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

Demonstrator: Multiple Demonstrators
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Jeff Gerken: Pens
Chuck Elledge: Coloring
Al Murray: Vacuum pump
Byron Rosbrugh: Chucky handle

Regularly scheduled meeting 10am. Prospective Members welcome.


Demonstrator: Mike Sorge
Saturday, February 10, 2018
XL Diamond Bowl, Inner Cored Bowls, Triangular Lidded Box
http://www.mikesorge.com/
Regularly scheduled meeting 10am-4pm. Prospective Members welcome.


Workshop: Mike Sorge
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Lidded Box
Members Only. Please Contact Butch Haislip if interested in attending.


Clinic: Tool Making
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Omar Rashash
Members Only. Please Contact Butch Haislip if interested in attending.


Demonstrator: Dixie Biggs
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Surface embellishments from simple to simplifying the complex

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.


Workshop: Dixie Biggs
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Add relief carvings to your turnings
Members Only. Please Contact Butch Haislip if interested in attending.


Clinic: Goblets
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Bob Buric
Members Only. Please Contact Butch Haislip if interested in attending.


Demonstrator: Bob Buric
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Carving on platters/bowl, & painting plus epoxy finishing
Regularly scheduled meeting 10am. Prospective Members welcome.


Clinic: Embellishments
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Scarlette Rouse
Members Only. Please Contact Butch Haislip if interested in attending.