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.

February 11th, 2023

Meeting starts at 10AM sharp, arrival time starts at 9:30 AM, either in person or via Zoom. The Zoom link for the meeting is sent with the meeting reminder on Thursday before the Saturday Meeting. We will meet in the Community Room of the Big Rock Community Church, (renamed from the Northwest United Methodist Church) 3140 N. 3rd St., Kalamazoo (Oshtemo) MI 49009. As usual there will be lots of coffee, some sweet treats and many of your friends to chat with.

Remember to bring a donation or two for the Raffle table.

Remember to bring your latest turning for the instant gallery table so you can brag in the show and tell session.


One of our long time members, Gary Bean, will give a demonstration on how he turns Captive Rings. The Captive rings are a great decoration on many spindle turned items such as goblets, baby rattles and holiday tree decorations with finials and rings, just to mention a few examples. Gary does some wonderful turns and his demonstration promises to be another very educational and informative chance to learn this historic turning technique.

See you at the February 11th meeting..