Founded 1989

A proud chapter of the American Association of Woodturners

Founded 1986

Upcoming dates:

July 21, 2018
Regular meeting with demo by John Lea.

Check out the announcements  - which includes: July Newsletter, wig stand/Beads of courage info and volunteer schedule.


Unless otherwise noted, in the meeting agenda below, all our Club meetings will be held at the Pyle Center,
which is located at 655 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ.

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All meetings start at 12:00 pm and end at 4:00 pm unless otherwise posted. Whenever possible the 3rd Saturday of the month has been reserved. If the 3rd Saturday was not available an alternate date has been selected.

Meetings typically start with the Club's business, followed by the featured demonstration, and then with raffle and prize drawings. Board meetings are open to all club members and are held every other month one hour prior to the regular meeting.

Meetings in 2018

Date Demonstrator Topic President's Challenge Due
January 20, 2018 Rich Fairborn Hollowing with a D-Way hollowing tool. Project made from a limb
(reaction wood).
February 17, 2018 John Lucas.
(all-day demo in Sun City West)
All Day Demo --
Making a full size hand mirror while demonstrating several different turning techniques.
March 17, 2018 J. Paul Fennell Concept Design, and Indexing Easter Eggs.
April 21, 2018 Ken Waller Bracelet and pepper mill demo. Platters.
May 19, 2018 Mike Mahoney Mike Mahoney - this was an excellent live video demo - interactive with Mike from his shop in California (internet magic). Green wood turned and
allowed to warp.
June 16, 2018 Rich Fairbourn Turning demo Bottle Stoppers and Pizza Cutters.
July 21, 2018 John Lea Form follows function. Rose engine embellishment. Pepper, Salt, and Spice Mills.
August 18, 2018 Mini-symposium To be determined. Crotch wood.
September 15, 2018 Rhonda Forsha Surface preparation and finishing. Project turned on a mandrel
(not limited to pens).
October 13, 2018 Doug Forsha Turning a square bowl. Beads of Courage Lidded Boxes.
November 17, 2018 Kelly Dunn Lidded calabash, Norfolk Island Pine bowl, Pewas (butterfly patch)  - Also 3 days of individual classes (November 18,19, and 20th) None. Turn in Wig Stands
December 15, 2018 Holiday party Potluck Luncheon None.

Items for Cancer Patients:

Wig Stand directions  and more info from other Woodturner groups - step by step directions and article.

We're asking members to turn lidded boxes for children through the Beads of Courage program.  Through this program children receive unique beads that represent procedures or treatments during a serious illness.  For example, they might receive a red bead for each blood transfusion, a yellow bead for each night in the hospital, a star bead for surgery or a white bead for chemotherapy. Their collection of beads becomes a tangible record of their journey.  You can pick up a ceramic "Beads of Courage" bead to be inserted on the knob of your lid at the next monthly meeting.  Find out dimensions and more information at the Beads of Courage website.

How you can help...

Please contact a club officer if you have a idea for a demonstration. We are always open to your input. Remember, this is your club; and your growth as a wood turner is important to the club.

Important Reminder!

Please check back here before every meeting to see if any last minute changes have been made to the meeting location and time.

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