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Remember that the starting time for regular TVW meetings will be 6:30pm in the future.




2015 TVW Annual Turning Bee

The Turning Bee is an event in which newer wood turners are paired with a mentor for a hands-on experience to get instruction and advice on how to turn a bowl.  This event has spawned the careers of many TVW members in the wood turning skill. 

You are invited to attend this year’s event at Larry Wendland’s shop for some turning tutorial, some camaraderie, and a fine lunch. 

Date:  May 9, 2015

Time: 8 AM until we’re done

Cost:  $10 each

Location:  224 Dunk Blanton Road, Tullahoma TN, 37388

Contact:  Ph. (931) 563-7445

Unless you’ve already enrolled, please contact Larry to confirm your plan to attend.

Exchange opportunities

New entries in the list.  Click here for Tools available   submitted by members -- Keep an eye on this link.  There are updates often. Note: The listing service is available to TVW members only, but anyone can purchase these items.

Hobby Hardwood Alabama near New Market is back in business following surgery and recovery of owner, Robert Milton. He and wife Martha offer high quality kiln-dried lumber in a variety of local species at reasonable prices. Boards are skip planed on both sides to 15/16ths. They currently have some nice green log and stump cutoffs in maple, cherry, and walnut for bowl  turning blanks. They are open only on Saturdays from 9am to 4pm. Visit their website to check current inventory and prices.

They’re open rain or shine, but before you drive so far, you might want to verify that they are there. 

Robert Milton
Phone: 256-783-0415
Address: 237 Shady Trail, New Market, AL 35761

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Volunteer Mentors for Club Members

  • Design -- Tom Cowan
  • Turning -- Doyle McConnell
  • Sharpening -- Bob Reese
  • Finishing -- Jack Kincella
  • Carving -- Harry May
  • Joinery -- Ross Roepke

 To contact any of these folks look at the Member list in the link above.


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