Established in 2000

June’s Meeting 

For June the demo will be CA Finishing. Mike McReynolds will the demonstrating the best techniques.


May the demo was Tips, Tricks and Jigs Use a tip, trick or jig to create your woodturning and tell us about it.


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

Just come to a meeting.

Fill out an application. Pay $15.00 for dues.


Renewing Dues for 2019


Upcoming Events

Open Shop Date

Pen Prep for Camp Tomah Shinga

June 8th

10am to Noon

Monthly Meeting

CA Finishing

June 18st

Metro Hardwoods

7pm to 9pm

Open Shop Dates

Pen Prep for Camp Tomah Shinga

June 22nd

10am to Noon


Was Tips, Tricks and Jigs Member brought items that help them with their craft and discussed how they used them.

Where We Meet

Metro Hardwoods

4243 S. Noland Rd

Independence, Mo. 


Sign up NOW to have a time of your life.

UPDATE: We now know how many will be at each event. The most need will be July 10th. So get with an Officer and let us know if you can assist the club. Thanks

Once again this summer we will be going out to the church camp, Tomah Shinga, at Junction City, Kansas and helping teen aged kids to turn a pen. If you would like to help out by either going with us or helping prepare the pen kits or donate, please contact one of the officers or Mike McReynolds.

The dates are June 19th, July 10th and 17th with a possible 4th date. We need members to help set up  and many other task beside assisting the kids turn. Sign-up sheets are out at the open shop and monthly meetings or send email to a club officer.

Show and Tell Last Meeting

Monthly Open Shop

We are now holding Open Shop each second Saturday and 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, 
     If you have tools and wood (or wood can be purchased at the store) bring them. And of course bring your safety equipment. Any level of turning experience is welcomed and encouraged, regardless if you’re an expert or beginner. That is what the club is for. 
     Open Shop 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.