Contact our Vice President for Membership for information on how to join. Annual dues are $30.
Members of OPCAAW enjoy the following benefits:
We are fortunate to have some world class wood turners in our area. Some are artists, some are production turners, and some turn for the love of it. Some of them have graciously volunteered their time to help those of us that need extra help, but some of them also have to make a living and may need to charge something for their services.
If you need a little advice to help you get something started, need a little instruction to master a new technique, or just need to learn how to do the impossible in order to finish a project, contact one of these Mentors.
Tones Briggs, (360)271-6448, Port Orchard
George Kromka, (360) 373-1028, Bremerton
Jim Leary, (360) 297-5872, Kingston
Bob Hickernell, (360) 479-5501, Bremerton
Dan Ackerman, (360) 796-4155, Brinnon
Brad Stave, (206) 910-5459, Gig Harbor
The OPCAAW Library is provided at no charge to members. Its purpose is provide ideas, training and other resources to our members. We have a selection of books, videos and DVDs that members may borrow. The standard loan period is one month, from meeting to meeting.
We want to provide the best woodturning references available and are always open to suggested acquisitions and ways to improve our service.
Members may purchase sandpaper, sanding disks, mandrels, and cyanoacrylate (super glue) for discount prices at each meeting.
A wood auction is also held just prior to the demonstration at every meeting, with wood donated by members for the benefit of the club. A silent auction is held when a chunk of raw material is spectacular enough to be the featured item and the finale of the auction.
Members may order coffee cups, clothing, hats etc, emblazoned with the traditional club logo from CaffePress.