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 January through November. 

For the 2014 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 October 9, 2014 at 7 pm at the Bartow Civic Center – Teen Lounge. 

Adam Hood will be providing the demonstration on turning a bowl from a wheel chair.

 

 

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.

http://www.ghwg.ca/techniques/Turned%20Bird%20House.pdf

http://www.wild-bird-watching.com/Building_Bird_Houses.html

 

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 September 12, 2014

 

SITE INDEX:

 

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