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Members of all ages from around Southwest Florida participate in our woodturning club located in Fort Myers, Florida.  

Our club operates year-round and includes both seasonal and full-time residents.


Every club member has the opportunity to gain knowledge and expertise from others in the club.


Gift your skills and experiences to others.  Pass on what you've learned to the next generation so they can teach their children.


A community grows by the hand of those who share a common passion.  Come share your passion with others who do the same.


Meet new people with the same interest as you.  Gain new relationships and new opportunities to grow as a person.

membership benefits

  • Monthly Meeting
    Learn the latest on club news, discuss woodturning techniques and view a woodturning demonstration.  Every month is different so there is always something to learn for everyone.  Conveniently located just East of downtown Fort Myers.

  • Special Club Events
    Charity challenges, youth activities, professional turner demonstrations and hands-on workshops.  

  • Access To Club Shop
    Our fully-equipped club shop is open every month during open-shop days.  Learn a new tool, new technique or just learn by watching others.  Our shop includes a dozen lathes both small and large, woodturning tools, accessories and specialized jigs for most any woodturning need.

  • Club DVD Library
    Learn at home from the comfort of your couch by checking out woodturning videos from our extensive DVD club library.

  • Regular Emails
    Enjoy professional club communications via email on upcoming events, club schedule changes or special news.

  • Monthly Newsletter
    Each month the club sends a quality newsletter detailing recent club events as well as any upcoming club activities.

  • Online Store Discount
    Active club members receive a 50% discount on all items in the club online store.

  • Club Website
    Manage all of your club activities online 24/7 using our club website where you can register for upcoming events, check on the latest news, read club newsletters and even watch past club demonstration videos.

Want to check us out first?

No problem.  Look at our event calendar and drop in at our next monthly meeting or open shop day.  Introduce yourself and enjoy the experience.   Our meetings are held in our club shop so you'll get the chance to experience both.

All we ask is to hear your feedback afterwards.  If you'd like to join, we can sign you up right at the meeting.

membership requirements

  • Pro-rated dues must be paid at the time the member joins the club.  Annual dues are due January 1st of each year.  Membership is terminated if dues are unpaid after January 31st of the same year. 

  • If the member intends to operate club equipment, the member must be physically able to do so without unnecessary risk.  If in doubt, just ask and another member will gladly assist you.  The club reserves the right to refuse equipment access should a safety concern be apparent.

  • National American Association of Woodturners membership is required to attend any club meeting or event.  We are an official chapter of AAW.  As a nationwide non-profit organization, AAW promotes education, safety and management support of local groups such as ours.  To join AAW, simply click this Join the AAW! link and select your membership type.  Most people choose the 'Regular' member type however you are welcome to choose any type that best fits your need.  

    It doesn't matter whether you join AAW before or after you join our club.  We ask only that you ensure that are an active member of both before you attend your first meeting in our club.

  • Minimum age is 11 years old.  All club members under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by a legal parent/guardian at all club events.

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Chapter 120
American Association of Woodturners

3061 E Riverside Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33916

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