Woodworkers Club shop is located off Rolling Acres Road, north of Country Route 466, at Oak Street, 704 Oak Street, The Villages 32159. We are open from 8:00AM to 4:00PM Monday through Saturday. Contact us at 352-751-0513.
Next General Membership Meeting on TUESDAY, October 14 at 7:00PM at the Laurel Manor Recreation Center.
Please watch this space for additional announcements regarding the speakers at this meeting.
Please bring your projects for the Show and Tell portion of this meeting. Also, bring your questions and suggestions to make our meetings and operations more efficient and interesting.
Next Turner's Group meeting will be held at our shop on Tuesday, September 16 at 7:00PM.
Class registration for the Fall 2014 semester will start on August 25th.
The Class Schedule and announcements are available on the website by selecting the following links:
If you are interested in teaching a course please contact Bob Matthews at email@example.com.
To associate congenial persons of good character having a common love and appreciation of carving, turning and general woodworking activity.
To promote and develop a better understanding of the selection, techniques of proper use and daily maintenance of woodworking equipment.
To encourage its members to render such altruistic or other civic service as they may determine.
DUES REMAIN $55 for 2015
2015 DUES PAYMENT BEGINS OCTOBER 13, 2014
New Villages Waivers must be signed beginning October 1
Dues will be accepted only at the front desk AFTER your ID has been presented
In order to use the shop in 2015, dues must be paid by December 30, 2014. A grace period for paying dues will be extended through January 31, 2015; however you will not be able to use the shop during the month of January until your 2015 payment is made. If dues are not paid by January 31, 2015, your membership will be terminated.
When paying your dues, you will be asked to:
● Update your personal and emergency information
● Sign up for 2015 monitor duty unless you are exempt or are age 85 (born before 1/1/1930) and have been a member of the woodshop for 5 years (joined in 2010 or before)
● Make your payment by cash or check
You will receive a receipt for your payment, a schedule of your monitor assignments, information about the monitor program, and web site information. Please keep this information for your records.
Monitor training is required every two years. If you have not attended a training session since 1/1/2013, you will need to be trained prior to your first 2015 monitor duty date.
Monitor training is currently held the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 4 -6:30 pm. Schedules may change so check the web site at http://www.thevwc.org for current information
Harm Borfitz presents the basics off serving as a Tool Crib Monitor
David Adamovich demonstrates the safe operation of our tables saws and the new jigs.
The videos are available under the Certification Tab above OR click on one of the images to view the video.
Bill McGinnis presents basic carving techniques and wood carving facilities available in the shop.
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Ron Browning - Turning Platters
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Rick Pixley - Fantastic Finishes
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John Herega - Turning 3 Point Bowls
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With the upcoming elections in January, 2015 a nominating committee has been formed. The committee will review those candidates interested in running for three board positions and for officers of the Villages Woodworkers Club. The term of office is for three years.
To be considered, those interested must be a member of the Club for at least one year. If interested please present a brief resume of yourself and leave it at the front desk to the attention of Ernie DeSantis.
The board of Directors at the August 28, 2014 meeting passed a resolution for exempting members from Monitor Duty.
The full text of this resolution can be found on this website at Board Resolutions .
We have been able to change the location for this year’s (2014) Christmas party. By changing the location, we also had to change the date. Please mark your calendars. Our 2014 Annual Colonel Richard Knie Christmas party will take place on Monday, December 8, 2014 at the Savannah Center. We will have three rooms (dividers removed) and will be able to accommodate 350 people! So, please plan on coming!