Tennessee Association of Woodturners Calendar of Events

Monthly Meetings:

The TAW meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Clay Lady's Campus Studio B located at 1416 Lebanon Road Nashville, 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. 

2019 TAW Member Meetings

TAW 2019 Meeting Demonstrators

TAW September meeting demonstrator - Eric Davis

September 17 Meeting - Eric Davis Natural edge bowl  Note change in date - meeting to be held at the Clay Lady's Campus

October 1 Meeting - Greg Pennington Windsor Chair

November 5 Meeting - Ornaments

Saturday Turn Ins Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home
Saturday Turning & Learning Sessions 8:00 am -noon​  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 10
  • Saturday, September 14
  • Saturday, October 5
  • Saturday, November 9
  • ​Saturday, December 7

Regional Symposiums

SWAT Symposium August 23-25, 2019 Waco Convention Center Waco. Texas.  This years event will feature seven international and more than fifteen regional demonstrators.  For more information visit www.swaturners.org

Turning Southern Style September 20-22, 2019 Dalton Convention Center Dalton, Georgia.  Featured demonstrators include David Ellsworth, Hans Weissflog, Stuart Batty, Dan Douthart, Bill Lynch and Steve Mellott.  For more information visit www.gawoodturner.org.

Ohio Valley Woodturner's Guild "Turning 2019" October 18-20, 2019 Higher Ground Conference Center West Harrison, Indiana.  Featured demonstrators include Stuart Batty, Trent Bosch, Kimberly Winkle, Chris Ramsey, Mark Sfirri and Al Stirt.  For more information visit www.ohiosymposium.org.

Tennessee Association of Woodturners 2020 Woodturning Symposium January 24-25, 2020 Marriott Hotel and Convention Center Franklin, TN.  Featured demonstrators include Cindy Drozda, Eric Lofstrom, Mark St. Leger, and Derek Weidman.  For more information visit www.tnwoodturners.org.