, Nick Cook, Ashley Harwood, Avelino Samuel and Keith Gotschall.  For more information go to www.ovwg.org

Saturday Turn Ins Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home
Saturday Turning & Learning Sessions

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 8:00AM 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.

  • August 5
  • September 9
  • October 7
  • November 11


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