Welcome to Rocky Mountain Woodturners

We meet the Thursday after the first Tuesday of every month, 6:15 pm.

You are invited to attend your first two meetings as our guest.

2019 Membership dues are $40, family $55 and student $25. Dues may be given to or mailed to Vice President, Jim Felton (921 Shoshoni, Cheyenne, WY 82009). 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.

2019 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(pdf).

Submit 2019 completed applications to EOG Chairman Clarence Sitzman, seesitzman@aol.com. If you have questions regarding RMWT EOG grants, please contact Clarence or anyone else on the EOG committee or RMWT Board.


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

Febuary 7, 2019 RMWT Monthly Meeting

Pat Scott - Butterfly Patch Inlay

Many times during the drying process a crack can develop in the rim or side of a bowl. There are many ways to deal with the crack such as fill with glue and sawdust, colored epoxy, inlace, turquoise, etc. Using an inlay is another option.

You may already be familiar with or have used butterfly patches in flat woodworking. In this demo I will show how I use a butterfly to repair or strengthen a crack or imperfection in a bowl. If time allows I will also show another way to enhance or strengthen a split by the use of “stitches”. Both methods are easy once you know how.

March 7, 2019 All day (10-4) Class at the Loveland Woodcraft

Alan Lacer - Befriending the Skew

Befriending the Skew Frustrated, fearful or just needing to improve your skill with the skew—this hands-on class will help. Alan will take you through the basic profiling and refining of the skew chisel and how to achieve a “nasty sharp" edge on this versatile tool. Next he will show how to prepare the lathe for skew work and to make it very friendly for learning the skew. From there he will take you through at least six different cuts, getting progressively more challenging as they are presented. The class will culminate in the making of a project that incorporates many of the cuts from the day.

If you are interested please let me know at my email address camille_wall@hotmail.com.

March 7, 2019 RMWT Monthly Meeting

Alan Lacer - A Skew Primer

Alan has been involved in woodturning for over forty years as a turner, teacher, writer, exhibition coordinator, demonstrator and expert witness. He has been an instructor and demonstrator, working in all fifty states and six foreign countries. His published writings, upwards of 150 articles and books, cover a wide spectrum of woodturning from historical and cultural, technical and specific projects. His specialties include the skew chisel, sharpening techniques, finishing, lidded boxes and making and using hook tools. In 1999 he was awarded the Honorary Member Award for that year from the American Association of Woodturners for his contributions to the field. Hehas appeared on PBS in the series, Woodturning Workshop and on the DIY channel.

In tonight's demonstration you will have a chance to watch Alan go through a number of different cuts. The presentation will also cover the critical aspects of getting an excellent edge on the tool—and even how it relates to sharpening other woodturning tools.