Monthly Meetings

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

DateDemonstratorTopicPresident's Challenge
Jim McCleary
Home made Captive hollowing system
Noise maker
John Beaver
All Day Demo - 9am to 3:30pm

Unique Wave
Mini-symposium -
Demonstrators - four 30 minute demos PLUS Swap Meet (bring your items to sell)

Mini-symposium - buy/sell trade tables
Dale Gillaspy
Shop made jigs
Brian Lensink
Open Segmented Vessel
Kitchen item
Jeff Kustuch
Iridescent bowls
Project using crotch wood
Matt Clarke
Square bowl
Project not using wood
Michael Alguire
Wheels of Delicacy
Chad Schimmel
Ring inlay
Brian Mason
Beads of Courage Lidded Boxes
Ken Northern -
Two Demonstrations
9am-noon - Pat Carroll
1pm - Ed Pretty
9am - Erosion
1pm - Colour

NO President's challenge

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

What happens at meetings?

  • Live demonstrations
  • Instant Gallery (come view fellow woodworkers’ woodturning display)
    • Members bring a woodturning vessel in to display for fun
    • Pictures are taken and put on the website photo gallery
  • 50/50 raffle (half the money goes to ticket winner – other half goes in the Shorty Fund)
    • Shorty fund money goes in to woodturning education in the high schools
  • Wood Raffle – lots of wood blanks raffled off monthly!
    • After the $$ 50/50 raffle – donated wood is raffled off
  • President’s Challenge Gallery –
    • most meetings have a “challenge”  – listed in the meeting or newsletter
    • members bring in pieces for others to view for the challenge
  • Visitors and guests are welcome to attend one meeting free
  • Learn about other opportunities in the area
  • Short member meeting – inform members of activities and happenings

All meetings start at 12:00 pm and end by 3:30pm unless otherwise posted. Club meetings are on the 3rd Saturday of the month –

Rich Fairbourn doing demo at June Meeting

unless noted on meeting calendar. Meetings are open to the public – visitors are welcome to attend one meeting free before joining.  More info about joining here.

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 after the regular meeting.

Thank you to guest wood-turners who take the time to comment on the Instant Gallery.  At several meetings J Paul Fennell used his expertise to talk about different projects.