The Kitsap County Fair is coming up

If you haven’t already signed up for a demonstration shift at the Kitsap County Fair, please consider it.

The Fair this year runs from Wednesday, Aug. 21 through Sunday, Aug. 25. OPCAAW will again have a booth with a working lathe to demonstrate wood turning for fair attendees. If you sign up, you can either turn tops to give away to kids who visit the booth or turn a project of your choice.

Each shift is four hours long. Generally, there will be at least two other OPCAAW members at the booth with you during any given shift. If you are interested in signing up for a shift, please contact Ray Ewing or Larry Lemon to ask which shifts are open and to sign up. 

Our organization

Our chapter of the American Association of Woodturners comprises more than 120 members of all skill levels from Kitsap, Mason, Jefferson and Clallam counties in Washington State.

Our more experienced members place a high priority on helping novice turners in a variety of ways including an official mentoring program, casual advice, and hands-on workshops.

Top regional turners such as Molly Winton, Stephen Hatcher, Art Liestman and Don McIvor and accomplished club members such as Tones Briggs, Norm Hix, Dan Marler and Brad Stave have conducted demonstrations at club meetings in the past few years.

The purpose of OPCAAW, as stated in our bylaws, is to:

  • Promote the art and craft of woodturning in our community
  • Conduct regular membership meetings with suitable programs, activities and demonstrations related to the woodturning craft
  • Engage in other activities such as turning instruction or cooperative acquisition and use of the materials and tools for woodturning, and
  • Maintain a lending library for members.