The Rise of Artistic Woodturning
A craft reborn in war and social upheaval
by Kevin Wallace
Today artistic woodturning is an international phenomenon.
About Mid South Woodturners Guild
The Mid South Woodturners became a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners in 1997 and enjoys serving a variety of wood artists of the greater Memphis TN metropolitan area.
Guests are always welcome!
The club meets on the fourth Saturday of each month (with occasional exceptions). The meeting begins at 9:00 am and usually runs until 12:00 pm.
Vice President & Program Chairperson
Secretary and Website Editor
Member at Large, Newsletter Editor, & Wig Stand Chairperson
Member at Large & Pens for Troops Chairperson
Member at Large & Club Librarian
Youth Board Member & Scribe
The Mid South Woodturners Guild is a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Our mission is to provide information, education, a meeting place and an effective organization for all who are interested in turning wood.
The meeting goes something like this:
Setup-starting at 8AM
Socialize from 8:30 to 9:00AM
Cool Club Business Stuff
Demo (the jewel of the meeting)
Break around 10:30AM
Snack/Social Break (don't be surprised if you see donuts, scratch-made cookies, pie, or cake). During the break, be sure to check out the library of books and videos. This is also a good time to view the show and tell items up close.
Check out the raffle items
Show and Tell (be sure to bring your latest project to share)
President's Challenge - another gallery featuring work based on a theme
(Show and tell items and President's Challenge items are photographed at this time by our talented volunteer photographer)
Back to our Demo ending around 12:00 noon. Some of our meetings we will return after lunch for an afternoon second half demo (announced ahead of time)
Raffle of donated wood, tools, and other items.
Clean-Up (everyone helps to make short work of it) – However, please do not rush by starting to clean up early. It is not polite (distractive) to the demonstrator or to members who are still interested in the demo.