Dear Ladies,

Better than summer camp, the WIT EXCHANGE to be held at Arrowmont , September 5-7, will be a great opportunity to expand your creativity, turning skills, and your circle of friends. If you have considered registering, PLEASE DO SO NOW! We need 21 more registrations by July 15th to make the EXCHANGE happen! For more information and to register you can follow this link 

Just think of it, three days when you don't need to take time to prepare meals and can work and play in small groups on a project of your design! Each day your team will work in a fun-filled and fast-paced exploration of designing and creating a piece based on randomly generated word pairs by employing a variety of techniques including, but not limited to, woodturning, pyrography, carving, and painting. We will all be sharing and learning from each other! If there is a certain tool or technique you want to use, but are not sure how to go about it, just ask. Someone will be able to help you. Evenings will be filled with discussions and slide shows. All levels of experience are welcome - even if you are a newbie. Registration includes all your meals and materials. 

Help meet our goal -- register now!

Questions? Contact one of the following WIT Committee members:  

Your AAW WIT Committee
Kathleen Duncan (AAW Board Member  & WIT Committee Chair)
Elizabeth Amigo
Sally Ault
Dixie Biggs
Linda Ferber
Jean LeGwin

Andi Wolfe

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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​​

August 16 Meeting - Jeff Brockett  Meeting date change!

September 4 Meeting - Bob Myers

October 2 Meeting - Mike Maffitt

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

December 6 Meeting - Christmas Party

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

August 11, 2018:  Bill Handel demonstrates how to turn a two part snowman

September 8, 2018:  Jeff Brockett demonstrates 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, August 11      Learn to turn a two part snowman with Bill Handel
  • Saturday, September 8  Learn to turn a birdhouse ornament with Jeff Brockett