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.

Carnegie Hall Exhibit

The Club has been invited to exhibit our woodturnings in the Museum Gallery at Carnegie Hall. The Museum Gallery is open Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM. The exhibit will open on March 4 and be open to the public during the months of March and April.

There will be an opening reception on Friday, March 4 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM in conjunction with Lewisburg's First Friday event.

Next Meeting: April 2

The March meeting will be held a week later than usual on April 2, the Saturday after Easter, at The Fort. We meet on the ground floor, below the Hill and Holler restaurant. The meeting begins at 9:30, but come early and have a cup of coffee and a donut with the other members. Bob Nickell will be demonstrating the use of the Club's Jamieson deep hollowing system. All Club members are asked to bring their favorite general purpose or specialized tool as part of the Show and Tell portion of the meeting.

February 27 Highlights

Twenty five members and three guests attended the meeting on February 27 and Steve Butler was welcomed as a new member. After enjoying coffee and donuts and the door prize and raffle drawings, eight Club members displayed somne of their recent turnings during the Show and Tell period. Cliff Baker presented a demonstration on turning a natural edge bowl from green wood. Club members are challenged to turn a natural edge bowl and display it at the April 23 meeting.

Show and Tell

A number of Club members displayed their best turnings they created during 2015.

Harry Sargent turned this 8" cherry bowl as one of his woodturning class projects.

Gerald Chandler created this suburst locust bowl.

Bruce Brennamen turned this 10" walnut bowl during the recent woodturning class.

Jerry Carter created this hat stand.

Tim Greene turned this slt and pepper mill set.

John Gregor created this Tyrannosaurus Rex model.

Charlie Meyers turned this pair of 10" bowls from sunburst locust.

Charlie also turned this elm bowl.

Wayne Ailiff created this maple and walnut inside-out turning with a captive glass marble.

Demonstration: Turn a Natural Edge Bowl from Green Wood

Cliff Baker demonstrated how he turns natural edge bowls from green wood. Tips and recommendations are listed below:

Turning the outside profile of the bowl. Between the wings, there is no wood to support the bevel.

A tenon has been turned on the bottom so the inside profile can be turned.

Turning the inside profile. Keep track of where the wings and your knuckles are!

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