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

Safety Glasses - All in favour say EYE

Be aware of slips and trips.

Use your eyes - do not lose them

General Meeting Notices

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.

Items of Interest

New Membership Opinion Survey (REVISED)

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.

 

 
Viewing Videos on iPad or iPhone

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.

 

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.

Glue Wars End

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.

April 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.
Cherry Shaker Hall Table by David Adadabromavitz Cherry Shaker Hall Table by David Adamovich Turned Bowl by Frank Turned Bowl by Frank Ernest Turned Hats and Stand by Tom Miller

April 2014 Turner's Group Show and Tell

Pictures of projects presented by VWC Members during the Turner's Group Meeting. Use the navigation control or your cursor to select and image to enlarge. Picture will be enlarged in a new browser window.
BEER MUG BY RON BROWNING BOWLING PIN BOWL BY RON BROWNING ELEGANT BOX WITH FINEAL BY RAY ROBERTS FLASK BY LARNIE CROSS FLASK BY TOM MILLER HAT AND STAND BY TOM MILLER HAT BY RON BROWNING NATURAL EDGE BOWL BY FRANK GIACCONE NATURAL EDGE BOWL BY JERRY CZARNY NATURAL EDGE BOWL BY LARNIE CROSS NATURAL EDGE BOWL BY RAY ROBERTS SEGMENTED BOWL BY STEVEN YOVAN SQUARE SNACK TRAY BY JERRY CZARNY VASE BY JERRY CZARNY WING AND A PRAYER BY RON GAMMON

April 2014 Turner's Demonstration

Pictures of Ron Bowning's demonstration of platter turning techniques presented during the April 2014 meeting of the Turner's Group.
BURNISHING TOOL TO PUT BURR ON SCRAPER FINALSHAPINF OF BOTTOM OF PLATTER FINISHING BOTTOM OF PLATTER FINISHING INSIDE OF PLATTER GADGET TO SHOW BIG TO MAKE LIP  FOR CHUCK TO HOLD BLOCK READY TO START DEMO SHAPING BOTTOM OF PLATTER SHOWING HOW TO SEAT BLOCK SHOWING SHARP EDGE OF HOMADE SCRAPER STARTING INSIDE OF PLATTER

Meet The Carvers

 

            

 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.


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.
     
 Larry Morrison - Bottle Stoppers
Select  V48 From Categories to view

 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


Select Category V48 Select V50 From Categories Select V49 from Categories
V51 Video

Updated Monitor Duty Videos

   

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.


Lathe Vacuum Chuck System

 

 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.


Select to view the video

Announcements

Meeting Minutes Posted

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 .

 
New Carvers Video Available

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.