​​​​​Welcome to The Acadiana Woodturners Club website!

 

Our members look forward to sharing their woodturning skills and knowledge. Whether you are a novice, craftsman or artist - come join us!

 

Mission:
To provide education and information to those who are interested in woodturning either as a profession or a vocation. Woodturning is defined as the shaping of wood using a lathe to produce objects that include but are not limited to decorative and/or functional bowls, boxes, vessels, sculptural items, furniture and architectural components, toys, tools, pens or pencils, game calls and musical instruments.

Purpose:  

  • To provide general support of the functions and purposes of the American Association of Woodturners, and the promotion of woodturning as a viable art and craft.

  • To provide a local organization and meeting place for local woodturners to expand their knowledge and skills.

  • To promote the sharing of ideas and techniques regarding this craft and art form and the tools and equipment used.

  • To be a local source of information regarding the rewards of woodturning as a hobby or profession, and the promotion thereof.

 

Resources:

Woodturning Vendor Checklist 

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Monthly Meetings: 

First Saturday of each month

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Monthly Meeting Place:

   Lewis Services

   510 W Saul Drive

   Scott, LA 70583

Guest are always welcome!

President's Message

(May 2022)

 

Dear Fellow Woodturners:

     We had a great turn-out at the May workshop meeting, there were twenty-one members attending, counting our new member, John Lavarine, Welcome to the AWT's.  I apologize for the confusion on the May meeting starting time; we had four or five members arriving at our regular schedule meeting time, which is 9 am, and we actually got started at 8 am; as was indicated in the newsletter.  In the future Lenny will remind everyone, in BOLD LETTERING, and also send out a reminder a couple days prior to the meeting.

     I would like to remind everyone to bring your weed pots/bud vases at the upcoming meeting, SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2022 at 9AM to 12 NOON.  This will be your last opportunity to get your name in the hat, for the first challenge.  I will announce the second challenge at the upcoming meeting, and you will also have three months to complete.  The winner of the president’s challenge will be given a AWT, and AAW membership for 2023.   Completing both challenges, doubles your odds to win.

     If you are planning to attend the SWAT symposium in Waco, Tx., on Aug. 25th thru the 28th, you must register and pay prior to our Saturday, July 2nd meeting, in order to be eligible for the $ 175.00 scholarship drawing.  The lucky winner will have his registration fee reimbursed.

A special thanks to Ralph Rochon for bring two delicious banana nut breads; that he claims he baked, we will not tell Sylvia.  Also, a special thanks to Danny Comb, (Alligator Man), for the doughnuts.  Once again, I would like to also thank Darrell Gregory for subbing, in the absence of Lenny our secretary.  

   For our June meeting, Steve Nix has volunteered to do a presentation on Hollow form turning.  This is an area in turning that spurs much interest.  Hollow forms are very popular to the public in general, and if you sell some of your pieces, hollow forms attract much attention.  Come to our SAT., JUNE 4TH MEETING, and Steve will show you how it's done.

Monthly Meeting Place: Our regular meeting place, Lewis Services, 510 Saul Dr., Scott, La. 70583

 

Cordially,

Garland J. Barras

President

Acadiana Woodturners of Louisiana

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Guest Demonstrator - Phil Rose

(During Chapter Meeting | June 6, 2020)

Phil Rose from Dragon's Rose Studio was our chapter's recent guest demonstrator. Below is a preview video and a sample of his demonstration. 

Photos from a Saturday Workshop

Workshop hosted by member, Steve Nix, introduced woodturning techniques to new and existing members.

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