Established in 2000

Where We Meet

Metro Hardwoods

4243 S. Noland Rd

Independence, Mo. 

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Upcoming Events

Skills Enhancement

Saturday August 24th

10am to Noon

Learn to Turn

Saturday Sept. 14th

10am to Noon

Monthly Meeting


Enhance your Turnings - Pyrography, Graphic Designs & Other Ideas by Kathy Bruno 

Tuesday Sept. 17th

Metro Hardwoods

7pm to 9pm

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.


Dues for 2020 will be going up to $20.00



 Mike McReynolds presented to us how he applies CA finish to various turned pieces. Mike explained the safety factors and considerations of using CA as a finish as well as the benefits. He showed some of the various objects he has finished with CA and explained the process. He said to be sure and use plenty of ventilation and a fan to blow the fumes away from you and to always have either debonder or acetone close at hand in case of contact to skin or other mishaps. Also, being careful to not to apply too much CA to you applicator because it can burn suddenly when it “flashes”.
     For the demonstration portion of his presentation, Mike applied a CA finish to a pen he had turned. After sanding to about 600, he applied 2 or 3 coats of thin CA followed by 3 or 4 coats of medium CA. Then starting with 220 sandpaper he lightly sanded to remove the high spots to make the finish level. Next, after sanding with 320, 400 and 600 he finished with all the Micro Mesh grits. All of these steps are done at a slow lathe speed of approximately 500 rpm. 

Show and Tell Last Meeting


The second 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 Learn to Turn 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 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.