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Promoting the art and craft of wood turning in the greater Cincinnati area

Our annual Turn and Learn event is scheduled for Saturday, August 15. Newer members and those members looking for some expert hands on coaching can signup for one or the other session. It is also a great opportunity to meet and get to know other members.
We will offer a set of projects along with the wood to complete them. Or, you can bring your own wood and project ideas and we'll help out.
There are two sessions:  9-11 and 11-1. Please go to the August calendar for details and to signup. Capacity is up to 10 or 11 people for each session. There are lots of spots still available.
Construction by the contractor is finished.  The place looks great! The suspended ceiling helps the lighting look even brighter and controls sound echo well.  The 4' X 8' glass block sections on the two former garage doors let in natural light and look great.
We're ready to apply an epoxy coating to the floor on our own.  Once that is cured, we will start moving in equipment, finishing the lathe bench construction, and assembling cabinets for storage.
We plan to be in operation sometime in August to be ready for the overall Arts Center's grand opening on August 29.  We will have our own grand opening on our normal September Turnfest meeting.  As part of this meeting, we will hold the Beads of Courage box contest that we missed with cancellation of the June meeting.
The auction is a great opportunity to collect the work of fellow OVWG members and the visiting professionals, and to have your work collected by others as well.  The auction is also a key fundraising element of the symposium.  Please consider donating a turned item, a tool, or some nice wood for the silent and live auctions.  Contact K. C. Kendall ( to confirm your contribution.
We once again have the opportunity to exhibit and sell our work at the Oxford Community Arts Center. The exhibition starts in early November for two months. This is well before the holiday season, much more so than what we had with last year's exhibit. So, increased sales are likely this year. 
Details will be provided later about the submission and jury timing and process to select items for the exhibit. We will likely be looking for entries sometime in October. Please start thinking about what you'd like to make and submit for the exhibit.

OVWG is proud to be one of 350+ worldwide chapters of the American Association of Woodturners 
We encourage you to join this fine organization.
The American Association of Woodturners (AAW) is an international, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
            AAW's mission is to provide education, information, and organization to those interested in turning wood.