Help the Club Turn Tops!

The Spokane Carvers Artistry in Wood show is Sept. 23rd -25th and the Club needs your help!

  • Turn tops with club members at a Top Turning Workshop at Ferris on Sept. 17th from 9am to noon. Bring your own tools and any wood you want to donate to the event (2x2x4 maple preferably)
  • Donate any tops you have made to the Show!
  • Help the club set up our booth at The Hive on Friday, Sept. 23rd from 12:00 to 3:00 pm
  • Turn tops and interact with guests during the Carvers Show on Saturday, Sept. 24th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday. Sept. 25th from 12:00 to 4:00 pm.
  • Help return lathes and supplies to storage after the event on Sunday, Sept. 25th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

The Hive 2904 E Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99202

2022 AAW Virtual Symposium on Woodturning Fundamentals

The AAW will present two days of instruction tailored to beginner and intermediate woodturners on Saturday and Sunday, October 15 & 16, from noon to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, for. AAW instructors will focus on foundational skills by teaching the basics and refining fundamentals through projects. The focus will include:

  • Understand and review terms, concepts, and basic techniques.
  • Hear about safety practices and equipment.
  • Build a solid a foundation for future woodturning endeavors.
  • Experience a mix of small beginner’s projects and multi-step projects that incorporate new turning skills.
  • Engage and ask questions via Chat – similar to an online webinar.
  • Learn to turn the right way and overcome current frustrations to woodturning!
The Art of Embellishment

Specific sessions will cover:

  • Turning a Lamp Base
  • Turning a Thin-walled Bowl
  • The Art of Embellishment
  • Sharpening Faceplate Tools
  • Finishing Options for Turners
  • Production Turning
  • Basic Bowl Turning
  • From a Spindle to a Bowl
  • Calabash Turning
  • Introduction to Hollow Forms
  • Introduction to Segmented Woodturning
  • Special Topic: Segmented Turning
Special Topic in Segmented Turning

The cost is $34 for AAW members, $55 all others and registration is open through October 16, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Registration includes online replay of the sessions for an extended period of three months!


General Club Meetings and 3rd Saturday mentoring workshops will be at Ferris High School in their Wood Shop. Please park in the main lot and walk down to the shop rear entrance.

Vets Garage mentoring is by specific schedule during the week so please check this website and with Doug for sessions.


Stay tuned for the next wood distribution / cutting of some silver maple!

Ever wonder what that length of fresh cut log weighs, and why it breaks your back to move? See the Wet Log Weight Chart in the Members Resources Page.

Store News

We have now listed both Anchorseal and Thin, Medium, and Thick CA Glue, as well as Accelerator, on the Store Page !

Anchorseal and cyanoacrylate (CA) Glue/Accelerator is in stock!   See in  Store and Dues page in the main header.  Pay on-line when ordering and plan to pick up at a meeting or with personal arrangement as noted.  All advanced orders must be paid on-line please.

Upcoming Meetings and Events

On Thursday, October 6th for our monthly Member Meeting, Eric Lofstrom will demonstrate turning Fitted Lid Boxes, “a great exercise in precision, planning and refining your process of design.” Through Eric’s 10-step process, you will learn how to create an end grain box that can be simple or extremely ornate! This demonstration will be via Zoom so keep an eye here for details!  

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Eric Lofstrom – Fitted Lid Boxes

On November 3rd, Shelley Hayes will demonstrate how to turn a Goblet with a Captured Ring. Cheers!

Help Wanted

We are in need of one or two Audio/Video volunteers immediately. Responsibilities include setting up cameras and microphones at meetings and presentations. Experience is a plus but training will be provided if needed.  The volunteer must be available at the main monthly club meetings located at Ferris High School. Contact us if you are interested!

If you are interested in helping coordinate the club’s Lend-a-Lathe program please see a member of the board!

Turning of the Month

If you have a picture of one of your pieces that you would like to submit for consideration as an occasional feature please send it to 

This lidded box made by Louis is our Turning of the Month

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