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: March 25

The next meeting will be on March 25 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. Charlie Myers will show us how to turn captive rings on various forms. Club members wil be challenged to design and turn an object incorporating one or more captive rings and display it at the May 20 meeting.

February 25 Meeting

Twenty four Club members and one guest attended the meeting on February 25 and one new member joined that day. The members enjoyed coffee, donuts, and fellowship before the meeting and several won the drawings for the doorprize and raffle. A dozen members displayed some of their recent creations and are shown below. Rather than scheduling a formal demonstration, Club members had expressed an interest in having a series of workshops. Two members turned small bowls with Cliff Baker and nine members brought turning tools to sharpen under the guidance of Charlie Myers. Bob Nickell had two lathes set up for turning pens and Bill Sproul helped xx members improve their spindle turning skills.

Show and Tell

Paula Weikle turned this set of garden tools.

She also created these pens and perfume holder.

Inspired by the spring-like weather, Paula created these tulips.

Charlie Myers turned this 8" sunburst locust bowl . . .

and a pair of mushrooms.

Dan Greene salvaged a choke cherry tree from the June flood and created this 7" bowl.

Bob Nickell designed this inkwell and pen desk set.

Bob did some extensive rework on his original 10" high cherry burl vase.

A knitter will make good use of Rocky Parson's yarn bowl.

Gray Craig turned this set of five pens using acrylic blanks.

Michelle Craig created this 7" marblewood bowl, rolling pin, and garden dibble.

Bruce Brenneman found a box elder tree that had blown down and created this 8" bowl.

Wayne Aliff turned this walnut and maple segmented urn.

He also turned these baby rattles and stoppers.

These bottle stoppers, pen, and seam ripper were turned by Gordon Gregory.

Tim Greene turned this maple bowl and used a dye toe enhance the grain.

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.

TurnTex supplies acrylic casting resin, solutions for stabilizing and hardening punky and spalted wood, and associated equipment.

by WVWA, a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners