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Current Membership Reaches 142

OPCAAW now has 142 members. Thank you for your participation in the organization and be sure to let us know if there are services that you are seeking that we are not providing. To our knowledge, this is the largest membership total the Olympic Peninsula Woodturners has ever had.

Video of Ed Pretty April Demonstration Now Available

A video showing Ed Pretty’s April Demonstration is now available to view. This video is not advertised on YouTube and is being made available as if you were attending the meeting. That means access is not being limited to members only, but to anyone who wishes to see the demo. Click on “Read More” to see the link. The demo video will only be posted for a limited time, so if you missed the meeting,…


Jimmie Allen Demonstration video

The video for Jimmie Allen’s demonstration from the January meeting has now been posted on our YouTube channel. Thanks to Brad Powers for editing the video from the Zoom feed.

In addition to this latest video, you can see videos of more than 20 past demonstrations on our YouTube feed. Be sure to check it out.


David Ellsworth Sawbuck Plans

If you participated in the Jan. 25 online David Ellsworth demonstration for the Strait Turners you would have seen him refer to his home-made sawbuck.

Here is a link to the plans for the sawbuck that David showed as part of his demonstration. Lumber prices being what they are, you may want to see if you have some scraps that can help make up some of the pieces.


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.