Mid Minnesota Association of Woodturners
Is a not for profit, membership based organization,providing an environment of interest and activities dedicated to the enjoyment of wood turning activities and to promote woodturning to the local community through education and charitable events. It is a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW).
Paramount Center for the Arts have announced that they will be dialing back their Covid mitigation strategies. Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test will no longer be required. Out of concern for those who may be immunocompromised or have underlying health concerns, the mask requirement will be changed to “Masks Strongly Recommended.”
The Mid Minnesota Association of Woodturners (MMAW) meet every 2nd Saturday of the month. All persons interested in turning are invited to attend an MMAW meeting.
We meet in the Paramount Technical Site 248 33rd Avenue South Waite Park, MN 56387. Meetings start at 9:30AM with a social, followed by a demonstration, show-&-tell and a question and answer period. Total meeting time including social is about 1.5-2 hours. Parking is in the front or back of the building drive around right side of the building. Enter through the front or back door. Demonstrations at the meetings cover various topics related to woodturning. Past topics have included basic bowl turning, hollowing, using and making different jigs, safety when turning, turning green wood through harvesting logs with preparing and drying methods, segmented turning, sharpening tools, and how to use various chisels for woodturning. Most demonstration topics come from the membership. Each month we encourage a challenge project. This can include the distribution of a specific type and dimension of wood where members are asked to take it home and return the following month with the object they've created. Other times we have a specific topic, such as a bowl or vase. Often, there is a drawing from the challenge project participants. Members can win items or gift certificates. The emphasis of our meetings is both education and enjoyment.
We will have have open turning, be available for help or advice after February 10, 2024 meeting.
Next meeting will be
February 10, 2024
Meeting will start at 10:00 AM social time at 9:30 AM
The topic of the meeting will be
Interactive Remote Demonstration
Surface enhancements with Kirk DeHeer
The challenge for February
Guests are welcome!
Paramount Technical Site 248 33rd Avenue South