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: Jimmy Clewes
Saturday, July 08, 2017
Jimmy Clewes, will discuss the basics while demonstrating the execution of his unique works, including a tri-corner box with lid, his ergonomic colored rimmed platter and a functional water flask. Clewes is not your stereotypical woodturner. His charming British style, quick wit, creative mind and magnetic personality are only some of the attributes that make him popular in the woodturning demonstration circuit. Jimmy is on the Register of Professional Woodturners in the United Kingdom and a member of the American Association of Woodturners. He has over 22 years of experience in woodturning and woodworking. The demand for his services as a freelance demonstrator and teacher takes him all over the world including his homeland of the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada, Norway, Finland, New Zealand, Belgium, Australia. Admission for members is $20 and $25 for non-members. Annual memberships are available at the door.
http://www.jimmyclewes.com/
Regularly scheduled meeting 10am-4pm. Prospective Members welcome. Admission for members is $20 and $25 for non-members. Annual memberships are available at the door.


Clinic: Segmented Turning & short demo of "Frugal Vacuum Chuck"
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Mike Dougherty
Members Only. Please Contact Butch Haislip if interested in attending.


Demonstrator: Dennis Belcher
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Drying & Patching Methods
Regularly scheduled meeting 10am. Prospective Members welcome.


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.


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


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