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 at the Cape Fear Community College North Campus at the BB&T Auditorium inside of the McKeithan Building, (Click Here for Directions). Meetings start at 9:30 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: Graeme Priddle and Melissa Engler
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Basic Bowls and Embellishment – This demo will discuss design and influences on how to personalize your turnings with an emphasis on rotary/hand carving techniques, wood burning, coloring and finishing techniques. You will learn techniques to take your turnings from the ordinary towards the extraordinary.
Regularly scheduled meeting 9:30am-4pm. Prospective Members welcome.


Workshop: Graeme Priddle and Melissa Engler
Sunday, October 20, 2019
One-on-one instruction on enhancing your turnings by wood burning, carving (hand or power), milk paints, other finishes. Bring your own turnings to complete here, or make your own in the Workshop. This will be a great opportunity to learn.
Members Only. Please Contact Butch Haislip if interested in attending.


Clinic: Ornaments
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Roger Cleveland
Members Only. Please Contact Butch Haislip if interested in attending.


Demonstrator: Meryl Vaines
Saturday, November 09, 2019
Regularly scheduled meeting 9:30am-4pm. Prospective Members welcome.


Demonstrator: Meryl Valnes
Saturday, November 09, 2019
Demo on turning a Captive Ring Christmas Tree and “Crocked” wine Glasses – wooden offset stems with wine glass bowls.
Regularly scheduled meeting 9:30am-4pm. Prospective Members welcome.


Workshop: Meryl Valnes
Sunday, November 10, 2019
One-on-one instruction on the Captive Ring Christmas Tree. Spindle and offset turning.
Members Only. Please Contact Butch Haislip if interested in attending.


Clinic: Lathe Maintenance/Repair
Saturday, November 16, 2019
John Still
Members Only. Please Contact Butch Haislip if interested in attending.