Replacement for John Jordan

We just heard from John Jordan today that due to a painful viral infection, he will not be able to do demonstrations at this year’s Florida Woodturning Symposium. We are happy to announce however, that John arranged for his friend, Dennis Paullus to take his place. Dennis will be doing the same demonstrations that John had planned.

The type of infection John has generally lasts two to six weeks. We all hope that John gets over his discomfort soon.

We’re so happy that we’ll be able to present our original schedule with Dennis stepping in for John. Here’s a link to Dennis’ website. Check out the kind of impressive turning Dennis does.-

Bruce Hoover

We have been informed that due to ongoing health issues the Hoovers will not be able to attend the Florida Woodturning Symposium this year.  You can still order their fine products at

On behalf of the FWS Board and all of the past attendees of the Florida Woodturning Symposium, I would like to wish Bruce and Janet our best.

We are working hard to find a replacement and will let you know as soon as we have one.

Ron Browning

Chairman, FWS



Special Activities at 2015 Florida Woodturning Symposium

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Because of the great success of the 2014 Florida Woodturning Symposium, the FWS Board decided to give away $250 free shopping spree door prizes to eight lucky attendees of the Friday Night activities at the 2015 Florida Woodturning Symposium.  Tickets will be given out to each attendee of the Friday night activities.  You must be present to get your ticket and to win.

The FWS will reimburse up to $250 to the winners of the free shopping spree door prizes when presented with FWS Vendor receipts.  So all you have to do is buy something from one or more of the Vendors at the 2015 Florida Woodturning Symposium, get a receipt from the Vendor and bring it back to the registration desk, by Sunday at close of event, to get your reimbursement check.  Oh, and you have to be one of the 8 lucky winners of the free shopping spree door prizes