West Michigan Woodturners is an association of woodturners of all skill levels from beginners to advanced turners. The club is focused on education and advancing the art and science of turning all forms on lathes. We periodically offer an introductory class for beginning turners. At the monthly meetings demonstrations by either club members or invited speakers allow for turners of all levels to advance their skills. Please browse our site to see what we are doing and contact us if you have any questions.

Next Meeting

February 13, 2021

February’s demonstration will be “An Exploration of Hollow Forms and the Basic Techniques in Creating Them”.

Fellow member Mark Zettle will be demonstrating some of the finer points of creating hollow forms, a passion of his for many years. Mark began woodturning in Pennsylvania in 2008 and was a member of two Pennsylvania clubs, Leigh Woodturners of Allentown and Bucks County Woodturners. As a member of these clubs, he was able to take classes and become friends with fellow member David Ellsworth. David provided Mark with artistic knowledge that inspires him to this day. Currently, Mark is a member of the Grand River Woodturners Guild and, of course, the West Michigan Woodturners. Mark is an active member in both clubs, being integral in fundraising and demonstrations. In the future, Mark plans on continuing his passion in refining the art of the hollow form with carving and piercing.

Sign-in time starts at 9:30 AM. Be sure to sign into the zoom room early to get a seat with a great view. To help the meeting be successful, please plan to also take part in the “Show N Tell” portion. Just like our regular meetings, you can show your turning(s) and talk about how you produced it, the trial and errors, and of course the finish that you used on it. If you need help setting up Zoom, please phone Fred at 269-830-8934.

Turnings by some of our members

Beginning woodturning classes are postponed at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new class will be held when the situation is appropriate. Information will be posted on the website when it becomes available.