​​​​​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

(July 2022)

 

Dear Fellow Woodturners:

I hope everyone is doing well, staying safe and cool.

 

The July meeting was well attended with seventeen members and four guests attending. The demonstration was done by Ralph Rochon on the turning of a live/natural edge bowl. Thanks Ralph for a great demo. Ralph also said that in the near future, he will demo the use of the vacuum chuck system. Thanks also to Lenray Lege for the doughnuts, much enjoyed by all. Congratulations to Steve Nix, the winner of the SWAT symposium scholarship, which is being held in Waco, Texas., August 25 - 28.

 

The demonstrator for the August meeting will be Dan Whelchel. Dan will demonstrate how to make a pen from a discarded military shell casing. Dan has an interesting story he will share on how the making of the pen came about. Dan said that the demo will not be very long, so this will allow plenty of time for Q&A in conjunction with "Show and Tell". The winner of Gerald Field's beautiful piece, Danny Comb now has the bring back for August. Looking forward to see what Danny comes up with.

Please take note: THE SEPTEMBERR MEETING IS CANCELED, based on the fact that this is the Labor Day weekend and many of the members are attending the SWAT symposium on August 25 - 28, leaving little time to prepare for a September meeting. NO MEETING IN SEPTEMBER.

The President's Challenge will be due at the October meeting; at which time we will draw the winning name for the two free memberships to AWT and the AAW. You must turn in a hollow form to be eligible for the drawing.

The SKEW will be held in conjunction with the October meeting. I will give more information on what we are planning for the SKEW at the August meeting.

It's that time of the year again. In order to prepare for the 2023 election of officers, I will appoint three members to serve on the nomination committee at the October meeting. The election will be held at the November meeting. The committee will return at the November meeting with names of candidates to be placed on the ballot. If you would like to put your name on the ballot, please let the committee know. You will also have the opportunity to do so at the November meeting prior to the election.

I apologize for being a little long winded at times, but some things need to be know by all the members in order to have a great club in which everyone can participate. I welcome any suggestions or comments that you would like to share. I need all the help I can get. In closing, I would like to remind everyone to bring their weed pots/bud vases to the upcoming meeting on August 6, 2022 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM if you have not done so. Until we meet again, happy trails.

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

Cordially,

Garland J. Barras

President

Acadiana Woodturners Club

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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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