Updated March 17, 2001

Avalon Woodturners Guild

We are a group of about thirty men and women from the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland, Canada. What we have in common is an interest in fellowship and learning more about woodturning.

The guild has been in existence since 1996. We meet every second Wednesday from September to May inclusive at Mill Lane Enterprises on Water Street, St. John's, from 8:00 to 10:30 pm. Dues are a paltry \\$25 per year.

Meetings consist of a 1/2 hour business meeting, show and tell, bring back raffle, coffee break and then a woodturning demonstration or video.

The executive for 2000 - 2001:

President - George Jarvis
Vice President - Bruce Dwyer
Past President - David Buckley
Secretary - Nigel Drover
Treasurer - Bob Van Nostrand
Social Committee - Peggie Linegar, Roger Barnes, Muggs Tibbo

Demonstrations from the past:

bowl turning
properties of tool metal - Peter Smith
Christmas ornaments - Bob van Nostrand
turning a captured ring - Jamie Karagianis
sharpening tools - George Jarvis, Lorne Babb, Lloyd Walker
turning spheres - video
off-center turning
inside-out turning
thread chasing
Design of turned items - Lorne Babb
Cracked eggshell surface decoration

Paid Members for 1999 - 2000:


Click here for pictures of the 2000 AWG social event.

Here are a few digital pix taken by Peter Smith at the Woorturning Workshop Given by Lorne Babb in February 2000, at Bishops Collegiate (under construction)

Here are some shots taken at the 2001 home show at the Mount Pearl Glacier Stadium.

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