2017 EOG Grant Recipient

INW subscribes to the AAW Code of Conduct and Ethics.  We do not discriminate based on age, race, creed, religion, sexual orientation, (nor on woodturning abilities), and we will not allow such discriminatory practices from our members or guests.
All our events, including regular meetings, conform to AAW minimum age requirement of 10 years of age. All minors must have a parent or guardian in attendance with them. General meetings are open to all members and guests.  Sessions at Riverview are open to INW members only due to insurance requirements of  both INW and Riverview.  Another GREAT reason to become a member !

All The News That's Fit to Turn !

Inception of our Lend A Lathe Program:  The Lend A Lathe Program is designed primarily for new turners getting a start on their woodturning experience. We hope that the availability of a loaner lathe will initiate a passion and “addiction” to woodturning that many of us feel who have been turning for years. For turners that are not new to turning, the Lend a Lathe Program may help tide them over till commitment, financial resources, or adequate location for a larger lathe become available to them and they can own a lathe of their choosing.  Currently one lathe, a Jet Midi, will be in the program, with an initial 3 month loan period.  Applications and supporting materials will be available at the regular meetings.

Oregon Woodturners Symposium:  March15-17, 2019 . Albany, Oregon (near Portland) http://www.oregonwoodturningsymposium.com/

Story of a blind woodturner:  in this Holiday Season of blessings and miracles, please watch this short video:    https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p06t5pd3/-this-might-freak-you-out-i-don-t-want-my-eyesight-back-

INW is now doing once a month (on a Saturday) demonstrations and mentoring at FAFB.  They have a great woodshop at Fairchild and we are privileged to be able to help our active and retired servicemen with their wood turning skills.  To participate please talk to Damon or Doug.
Member Ron Gooley doing a demo at FAFB
INW display table at FAFB
The Shop at FAFB: pretty small !

INW has also renewed its support of the VetsGarage in its new location (near Francis and Freya).  We have sufficient lathes there but we can use donations of any tools or jigs you are not using or have in excess.  Donations can be fair market valued and a receipt can be issued for your possible tax deductible donation.  Please bring any donations to Carl or Doug at meetings or send us an email and we will make arrangements with you.

Group Purchases and Store News:

INW has bought bowl and spindle gouges from Serious Toolworks at wholesale. We want to pass on the savings to you!  Our pricing is unreal good!  Tools are listed on OUR Store Page.  

Typical Bowl Flute Profile .                          Typical Spindle Gouge Profile


7/8" (few left) gouges are 16" long and have 3/4" tang for mounting.

All other bowl and spindle gouges are 16" long with flute ground throughout !  Allows two different profiles on each side of tool.  There are some 8" lengths of the 3/8" and 1/2" available on the store page.   ALSO: see the Members Resource Page for information on hollow modular and collet based handles that you may want to have for these tools.  And here is a brief guide to profiles, flutes, and purposed gouges:

guidetogouges  (downloads a pdf to your computer, good review of gouge forms and use)


Calendar View:  Click on this Here
Regular Club Meeting: February 7th.  WoodCraft.  Ed Krumpke will be up from Moscow, ID to present on natural edge bowls.  He does a great presentation and he has all of his fingers still !   The Board will also be presenting the Lend A Lathe program that has recently been approved.
Advanced Scheduling:
Regular Club Meeting: March 7th.  WoodCraft.  Cal Hanson will do a presentation on "Wood Slicing".  More details to follow.  Sounds interesting though !
See above not regarding the Oregon Woodturning Symposium, March 15-17, 2019.  Albany, Oregon.  Consider carpooling or sharing a room if there is interest.
Board Meeting:   Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 AM at Frankie Doodles just East of Division on 3rd Ave.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Next meeting  February 21st.  

Riverview Shop Events:

Third Saturday at Riverview:  January 19th, 2019!.  Riverview Retirement Community Workshop.  An INW members only event.  Novice turners welcome !  Coordinators: Ron Gooley and Tommy John.  Always check this web site for any other announcements regarding Riverview sessions. Location:  1711 E. Ross Ct. -- 9:00 AM start.   Bring your own wood and tools. If you have a problem piece or tool, this is a good time to get help with it.  Fantastic opportunity for new turners to get expert mentoring!  This Saturday's session will demonstrate coring technique and sanding irregular shaped turnings.

Woodcutting session(s):  All MEMBERS WELCOME.  SOME CUT, SOME GATHER AND HELP!   If you know of any hardwood trees available, let a Board member know.  The Board has decided to have a fee of $20 per cutting session, per member taking wood from cutting.  This is JUST to cover costs !  We have also assigned a Safety Officer to each cutting and the number of chain saws in use will be limited to the quantity and lay out of the cutting location.  Full details of any cutting session will be sent by email of details  to all members.  CURRENTLY we have a pretty good load of elm, some chestnut, with some locust.  We will be trying to figure out if weather will allow a cutting in January, or if we will wait till early Spring to do our first cutting session of 2019.  Stay tuned !

Member's Resource News:

Deep Hollowing:  Page updated with more pictures and information !    Review of various deep hollowing techniques, devices, fixtures, and safety.  See pull down menu item in the header under Member Resources or CLICK HERE:     https://inwwoodturners.com/member-resources/deep-hollowing-techniques

An article on VACUUM CHUCK SET UP is available on the Member's Resources page.

Candle Stick Drill Bit:  Modification of an inexpensive spade bit:  see Member Resource Page

Need something?  Go to the Links page as it may have a great source for you listed, with many suppliers that our members have experience with.  If you have a recommendation to list, please let us know.

Become a Member

TREASURER'S MESSAGES:  2019 Annual dues are due at the beginning of the New Year, i.e. now .  2019 INW Dues  are $35.00 (single or family).  Thanks to all of you that paid for 2019 during the end of  last year! All student memberships are free.  Your memberships are vital to the success of our club, and even more so, your participation!   There is also a STORE  "item" for donations, in which you can donate in MULTIPLES of a minimum of $10.00 amounts. Dues and donations are a way we can continue to provide and increase YOUR clubs services and quality !  All donations are fully tax deductible and a receipt can be provided if requested. 
MEMBERS: after you sign in, please go to "MY ACCOUNT" and then to "MY PROFILE" and  fill in your profile information.  PLEASE MAKE SURE your email address is up to date.   You can make the information available to other members or hidden in most all fields.  You can add an avatar (picture of yourself or your dog) and personal statements on turning/artist' s biography, etc.    Take a plunge and get-er-done !

Turning of the Month: If you have a picture of one of your pieces that you would like to submit for consideration as Turning of the Month, please send it on to inwwoodturners@gmail.com.  We will try to change these out at least monthly.



OUR VIDEO LIBRARY and book library is available for check out at our monthly meetings. Each video or book has a sign out card.  We will make them available for self help, sign out and sign back in when done.  The library materials are great to borrow and watch !

Tree Falls:  If anyone has, or knows of some good turning trees that are down and could be harvested, let any Board member know and we will look into it for a Club Cutting.

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Want to help the Inland Northwest Woodturners in our mission to educate and encourage woodturning?

PLEASE see the WEB STORE PAGE to make donations in multiples of $10 by on line credit card.  Cash or checks for donations to Treasurer Carl.

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