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 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