Club Officers


Ronald Bruno

(816) 288-7587

Vice President

Mike McReynolds

(816) 356-7262


Gary Gahm

(816) 313-5065


Mel Bryan

(816) 524-7767

Director At Large

Bill Baker

(816) 836-5656

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“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.”

“President’s Message”  

So here we are again. Just as I thought our meetings might get back to normal things slipped up a little. So our monthly meetings will be held virtual for this month and for the month of August. Then we will see where we are at. The same goes for the open shop. It had looked like July we were going to have our open shop at Metro Hardwood. Now we will shoot for August 22nd.

               So in this months AAW toolbox the subject of Food-Safe Finishes was discussed. The article stated, “to be safe, they use mineral oils or vegetable oils that don’t cure, or they compromise and use raw linseed oil or walnut oil that take weeks to cure. The result is a wood surface that is often dull or sticky and is poorly protected.” There is an article from Rob Wallace on options and suggestions for types of work and uses of the vessel. I will place this a link to the PDF on our website at the end of the Presidents Message section under the ‘About Us’ page.

               So everyone remember to be safe when turning or doing any woodworking. See everyone at the July monthly meeting on 21st at 7pm on Zoom. Email will have the detail of signing in for the meeting.  

Food Safe Sealers


  • As mentioned in the meeting, here is the link to the More Woodturning Magazine.  Click on that link and you can take a look at a sample edition of the magazine. 

Keep turning safely and we’ll see you at the meeting.