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.

Rich Fairbourn doing demo at June Meeting

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 – 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 the September 15th meeting J Paul Fennell used his expertise to talk about different projects.

What happens at meetings?

  • Live demonstrations
  • Instant Gallery (come view fellow woodworkers’ woodturning display)
  • 50/50 raffle (half the money goes to ticket winner – other half goes in the Shorty Fund)
  • Wood Raffle – lots of wood blanks raffled off monthly!
  • President’s Challenge Gallery – each month there is a challenge, 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

Dember 15th – Member potluck

Where:  Pyle Center            Time:  Noon            Spouses Welcome!

Bring a wrapped wood ornament that you turned.

Hundreds of dollars in great raffle prizes!  Each member gets free raffle ticket upon entry!


Club will provide meat!
Members potluck – bring item by last name:

A – G = Desserts
H – O = Side Dish
P – Z = Salad


DateDemonstratorTopicPresident's Challenge
Rich Fairborn
Hollowing with a D-Way hollowing tool.
Project made from a limb (reaction wood).
John Lucas.
(all-day demo in Sun City West)
All Day Demo --
Making a full size hand mirror while demonstrating several different turning techniques.
J. Paul Fennell
Concept Design, and Indexing
Easter eggs
Ken Waller
Bracelet and pepper mill demo.
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
Rich Fairbourn.
Bowl turning demo, wig stand.
Bottle stoppers and pizza cutters
John Lea
Form follows function. Rose engine embellishment
Pepper, Salt and Spice Mills
Six demonstrators - three 30 minute demos PLUS Swap Meet (bring your items to sell)
Mini-symposium - buy/sell trade tables
Crotch wood
Rhonda Forsha
Surface preparation and finishing
Project turned on a mandrel (not limited to pens)
Doug Forsha
Turning a square bowl
Beads of Courage Lidded Boxes
Kelly Dunn all day demo
Lidded calabash, Norfolk Island Pine bowl, Pewas (butterfly patch) - Also 3 days of individual classes (November 18,19, and 20th)
None. Turn in your wig stands
Holiday party
Potluck luncheon -
Ornament exchange




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.