Upcoming Events

Meetings
Wilmington Area Woodturners Association meets monthly on the second Saturday of each month. Additional training sessions may be scheduled to take advantage of special Opportunities. Our meetings concentrate on the "how to's" of the craft with demonstrations of various techniques. All aspects of the craft such as wood selection, lathes, chucks, jigs, tool types and use, sharpening and safety are covered. Time is also devoted to the design and artistic aspects of woodturning. Members can share their own work with others during the "Show and Tell" portion of the meeting.

Meeting Time and Place
Our meeting place is the St. Mark Catholic Church Fellowship Hall, 1011 Eastwood Road, Wilmington, NC. Meetings start at 10:00 am and run for approximately three hours and occur on the 2nd Saturday of the month. We occasionally have all day meetings with special demonstrators, so please check the events page for current meeting information.

Special Programs
Periodically, Wilmington Area Woodturners Association organizes and sponsors special programs featuring nationally and internationally known woodturning experts. These programs provide members exposure and access to some of the best woodturners in the world. They generally last all day to make time worthwhile and may involve some slight additional cost.

Calendar of Events

Clinic: Small Natural Edge Bowl
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Byron Rosbrugh
Members Only. Please Contact Butch Haislip if interested in attending.


Demonstrator: Mike Hosaluk
Saturday, September 09, 2017
http://www.michaelhosaluk.com/
Regularly scheduled meeting 10am-4pm. Prospective Members welcome.


Clinic: Spirals, Twists
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Bob Post
Members Only. Please Contact Butch Haislip if interested in attending.


Demonstrator: Bob Post
Saturday, October 14, 2017
So, you got a lathe?
Regularly scheduled meeting 10am. Prospective Members welcome.


Clinic: Ornaments
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Bob Dougherty
Members Only. Please Contact Butch Haislip if interested in attending.


Demonstrator: Byron Rosbrugh
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Hollow Form Salvage
Regularly scheduled meeting 10am. Prospective Members welcome.


Clinic: Bowl from a Board
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Guy Beech
Members Only. Please Contact Butch Haislip if interested in attending.


Christmas
Saturday, December 09, 2017
Annual Christmas Party
Members Only. Please Contact Butch Haislip if interested in attending.


Demonstrator: Dixie Biggs
Saturday, March 10, 2018
The woodturnings of Dixie Biggs combine the highest craftsmanship in both her selection of materials and in their shaping on Dixie's lathe. The intricate carvings that cover the surfaces of many of her pieces are inspired by nature and are not mere embellishments but seem an integral part of the particular piece of wood she is focused on as she works, unlocking classic, balanced forms from rough logs which she seems able to see into from the first time she touches them.
http://dixiebiggs.com/
Regularly scheduled meeting 10am-4pm. Prospective Members welcome.