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.

June 10th, 2023

Meeting starts at 10AM sharp, arrival time starts at 9:30 AM, either in person or via Zoom. 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.

This meeting fee is included with your 2023 membership. There is a $5.00 cost for all other people attending.

Remember, your donations for the Raffle table are very appreciated! They also are a source of supplies and turning wood for many of our members. Please take the time and effort to keep your donations coming. A BIG THANK YOU!

In order to offer our demonstrator, Ernie Conover, maximum time for his demonstration we will not have our usual show and tell segment of the meeting. However, bring your latest turning for the instant gallery table to share with the members and Ernie.


Our monthly meeting of Saturday, June 10, 2023, we will feature a demonstration by Ernie Conover on how to turn to things that look alike. Ernie says that turning one of anything is straight forward but turning several that look alike, be they spindles or bowls, is much more difficult. In this demonstration he will share with you sure fired methods and tricks to make respective turnings with confidence. He will cover both faceplate and spindle turning

Ernie’s Bio:

Ernie Conover is a long-time educator, award-winning author, and demonstrator in the woodworking/woodturning field. He has published nine books, dozens of videos, and hundreds of articles, and lectures widely for clubs, trade show groups, and woodworking stores. When not writing, lecturing, or consulting he is teaching at Conover Workshops, a craft school founded by the Conover family.

He served on the Founding Board on the AAW as Treasure and still holds membership number 004. In Ernie’s own words, “I am a cabinetmaker with a turning problem.”