TVW 2006 SURVEY RESULTS

The following data is derived from the TVW member survey completed in July. The data is from the answers provided on the survey responses and shown by question area.

 

Member Category:Woodworker †††76†††††Non-woodworking member11

Interest and Skill Level in each category (average of all responses -- 5 is high):

Skill Category

Interest

Skill Level

Basic carpentry and millwork

2.99

3.32

Building cabinets and bookcases

3.26

3.22

Building furniture pieces

3.47

2.94

Woodcarving in the round (Ex: sculpture, caricature, etc.)

2.05

1.63

Woodcarving in deep relief (plaques, furniture, etc.)

2.11

1.47

Woodcarving in shallow relief (Ex: inscriptions, etc.)

2.09

1.59

Woodturning faceplate; bowls, vases, platters, etc.

3.03

2.43

Woodturning between centers; spindles, art pieces, etc.

3.14

2.6

Woodturning miniature items; pens, tops, etc.

2.37

1.93

Making Craft Items; plaques, commodities, etc.

2.31

2.47

Finishing or re-finishing furniture or other wood items.

3.09

3.03

Restoring antique or other furniture of wood items.

2.83

2.64

 

Objective as a woodworker: (Number of responses in each category)

To master as many skill categories as I can

9

To gain experience in a wide range of skill categories

22

To excel in my skill category

17

To be the best woodworker I can be

18

Simply to have a good time

21

 

Opinion of Clubís use of A / V equipment: (Average of all responses -- 5 is highest)

Projecting Slides during the Business Meeting

3.8

Projecting Show and Tell items on the screen

3.34

Use of Club made movies as a program

4.17

Use of movie clips and slides in combination for programs

4.13

Use of other movies as a program (commercial products, etc.)

3.37

Use of the sound equipment

3.95

 

Change in Meeting Format:†† Yes __5__†† No _82_

 

Opinion of current meeting place: (Average of all responses -- 5 is high)

Category

Rating

Importance

Size of the room

2.32

4.34

Room layout

3.06

3.86

Parking

2.37

3.93

Facilities (water, restroom, lighting, etc.)

3.38

3.79

Seating

2.8

4.08

Meeting place geographical location

3.6

3.8

Overall Rating

2.92

3.97

13 of 87 responding members have stayed away due to meeting place issues.

Opinions on meetings other than woodworking (count of response to each category):

I won't attend if that's the program

8

I'd come but don't enjoy

12

OK, but prefer woodworking

35

Take them or leave them

9

I enjoy once in a while

23

 

Opinion of programs about woodworking equipment, supplies, etc. from suppliers and manufacturers:

Strongly approve

35

Approve somewhat

31

Neither approve nor disapprove

20

Disapprove

1

Strongly disapprove

0

 

Opinion of Club Activities (Average of all responses -- 5 is highest)

Workshop tours

4.46

Coffee County Fair

4.03

Member presented seminars (Major Spring and fall events)

4.54

Visiting expert presented seminars (Spring and fall events)

4.53

Mentored member workshops

4.56

 

Woodworking Income category that fits you best (number of responses in each category):

Make a living

6

Supplementary income

7

Routinely make items for sale

6

Occasionally sell items I make

25

Make no income from woodworking

43