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Established in 2000

Where We Meet

Metro Hardwoods
4243 S. Noland Rd
Independence, Mo. 

Currently In-person meetings suspended.

2021 AAW Virtual Symposium July 17-18!

Cost The cost of admission is $45 for AAW members and $60 for all others. With 12 feature demonstrations, that’s as low as $3.75 per demonstration. Wow, a great value! And, you get many other compelling event elements included with the price of Virtual Symposium admission. Replay Even if you’re not able to participate in the complete two-day online experience, registered attendees will have access to recorded replays of featured demonstrations and panel discussions. You’ll be able to watch them on your own time.

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Members NEEDED

Camp Tomah Shinga
Pen Turning

We have two times in July we need members assistance. July 12 (Mon) and July (Thu). This is an all day event. 

We will can transportation to the camp. We will have about 10 small lathes. We have between 35 and 45 campers (high school) for each day.

We set up the pens and the campers do the turning. Then we will have tables to assist them assemble the pens. 

Please volunteer for this is a great time in an wooded area outdoors under a pavilion. The campers are great kids and really enjoy the turning.

If you want to go or have questions you can contact any of the officers about this.


Upcoming Events

All Meetings will be Zoom until further notice

Monthly Meeting


Demo is by TBA 

Tuesday June 15th 7pm
Virtual Meeting (you will get email for instructions)

Learn to Turn

June 12th 10 am
A Virtual Meeting (you will get email for instructions)

Skills Enhancement


Virtual Meeting (you will get email for instructions.

AAW articles  on using Zoom                        
                              Zoom Basics and Use

                                 Zoom for Newbies


Emiliano Achaval - Calabash Bowl w/ butterfly patches

The Independence Woodturners, the Northland Woodturners, and the Kansas City Woodturners have engaged Professional Woodturner Emiliano Achaval to demonstrate turning traditional Hawaiian round-bottom calabash bowls on Tuesday, July 20th, 7:00pm-9:30pm.  This is a Zoom meeting with Emiliano live turning and narrating in his studio. You will be able to ask Emiliano questions after his demo and maybe during the demo. Emiliano will send out the Zoom link a week or two before the demo. We will make sure you get the link and handouts for the event. 

Emiliano Achaval’s demo is not free for the clubs so we request a $10 donation to help pay for this event.  To use Paypal to pay for this demo, click on this link: Click Here   

If you don’t do Paypal, you can pay with a credit card by emailing Kevin Neelley (KCWT Treasurer) to arrange for a phone call. Click on Kevin’s email link: Click Here 

If you wish to mail cash or check, that’s okay, mail to KCWT Treasurer, 14738 W 80th St, Lenexa, KS 66215. 

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

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)



Club Schedule (tentative)

Jan-Ben Simmons

Feb-Ben Simmons


Apr-Paid Demo

May-Ben Simmons

June-Anthony Harris?

July-Paid Demo Emeliano Achaval


Sep-Piercing Jerry McMasters

Oct-Paid Demo David Ellsworth




Show and Tell


Right now these are being done virtually though Zoom.
Due to the fact that trying to keep up three demos per month (2-open shop/Monthly meeting) is becoming extremely difficult, we are going to stop pre-planned demos for the second open shop. So we may just have a open discussion on woodturning topics on that Saturday. We will notify everyone if someone will be at Metro on the forth Saturday for those whom might want to come in and turn.
     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.