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David
06-12-2002, 08:51 PM
Does anyone know of any bowl turning courses/teachers in the south east. I'm in Florida and it seems that most courses are in the north east.

I've never done any lathe work and hoped to try it out before I actually buy a lathe, unless you guys can help. I primarily want to do bowls but an occasional table leg would be nice also.

Thanks, David

dicklaxt
06-13-2002, 04:56 AM
David ,find you a local woodturning group and go from there

dick

David
06-13-2002, 06:49 AM
Dick,

Can you suggest a good method of finding this group? In my town we have HD, Lowes, and Sears of which I spoke to employee's and none know of any turner's groups or clubs. That's the extent of our lathe accessary supply stores. Are there any national groups that might have a local chapter?

Thanks, David

volleyheads
06-13-2002, 06:53 AM
Neither one is very close to you, but these two Woodcrafts offer bowl courses.

Oxford Square Shopping Center
246 Semoran Blvd.
Casselberry, FL 32707
Phone: (407) 260-5002

Village at Countryside
26250 US Hwy 19N
Clearwater, FL 33761
Phone: 727-723-0575

But I like Dick's advice better, seek out the local AAW chapter and get with them.

I am not sure where all these are, but one should be pretty close to you.

Artistic Woodturners of NW Florida
Serving: Pensacola. Milton, Ft Welton, NW gulf co
Meeting Date: 3rd Saturday
Chapter Web Site: http://www.artisticwoodturners.com
Contact:
George O'Brien
5051 Hamilton Bridge Rd
Pace, FL 32571-8210
850-994-0880
obobrein@pcola.gulf.net
Bell Woodturners Club
Serving: Dixie, Gilchrist, Columbia, Alachua
Meeting Date: 2nd Thursday
Contact:
Gary Taylor
2719 NW 20th St
Bell, FL 32619
352-463-2605
gtwood1@msn.com
Big Lake Woodturners Guild
Serving: East Central Florida
Meeting Date: 3rd Thursday
Contact:
John W Jackson
4207 SE 27th St
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-467-7123
gifts1@okeechobee.com
Central Florida Woodturners
Serving: Orlando
Meeting Date: 3rd Thursday
Chapter Web Site: http://members.tripod.com/~woodturners/
Contact:
Bill Wohlfart
525 N Rio Grande Ave
Orlando, FL 32805
407-422-9910
mrbillwoodturner@cfl.rr.com
Florida West Coast Woodturners
Serving: Tampa Bay
Meeting Date: 1st Thursday
Contact:
Walter Jones
611 Patricia Ave
Dunedin, FL 34698
727-734-9270
woodturner@ij.net
Gold Coast Woodturners
Serving: Fort Lauderdale & Palm Beach
Meeting Date: 3rd Thursday
Chapter Web Site: http://woodturning.homepage.com
Contact:
Carl A Spinnler Jr
261 SE 5th Ave
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
954-946-1302
Hands-On Woodturners
Serving: Northwest Central Florida
Meeting Date: 3rd Thursday
Chapter Web Site: http://web.tampabay.rr.com/woodturn
Contact:
Ron Browning
2799 W Liveoak St
LeCanto, FL 34461
352-746-2181
rbrown.5@tampabay.rr.com
North Florida Woodturners
Meeting Date: 1st Tuesday
Chapter Web Site: http://n-fl-woodturners.org
Contact:
David Devall
PO Box 14184
Tallahassee, FL 32317
850-942-6911
turners@nettally.com
Northeast Florida Woodturners
Serving: Jacksonville area
Meeting Date: 2nd Monday
Chapter Web Site: users.fdn.com/~emoryone/nfwaweb.html
Contact:
Joe Raker
1608 S Edgewood Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32205
904-389-4931
seppel3@fdn.com
Palm Beach County Woodturners
Serving: Palm Beach Cty & N on East Coast
Meeting Date: 4th Saturday
Chapter Web Site: http://www.gopbi.com/community/groups/pbcwoodturners/
Contact:
John Buso
PO Box 15414
West Palm Beach, FL 33416
561-689-5900
johnbuso@aol.com
Sarasota Woodturners
Serving: Sarasota and Bradenton
Meeting Date:
Contact:
Bob Lewis
6423 Woodbirch Pl
Sarsota, FL 34238
941-929-0929
Space Coast Woodturners
Serving: Indian River and Brivard Counties
Meeting Date: 1st Wednesday
Contact:
Ronnie Thomas
4070 Dianthus Ln
Titusville, FL 32796
678-296-9288
Tri County Woodturners
Serving: Tampa, Pasco and Hernando counties
Meeting Date: 1st Wednesday
Chapter Web Site: http://home.att.net/~wood-turn/Tri-county.html
Contact:
Jerry Dukes
16803 Okoboji Ln
Odessa, FL 33556
813-926-5300
stickerman1@prodigy.net
Woodturners of Polk County
Serving: Polk County
Meeting Date: 2nd Thursday
Contact:
Gary L Bates
1626 Sherwood Lakes Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33809
863-815-2876
toolman1626@netzero.net


Best Regards,

Bill

"If it is worth doing, it's worth overdoing"

David
06-13-2002, 10:04 AM
Bill,

I really appreciate that, anyone of those are closer than New York.

David

Limey
06-13-2002, 10:40 AM
Hey Bill (no sarcasm intended) but if a thing's worth doing it's worth overdoing!!!!!.
Never ceased to be amazed by your determination to help.

Well Done


Cheers Limey

David
06-13-2002, 11:16 AM
Amen to that!

volleyheads
06-13-2002, 12:01 PM
Blushingly accepted. Just like this turning thing and want to help others to get started and see if they do. If I was half as talented as I am interested, I could quit the day job. Still working....

Best Regards,

Bill

"If it is worth doing, it's worth overdoing"