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Welcome to Rocky Mountain Woodturners

We meet the Thursday after the first Tuesday of every month, 6:15 pm at Woodcraft in Loveland located at 3718 Draft Horse Drive in Loveland, CO..

You are invited to attend your first two meetings as our guest. Please contact Chris Van Woerkomn at mcvan1@gmail.com for information.

2022 Membership dues are $45, family $60, dual clubs $22.50 and student $25. Dues may be given to or mailed to Vice President, Leanne Stember(1500 Stonewood Ct, Windsor, CO 82550). We now offer online membership as well. Please click here for the membership page. Your membership card will get you a discount at several local turning supply retail stores (see the Resources page.)

News (see events page for more details)

YouTube Channel for Rocky Mountain Woodturners Videos

RMWT has set up a YouTube Channel to make our club demonstration videos available online. A tab is now in the menu bar. To view a video click here.

2022 EOG Grant Applications

The annual EOG process is active, so please consider applying. See details at the following link: David Nittmann EOG Application. Guidelines at David Nittmann EOG Guidelines.

Submit 2022 completed applications to EOG Chairman Clarence Sitzman, cgsitzman@gmail.com. If you have questions regarding RMWT EOG grants, please contact Clarence.


Woodbank Guidelines now available. Must be read prior to use of the woodbank.

Upcoming Meetings

Meetings of the Rocky Mountain Woodturning Club are held monthly at Woodcraft in Loveland located at 3718 Draft Horse Drive in Loveland, CO. For directions go to Woodcraft/Loveland or call 970.292.5940. Click here for upcoming meetings and scheduled events.

Up Coming Meetings

July 16, 2022 - Club Picnic,

Our annual summer social event will take place at Chris Van Woerkom‘s home with a menu of personal pizzas from his outdoor pizza oven. The event takes the place of our monthly club meeting and will be held on Saturday starting at 4pm with pizzas cooking by 5 pm. We ask that you consider bringing a side dish (salad etc), or appetizer or dessert. The club will be contributing all the ingredients for the pizzas. Please bring your favorite beverage. RSVP to Chris at mcvan1@gmail.com, a signup sheet will be circulated at the June meeting.

In addition to having ample time for socializing with your fellow turners, this year there will be a book sale. We will be liquidating all the books from the club library with hard cover items selling for $3 each and soft cover for $2 each. Cash only. Additionally, members are asked to consider cleaning out their shelves and donating books related to wood turning and wood working to this event. All proceeds will be directed to the club general fund to support hosting key demonstrators and hands on events. To those folks who generously donate their books for sale, we kindly ask you take home any items that don‘t sell so we don‘t burden our host with additional clean up tasks.

August 4, 2022 - Live demo at Woodcraft, We will meet in person and also use Zoom for an Interactive Remote Demonstration for anyone who cannot join in person.

Pat Carroll - Turning a Lidded Container / Trinket Box

All the way from Ireland! Pat Carroll Turning a Lidded Container / Trinket Box. Working as a builder/carpenter, woodturning was a craft I knew very little about before 2001. I had done some research and found a woodturner in my nearest town. Lucky for me, this woodturner was one of the finest turners in Ireland. Willie Stedmond, one of the founding members of the Irish Woodturners Guild, was giving night classes to which I attended a few. It is always my first advice to anyone interested in woodturning, get some lessons and join a club. I also did the latter and met some great people who helped and encouraged me along the way. My turning has progressed and moved through different areas of this wonderful craft as the years went on. I had many years and long periods of no woodturning time whatsoever due to work and other commitments, but the draw was always there. The need to make shavings! I am very proud of the recognition I have received from my peers and other artists over the years for my work, demonstrating and winning pieces. I am also very honored to have my work in collections across the world. https://www.patcarrollwoodturning.com/