Hi- This Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 18-20) is Art-A-Whirl. This is the weekend when those of us with studios in the Minneapolis Art District open our studio doors for all to visit. You can find more details at our website (https://nemaa.org/art-a-whirl/). This is the largest open studio event in the country. Some estimate that 30,000 people attend (although I am skeptical of this number). Plus there are many food trucks, and all the brewpubs and restaurants have parties. Most of the artists’ studios are in old factory buildings. There is a good map on the Art-A-Whirl website. If you attend, then I suggest you go early when you can find parking. The city runs a trolley that circulates among the largest studio buildings. My studio is in the Carriage House at Casket Arts (the building behind the main Casket Arts building). Please stop by to say hello if you are in the area. I hope to see you this weekend. – Steve McLoon
Minnesota Woodturners (MWA), a non-profit, charitable, tax exempt corporation.
Woodturning Instruction & Classes. Join our woodturning community.
We offer classes on weekends throughout the winter months. Check out our classes by going to the website calendar.
You do not need to be a member to register for classes.
Benefits of Membership: Mentoring program, learn from other turners in our group, special rates on group purchases of supplies and equipment.
Steven McLoon will give the presentation at the April meeting. He will demonstrate the basic method for turning a lidded box, and will discuss numerous variations. You can see examples of Steve's work on his website: www.millennium-studio.com
MWA membership and guest policy:
- Monthly demonstration meetings are one of the values MWA provides for its members.
- We welcome interested guests who are considering joining, or members of affiliated groups, to visit our meetings a time or two prior to joining.
- Members may similarly bring a family member as a visitor to an occasional meeting.
- Lapsed members of more than two months need to renew their membership prior to attending the meeting.
Great Bandsaw info: http://www.suffolkmachinery.com/six-rules-of-sawing.html
Thank you to our MWA Sponsors:
- Houck Machine Company & Steve Kingdon
- Woodcraft of Minneapolis
- Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
Minnesota Woodturners is an official chapter of the American Association of Woodturners woodturner.org
We meet the first Saturday of the month at 9:30. Join us at: 12811 16th Ave North Plymouth, MN 55441-3840
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Welcome to the Minnesota Woodturners Association (MWA) located in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, MN. We provide woodturning classes and education in Minnesota.
Minnesota Woodturners Association ("MWA"), a Minnesota nonprofit corporation, exists to foster and encourage a wider understanding and appreciation of woodturning as a craft and art form, both traditional and contemporary, among the general public, hobbyists and professional woodturners, and to educate the general public and MWA members in the art and techniques of woodturning.