Turning club

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  1. George Hankins

    George Hankins

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    Does anyone out there have any info on central Virginia turning clubs? Would like to learn more technics but also be able to swap wood blanks.
     
  2. hockenbery

    hockenbery AAW Advisor Staff Member

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    George,
    Below are a couple of maps and a list of va clubs.
    You can use the AAW chapter search to find points of contact and meeting times

    http://www.woodturner.org/?page=Chapters

    Capital Area Woodturners Bryant High School Alexandria VA
    Catoctin Area Turners Leesburg Fire Hall Leesburg VA
    Apple Valley Woodturners McFarland's Mill Winchester VA
    Smith Mountain Lake Woodturners Old Scruggs Fire Department Moneta VA
    Central Virginia Woodturners Crimora Community Center Crimora VA
    Tidewater Turners of Virginia, Inc. Woodcraft Store of Virginia Beach/Norfolk Norfolk VA
    Blue Ridge Woodturners Williamson Road Masonic Building Roanoke VA
    Woodturners of the Virginias See website for directions Mt Jackson VA
    Southside Woodturners Guild The Artisan Center Church Martinsville VA


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  3. John Torchick

    John Torchick

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    Join one as they are a great resource. Members are great at sharing knowledge and expertise regarding turning. Our club has demonstrators periodically and what they show and teach is valuable. Had one that turned cowboy hats!
     
  4. Clifton C

    Clifton C

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    Tidewater Turners is a great club but so are the Richmond Woodturners. I know some folks that are a member of both clubs.
    You can get a better ideas of the goings on by visiting their websites. Also, keep this website in mind for the next symposium. http://www.virginiawoodturners.com
    http://www.tidewaterturners.net
    http://www.richmondwoodturners.org
    Remember, if you have just caught, the turning bug, there might still be time to walk away...but if you hang out here, there is no hope...
     
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  5. George Hankins

    George Hankins

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    kinda closer to Richmond. I live in Prince George County just outside Hopewell
     
  6. john lucas

    john lucas

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    I've demonstrated for the Blue Ridge club and the Smith Lake club and they are both fabulous groups.
     

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