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Established in 2000

Where We Meet

Metro Hardwoods
4243 S. Noland Rd
Independence, Mo. 

Currently In-person meetings suspended.

Members Responded

Camp Tomah Shinga Auction Results

The Officers of IWT thank all those who donated items. 

The Auction was a great success for the camp.

Upcoming Events

All Meetings will be Zoom until further notice

Monthly Meeting


Demo is by Ben Simmons 

Tuesday May 18th 7pm
Virtual Meeting (you will get email for instructions)

Learn to Turn

May 8th 10 am
A Virtual Meeting (you will get email for instructions)

Skills Enhancement


Virtual Meeting (you will get email for instructions.

AAW articles  on using Zoom                        
                              Zoom Basics and Use

                                 Zoom for Newbies

So you want to be a member
of the Independence Woodturners Club?
It’s easy!

Just come to a meeting.

Fill out an application (click  here)


Dues for 2020 will be $20.00.

We are accepting renewal dues now for 2021.

   You can pay dues by PayPal or mailing a check to Treasurer.
Or renew go to the ‘Financial’ Page (under Membership tab).

Club Schedule (tentative)

Jan-Ben Simmons

Feb-Ben Simmons


Apr-Paid Demo

May-Ben Simmons


July-Paid Demo







Show and Tell


Right now these are being done virtually though Zoom.
Due to the fact that trying to keep up three demos per month (2-open shop/Monthly meeting) is becoming extremely difficult, we are going to stop pre-planned demos for the second open shop. So we may just have a open discussion on woodturning topics on that Saturday. We will notify everyone if someone will be at Metro on the forth Saturday for those whom might want to come in and turn.
     The intent and purpose of open shop is for any member to be able to come use a lathe and hone your skills or work on a project that you may not be able to perform on your own equipment. Or to simply receive help on any aspect of turning, whether it’s tool usage, work-piece mounting or anything turning related, 
     Learn to Turn / Skills Enhancement is a great opportunity for any member to come together with other members where we can help each other learn, practice, work on a special project, get to know each other, make connections and share your experience with others that can benefit from it. The best way to learn is by helping others and asking questions, so, take advantage of the experience of others and if we don’t know, we can all learn together. 
    If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help, Mike McReynolds is the project chairman to contact. His contact info is: 816-356-7262 or 
    Keep turning and be safe. See you at the next available.