THE MAY CLUB MEETING WILL BE ON ZOOM DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT THE COVID19 PANDEMIC!

The Smoky Mountain Woodturners Club is located in Knoxville, TN and is a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners.  The goals of the club are:

  1. To promote interest in all aspects of woodturning for persons of all levels of competence.
  2. To provide information, education and hands-on experience for all members.
  3. To encourage the trading of woods, ideas, tools, etc. among members.
  4. To Explore new methods and techniques for advancing woodturning as a creative craft and a unique art form.
  5.  To encourage membership in, and give support to, the America Association of Woodturners. (www.woodturner.org)

A number of club members have individual Websites and offer items for sale including custom requests. Please check out Members Websites link in the site menu below.

Club Current Postings

The club website still requires additional work.  This rebuild required reloading all member information and all previous site passwords will no longer work.  All active members should be able to log in and a notification email has been sent with directions for a temporary password. 

The email configuration still has a problem and the ability to send and receive email messages does not currently work.  Emails being sent from a different server.  Any questions, contact me directly at jevogelsang@charter.net.

Based on the continuing uncertainty of how long the "Safer at Home" conditions will prevail, to provide time for advance planning, the April club meeting at Woodcraft is rescheduled to be an online meeting using Zoom.  Information was provided to members by email about loading Zoom and times to test the connection before the meeting.

Additional information about uploading show and tell pictures for the meeting will be provided.

Any members who have not paid your 2020 dues, please send your checks directly to our treasurer and NOT the SMWTS P.O.  Box.  Write the check to SMWTS and mail to:  Vic Kaminsky,  412 Karla Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920.  Write SMWTS  under the return address. 

Please continue to make show and tell items as well as Beads of Courage Boxes, Wig Stands, Pens for the Troops and Christmas Ornaments.  If you have completed Beads of Courage Boxes and Wig Stands, please coordinate with Drue Hogland regarding how best to arrange delivery based on the current need that Drue may have for these items. 

Everyone please stay safe, practice social distancing and the most important thing of frequent and thorough hand washing that is our current best defense against COVID-19.