Upcoming Events


Demo in progress

A demonstration is a prime part of every meeting. These monthly demos most often showcase the skills of one of our own members, but on some occasions we invite nationally-known turners to spice things up a bit.

September 21, Kayak Bowl—Join Brian Noble-Marx as he demonstrates his unique ovoid bowl. Brian is a local woodworker/turner and a regular on the demo circuit at Woodcraft.

October 19, Save Money—This month the Sorby representative will visit with the latest and greatest from one of turning’s largest tool makers. This demo will be in conjunction with a second presentation by our local Woodcraft store.


We will hold four turning challenges in 2017. Each challenge will coincide with a monthly meeting. Entries will be (usually) judged by lottery, and winners will receive a gift certificate and be immortalized in the Richmond Woodturners newsletter!

Small Branch Challenge

September 21, 2017—Turn something from a tree branch less than 3" in diameter.

Mixed Media Challenge

December 2017—Turn a mixed media piece. It must be primarily wood but include other media (e.g., polymer clay, metal, glass).

Special Events

Virginia State Fair

Sept 29–Oct 8—Richmond Woodturners will have a booth with live demonstrations, see Bruce Robbins.

RVA Makerfest

October 7—Taking place in and around the Richmond Science Museum, the Richmond Woodturners will have a booth with live demonstrations. Makerfest 2016 was a smashing success, and we expect 2017 to be even better!

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Dominion GardenFest of Lights

November 24, 2017–January 8, 2018—Exhibition of Richmond Woodturners in the library, possibly with demonstration opportunities. Georgia Wood is organizing.