Hours of Operation

Woodworkers Club shop is located off Rolling Acres Road, north of Country Route 466,  at Oak Street, 704 Oak Street, The Villages 32159.  We are open from 8:00AM to 4:00PM Monday through Saturday.  Contact us at 352-751-0513.

Did You Know

You can see a linked index of all of our 50 videos at Home->Video IndexNewly Updated .......
All Board of Director's Meeting minutes are posted to this website at Board of Directors Meeting Minutes .
New - 2013-2014 Monitor Training Schedule is available here

Open the Door to Safety: Awareness is the Key!

Hug your kids at home - but belt them in the car!

Do not get caught in the web of unsafe acts. (This is written in the background of a spider web.)

General Meeting Notices

Next General Membership Meeting on TUESDAY, August 12th at 7:00PM at the Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

Please watch this space for additional announcements regarding the speakers at this meeting.

Please bring your projects for the Show and Tell portion of this meeting.  Also, bring your questions and suggestions to make our meetings and operations more efficient and interesting.

NO Turner's Group Meetings until September.  Take the summer off and build something neat.

Items of Interest

Fall 2014 Semester Class Registration

Class registration for the Fall 2014 semester will start on August 25th.  Please watch announcements on this website and via eMail for further information.

If you are interested in teaching a course please contact Bob Matthews at bob@matthewsusa.net.

 

Let's Make Sawdust

Welcome to The Villages Woodworkers Club Web Site. The Villages Woodworkers Club, as an organization for the recreational woodworker, was started in November, 2001 as a place where Villagers who enjoyed working with wood could get together and share their knowledge and their love for wood crafts.

We are located in an 8000 square foot facility that can be seen from Rolling Acres Road between Route 466 and 27/441.  Our working hours are Monday Thru Saturday from 8:00AM to 4:00PM most days.

It is hoped that this web site will be informative both to members and visitors. Please take a moment to run your mouse cursor over the Tabs above to view the various sections of this website.  If there are some rough spots please realize that we are still building - and your suggestions will help us.


VWC Members
Members of the Villages Woodworkers Club can  access all features of this website by simply logging onto the site using the email address registered with the VWC and your  Villages ID  You do not need to register.  Please use the area labeled VWC Member Login to the left of this panel to log onto this website.
 

Residents of The Villages:
If you are not already a member of the Villages Woodworker's Club and are a Villages resident with a  current Villages Identification Card , we encourage you to join.  The information for membership is located on the Membership page and is available by clicking HERE.


All Other Visitors
Visitors to this site are encouraged to register with the website by using the information box to the left..  With registration, you will be granted access to additional material that is not available to the general public in compliance with our arrangements with copyright holders.

If you are not a resident of The Villages, Florida's friendliest home town,  and want to learn more about this great opportunity, please visit The Villages link at www.thevillages.com.  Residency of The Villages is a requisite for membership in the The Villages Woodworkers Club.

Take a moment to view our short video, located on The VWC>Join the Club page, to get a brief overview of the opportunities available to you in our great woodworking "playground."

Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate, inform, and share woodworking skills, experiences, and ideas in an enjoyable environment.  The following is from the bylaws that govern our organization:

  • To associate congenial persons of good character having a common love and appreciation of carving, turning and general woodworking activity.

  • To promote and develop a better understanding of the selection, techniques of proper use and daily maintenance of woodworking equipment.

  • To encourage its members to render such altruistic or other civic service as they may determine.

Start Carving!

 

Have you ever wished you could CARVE?

Bill McGinnis and the other carvers invite you to join them on Tuesday mornings between 8:00 and 11:00 AM.  They will let you borrow tools to give you a feel for the art and start you on a beginner’s project.  They will guide you in the best and correct ways to create carvings for your and others’ enjoyment.  For less than $100 you can purchase a great starter kit that will put you well on your way to becoming a carver!

See you on Tuesday!

June 2014 Meeting Show and Tell Projects

Pictures of project presented by VWC Members during the General Membership Meeting. Use the navigation control or your cursor to select and image to enlarge. Picture will be enlarged in a new browser window.
BOWLS BY LARRY PHILIPS BREAD BOARD AND FRAME MADE BY JOHN HEREGA'S GRANDSON CRUCIFIX  BY TOM LABBE SMALL FIGURINES BY TOM DAVIS

June 2014 Turner's Group Show and Tell Projects

Pictures of projects constructed by VWC Members and dsiplayed at the June, 2014 meeting of the Turner's Group at our shop.
HOLLOW FORM VESSELS BY RICK PIXLEY NINE POINTED VESSEL BY JOHN HEREGA PLASTIC COATED BAR VESSEL AND BOX BY KAY STOLTE THREE POINTED VESSEL BY LARNY CROSS TWO NATURAL EDGED BOWLS AND A MUSHROOM BOX BY JERRY CZARNY UNFINISHED THREE POINTED VESSEL BY ALEX (SANDY) MOROCO WINGED BOWL BY RAY ROBERTS

Updated Monitor Duty Videos

     
Review this video prior to your tour as a Shop Monitor to refresh your memory of the duties and responsibilities of a shop monitor.

Harm Borfitz presents the basics off serving as a Tool Crib Monitor

 


 David Adamovich demonstrates the safe operation of our tables saws and the new jigs.


The videos are available under the Certification Tab above OR click on one of the images to view the video.


Meet The Carvers

 

            

 Bill McGinnis presents basic carving techniques and wood carving facilities available in the shop.

Click here to view this new video.


Turner's Group Videos

Each month the Turner's Group meeting includes a demonstration of a facet of wood turning techniques.  Each of these videos is posted on the website.  The following shows the latest three demonstrations.  To view these videos, you can just select the video below and your browser will be directed to the appropriate page on this website.
     

Ron Browning - Turning Platters

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 Rick Pixley - Fantastic Finishes
Select V53 From Categories to view

John Herega - Turning 3 Point Bowls
Select V54 From Categories to view


Select Category V52 Select V50 From Categories Select V49 from Categories
V51 Video
Ron Pixley Video

Announcements

VWC Board of Directors Nominations

With the upcoming elections in January, 2015 a nominating committee has been formed. The committee will review those candidates interested in running for three board positions and for officers of the Villages Woodworkers Club. The term of office is for three years.

To be considered, those interested must be a member of the Club for at least one year. If interested please present a brief resume of yourself and leave it at the front desk to the attention of Ernie DeSantis.

 
New Lumber Manager and Crew
It is my pleasure to ask you all to join me in thanking Murry Bishop and Ernie DeSantis for all their hard work and dedication in keeping the lumber shed well-supplied and providing the membership with an economic, well-varied, supply of woods to buy on site. The Club owes them a great debt of gratitude. Thank you so much!!

In that same vein, it is also my pleasure to announce that Steve Yovan has graciously accepted the position of Lumber Manager. In addition, Jim Holbert and Kevin Vanscoy will be assisting him in keeping the shed well-supplied and available for member sales. When you see these gentlemen, please thank them for stepping forward and giving of their time to continue in making The Villages Woodworkers Club an enviable group in which to be a member.

Mike Borfitz
VWC President