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January 27 Meeting

The January meeting will be held at Montwell Park on January 27. In addition to drawings for the door prize and raffle, members will show their recent turnings for Show and Tell. Bill Sproul will present a demonstration on spindle turning with emphasis on larger turnings such as bed posts and table legs. Members will be challenged to turn a pair of identical candlesticks and display them at the March 24 meeting.

Summaries of almost all monthly club meetings are available on the Archives page

2017 Club Events

Club Meeting Dates, Demonstrations, and Challenges

The demonstration and challenge schedule will be presented at the January 28 meeting. Other than the January demonstration and Challenge, all topics are preliminary and may be changed to reflect the interest of the WVWA members. The dates of some meetings might be changed because of holidays.

January 27 Bil sproul: Spindle turning. Challenge - turn a pair of candlesticks for March 24.

February 24Bob Nickell: turning wood and acrylic pens

March 24 Cliff Baker: turning natural edge bowls. Challenge - Turn a set of 3 for May 19.

April 28 Semi-annual Wood and Tool auction; Bill Sproul: various finishes for turnings.

May 19 (4th Saturday is Memorial Day weekend) Guest demonstrator to be announced

June 23Jim Meyer: Segmented turnings

July 28 Harry Newman: Lidded boxes. Challenge - turn a lidded box for the 9/22 meeting

August 25 Summer Barbecue

September 22 Jerry carter: Turquoise and other inlays. Challenge - turn an outdoor light for November 17

October 27Semi-annual Wood and Tool auction; Bob Nickell: Turning Christmas ornaments and bird houses.

November 17 Annual Meeting and election of officers; Decorative finials

December 8 Christmas Party and the "Best of 2017" Instant Gallery. - the location, time, and cost will be announced later

Club Challenges

Several times each year, Club members are challenged to develop and expand their turning skills by turning an object that is typically based on a demonstration. These turnings are shown on the Club Challenge page. Several of the challenges this year will use purchased supplies. Materials will be ordered based on the number of Club members who will join the challenge and they will be asked to pay a nominal amount for the supplies.

January 27 Turn a pair of candlesticks and display them at the march 24 meeting.

March 24 Create a set of 3 different natural edge bowls and display them on May 19.

July 28 Turn a lidded box and display it on September 22.

September 22 Turn an outdoor light and display it on November 17.

Club Archives

Meeting Summaries

Summaries of almost all monthly club meetings are available on the Archives page


Demonstrations of specific woodturning techniques are presented throughout the year either by Club members or invited guests. Overviews of the demonstrations are available on the Demonstrations page.

Members' Shops

Several times each year, a Club member's shop is featured and these are included on the Shop page.

Shows and Demonstrations

One goal of the Club is to educate the public in the art and craft of woodturning. There are several fairs and exhibitions where Club members have the opportunity to demonstrate woodturning to the visitors. If you would like to demonstrate woodturning at one of these events or you know of another event where the Club might demonstrate, send an email to the Club President. At some of the events, Club members can sell their turnings even if they are not there as a demonstator. The dates for these events will be listed as soon as the Club's participation is confirmed.

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