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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.

2021 Membership dues are $40, family $55 and student $25. Dues may be given to or mailed to Vice President, Chris Van Woerkom (8002 Hillsboro Ct, Fort Collins, CO 80525). 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.

2021 EOG Grant Applications

The annual EOG process will conclude shortly, so please consider applying. See details at the following link: RMWT EOG Guidelines and Application.

Submit 2021 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

August 7, 2021 - Summer Pizza Party

Please RSVP Chris VanWoerkom at mcvan1@gmail.com by August 5th.

September 9 , 2021 - Live demo at Woodcraft, We will meet in person and also attempt to use Zoom for an Interactive Remote Demonstration for anyone who cannot join in person.

Ron Ainge - Snow Flake Ornament

I was introduced to the world of wood turning by Pete Holtus when I went into a Woodcraft and saw him giving a class on pen turning. He asked if I would like to join the class and the rest is history.

I bought an old lathe at an auction and started to turn fire wood at that time. I attended several meetings of the Front Range Woodturners and watched several good turners try to teach us their skills. I was amazed at the work these people were doing and I tried to produce the work that they gave us the instructions for. I advanced my skills by attending hands on classes with world class turners. I made so many items that I wanted to share them with my close friends and neighbors after a while it appeared that I had worn out my welcome because it appeared to me that they would rush into there homes when they saw me outside with something in my hand.

I decided that I needed to find something that I could turn, and that people would purchase. I started to make small bird houses and hollow Christmas ornaments which I still do today. I make bird houses and ornaments out several different types of objects, such as wood, banksia pods, fairy lights, wooden snowflakes, and parts for commercial ornaments.

This demo will show you the steps I use to make an ornament out of a square piece of wood, I will drill holes into that will hold the snow flakes and two finials. If time allows I will show how I color and finish the piece.