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PEACE RIVER WOODTURNERS

A CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF WOODTURNERS

PROUDLY SERVING CHARLOTTE COUNTY SINCE 2007

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Monthly Demonstration Meetings

The Peace River Woodturners conduct monthly lathe and woodturning-related demonstration meetings.  A short business meeting is held to keep Members up-to-date on current Club happenings. During "Show & Tell", individual PRW Members show and discuss turnings they have brought to the meeting. Members will see the up-close details on large monitors throughout the meeting room of the physical lathe processes/techniques used to turn a wide variety  of projects, depending on the subject for that meeting. Everyone is encouraged to ask questions and discuss techniques with the demonstrator, and to mingle with the others during short breaks in the meeting's program.. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

    • Sun, July 14, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 501 Shreve Street
    Register

                    PEACE RIVER WOODTURNERS PRICE HOUSE GALLERY                                         * OPEN 9 AM to 1PM on SUNDAYS * 





    • Wed, July 17, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Register

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 17th, 2024.  6:30 PM

    NOTE: You MUST REGISTER ON THE WEBSITE  to receive the link for this online LIVE demonstration!

    In this IRD Pat will show  how to make a lidded vessel

    and embellish the outside with multiple beads

    A recording will be available for thirty days after the event.



    • Thu, July 18, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • ELENA's for Lunch, then Price House for Turning
    Register

    Please RSVP to let us know you'll attend:

    THIRD THURSDAY 

    LUNCH & TURN

    PRW Members -

             Join with fellow Members at           ELENA's Restaurant 

    at 11:30 AM 

       for a casual lunch and conversation, 

    then on to PRICE HOUSE around 12:30 for FUN WITH WOODTURNING in the afternoon!

    - - - - - - - - - - -

     

     - OR - 

    Meet us at Price House at 12:30 to join in the Woodturning Session

    if you can't come for lunch!

    Demo topic TBA!

    • Sun, July 21, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 501 Shreve Street
    Register

                    PEACE RIVER WOODTURNERS PRICE HOUSE GALLERY                                         * OPEN 9 AM to 1PM on SUNDAYS * 





    • Sun, July 28, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 501 Shreve Street
    Register

                    PEACE RIVER WOODTURNERS PRICE HOUSE GALLERY                                         * OPEN 9 AM to 1PM on SUNDAYS * 





    • Thu, August 01, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Price House Meeting Rooms - Punta Gorda History Park
    Register

    MONTHLY MEETING - 6:30 PM

    LIVE & IN-PERSON IN THE PRICE HOUSE

     Short business meeting followed by Member Show & Tell of woodturning projects, and demonstration/discussion.

    Demonstration: LARRY NIXON - Triangle Lidded Box

    Refreshments:  Michael Metivier

    Bring:                                                                                                                      * Turned Item for the Monthly Challenge        

       *  Your PRW Name Tag                      

        * Show & Tell items          

         * Turned pieces for sale/display at the Price House

    • Sun, August 04, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 501 Shreve Street
    Register

                    PEACE RIVER WOODTURNERS PRICE HOUSE GALLERY                                         * OPEN 9 AM to 1PM on SUNDAYS * 





    • Sun, August 11, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 501 Shreve Street
    Register

                    PEACE RIVER WOODTURNERS PRICE HOUSE GALLERY                                         * OPEN 9 AM to 1PM on SUNDAYS * 





    • Thu, August 15, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • ELENA's for Lunch, then Price House for Turning
    Register

    Please RSVP to let us know you'll attend:

    THIRD THURSDAY 

    LUNCH & TURN

    PRW Members -

             Join with fellow Members at           ELENA's Restaurant 

    at 11:30 AM 

       for a casual lunch and conversation, 

    then on to PRICE HOUSE around 12:30 for FUN WITH WOODTURNING in the afternoon!

    - - - - - - - - - - -

     

     - OR - 

    Meet us at Price House at 12:30 to join in the Woodturning Session

    if you can't come for lunch!

    Demo topic TBA!

    • Sun, August 18, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 501 Shreve Street
    Register

                    PEACE RIVER WOODTURNERS PRICE HOUSE GALLERY                                         * OPEN 9 AM to 1PM on SUNDAYS * 





    • Sun, August 25, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 501 Shreve Street
    Register

                    PEACE RIVER WOODTURNERS PRICE HOUSE GALLERY                                         * OPEN 9 AM to 1PM on SUNDAYS * 





    • Sun, September 01, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 501 Shreve Street
    Register

                    PEACE RIVER WOODTURNERS PRICE HOUSE GALLERY                                         * OPEN 9 AM to 1PM on SUNDAYS * 





    • Thu, September 05, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Price House Meeting Rooms - Punta Gorda History Park
    Register

    MONTHLY MEETING - 6:30 PM

    LIVE & IN-PERSON IN THE PRICE HOUSE

     Short business meeting followed by Member Show & Tell of woodturning projects, and demonstration/discussion.

