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  • about

    Tidewater Turners is a non-profit organization located in Norfolk, Virginia. Our club has over 120 members dedicated to the craft of woodturning and it is our sincere wish to share our interest and knowledge of woodturning with others. We wish to promote the advancement of woodturning skills to our members…

  • meetings

    Each meeting has a presentation from one of own members, giving a demonstration on such topics as…

  • outreach

    Throughout the year our club will hold public demos, workshops, shows and wood gatherings. We strive…

  • special events

    Twice a year we invite well known woodturners from around the country to give a demonstration of their particular talents and areas of expertise.

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  • chkd


    There will be another Top making party at Woodcraft on Sunday October 25 from Noon until 5:00 PM. Blanks will be provided. Bring your own chuck (s)  for both full size and Mini lathes. We have 251 and our goal is 400.

    By Steve | October 2, 2015

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  • Cancelled grunge rubber stamp on white, vector illustration


    Because of the inclement weather forecast for this weekend, the Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife has been cancelled. The festival, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in Newport News Park, will not be re-scheduled this year. The Arbor Day celebration at Lafayette Park, Norfolk, has been cancelled also.

    By Steve | October 1, 2015

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  • VAwoodsymposium

    Va Woodturning Symposium

    Announcing the 2016 Virginia Woodturners Symposium November 5th & 6th 2016 EXPOland, Fishersville, Virginia We know the Symposium is still 1 ½ years away, but we could not contain ourselves. Just wanted to give you a heads-up for this great turning event.  You’ve spoken and we listened.  We’ve changed our format to have more traditional demonstrations. […]

    By Steve | September 26, 2015

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  • Pay It Forward

    — from Pete Summers —   Folks, I just got the first of two loads of wood from a large crepe myrtle tree. Longest pieces are about 9 feet. Largest diameter is about 6 inches. If you are interested please call, text, or email me. 757-274-8520 or summerspa@aol.com  Don’t delay or I’ll be in serious trouble from Deb for getting more wood!!!  All Today […]

    By Steve | September 17, 2015

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  • schedule-change

    Meeting Change

    We recently received a call that will affect our meeting this month. Our scheduled demonstrator had an unfortunate accident and broke his wrist. We wish him a speedy recovery. Hopefully we will be rescheduling him for sometime next year. We will have a demonstrator, however. Dave made a couple of calls and was able to get […]

    By Steve | September 16, 2015

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  • Gallery Exhibit

    Several members of our club will be presenting some of their turned pieces at the Suffolk Center of Cultural Arts. This event will run from September 18 through October 31, 2015. A reception will be held September 17 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm A woodturning demonstration and sale will be held on October 24 11 […]

    By Steve | September 10, 2015

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  • Wood Available

    My neighbor had a poplar tree come down two days ago. He said it was struck by lightening some time ago. It is aprox. 12″ round, cut into manageable lengths and has some nice looking heart-wood. She said folks could pick it up tomorrow September 5, 2015 after 1p.m Located at : 1026 Little Lake […]

    By Steve | September 5, 2015

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  • Inlay Class

    Hi Dwight I want to thank you for a great class. I learned a huge amount of information, not only about application technique, but also about options for material to use for inlay material. Also, I want to thank you for the hand-out which is a wealth of valuable information that I have only begun to explore. I recognize […]

    By Steve | August 4, 2015

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  • CHKD Fundraiser

      A special thank you for this years donation to the   CHKD Moonlight and Mistletoe Fundraiser. Provided from the collection of Lisa and Chuck Mosser.  

    By Steve | July 27, 2015

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  • Lathe for sale

    a General 260 lathe available on Craigslist.  It has a 12 inch swing (16 inch in the gap).  It will hold a piece 38 inches between centers.  It also has a  5-1/2 foot bed extension.  The lathe is located near Raleigh, NC. Here’s the Craigslist listing: http://raleigh.craigslist.org/tls/5065787862.html More details on the General 260 can be […]

    By Steve | July 2, 2015

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