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Established in 2000

Where We Meet

Metro Hardwoods
4243 S. Noland Rd
Independence, Mo. 

Currently In-person meetings suspended.

Call To Action

Camp Tomah Shinga Needs Items for Online Auction

We have been asked to donate to an auction the camp is having on April 17th. This auction is to raise money for the camp. The club has in the past years went out there in the summer 3-4 times and let the campers turn pens.

There is no limit on the number of items or type of items you can donate. Please when leaving an item fill out a donation sheet that will be on the table by the TV.

Items will be collected at Metro Hardwood. You can come in on an Open Shop date Feb 27, Mar 13 & 27th or if you want to just drop by when they are open, just take the items to the club area and  sit them on the shelf behind the tv. If you do not feel comfortable doing this just contact one of the club officers and they can meet you there or at another location.  The link below is the donation sheet  you can download and pre-fill out if you want to place with the donated item.

The cut off date is March 27th. 

If you want to participate in the auction. An online pre-auction will start on April 10th to April 17th to leave bids. Then a live online auction will wrap it all up on the 17th. Detail and links will be forth coming.

Donation Sheet PDF

Donation Sheet Word Doc

Upcoming Events

All Meetings will be Zoom until further notice

Monthly Meeting

Tuesday March 16th 7pm
Virtual Meeting (you will get email for instructions)

Learn to Turn

March  13th 10 am
A Virtual Meeting (you will get email for instructions)

Skills Enhancement

February 27th 10 am
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)

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Show and Tell


Right now these are being done virtually though Zoom.
We are looking at the second Sat in August to have the first in person open shop at Metro Hardwood. This all depends on gathering restrictions.
The second & fourth Saturday of the month. The intent is to  accommodate as many people as possible and to involve as many turners as we can. If attendance and participation warrants it, we will increase the number of Saturdays for Open Shop during the month.        
     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.