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 Mt. Pleasant High School STEM Lab in Wilmington, Delaware. Since the onset of the pandemic, we have mostly been meeting online via Zoom.

Besides Delaware, we have members from nearby Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland.  We also offer a reduced-price Affiliate Membership for those who already belong to another AAW Chapter, or live outside the US.  We are currently only meeting online via Zoom, but plan to return to in-person meetings later this year.  We plan to continue streaming our meetings via Zoom so that everyone can attend regardless of where they live.

Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive occasional notifications on upcoming Chapter meetings, demonstrations, and events.

Photo of David Ellsworth, by Joe Nestlerode

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  • Monthly Meetings

    Usually on the 1st Wednesday
    7 - 9 PM
    Due to the Pandemic,
    All meetings are online via
    Zoom until further notice...

  • Calendar

    July Meeting
    Wednesday, July 6th, 7 PM
    “Sensational Skew” demo,
    by Jim Etcher
    Details will be emailed…

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  • Membership

    Annual dues only $25!
    See our Membership page
    for details or to pay online
    (Affiliate Memberships
    available for members of
    other AAW Chapters)