First State Woodturners

First State Woodturners, located in northern Delaware, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) affiliate chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW).  Our Chapter provides a place for area woodturners to meet regularly, show their recent work, learn new techniques, view demonstrations, and discuss various aspects of woodturning.

We have lathes available, and experienced turners to demonstrate safe procedures and techniques.  We frequently have guest demonstrators at our monthly meetings — including turners from other Chapters, as well as turners of national and international renown.

First State Woodturners typically meets the first Wednesday of every month at the Woodcraft of Wilmington store in New Castle, Delaware. We also have an ongoing collaboration with the Mt. Pleasant High School STEM Lab in Wilmington, and sometimes we hold our meetings there.

Besides Delaware, we have members from nearby southern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and eastern Maryland.  The Chapter has over 50 active members at all levels of experience, including new turners who are just starting out.  Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive occasional notifications on upcoming Chapter meetings, demonstrations, and events.


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  • Monthly Meetings

    Usually the 1st Wednesday
    7 - 9 PM
    Woodcraft of Wilmington
    166 South Dupont Highway
    New Castle, DE 19720

  • Calendar

    May Meeting
    Wednesday, March 22nd, 7 PM
    at Mt. Pleasant High School
    Demo by Mark St. Leger

  • Membership

    Yearly dues only $25
    See our Membership page
    for details...