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

Please plan to attend the September 12th meeting at 10 AM on Zoom. Sign-in time starts at 9:30 AM. Our guest speaker will be professional woodturner Rudy Lopez. Many of you are probably familiar with Rudy especially as he taught a popular course at the Grand Rapids club on how to turn square to round bowls. It is obvious that Rudy loves to teach and help turners build their skill level. His explanations are clear, direct and to the point and there should be some fun stories and anecdotes. This time he will do a live, interactive demonstration directly from his shop in Florida. He will present a first time demonstration for us that he has “always wanted to do” showing, explaining and demonstrating how to use different tools and grinds for specific results. This promises to be a very educational and useful skill building demonstration that will benefit woodturners of all skill levels. 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, 269-830-8934.

Turnings by some of our members

The Alan Lacer workshop has been canceled for October 7-9, 2020 and will hopefully be rescheduled when in person classes become safer.

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.