    Demonstration: MIKE MURRAY - Cabriole Leg

    Refreshments:  Bil Tucker

    Bring:                                                                                                                      * Turned Item for the Monthly Challenge        

       *  Your PRW Name Tag                      

        * Show & Tell items          

         * Turned pieces for sale/display at the Price House

    • Thu, September 19, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • ELENA's for Lunch, then Price House for Turning
    Register

    Please RSVP to let us know you'll attend:

    THIRD THURSDAY 

    LUNCH & TURN

    PRW Members -

             Join with fellow Members at           ELENA's Restaurant 

    at 11:30 AM 

       for a casual lunch and conversation, 

    then on to PRICE HOUSE around 12:30 for FUN WITH WOODTURNING in the afternoon!

    - - - - - - - - - - -

     

     - OR - 

    Meet us at Price House at 12:30 to join in the Woodturning Session

    if you can't come for lunch!

    Demo topic TBA!

    • Thu, October 03, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Price House Meeting Rooms - Punta Gorda History Park
    Register

    MONTHLY MEETING - 6:30 PM

    LIVE & IN-PERSON IN THE PRICE HOUSE

     Short business meeting followed by Member Show & Tell of woodturning projects, and demonstration/discussion.

    Demonstration: Michael Metivier

    Refreshments:  Jennifer & Duane Smith

    Bring:                                                                                                                      * Turned Item for the Monthly Challenge        

       *  Your PRW Name Tag                      

        * Show & Tell items          

         * Turned pieces for sale/display at the Price House

    • Thu, October 17, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • ELENA's for Lunch, then Price House for Turning
    Register

    Please RSVP to let us know you'll attend:

    THIRD THURSDAY 

    LUNCH & TURN

    PRW Members -

             Join with fellow Members at           ELENA's Restaurant 

    at 11:30 AM 

       for a casual lunch and conversation, 

    then on to PRICE HOUSE around 12:30 for FUN WITH WOODTURNING in the afternoon!

    - - - - - - - - - - -

     

     - OR - 

    Meet us at Price House at 12:30 to join in the Woodturning Session

    if you can't come for lunch!

    Demo topic TBA!

    • Thu, November 07, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Price House Meeting Rooms - Punta Gorda History Park
    Register

    MONTHLY MEETING - 6:30 PM

    LIVE & IN-PERSON IN THE PRICE HOUSE

     Short business meeting followed by Member Show & Tell of woodturning projects, and demonstration/discussion.

    Demonstration: PAUL BARTLETT

    Refreshments:  David Robinson

    Bring:                                                                                                                      * Turned Item for the Monthly Challenge        

       *  Your PRW Name Tag                      

        * Show & Tell items          

         * Turned pieces for sale/display at the Price House

    • Fri, November 08, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Tringali Community Center, 3450 N. Access Rd, Englewood, FL 34224

    We'll have an EcoLearning Display from 11 to 1  - Come check us out! Triangle Community Center 3450 N. Access Rd, Englewood

    ECO FAIR

     Join us for a fun-filled Event at the Tringali Community Center for the Charlotte County Eco Fair on Friday, November 8th, 2024.  

    This event will take from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

    The Eco Fair will inform the community of current environmental issues while providing ideas for ways in which we can all do our part to make a difference in curbing climate change.   The event will include a variety of local organizations that are working toward a more sustainable future for Charlotte County and the Englewood area.  Learn about alternative energies, endangered species, and the threat to our local waters.  Learn about native landscaping and how to grow your own food.  

    Date:Saturday, November 4, 2023 

    Time:11:00am - 1:00pmLocation:Tringali Community Center

      Adults     Babies and Toddlers     Kids and Families     Teens 

      Special events  


    • Thu, November 21, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • ELENA's for Lunch, then Price House for Turning
    Register

    Please RSVP to let us know you'll attend:

    THIRD THURSDAY 

    LUNCH & TURN

    PRW Members -

             Join with fellow Members at           ELENA's Restaurant 

    at 11:30 AM 

       for a casual lunch and conversation, 

    then on to PRICE HOUSE around 12:30 for FUN WITH WOODTURNING in the afternoon!

    - - - - - - - - - - -

     

     - OR - 

    Meet us at Price House at 12:30 to join in the Woodturning Session

    if you can't come for lunch!

