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

Coffee and woodturning February 24, 2021

We will be having our next coffee hour get together Wednesday, February 24th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. via Zoom meeting.  We thought it would be a great time to have some our mentors introduce themselves and ask that they attend if possible. If you haven’t yet attended one of our ad hoc get togethers or a garage group this would be a great opportunity to find out what they are all about. The link to the meeting will be sent out shortly before 10 a.m. the day of the coffee hour. Your welcome to bring show n tell items to share or just your thoughts regarding woodturning in general. Questions are always welcome.  We will have a few short updates on what’s happening with our club and more.  We are looking forward to seeing those of you that can attend.  Keep on turning…Your Leadership Team

March 13, 2021

Woodturning requires skill, knowledge, and an “artistic eye”. On top of that there is not necessarily one way of doing things beyond making sure that what your are doing is as safe as possible. In other words there is more than one way to skew a spindle. What is great about woodturners is that they are generally willing to share ideas about what works best for them and how they have solved problems in the past. To that end it is great to share your ideas no matter how large or small. To do so the next meeting will be an edition of the very popular “Tips, Tricks, & Jigs”. Our meeting will be presented from fellow member Fred Rainer’s shop along with other members participating in the meetings program. All members are invited to share their favorite Tips,Tricks, or Jigs during this always fun event. If you have questions on how you may participate please feel free to contact Fred or one of the other leadership team members. There will also be giving everyone an update on the Auction that we announced at the February meeting.

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 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 at 269-830-8934.

Turnings by some of our members

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.