When

Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7:00 AM CST
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Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 10:00 PM CST

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Where

Marriott Hotel and Convention Center Franklin, TN 
700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067
 

 
Driving Directions 

To make reservations with the TAW group discount code vist the TAW website: wwwtnwoodturners.org and click on the symposium tab or click on the red button below: Lodging at Group Rates.  The TAW has reserved a block of rooms with a special rate of $120.00 per night.  Please make your reservations as early as possible as the Marriott will sell out that weekend.  The special rate of $120.00 per night is also available by phone call   888-403-6772 using the promotional code TAW.

 

Contact

Symposium Chair 
Tennessee Association of Woodturners 
731.225.6297 
symposium@tnwoodturners.org 

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Things to Do Places to Go
  Click here for a list of area attractions.

 

 

Symposium Vendors - Click on the logo for vendor website.

Accu Slice



Cutler Bay Blanks

VMWoodworking: vmwoodworking1982@yahoo.com

   

Women In Turning Meeting            Women in Turning (WIT) is a committee of the AAW, bringing together women worldwide who share a passion for woodturning.  WIT is dedicated to encouraging and assisting womein in their pursuit of Turning, to share ideas and processes to further member's skills and creativity and to increase participation of women in the field of woodturning.  There will be a WIT luncheon meeting in the Arabian Room on Saturday, January 26th.


 

Tennessee Association of Woodturners 2019 Woodturning Symposium 

Early Registration Now Open

Tennessee Association of Woodturners presents their 31st Annual Woodturning Symposium January 25th and 26th, 2019 at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Franklin, TN. Featured demonstrators include Ashley Harwood, Todd Hoyer, Al Stirt and Jacques Vesery. In addition to 16 woodturning rotations each day there will be a large vendor area, a gallery of wood turned art will be on display throughout the symposium and a Saturday Night Auction and Banquet.
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2019 Woodturning Demonstrators - Click on name for bio

 Featured Demonstrator - Ashley Harwood 

 Featured Demonstrator - Todd Hoyer 

        Featured Demonstrator - Al Stirt

 Featured Demonstrator - Jacques Vesery


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Register Early and Save Money

Early registration for the 2019 TAW 31st Annual Woodturning Symposium is now open.  Register and pay by December 31, 2018 and save money!  Click on the red Symposium Fees button below for symposium fees. 

 

Register and Pay with a credit card through the TAW secure payment process.  You do not need a paypal account to pay with a credit card.  Click on the Register Now button below to register and pay with a credit card.

Register Now!

To Register and pay by check please click here

                        Symposium Schedule

Please click here to view the 2019 TAW Woodturning Symposium Schedule. Schedule is subject to change.

Demonstration Descriptions

Please click here to view the 2019 TAW Woodturning demonstration descriptions.

                          Instant Gallery

 Photos left to right:  John Jordan, Dennis Paullus, Pete Wiens

We invite every Symposium participant to display up to four pieces of their work for all others to enjoy during the Symposium.    This large exhibit of wood turned art provides a unique opportunity for collectors to become acquainted with both new and well-known artists.  For "Turners", the gallery is a great way to see what others have been up to.

  

TAW 2018 People's Choice Award - Sammy Long

People's Choice Award

Each year participants may enter one piece, which is entirely their own work, into the People's Choice Award.  Vendors and demonstrators are not eligible for the People's Choice Award.  No collaborative efforts please.  All participants at the Symposium will be asked to vote and select the best piece for the award.   There will be three People's Choice categories for the 2019 TAW Woodturning Symposium:
Best in Show winner:  $250 cash award, plaque and free registration to the TAW 2020 Woodturning Symposium.
Traditional Woodturning: (all work done on the lathe with no embellishments, coloring, etc $100 cash award and plaque.
Woodturning Art (carved, painted, embellished, etc)  $100 cash and plaque.
Piece may only win in one category.

 

Banquet

Prior to our auction on Saturday evening there will be a banquet, which is included in the price of registration.  Door prizes will be given away during the banquet.

Auction

With our long-time friend and Auctioneer, Jay Erlbacher, you are assured an enjoyable, laugh-filled evening.  The auction will include donations of turned pieces, demonstrator demo pieces, tools, supplies and wood donated by our attendees, our Vendors and TAW members.  All proceeds from the auction support continuing education in woodturning through the TAW scholarship program and the TAW outreach program.  Each attendee coming to the symposium is encouraged to donate a turned piece (or anything you chose) to the auction.

                     Ashley Harwood                  Todd Hoyer                        Al Stirt                           Jacques Vesery

                       TAW 2019 Woodturning Symposium Logo Wear

Buy the 2019 TAW Logo Symposium Tee Shirt and be the coolest woodturner on the block.  You can order and pay by credit card when you register which will assure you of getting the correct size or purchase at the registration desk on site.  There will be limited quantities of tee shirts availabe on site and we recommend that you purchase your tee shirt when you register.

TAW 2019 Logo Symposium Short SleeveTee Shirt - $15.00