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We are the Woodturners Association of Manitoba. We meet the second Thursday (usually) of each month from September through June. We meet at the Howden Community Centre 1079 Red River Dr, Ritchot, MB. (map here)

We are a bunch of woodturning enthusiasts who meet to share ideas, challenge each other, swap wood and tools, and generally behave like kids in a candy store. Nothing excites us more than finding a new technique, tool, or chunk of exotic lumber.

We started our group in the spring of 2007. We have a healthy core of members who show up to meetings and engage in demonstrations and conversation. Come join us for woodturning and everything that goes with it.

Generally, the meeting starts at 6:30pm with an Early Bird Special, which is usually a fundamentals topic. At 7pm, we deal with whatever club business that needs to be dealt with, followed by a demonstration of a turning topic of some kind. We end each meeting with an Instant Gallery of work by our members.

Our annual membership fee is $50.

For information on joining our club, please email Gerald:
Better yet, fill out an application form and come to one of our regular meetings (see dates below and map link above) to join.

Download our colour brochure here (.98 mb pdf)

Featured Artist

Herman de Vries

"I made much of our own furniture for years, but after making some curved Queen Anne legs, I decided round was more fun than flat. A large walnut vase in a magazine was the perfect inspiration to get started. It began with spindles for a crib, and gradually morphed into more artistic pieces, My site, www.hdv.net is basically the history of my woodturnng, which became a passion. It led to the creation of the WoW site in 2001 and formation of the Manitoba Woodturners Association in 2007."

WAM is proud to honour Herm as our featured artist. He started our club, and has been the sparkplug that kept us running all these years.

To see more of Herm's turnings, visit his site here.

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