Meetings Monthly Meetings

Meetings begin with brief announcements of events, exhibitions, etc., as well as discussion of future plans. A highlight of each meeting is an instructional demonstration by one of our skilled turners. Following the Demo we take a refreshment break followed members presenting their challenge piece and then “show and tell” followed by a wood raffle.

“Show and Tell” provides an opportunity for everyone to bring something they have created, a technique they have developed, or a new tool they have used to share with the group. Everything, from mistakes, beginning efforts, to masterpieces is welcome; we learn from them all.

Refreshments are served free of charge; members, if so inclined, are encouraged to bring snacks and soft drinks for all to enjoy

During the refreshment break, we hold a wood raffle. Members bring extra pieces of wood and some times tools or equipment that are raffled at $1 per ticket (or six tickets for $5).

The meetings are always open to questions and comments from attendees, and we invite and encourage them to share their knowledge and experiences freely. The informal interchange between woodturners before, during the break, and after the meeting, can be invaluable.

Visitors and prospective members are always invited to attend any meeting. We encourage those who are interested to join us. You are always most welcome. Demonstration Challenges 2020 (Schedule)

Month IWT Meeting Demo Date Demonstration Demonstrator Challenge Due
January  19th Stucco Textured Piece  Dave Holzberger  Acrylic Bowl
February  16th Bowl from a Board Jim Sciolla Stucco Textured Piece
March  15th Mug  Dave Morgan Bowl from a Board
April N/A No Meeting – Easter Sunday    
May 17th Segmented Beads of Courage Bowls  Julian Roslanowski Mug
June NO MEETING Father’s Day    
July 19th Candles or ???  Jim Sciolla Segmented Beads of Courage Bowls
August 16th Turn-a-Thon ???  N/A
September 15th Open Segments John Reid  Candles or ???
October 18th Inside/Out Christmas Ornament  Jasmine Williams Open Segments
November* 15th Tips and Tricks  Richard Spenceer Inside/Out Christmas Ornament
December 20th Christmas Pot Luck

* Officer Elections

** Judged Challenge


Workshops are held several times a year where accomplished members and nationally and/or internationally known professionals demonstrate woodturning methods and techniques. These workshops provide an excellent opportunity to see and learn how the professionals do it.