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Established in 2000

Where We Meet

Metro Hardwoods
4243 S. Noland Rd
Independence, Mo. 


Dues for 2022 will be $20.00.

We are accepting renewal dues now for 2022.

Due to changes in the IRS reporting for PayPal we are suspending payment through this method until we get clarification on the matter from AAW. 
 You can pay dues by  mailing a check or coming in person to the meeting.  New/Renewing members can pay cash at meeting or contact Officer to get address to send check. If you are a member renewing you can get the address from Financial page.

So you want to be a member

of the Independence Woodturners Club?
It’s easy!

Just come to a meeting.



“IWT is organized as a forum for individuals interested in woodturning. The primary purposes of IWT are consistent with the fundamental purposes of AAW, “to provide Information, Education and organization to those interested in turning wood.” The membership is drawn from Independence, MO and surrounding areas, but is not limited to Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri.”

Upcoming Events


Monthly Meeting

April Monthly Meeting

In-Person & Zoom Meeting
May 17th at 7pm
Live demo by Rick Tucker

AAW articles  on using Zoom

Zoom Basics and Use

Zoom for Newbies


Club Schedule


Jan-Anthony Harris
turning a threaded acorn box.
Feb-Rick Bywater
Mike Thomas – Alternative Pen Making
Apr-Chip Siskey
May-Rick Tucker



April 2022

Hope everyone is doing well. Spring is upon us finally. Time to think about what projects you are going to do for the summer. As far as the club, we have Chip Siskey coming this month doing wide rimmed shallow bowl with an embellished rim. His demos are always very educational. I know the last few meetings we did the dual formats of in-person and zoom. I feel though the zoom meetings are not presenting the meetings as they should do to the lack of proper video equipment needed to present in this format. It served us well for the pre-recorded demos. Those of you doing the zoom give me feedback on what you think.

Mel got an email from Klingspor’s wanting an updated members list so we can get discounts from ordering from them. So, this is requiring us to update the membership list. If you have not paid your dues for 2022 you need to do that to get the benefits of being a part of this club. Please check out the box about the Klingspor discount in this newsletter for more info.


Make sure to bring your show & tell or demo projects to the meeting or send pictures to Mel Bryan so you can have a chance to win the drawing for a Metro gift card. If you have anything you would like to bring for raffle for the club that would be greatly appreciated. We are discussing about the annual creativity contest for this year. If you have ideas on what you think it should be let me know. We will need to release information on that soon to give everyone a chance to get a project completed by November judging.

Remember we are going to have some positions opening up in the club soon and we need members to step up and help fill these positions. Officers will put out a list of these positions soon. Everyone have a safe and creative week and see you all at the monthly meeting.

Show and Tell


Are suspended until further notice.