Established in 2000

May’s Meeting 

For May the demo will be Tips, Tricks and Jigs. Bring that Jig or a picture and tell us about it. If you have a Trick to make something easier, let us know about it. The club is always looking for Tips on how you create woodturning. This can be about the Lathe or any hand or power tool used by woodturners.


April the demo was Mel Bryan doing a Femisphere. Let’s see how many can attempt this. Always something to learn when it comes to tools and methods


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

     The dues for 2019 will now be accepted if you would like to take care of that matter. They are $15 for emailed newsletter (or no newsletter). See Mel Bryan, Treasurer, at the meeting. After May non-paid members will be inactive.

Upcoming Events

Open Shop Date

Donuts and Coffee Get Together

April 27th

10am to Noon

Open Shop Date

Pen Prep for Camp Tomah Shinga

May 11th

10am to Noon

Monthly Meeting

Tips, Tricks and Jigs

May 21st

Metro Hardwoods

7pm to 9pm

Open Shop Dates

Pen Prep for Camp Tomah Shinga

May 25th

10am to Noon


At April’s meeting we received the instruction of woodturning by Mel Bryan. He created a Femisphere.

Where We Meet

Metro Hardwoods

4243 S. Noland Rd

Independence, Mo. 


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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

Open Shop has undergone a bit of revamping. 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, 
     Be sure to bring you own tools and wood (or wood can be purchased at the store). 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 Open Shop, which will be  April 27th and is Donuts and Coffee Get Together.