Welcome to the Woodturners of Polk County Web site.


The Woodturners of Polk County (WTPC) is a local Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW), and is established exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, The WTPC provides a meeting place for local turners to share ideas and techniques, and to educate the general public regarding the art of turning.  We welcome visitors, new members and members of other chapters at our monthly meetings.  This is a good place to learn for those who are just starting out and those who have been turning for many years.



Meeting Schedules:  We meet monthly on the Second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. at the Bartow Civic Center from February through December . 

For the 2015 meeting schedule, see links below. Meeting normally includes a short business meeting/announcements, show and tell, turn-a-round, and demonstration.

See the links below for meeting location directions/map and membership info.


The Next Meeting:  The next meeting will be on Thursday March 12, 2015 at 7 pm at the Bartow Civic Center – Teen Lounge. 

James Lee will be doing the Demo on Boxes.  This should be good.



Links to Safety reminders – review often.  http://www.woodturner.org/resources/safety.htm   http://blog.woodturnerscatalog.com/2012/08/woodturning-safety-101/


Past Demos – Resources:


Rudy Lopez’s web site is: http://www.rudolphlopez.com/index.html


Ron Browning’s web site is http://www.browningwoodturning.com/browningwoodturning.com/browningwoodturning/browningwoodturning.html

He has the instruction for the pepper mill, segmented bowls and the sanding disk stick. 


Al Hockenbery – full size bird houses: - See the following sites for similar instructions.




Don Geiger’s web site is:  http://www.geigerssolutions.com


Dan Hoffman’s web site is: http://Shapeshiftertools.com


Steve Marlow Demonstration of making bowls form boards:  http://www.itsjustahobby.biz/

See more at the following web site. http://www.fwcwt.org/images/bowl_from_board/Bowl_from_board_tutorial.htm


Also see “cool links” below:


Last updated on February 27, 2015.




Meeting Minutes (photos included)    Directions to Meeting    Club Officers    Meeting Schedules

New Member Info.        DVD / VHS Library         Cool Links  

Contacts, Webmaster.    Tool Making / Jigs and Gadget Resources

Local Chapter Member of AAW




Photo from February 2012 meeting


Photo from June 2012 meeting




































    Photo from November 2012 meeting