Dallas Area Woodturners (DAW) is a non profit organization that was organized in 1996 and has grown to over 200 members today. The club focuses on helping our membership learn and grow through education, demonstrations and sharing techniques, tooling and best practices with one other. The DAW is active in community service through woodturning. Check out the DAW YouTube Channel for videos of DAW woodturning demonstrations.
Takehito Nakajima is a well-respected wood turner from the west coast of Japan. His lathe is driven by belts where the direction of spin is controlled by left and right foot pedals that move the drive belt onto pulleys on the main shaft. His lathe is mounted on a table and he sits against the table with his legs below the bed to operate the pedals. Takehito forges his own tools, as do many Japanese turners. A unique aspect of Japanese wood turning is that the tool rest is not attached to the lathe but is mounted in a small stand that can positioned anywhere.
Current state of affairs – COVID-19 and Club meetings
As we transition to a more normal state of affairs, club meetings/demos will be held at WoodWorld AND be over a Zoom meeting. The meeting will start at 6:00 pm. The demo will start at 6:30. The Zoom meeting link will be sent to members and also be available here prior to the meeting/demo. DAW COVID Policies