Bob Hamilton show how to make a vacuum cleaner chucking system.

Segmented turning calculator:

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Check out Joe Larese's blog on cutting logs in to bowl blanks.  His Platform is unique and safe. Blog link

Before Wood Turners Catalog and Woodcraft, turning was very much alive.

Check out this old German Video and here are two more: Traditional TurningMoroccan Bow Lathe

So you want to chase some threads?  At this months meeting several asked about how the Ashley Iles uni-chaser works and where to get it.  

Here is a LINK that will take you to the store.  Also watch this video by John Berkeley demonstrating the Uni-Chaser. The uni-chaser is a great way to try chasing threads and not break the bank. I paid $36.05 for the chaser and shipping. Here's my first threaded lid box:

The above work is by turner Les Black from the Cumberland Woodturners club.  The walnut embellishments are amazing.

“A man who works with his hands is a laborer, a man who works with his hands and his mind is a craftsman, but a man who works with his hands, his mind and his heart is an artist.”

July Meeting WILL be ONLINE using Zoom.  The day and time HAVE changed to the 16th at 7pm.  Hope to see you there!!!  If you don't have Zoom installed on your computer or device, Google "Zoom Download" or select this link:  Select "Zoom Client for Meetings Download".  Let Zoom default install.  When you meet with us, use a device with a mic and camera, like a laptop, tablet or cellphone.  The Link in the newsletter will ask if you want to use Zoom, say yes and you should be in the meeting.  If not call me (Josh) or Jim and we'll help you though it.

Check out the new Article on Building a Cheap Sharpening System.

Our next meeting is
3rd Saturday at 1pm at Horsin Around Carving School, see below for directions.

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Our 3rd Saturday of the month meeting will be at Horsin Around Carving Schoolat 1pm EST IN DECEMBER.  They are located at 8361A DAYTON PIKE, SODDY DAISY, TN.

As always we love to have visitors drop in.  Tri-State Woodturners are a group of turners that like to share and help new and old turners alike. So if you can come we'd like to meet you.

TSW is a member of the American Association of Woodturners.
We are about all things wood turning.

If you wish to become a member just fill out a Membership form and include dues for $40 per year. 

If you're not sure about becoming a member yet, we would enjoy having you come and visit and be apart of one of our many demonstrations, given by local and regional turners. Please contact us at or if you wish to talk to one of us, feel free to call our Vice President Josh Bowman at 423-280-0954.
Our purpose is to promote woodturning.  Our meetings are a place for open discussion and questions.  
Who We Are: The Tri State Woodturners is a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Member’s skill levels range from novice to skilled professional. Some make all or part of their living from the craft. Interests cover the entire range of woodturning. The TSW places a strong emphasis on both personal and environmental safety.