Here you will find information from the club such as club meeting demonstrations, mentoring, safety, newsletters, project plans, tips and tricks all related to woodturning.

Demonstrations, Project and Technique Videos

Go to the DAW YouTube Channel to see videos of demonstrations and presentations made at meetings of the Dallas Area Woodturners club.

Note – If you don’t see a specific video, at the request of the demonstrator, it may be unlisted on the DAW YouTube. It may be accessed through the Member Resources page on the DAW website.

Dallas Area Woodturners YouTube Channel

Woodturning Tips and Techniques
Make a Wood BowlGood collection of easy to understand videos on various woodturning topics. Includes tool sharpening, wood drying, tool techniques, understanding tool marks, and lathe speed, sanding, mounting wood on a lathe, etc.
AAW Videos and InformationAmerican Association of Woodturners repository of how-to videos, articles, etc. on every woodturning topic imaginable.
For AAW members. (This alone is worth the dues.)
Doc GreenMethods, tips, and techniques for turning wood on a lathe.  Dozens of of articles with hundreds of photographs and diagrams.
Wood World DayYouTube video of Wood World Day – A variety of demonstrations
Wood Reference searchable online reference for wood identification. Info on grain, color, toxicity, hardness and much more. of info on spalted wood including making your own from the Applied Mycology Lab at Oregon State University, step-by-step process to identify a tree by the kinds of leaves it produces from the Arbor Day Foundation site focusing on color-correct pictures of exotic and domestic woods collection of woodworking information and free resources: 10,000 article Knowledge Base, Forum, and a variety of wood working calculators.
Woodturning organizations Association of Woodturners The mothership of the woodturning community in North America. American Association of Woodturners Find a local Chapter, Craft School, Regional Symposium, or International Woodturning Association of the AAW with board members from Dallas Area Woodturners (DAW), East Texas Woodturners (ETW), Golden Triangle Woodturners (GTW), Hunt County Woodturners (HCW), and Woodturners of North Texas (WNTX). South West Association of Turners (SWAT) holds one of the largest woodturning symposiums in the world yearly in Waco, TX
http://www.wntx.orgBased in Ft. Worth, the Woodturners of North Texas is an AAW chapter serving North Texas. in Tyler, TX the East Texas Woodturners Association is an AAW Chapter serving East Texas Golden Triangle Woodturners is an AAW chapter located in Denton, Texas Hunt County Wood Turners is an AAW chapter located in Greenville Texas Dallas Area Woodturners is an AAW chapter located in Dallas, Texas Makerspace is a shared community workshop and laboratory. We are an organized group of local artists, engineers, makers, and thinkers who work together to provide tools and learning resources to the public. Segmented Woodturners Association is an AAW chapter devoted to the art and craft of segmented woodturning
Lucid Woodturners is an association focused on using technologies like video, computers, audio, lasers, 3D printing, and various other techniques to produce, share and teach woodturning.  Kind of a hi-tech turners group. primary purpose of the North Texas Woodworker’s Association is to promote the craft of woodworking, and assist in the improvement of the memberships skills and abilities at all levels of experience. This is accomplished by seminars, workshops, demonstrations sharing of information about woodworking techniques, tools, sources for supplies, and networking with other members.
Wood Art in downtown Saint Paul, MN, the Gallery of Wood Art is sponsored by the American Association of Woodturners Center for Art in Wood, formerly the Wood Turning Center, has been widely recognized as a valuable resource for the preservation and promotion of the field of art made from wood of Woodturners, A site where woodturners can post photos and descriptions of their work and engage in discussion about their art.
Segmented Turning Reference/Utilities Woodturning (Secrets and Tips for the Beginner)
Floating BasesPros, Cons, Types of floating bases Ring Calculator 1 Ring Calculator 2 Ring Calculator 3 Ring Calculator 4 Cuts Calculator Angle Calculator for everything imaginable
General Reference and Millimeter to Decimal Conversion Table kind of construction/mechanical calculator and diagram you can think of. With printable templates and savable pdfs. Direct link for segmented turning in segmented link section Size Conversion Table
Fract. (in)/Decimal/(mm)/Wire No. or Letter Size And Conversion Table for geometric shapes (2D) and solids (3D GIFS of Tsugite (Japanese Joinery)
Woodworking Forums and community dedicated to pen turning Creek Woodworking Community
Vintage Machinery


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