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, teaching their particular skills in a one-on-one situation.

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



Special Announcements

None at this time.


2019 Demo Schedule

Jan  - Mark Sillay - Layered turnings
Feb - Alan McCoy - peppermills
Mar - Walt Wager (visiting turner) - off center hollowforms
Apr - Sawdust Session 
May - Ralph Thomas - coloring, tool sale
June - Peggy Schmid (guest turner) - clay polymer turning
July - Adron Joyner, production Xmas ornament turning
Aug - Scott Maddux (visiting turner) "Finishes I Use"
Sept  - Don Geiger (guest turner)    natural edge bowls 
Oct -  Roman Stankus had to cancel. Demo TBA.
Nov - Members - Tips, Tricks and Jigs
Dec - Christmas Party