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.

December 11th. Zoom meeting

HO, HO, HO!!!  The holiday season is upon us and Christmas is right around the corner.  So the West Michigan Woodturners thought that a few short demonstrations of woodturning and bandsawing might just be what a woodturner in need of a gift or two would want to see.  Our Christmas gift themed meeting on Saturday December 11, 2021 will show how to make four (yes four!) different ornaments or table decorations (3 trees and a bell-pictures are attached) and how to eat pie from Crane’s Pie Pantry located in beautiful Fennville, Michigan.  These demonstrations will use mostly spindle turning tools and techniques with a little bandsawing thrown in for good measure.  They’ll be remotely Zoomed from Bruce Dannenhauer’s shop somewhere near the North Pole. The Zoom Meeting starts at 10am Saturday the 11th of December; with the Zoom link being sent to the members and guests at 9:30 that morning.

The line-up includes:

Matt Alves : Turning a traditional Christmas tree.


Dave Kerley : Bandsawing  half a log into Christmas Tree table decoratio.


Bruce Dannenhauer : Doing an Alan Lacer fuzzy tree in the eastern European tradition.


Peter Keith : Turning an easy and simple Christmas bell.

Hope you will join us on Saturday the 11th of December for some turnings (and bandsawing) and a lot of HOLIDAY CHEER!!!

Wishing you Happy Holidays,

West Michigan Leadership Team

Bruce, Derek, Tracy, Peter, Todd, Dave and Ricc