Iowa Wood Clubs

Des Moines Woodturners Inc. – AAW Chapter #158
An IRS approved 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization

A group of central Iowa woodturners providing programming and educational opportunities for woodturners of all skill levels and a wide variety of woodturning interests.  Monthly demonstration meetings are held from Sept through May on the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Woodsmith Store in the west suburb of Clive.  Supplier discounts are available to members.

On the 4th Wednesday morning of the month, an informal member networking gathering is facilitated at the Fred Maytag II Boy Scout Center.  Here, members and guests can exchange information, purchase donated harvested turning wood, all in an informal atmosphere.  These gatherings are held 12 months a year unless the 4th Wed falls on a holiday.

Basic Woodturning classes are also offered and occasional special demonstrations and hands-on workshops are available.  New members and guests welcomed at all regular monthly meetings.

See our Calendar of Events.

You can also see us at the Iowa State Fair on the 2nd floor North in the wood carving, woodturning and woodworking area of the three-story Cultural Center located just east of the KCCI Stage and across from the Mid-American Energy building and wind generator.
Our members provide interactive woodturning demonstrations throughout the day and our Chapter sells donated practical day-to-day items our members have created from re-purposed, fallen trees.  Stop by and say “HI”.

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Corridor Woodturners, AAW Chapter

Loess Hills Woodturners, AAW Chapter

Quad Cities Woodturners Club, AAW Chapter
Mid Iowa Woodcarvers
Ames Woodworkers Club

Des Moines Woodworkers Association, Inc.
Des Moines Woodworkers Club was established in 1985.  Whether you’re a novice or a pro, improve your woodworking skill and creativity by joining the Des Moines Woodworkers Club. The Club offers:
– Instructional programs
– Shared knowledge
– Community service
– Tool & Supply Discounts
General meetings are the second Tuesday of the month, September through May, at the Woodsmith Store in Clive, IA.  Meetings consist of: update on Club events & activities, woodworking Q&A, time to get to know other members, educational presentation and member project show & tell, plus great cookies and coffee. Guests are always welcome. Check out the Clubs website at for more information.