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 Tennessee Association of  Woodturners 

invites you to join us at our event    

2018 Woodturning Symposium

January 26th and 27th, 2018

Register Now!

Come join everyone at the Tennessee Association of Woodturners 2018 Woodturning Symposium.  The 2018 Symposium will again be held at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Franklin, TN.  Early registration ends December 31!
We have a truly impressive slate of Demonstrators and a host of quality Vendors, selected to provide you a wide variety of tools, products and wood.  Our great facility provides 4 large, sound-controlled demonstration rooms, and an enormous Vendor Area. This location and venue has had excellent reviews from out attendees and Vendors. Our symposium is designed for all levels of interest in woodturning and wood art. Whether you are an experienced turner wanting to be inspired by internationally famous demonstrators, or you're looking for demonstrations which showcase fundamental turning skills, or you are a wood art collector interested in identifying new artists, you will find plenty to enjoy and learn during our 30th annual Woodturning Symposium 
TAW is dedicated to providing education, information and organization to anyone interested in woodturning and we're excited about bringing new people into our craft.
A Great Slate of Demonstrators:
Featured Demonstrators are:  
Betty Scarpino
Stuart Batty
Jimmy Clewes
Mike Mahoney
Instant Gallery: 
Always a favorite, the instant gallery will be on display throughout the symposium and we invite each participant to display up to four pieces of his/her work for all to enjoy. 
People's Choice:
Each participant is invited to enter one turned item into the People's Choice category. The artist with the piece voted best in show will be awarded $250.00 and a commemorative plaque.
John Jordan Special EventL
There will be a special presentation by John Jordan on Friday evening.
Women In Turning:
There will be a Women In Turning (WIT) meeting on Saturday, January 27th from   12:00 - 1:00 pm in the Arabian Room
Banquet and Auction: 
Our banquet dinner will be held Saturday evening. After dinner, we will begin our auction which will include donations of woodturned pieces, tools, supplies and wood donated by our vendors, TAW members and attendees. We truly hope you will donate a turned piece, wood, or supplies to the auction to support our scholarship fund.
Limited Edition 30th Anniversary Pin:   
Limited Edition 30th Anniversary Pin available for purchase for $5.00 if registered before December 31, 2017.
Win a Powermatic 3520 Lathe:
Register and pay for a full or spouse symposium and be entered into the Saturday night drawing for a Powermatic 3520 lathe. Lathe to be given away at conclusion of Saturday night banquet, must be present to win. Transportation is the responsibility of the winner.
Visit the TAW Website for complete Symposium information: and click on the symposium tab
Symposium Information & Registration
Demonstrator Info and their websites
Confirmed Vendors and their websites
Demonstration Descriptions
Special Lodging Rates 
Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
Cool Springs Blvd.
Franklin, TN
Friday January 26th, 2018 at 7:00 AM (1st demo starts at 8:00 am)
Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at 9:30 pm
If you have any questions about our symposium, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
David Sapp
Symposium Committee
Tennessee Association of Woodturners 
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We look forward to seeing you in January!
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American Association of Woodturners
222 Landmark Center, 75 5th Street West
Saint Paul, MN 55102 
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