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 12th. Zoom meeting

Zoom starts at 10am the zoom link will be emailed to all members at 9:30am

West Michigan Woodturners Meeting via Zoom. Demonstration will be Seri Robinson, aka Doctor Spalding, showing how she turns spalted and punky wood with an finish off the tool that is as good as sanded.

TURNING SPALTED WOOD: Do you really need all those stabilizers? Turns out (hah!) you can turn spalted wood—even very punky spalted wood—without stabilizing it and get a finish with your tool that rivals sandpaper. Join Dr. Robinson for a technique demonstration on various kinds of spalted wood. Learn about the different surface qualities different tools make, get a touch of wood science, and learn to make finishing cuts that will get rid of your need for glue, and significantly cut your sanding time on spalted wood.” Dr. Seri Robinson

Meeting starts at 10am the zoom link will be emailed to all members at 9:30am. 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 share your turning(s) and talk about how you produced it, the trial and errors, and of course the finish that you used on it.