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Established in 2000

Where We Meet

Metro Hardwoods
4243 S. Noland Rd
Independence, Mo. 

Currently In-person meetings suspended.

Officer Elections in November

Election will be a the November Zoom meeting. The offices up for election are President, Secretary and At-Large. 

December Ornament Contest

For the December Monthly (15th) meeting we will be having an ornament contest. You must email Mel Bryan a picture(s) to him by December 10th. We will be giving away prizes at the Zoom meeting. Any questions please contact an officer.

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Pleasant Hill Railroad Days-2021

Demonstration event/Fund Raiser April 23,24 & 25. Friday at 4pm to 8pm / Saturday 9am-8pm / Sunday 9am to 4pm Volunteer to Set up and breakdown each day and to turn or just talk to those interested in turning. Set up on Friday will be after 12pm. This is the normal Open Shop Saturday so come on down and we will have Open Shop there. We will also be selling wood turned items.

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Upcoming Events

All Meetings will be Zoom until further notice

Monthly Meeting

Tuesday November 17th 7pm

Bill Baker will be doing demo on Pens.

Gift Certificate Give Away will be held

Virtual Meeting (you will get email for instructions)

Learn to Turn

November 14th 10 am

Showing basic ornament turning using basic tools

A Virtual Meeting (you will get email for instructions)

Skills Enhancement

October 24th 10am

(NO open shop

Nov, 28th or Dec 26th.)

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.
To renew go to the ‘Financial’ Page (under Membership tab).

Club Schedule (tentative)


Apr-David Bartlett

May-Mel Bryan


July-(Videos on Xmas Ornaments)

Aug-Mike McReynolds 

Sep-Micheal Jones- Donut Cutter

Oct-Anthony Harris

Nov-Bill Baker – Pens



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.