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.
Next General Membership Meeting on TUESDAY, May 13th 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.
Next Turner's Group meeting on May 20th at 7:00PM at the Shop.
This is a study ONLY and no decisions or commitments have been contemplated or made.
The population of The Villages has grown substantially in the years since The Villages Woodworkers Club was established in 2001. The projections for the population growth in the future to show that the number of residents will increase from the current 105,000 to over 120,000 by 2018.
The membership of the VWC has also shown a growth over the past few years. We now currently have approximately 800 active members. A review of the past few years shows that we have grown on the average of some 5% per year to over 900 members by 2018.
Thus, the Board of Directors has commissioned a committee to investigate the feasibility of establishing a membership quota. As part of this investigation, the Board of Directors has commissioned this survey to elicit member's views, comments and suggestions. The results of this review (and survey results) will be presented at a future General Membership Meeting.
You can make your opinions known to this committee via the Survey Here: 2014 Membership Survey . Please note that you must log onto the site and be a VWC Member to take this survey.
Unfortunately the computer industry is rife with different formats. At the time we initiated this site all browsers were able to display videos used by YouTube. since that time, Apple Corporation has decided that it will not support the format supplied by Adobe Corporation. Thus, members who access our website using Safari browser, the native browser in Apple equipment, are not able to view the videos.
However, all is not lost. You can use the Puffin Free browser available for FREE from the AppStore. Use this browser to access http://www.thevwc.org/ and you will be able to view all of our videos.
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.
The VWC Board of Directors at their March 27 meeting decided that the shop will provide Titebond, Type II glue for members’ use free of charge. Type II glue is water resistant. The Club will stock Titebond III glue for purchase by members. Type III glue is waterproof and has a longer set-up time.
Glue will be available at the Tool Crib in lieu of a central open station. Tool Crib Monitors will be responsible for ensuring that glue application bottles are kept full and available for members. Also the Tool Crib will be stocking gluing tools, such as spreaders and rollers for member’s use. Members are responsible for cleaning and returning gluing tools to the Tool Crib after use.
The VWC has prepared a new video, Compound Miter Saw.
This video is narrated by our own Dave Adamovich.
Click here to view this new video.
Andy McTear & Charlie Murry - Aluminite Casting Techniques
Select V50 From Categories to view
Earle Rich - Small Home Made Lathe Items
Select V51 From Categories to view
Revised videos showing the latest techniques for Shop Monitors and Tool Crib Monitors have been posted on the website.
The Shop Monitor Training video has been updated in May, 2013. You can view this new video by clicking on the image at the left.
Viewing the appropriate video prior to your next monitor duty assignment provides you with the latest information regarding these very important facets of VWC membership.
The videos are available under the Certification Tab above.
John Herega presents the operation of the new Vacuum Chuck for our lathes.
Please use your cursor and click on the image to view the video.
If you are unable to attend the VWC meetings. All minutes are posted on this website.
Minutes of the General Membership Meetings can be found here: Member Meetings .
Minutes of the Executive Operating Committee can be found here: Executive Committee Meeting Minutes .
Minutes of the Board of Directors meetings can be found here: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes .
We have added a new video hosted by Bill McGinnis. Bill provide you with an overview of carving basics and describes the facilities available to wood carvers in our shop.
The is video is available by selecting this link: Meet The Carvers .
See all of our videos under the Certification Videos tab above.