Welcome to the Woodturners of PolkCounty Web site.


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

The AAW web site is: http://www.woodturner.org/


MeetingSchedules: We meetmonthly on the Second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. at the Bartow FloridaCivic Center from January through December.

Come earlyfor fellowship time and to set up the show and tell items.

For the 2020 meeting schedule, seelinks below. Meeting normally includes a short business meeting/announcements,show and tell, and demonstration.

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


The Next Meeting:The next meeting will be on July 11, 2020 at a location and time tobe announced by e-mail to member including a Zoom virtual link.

Thedemonstration will be announced before hand.


Safetyreminders reviewoften. http://www.woodturner.org/resources/safety.htmhttp://blog.woodturnerscatalog.com/2012/08/woodturning-safety-101/

The following site list toxicwoods: http://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/wood-allergies-and-toxicity/


Past DemosResources:


Rudy Lopez抯 web site is: http://www.rudolphlopez.com/index.html Has handouts forDemo抯.


Ron Browning抯 web site is http://browningwoodturning.com/

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


Al Hockenberyhttp://hockenberywoodturning.com/

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




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


Dan Hoffman抯 web site is: http://Shapeshiftertools.com


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

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


Alsosee 揷ool links below:


Last updated onJune 24, 2020.



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