Spindle Turning Classes Oct. 23

Our upcoming spindle turning classes Oct. 23 at the Fairgrounds are full. Be on the lookout for information about our next set of classes in the coming weeks.


Website Testing Underway

We are testing some software that could greatly increase functionality on the website as it regards the management of memberships and how you would register and renew club memberships. While this testing is going on, there may be some parts of the site that are disabled temporarily as we make sure that there are no unintended interactions with other parts of our web software and content. If you are having any trouble seeing pages on the site, please be patient. No disruptions should require more than 30 minutes.


Our Next Meeting

Our next regular meeting is Oct. 27. At this time, we plan to have the meeting in-person at the Seventh Day Adventist School, 5088 NW Taylor Road, Bremerton, and also make the activities at the meeting available to remote attendees via Zoom. All in-person attendees are required to wear masks because of COVID protocols.

Our Organization

Our chapter of the American Association of Woodturners comprises more than 130 members of all skill levels and serves mainly woodturners who live in 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.