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 11, 2022

Meeting Turning Resins and resin stabilized woods.

Our meeting will a hybrid meeting with live demonstrations – Tips, Tricks and Jigs from the Church parking lot, plus a video feed for those “Zooming” the meeting from home. The Zoom link will be sent to all members on Friday June 11th. We’re hoping for wonderful spring weather again and hope that the full membership will take advantage of this opportunity to meet again with fellow club members; drink a cup of coffee with a treat; participate in the raffle and show and tell; and just have fun doing what we love to do – Turn Wood and talk about Turning Wood!

Our June 2022 club meeting will have a demonstration by Brian Newton. He is planning to show us how to cast resin blanks. He will make a couple of pen blanks in a pressure pot. While these blanks are “cooking”, he’ll discuss other resins and the use of epoxy in resin work. Safety is a big issue when using pressure pots and Brian will spend time addressing safety issues. He will also cover dyes, mica powers and mold release agents. Brian routinely attended local craft shows selling his pen, bottle stopper and other blanks. He will have various resin and resin-wood hybrid blanks and other casting supplies available for purchase.