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.

August 13, 2022

How to do a Demonstration.

Our meeting starts at 10AM. We will meet in our Community Room located at The Northwest United Methodist Church, 3140 N. 3rd St., Kalamazoo (Oshtemo) MI 49009. Arrival anytime after 9:30AM will give you time to socialize with your friends of the West Michigan Woodturners before the activities start.

Our own member Rick Zinser, will do a demonstration about how he prepares fresh wood for turning on a lathe. Ricks background is from his experience at Western Michigan University training Industrial Arts Teachers on how to do a demonstration that holds the attention of the audience and presents information about the topic in a rememberable format.

Rick’s demonstration will be of special interest to our members that have wanted to do a club demonstration but feel uneasy about doing one because they have not done a demonstration yet. We will learn many pointers about preparing fresh wood to be turned and how to do our own demonstration for our fellow members.