Established in 2000

February Meeting 

This month it is all members’ opportunity to take part and share with the other members the tips, tricks,
tools, jigs, fixtures and ‘bright ideas’ you have used in your own shop. It’s the “Jigs & Fixtures” meeting. That
means you bring the gadgets, accessories and helping hand fixtures that you have made for your own unique use. That can be anything that helps you turn safely and efficiently. So, make a list, or dig through your tool box and shelves and bring them to share with the rest of us. It is always an interesting meeting to see what great ideas our creative members come up with. (And that means you.)

February’s DEMO CHALLENGE is a Drop Spindle!

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

Monthly Meeting

February 19th

Metro Hardwoods

7pm to 9pm

Open Shop

Changes are coming to the open shop dates.

Monthly Meeting


Metro Hardwoods

7pm to 9pm

Open Shop

Changes are coming to the open shop dates.

2019 Elegance in Wood
Show and Sale

March 15 – 16, 2019
John Knox Pavilion
520 NW Murray Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

2019 Registration form

Where We Meet

Metro Hardwoods

4243 S. Noland Rd

Independence, Mo. 


The first meeting of 2019, Danny Smith and his wife
Marilyn gave us a demo and education on drop spindles. First,
Danny demonstrated how he turns the drop spindle whirl by
making a bracelet or shawl broach by turning a ring from the
piece the whirl become. After the ring, he finished the whirl
then turned the shaft that fit in the center hole. ( For pictures
of some drop spindles look in the show and tell pictures.)
After he’d turned the drop spindle, Marilyn explained about
the use of the drop spindles and some of their history.) Danny than turned a shawl pin to be used with the broach he first turned.

Thank you to Danny and Marilyn for sharing your expertise.

The video of each meetings’ demo are available in the
library on DVD to be checked out by members. Also, the
video will be available online at; YouTube Indep

Show and Tell Last Meeting

Monthly Open Shop

Changes are coming to open shop. Details are being worked on as we speak. 
    Keep turning and be safe. .
See you at Open Shop Soon.