First State Woodturners

First State Woodturners, based in 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.

We typically meet the first Wednesday of every month.  Currently, most of our meetings are online via Zoom.  Going forward, whether we meet online or in person, we plan to continue streaming our meetings so that everyone can attend regardless of where you live.

In addition to Delaware, we have many members from nearby Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland.  Along with our Regular Membership, we also offer a reduced-price Affiliate Membership for those who already belong to another AAW Chapter, or for those whe live outside the US.  And we have a Student Membership for K-12 students.

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
    Currently, most of our
    meetings are held
    online via Zoom...

  • Calendar

    January Meeting
    Wednesday, Jan 4th, 7 PM
    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)