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Established in 2000

Where We Meet

Metro Hardwoods
4243 S. Noland Rd
Independence, Mo. 

Currently In-person meetings suspended.

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)




David Ellsworth

Professional Woodturner David Ellsworth to demonstrate Monday, October 11th, 7:00pm-9:00pm. 

Notice:  This event will take the place of  the demonstration at our normal regular meeting. 

Professional Woodturner David Ellsworth Zoom Demo on Monday October 11th at 7:00pm-9:30pm
All KC Metro Area Woodturning Club Members:
    The local Kansas City Woodturning Clubs are pleased to announce a live streaming demonstration by professional woodturner emeritus David Ellsworth on Monday, October 11th, 7:00pm to 9:30pm.  

Everybody is invited.  click here.

David Ellsworth demo is not free for the clubs so we request a $10 donation to help pay for this event.  Link to pay will be put up soon 

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. 

Upcoming Events

All Meetings will be Zoom until further notice

Monthly Meeting

Demo is by Piercing

Gerry McMasters

Tuesday September 21st 7pm

Virtual Meeting (you will get email for instructions)

Coffee Talk

September 11th 10 am
A Virtual Meeting (you will get email for instructions)

AAW articles  on using Zoom                        
                              Zoom Basics and Use

                                 Zoom for Newbies


Mid-Continent Library Display

Hello Independence Turners,
            We have been presented with the excellent opportunity to promote the Independence Woodturners club by showing off your work and artistic talent. From November 22nd until December 19th, we have the display case at the Lee’s Summit East Branch of the Mid-Continent Library (that’s the one east of the LS Hospital). So, please join us and dust off some of your favorite woodturning and help us show the  public some of the great things we can do with wood (or other material) on the lathe. 
           The display case is about 80 inches tall, 75 inches wide and 12 to 14 inches deep, with glass front and will be locked up to keep your artwork safe. There are four shelves about 11 inches deep to display our woodturnings. (see photo below.) The tallest we can display is about 14 inches. 

 To take part in this, simply send an email to Mel Bryan at this email address by clicking on this link;  rather than replying to this message. Please indicate how many pieces you want to display so that we can make name cards for your display. Currently, the plan is to meet at the library at 10AM on Nov. 22 (Monday) to populate the case. If you cannot make it then, please contact me by phone (816-830-0107) or email (the same as above), (can be the signup email) and we’ll work out some way to collect your items. 
     These displays are always very popular with the public and library staff also. The variety of items can be very inspiring to the casual observer as well as the craftsman, so dig out your favorites and show them off.

     Thank you for participating and helping our club and taking our “Show & Tell” a step up and ahead. 


Club Schedule


July-Paid Demo Emeliano Achaval

Aug-Mike McReynolds (Zoom)

Sep-Piercing Gerry McMasters (Zoom)

Oct-11th Paid Demo David Ellsworth (Zoom)

Oct-19th Abbreviated meeting- Show & Tell/Nominations (Zoom)

Nov-Jigs & Fixtures/Election (Zoom)



Jan-Rick Bywater






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.