Monthly meetings with demos by professionals and club members on techniques and how to. Opportunities to get and share knowledge with many experienced turners . A chance to share experiences and life with other turners.
We use cameras and TV to project work being done in demos so everyone can see. Our sound system gives everyone a understandable audio experience also.
Show n Tell
Show n Tell is held at the end of most meetings. It allows members to share their completed works and ask for critique or help on pending projects. Also this give members a chance to collect ideas and and techniques for use in their own projects.
Monthly we have a "presidents Challenge" for which parameters are posted on the home page. The challenge will be judges and the winner will receive a prize. As of this date the prize is a gift certificate to Craft Supplies.
Members are free to bring wood for exchange or free to members. When someone has a abundance or wood find they can bring excess to meetings for member use.
Equipment Questions and Evaluation
Our members own a large variety of lathes, turning tools and accessories . They are usually open to questions on this equipment and may even open their shop for you to inspect or try out. Join the club and ask around to find help with tools and equipment you are interested in.
We help dissolve shops of equipment for turners or the heirs when that equipment and tools are no longer wanted or left for inheritance. We do this by suggesting venues and prices which are reasonable for these items. Also we can publish items for sale on the website classifieds.
Discounts on Purchases
Craft Supplies give a 10% discount on Total order of $1000 after quantity discounts applied for a club order. This discount is not applicable to already discounted items. See their site HERE
Wood Carvers Supply offers a discount for members . They must have a current member list so the webmaster must be contacted for this to be sent in.See their site HERE
We participate in the Beads of Courage Program . Bowls are given to the cystic fibrosis unit at Blair Batson Childrens Hospital in Jackson,MS. You will find parameters at this LINK . These bowls are collected by the club and then taken to the hospital. If you are interested in going to the hospital ask one of the club officers.
Now we have also joined the Freedom Pens Project. We purchase pen kits for a very reasonable price from FPP and then club members buy the kit , make the pen and bring back to club meeting for eventual shipment to the project and then distribution to our troops in the feild.
We have a Library of DVDs and books . These items can be checked out on the honor system to members for a period of one month at which time the item is to be checked back into the library.
American Association of Woodturners (AAW)
Our club is a chapter of the AAW and membership in it also has benefits for you and to the club . Most say just the magazine, American Woodturner is worth the cost of membership but there are many more benefits. This LINK will take you to a page on the AAW site giving the benefits of membership.