Serving Southeastern West Virginia

West Virginia Woodturners Association

The West Virginia Woodturners Association provides woodturners in southeastern West Virginia and western Virginia with an opportunity to meet other turners, enhance their skills, and share their skills and interests in woodturning. Send an email to to request additional information about the club and its activities.

Next Meeting - January 24

The November meeting will begin at 9:30 AM at Gerald Chandler's shop in Crawley. Harry Newman will demonstrate how to prepare blanks for inside-out turnings and how the blank is initially turned, split apart and reassembled, and finally turned again. Members will be challenged to create an inside-out turning and display it at the March 28 meeting. Members should bring in the wine goblet they were challenged to make at the November meeting.

2015 Election Results

Christmas Dinner Party Highlights

Thirty two members and guests enjoyed the Club's annual Christmas dinner at Pasquale's in Beckley on December 20. It was a great way to end the year with good fellowship and good food. Even the weather cooperated so there were no problems as we travelled. A number of members displayed turnings they had created during the year.

2014 Instant Gallery

Nelson Dew: 10" salt and pepper shakers

Charlie Myers: 7" Butternut bowl

Cliff Baker: 6" spalted maple bowl, 10" natural edge dogwood bowl, 9" natural edge crab apple bowl

Gerald Chandler: 11" cherry burl bowl

Mike Cope: 18" maple burl bowl

Harry Newman: 12" black ash burl bowl with swept-down rim

Turner's Shop

A new section is being added to the website this month - a Club member is asked about his or her turning interests, background, lathe and preferred tools. Cliff Baker is interviewed this month and another member will be featured next month. As Cliff can confirm, a shop doesn't have to be "magazine clean" to be featured - all that is needed is a little cleaning and a lot of cropping!

Lathes and Lasagna

Lathes and Lasagna sessions are temporarily suspended since Bill is in the process of moving his shop.

General Club Information

For further information about any WVWA activity, call Bill Sproul at (304) 497-2319.

Supporting Companies

We would like to thank these companies for the support they have provided to the Club during the past year. Check out their websites when you are ready to purchase products that they stock.

Craft Supplies USA is a one-stop shopping site for everything a wood turner might need or want - lathes, tools, accessories, project supplies, materials, and more.

Woodcraft offers a 10% discount at the Roanoke store to WVWA members when they show a current membership card.

by WVWA, a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners