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

Registration for Florida Woodturning Symposium 2015 is now open

 2015 Florida Woodturning Symposium.
January 9th – 11th, 2015 
Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center

Registration is now open.

The Florida Woodturning Symposium Committee has been working hard getting ready for 2015. The Symposium will be earlier this year and will run January 9th -11th, 2015.
We look forward to present this great lineup of demonstrators this year:

National Demonstrators

Regional Demonstrators

New for 2015

We had such a successful Symposium last year we’re planning some new ideas to increase your enjoyment.

First, we are planning a 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 5 tickets and the winners will receive a $250 Shopping Spree with the vendors at the Symposium.

Second, we are working with Viable Lumber to create a Best in Show prize for Instant Gallery entries.

More details on these two new initiative will be added to the website shortly.