Welcome to Artistic Woodturners!

Welcome to Artistic Woodturners. We are a dynamic group of individuals who enjoy designing and making objects of wood, bone, stone and manmade synthetics such as Corian - in short, any material that is possible to shape on a woodturning lathe.

The cumulative turning experience of our current club members measures in the centuries! We enjoy monthly opportunities to share our accumulated experience and to meet, encourage, and teach newcomers about this craft. There are no mandatory assignments but each month brings a new challenge project that is first taught in a demonstration.

Turning material is frequently auctioned during meetings, providing inexpensive local access to project materials. A show and tell session is part of each meeting; members present recent projects for review and constructive criticism. We share our mistakes also, hoping to prevent others experiencing the same disappointing outcome. We especially stress safe turning practices.

We bring in recognized experts to demonstrate their unique skills and viewpoints. Staunch friendships develop readily. In December we party together, enjoying great food and voluntarily exchanging individually wrought objects. Membership is open to everyone who has interest in woodturning.

We possess an extensive library of books and DVD's about every aspect of turning - available without charge to all members. Many members serve as mentors, sharing their particular skills with new turners in  one-on-one home shop situations. No charge is made for teaching.

We hope that the following pages will pique your interest and that you will consider attending one of our monthly gatherings. We are excited about what we do and think that we can infect you with our enthusiasm if given the opportunity.

Unless otherwise posted on website, our meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. until noon, at:

Ragon Hall
2600 Stratford Road
Pensacola, FL


Artistic Woodturners of NW Florida is the 177th Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners

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Our Jan meeting will start at 0830. Matt Manasco will demonstrate proper use of the skew. Beyond basic skew skills, he will demo how to cut a captive ring  using only the skew. Members will be presented with a skewing challenge to make and  bring to the next meeting.

Upcoming Demonstrations (2020)
Jan 11: Matt Manasco. Using the skew.
Feb 08: Ralph Thomas - boxes from bat blanks
Mar 14: Janice Levi - turned jewelry
Apr 11: Bill Donahue - TBA
May 09: Jim Duxbury - kaleidoscopes
Jun 13: Sawdust Session
July 11: Steve Cook - TBA
Aug 08: TBA
Sept 12: TBA
Oct 10: TBA
Nov 14: Bob Moffett - off center platters
Dec 12: Christmas party