Monthly Hands on Woodturning (HOW)
We typically have a monthly hands on woodturning session on the third Monday of each month except December facilitated by Mike Peace and assisted by experienced club members. We are perhaps the only woodturning club in Georgia with their own shop facility with about 8 Jet Mini lathes. Time: 10AM – 2PM. Bring a lunch since there is no place nearby to get food.
It is a great opportunity to enjoy some fun and fellowship with your turning buddies. And maybe even learn new and creative techniques in woodturning. No skill prerequisites required, come as you are.
The club has some tools available so you if you don’t have tools no problem. But as always, you may want to bring your own familiar tools and perhaps take them home sharp.
Cold drinks in the refrigerator for a buck. This workshop donation of $5.00 covers wood, materials and supplies that will be provided for the project we will be working on. New turners not ready for the work shop project will get some guidance on sharpening and basic tool techniques. Our upcoming workshop projects are announced in the newsletter and on our Facebook page.
Periodic All Day workshops with Noted Woodturners
We occasionally have all day events with noted woodturning artists and instructors. Some of the workshop facilitators we have had in the past include Ashley Harwood, Keith Holt, Derek Weiderman, Stuart Mortimer, Benoit Averly, Chris Ramsey, Michael Gibson, Rudy Lopez and many more.
Facilitator: Mike Peace
Mike got hooked on turning shortly after retiring and became a hopeless “woodturning junkie,” reading woodturning books, watching videos, attending chapter meetings, attending symposiums, and spending most of his time on anything turning-related. He is active in three woodturning chapters in the Atlanta area, serving as board member, secretary, president, newsletter editor, demonstrator, and workshop facilitator. Mike has published several articles in various woodturning magazines (available for downloading from his website). He enjoys teaching and demonstrating woodturning, and regularly produces tutorial videos you can see on his YouTube channel, “Mike Peace Woodturning.”