Library

Palmetto Woodturners maintains a woodtuming library filled with books, magazines, videotapes and DVD's that cover many aspects of woodtuming. In order to check out materials from the library, you must be a PWT member for at least one month and have a membership ID number assigned by the Treasurer. All items are checked out for one month and are due back at the next meeting. Checkouts are limited to a total of three items per month and the fee is $1.00 per item. Overdue fines are assessed at $3.00 per item. Failure to return and pay fine due can result in Library privileges being revoked.

Scholarships

Palmetto Woodturners awards eight scholarships on an annual basis in three categories:

  • General PWT Scholarship: One scholarship in the amount of $600 is awarded by a raffle open to each member present at the December meeting. This scholarship can be used for attending a quality educational program (see guidelines).
  • President's Challenge Scholarship: One scholarship in the amount of $600 is awarded by raffle open to all members who participate in the President's Challenge program during the calendar year the raffle is conducted. This scholarship can be used for attending a quality educational program (see guidelines).
  • PWT Hands-on-Class Scholarships: Six individual scholarships in amounts not exceeding $100 are awarded by a raffle open to each member present at the December meeting. These scholarships are intended for use attending a monthly hands-on-class offered by Palmetto Woodturners (see guidelines).

See Detailed Scholarship Guidelines for more information.

Mentors

 If you don’t have enough time to make all of the mistakes other woodturners have made, you’re in luck. Many of our members are willing to share their skills through mentoring or private/group instruction.

Our mentors assist new members who need help with the fundamentals of turning. Some of the subjects that can be covered are safety, wood acquisition and handling, recommended tools, elementary tool sharpening, the basics of rough-turning of green wood, bowl turning tips, chucking methods, use of "super glues", and basic finishing procedures.

The goal of this mentoring is to bring the new turner up to speed on some of the basics, build confidence, and establish skills that they could improve through advanced instruction.

For mentoring, contact:

  • Jack Gould - 803.359.3438 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Pat Harris - 803.622.5132 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • David Foshee - 803.413.7591 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Bill Lee - 803.345.9568 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Michael Rabkin - 803.779.4900 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • David Fellows - 803.920.5248 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Discounts

Club Members receive discounts from the following stores:


10% discount on all accessories
(powertools and equipment excluded)

802 Chris Drive
West Columbia, SC 29169
800.356.6266
http://www.manntools.com


20% discount on all regularly priced merchandise for first year, 15% thereafter

800.345.2396
http://hartvilletool.com


10% discount for on-line, phone orders and in-store purchases from any of their store locations

800.228.0000
http://www.woodworkingshop.com


PWT members will receive a 15% discount by contacting
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive a special coupon code to use
when ordering online. Be sure to let Gerry or Lisa know that you are
a PWT member.

631.651.8651
http://www.exoticwoodsusa.com