Don is from the Grey/Bruce turning club. He will be demonstrating
an embellishment technique pioneered by US turner Dixie Biggs.
Doors open: 7:00 PM
Meeting Starts: 7:30 PM
The Thames Valley Woodturners Guild is a
group of woodturners over 100 strong situated in and around London Ontario.
Our regular meetings provide the woodturner with a great network of other
woodturners in the London area. We are a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW)
Demonstrations: We have turning demonstrations from guild members and occasionally from other masters
in the field. Our demonstrations are instructional and interactive with the audience.
TVWG Drop-In night TBD for 2017
All are welcome from the public and from the membership! Bring a piece of wood you want to turn for some instruction by mentors AND bring your tools to sharpen. Ask any questions you like or feel free to watch others!
This is a free service from the executive to members as part of your membership!
Upcoming Guild Demonstrations
We are endeavoring to fill in the demonstration schedule for the rest of the 2017/2018 calendar years.
If you have a topic you would like to see demonstrated OR if you would like to demonstrate something you are
currently working on please contact the president.
Don Turcotte - Dixie Biggs style embellishment
Sep 29th - Oct 1st
Woodstock Wood Show with People's Choce competition of something turned in the last 12 months
Bob Fenn - Full sized staved bird house
Carl Durance - Incorporating veneers into your turnings
Eric Deckert - Techniques on turning a sphere No Christmas Social this year but we will have an ornament exchange.
Upcoming Professional Woodturners Demonstrations
These are all day sessions where the guild hosts a renowned professional woodturner. Come and see the excellent demonstrations and learn tips and tricks from masters of the trade - it is well worth the price of admission!
David Ellsworth - April 22nd 2017
Upcoming Guild Challenges
April 13th 2017 - 6" Cube Challenge
Turn anything that will fit inside a 6"x6"x6" cube. We have a cube that the piece must fit wholly inside, with the lid closed.
Pieces which do not fit inside the cube with the lid closed will be disqualified! You have been warned!
Note on the President's Challenges:
There will be two major yearly challenges presented to guild members throughout the year with the intent of giving guild
members plenty of lead time to design and prepare for the challenges. These challenges are called President's Challenges.
The December challenge will be announced in June or September and will be due in December.
The June challenge will be announced in December or January and will be due in June.