Chapter Information

Chuck Dowler - natural edge bowl

Chuck Dowler with a natural edge bowl

Des Moines Woodturners Inc. is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW).

From September through May, we conduct a demonstration meeting on the second Saturday of the month.  These meetings are held at the Woodsmith Store, located at 10320 Hickman Road in Clive, IA – a western suburb of Des Moines. 

Unless otherwise published, meetings start at 1:00 pm and generally last until 3:00 or 3:30 pm.  They include a short business discussion, a woodturning demonstration with lots of questions and answers, and Show and Tell of projects completed by members.  See latest meeting announcement (newsletter) for details.

Prior to the start of the meeting, members will typically enjoy coffee and cookies, check out a woodturning book or one of our many woodturning instructional DVD’s from our Chapter library, or network with other arriving members.

We also have a monthly Networking Meeting at the Scout Center. This meeting is an informal gathering where members can purchase harvested wood, pick-up embroidered garments, get woodturning questions answered, drink coffee and more.  Come and go anytime. Click HERE for dates and times. Click HERE for map & details.

Guests are always welcome to stop by and see what we’re all about.

For more information, CONTACT US

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MEETING PHOTOS

Jack Rolison Demo

Jack Rolison Demo

Roger Nass Torus Vase Demo

Roger Nass Torus Vase Demo

Roger Nass Torus Vases

Roger Nass Torus Vases

Brian Simmons Sphere Turning Demo

Brian Simmons Sphere Turning Demo

Rick Hutcheson Demo

Rick Hutcheson Demo

Typical Meeting Audience

Typical Meeting Audience

The Club Library of Turning books, tapes & DVD's

The Club Library of Turning books, tapes & DVD’s

"Show & Tell" portion of meeting

“Show & Tell” portion of meeting

Show & Tell

Show & Tell

Show & Tell

Show & Tell

Club Logo that can be embroidered on to your shirt, jacket, etc.

Logo that can be embroidered on to your new, unwashed shirt, jacket, etc. and optionally, with your name.