    Demo topic TBA!

    • Thu, December 05, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Price House Meeting Rooms - Punta Gorda History Park
    Register

    MONTHLY MEETING - 6:30 PM

    LIVE & IN-PERSON IN THE PRICE HOUSE

     Short business meeting followed by Member Show & Tell of woodturning projects, and demonstration/discussion.

    Demonstration: PRO DEMONSTRATION

    Refreshments:  Cheri Bauer

    Bring:                                                                                                                      * Turned Item for the Monthly Challenge        

       *  Your PRW Name Tag                      

        * Show & Tell items          

         * Turned pieces for sale/display at the Price House

    • Fri, January 10, 2025
    • Sat, January 11, 2025
    • Charlotte Harbor Event Center

    www.swflwoodartexpo.org.   VIEW WEBSITE WITH ALL INFO

    $10 FEE for FIRST entry, reduced to $5 for each additional on same entry form 

    ENTRY DEADLINE: DECEMBER 9, 2024

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    $15 FULL FEE ALL ENTRIES:

    DECEMBER 10 - JANUARY 9th, 2024

    Entry Form will be posted soon! CLICK TO DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM  - THIS FORM IS USED FOR EITHER TURNING or CARVING 

    WOODTURNING ENTRIES CATEGORIES & DESCRIPTIONS: 

    Woodtunrning Class Description

    1. Hollow Form

      1. Standard hollow form or vase

      2. Embellished hollow form or vase

    2. Bowls

      1. Standard bowl

      2. Embellished bowl

    3. Plate/Platter

      1. Standard plate/platter

      2. Embellished plate/plaBer

    4. Spindle

    5. Natural edge

    6. Segmented or constructed

    7. Miniature (no dimension exceeds 3")

    8. All ornamental

    9. Lidded container

      1. Lidded container (less than 4" in dimension)

      2. Lidded container (greater than 4" in dimension)

    10. Pens

    11. Others Not Listed

    Woodturning Definitions:
    Vase 
    is a vessel higher than it is wide.

    Hollow Vessel is a form with a top opening smaller than the width, containing substan,al hollow area. Standard hollow vessel or vase – may contain decoration while turning on the lathe (i.e. coves, beads, surface texture).

    Embellished hollow vessel or vase – carved, fluted, wood burned, inlay, colored, etc.

    Bowl is a form with a top opening is larger than the base, exposing the interior to view (Wider than High).

    Standard bowl – may contain decora,on applied while turning on the lathe (i.e. coves, beads, surface texture).

    Embellished bowl – carved, fluted, wood burned, inlay, colored, etc. 

    Plate/platter is a form that is substan,ally wider than high with the surface open to view.

    Standard plate/platter – may contain decoration while turning on the lathe (i.e. coves, beads, surface texture

    Embellished plate/platter – carved, fluted, wood burned, inlay, colored, etc. 

    Spindle is a form primarily turned between centers with grain parallel to lathe bed.

    All segmented or constructed is a form that is pieced together and turned with one or more woods (e.g. maple/walnut).

    Other than wood is a form made of at least 50% other material (alabaster, plastics, metal spinning, soapstone, and combinations of the above).

    Miniature is a form where no dimension exceeds 3".

    Ornamental/Complex turning is executed on and off a lathe which converts a plain circular section to variants of outline; these range from a simple series of cuts taken at intervals around the work (producing grooves or bumps on the surface) to non-circular movements whereby the whole of the circular shape is removed to give a completely different form. Such shapes are achieved by various methods, the principal ones being; Cutting with a fixed or revolving cuter while the work is rotated on a non-radial path (eccentrically, elliptically, epicyclically, or reciprocating device); Cutting with a revolving cutter while the work remains static, then rotating the piece to produce a series of cuts at intervals around the cylinder or surface; Cutting with a fixed or revolving cutter while the work is rotated on a radial or non-radial path and the cutting apparatus follows a linear, circular, or non-circular motion, these two motions being synchronized by gearing.

    Lidded container is a form where the dimension is less than 4" or greater than 4".

    Other can be jewelry, toys, Christmas ornaments, utensils, constructed multiple turnings (resulting in spinning wheels, ships, wheel clocks, candelabra, reassembled turnings). Wood or non-woods are acceptable however, 50% of project must be turned.

IN-PERSON DEMONSTRATION MEETINGS

EVENING

6:30 PM

to 8:45 PM

LOCATION:

501 SHREVE ST. Price House in Punta Gorda History Park 

Please park in the Library lot

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WOODTURNING INSTRUCTION

by appointment 

For details, click below to contact

Training Coordinator  


   

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