Symposium Specifics

DWT 2019 Hands ‐ On Woodturning Symposium
Bismarck Public Schools Career Academy, 1221 College Drive, Bismarck, ND

Friday 4:30 Setup – 7 PM Meet and Greet – Demonstrators will speak briefly about what to expect in their sessions.
Saturday – 8AM Symposium starts – 6PM Woodturners Dinner
Sunday – 8AM Day begins…

Symposium Checklist Did you Remember…?

▢ Protective Facemask and/or Safety Glasses
▢ Dust Mask
▢ Hearing Protection
▢ Tool Box or Bucket – (make sure“sharp tool tips”are protected to prevent accidents ‐also be aware of your surroundings ‐take your time)
▢ Recommended tools for the symposium (if you need tools just let one of the DWT Officers know Friday evening) 
▢ Purchase tickets for Woodturners Dinner (Saturday Evening Meal) from Registration Desk
▢ Bars or cookies to share (if possible)
▢ Items for the Silent Auction
▢ Items for the Instant Gallery
▢ Were you thinking of purchasing some of the Northern Minnesota burls?
▢ Purchase tickets for the Door Prize ‐3 for $5
▢ Have you thought of an item or two for the DWT Summer Raffle? Pledge Slips will be available at the Symposium.
▢ Ask questions if you are unsure, mentors will be in place and many have graciously offered additional tools, use of lathes, etc…

If you have questions, you can email us at dakotawoodturner@gmail.com.
You may also contact DWT Officers to help answer any questions you may have regarding the symposium.

Safety Equipment:
Make sure you are bringing your own safety equipment. A face shield is recommended, safety glasses a
minimum. A dust mask might also be useful as some of the projects are aiming for a “finished product”.

Tools Needed:

 

Rotation of Presenters:
You will stay right where you started for all three rotations. In our experience it is easier to move the three
presenters than to have 36 small lathes and turners move. Presenters will move clockwise on the diagram
above. Garage to Room 1, Room 1 to Room 2 and Room 2 to the garage.

Food:
Lunch is provided at the BSC cafeteria. In your envelope there are two tickets for lunch, one for Saturday and
one for Sunday.
There will be a table for Treats for snack times. If you are willing to bring some bars or cookies to share it would
be great. This table should be located between Rooms 1 & 2.

Silent Auction:
Please bring any items you wish to donate to the Silent Auction that will be held. These items do not need to be woodworking related. Wood, books, tools, food items and craft items all work well. Proceeds go to the DWT Club to help defray the cost of the symposium.

Instant Gallery:
Please bring in some of your woodturned items to display in the Instant Gallery.

Evaluation:
Towards the end of the symposium please fill out an evaluation form. We need the feedback for the grant from
the North Dakota Council of the Arts. We value your guidance as we hope to improve and provide a quality
experience.

 

 

 

The symposium will be held at the Bismarck Public Schools Career Center on the BSC Campus (South of the Vo-Tech Center where we hold our monthly meetings).

Setup and final registration will start at 4:30PM this Friday. Keep in mind that Bismarck Public School students are using the building for their regular school day. If you are unable to setup Friday there will be time to get situated Saturday morning.

Saturday morning the events will start at 8:00AM sharp. Final instructions and arrangements will be made. Lunch is provided at the BSC Cafeteria with your registration. Remember to pick up your envelope at the registration table.

Sunday morning sessions start at 8:00AM for our final session of hands-on turning followed by lunch at the BSC Cafeteria. When we return from lunch the instructors will present a demonstration of their choice and participants can decide which session to attend. There is a final meeting, clean up, pack up and on your way by 3:30PM.