Hands-on Classes

Our next class is coming up on Sunday, Nov. 28. OPCAAW President Brad Stave will work with a maximum of five students on making holiday ornaments, repeating the popular Nov. 6 class that was overbooked.

The class will have two 3-hour sessions, with a lunch break in between. The morning session will be on how to hollow the bulb of the ornament. The afternoon session will be on making the finials for the top and bottom of the ornament. See our calendar for more information on the class, which is now full.


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.