Welcome to the 2017 Florida Woodturning Symposium.
January 27th – 29th, 2017 
Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center
 

Thank you everyone that helped make the 2016 Symposium the most successful ever.

Come see us next year. The Symposium will be January 27-29, 2017 and will have the following demonstrators:

National Demonstrators

  • Avelino Samuel
  • Clay Foster
  • Kimberly Winkler
  • Dale Larson

Regional Demonstrators

  • Don Gieger
  • Dave Barringer
  • Tim Rowe
  • Barry Reiter

Due to popular demand we are planning  to repeat the Shopping Spree on Friday night. If you attend the Friday evening program, you will get a door prize ticket as you enter McGuire auditorium. At the end of the evening we will draw 8 tickets and the winners will receive a $250 Shopping Spree with the vendors at the Symposium.

The  Viable Lumber Best in Show prize for Instant Gallery entries was also very popular, so Pete Richardson has agreed to sponsor the award again.

We will also be adding a Women in Turning meeting to the schedule as well as our President’s Meeting. Both will take place on Friday night.

The Florida Woodturning Symposium is the largest woodturning event in Florida and is held each year at the Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center. A self contained, wooded campus where you are immersed in nothing but woodturning for 2 1/2 days. This is one of the best ways to take the next step in your woodturning.

The Florida Woodturning Symposium began in December 2001 through the efforts of three Florida Chapters of the American Association of Woodturners.  Seven AAW Chapters now put on the symposium and attendance has grown each year thanks to the high quality of our demonstrators and our Hands-on-Workshops.

A large trade show offers the woodturning “goodies” you’ve been looking for, both new woodturning tools and a great selection of wood for the woodturner. In addition the FWS features a great auction and raffle and the chance to win an Education Grant to one of the great national Craft Schools or a one-on-one workshop with a talented Florida woodturning teacher.

The FWS’s mission is to promote the art of woodturning through the annual symposium and other events.