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.

September 24 Meeting

The next meeting will be on September 24 at The Fort at Montwell Park from 9:30 AM until noon. Come by at 9:00 and enjoy coffee and donuts while you exchange ideas with other Club members. Bring your recent turnings for Show and Tell and also your spindle turnings from the June Challenge (turn three identical 12" long spindles that must include at least 1 cove, 1 bead, 1 shoulder, a taper at least 4" long, and a pommel which is a square cross section). Cliff Baker will demonstrate how to turn a pepper mill and members will be challenged to create a pepper mill and bring it to the November meeting. Pepper mill kits will be available at the subsidized price of $5.

Summer Barbecue Highlights

Twenty members, spouses, guests, and prosepective members attended the summer barbecue and enjoyed hot dogs and hamburgs prepared by Grillmaster Nickell along with side dishes and desserts provided by the Club members. Six members submitted 11 recent turnings for Show and Tell.

Show and Tell

Grillmaster Bob Nickell at work.

Cliff Baker turned 2 bowls from spalted maple and a maple burl plate.

John Marshall turned this 7" deep bowl from spalted maple.

Jerald Carter turned this 7" walnut hollow form in 2 sections.

Charlie Myers turned this elm goblet with 2 captive rings.

These 6" and 7" hollow bowls were turned by Joe Elmore.

Wayne Ailiff turned these 2 small natural edge bowls from holly.

Joe Elmore also turned this French style rolling pin form poplar.

General Club Information

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

Retail Sales

The Club has partnered with the WV Fine Artisans Gallery and seven members are displaying their turnings at the Gallery. The Gallery is located at 315 W. Washington Street in Lewisburg and features art in a variety of media ranging from quilts and paintings to jewelry and woodturnings. For more information, visit WV Fine Artisans Gallery website.

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