Nor-Cal Woodturners

Who we are:


Nor-Cal Woodturners is dedicated to promoting the art of woodturning.  We would be happy to meet with any organization or school that would like to learn more about this age old craft. If you have any questions write to

Nor-Cal Woodturners is a non-profit organization  of woodturning enthusiasts from the greater Sacramento, California area. Our membership ranges from the novice to the seasoned woodturning professional.


Our mission is to foster an appreciation of the traditions and art of Woodturning. We do this by sharing our experiences, techniques and the turnings we produce with each other and the public.


Whether it's through our Youth Training Program, the Mentor program, club-sponsored day long turning events with nationally and internationally famous woodturners, our extensive library of books, tapes and DVDs or our monthly meetings, there is something for everyone.


The club meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month (except in November and December) at the Leo A. Palmiter Junior/Senior High School, 2040 Ethan Way Sacramento, California 95825. Our meetings are from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.  All visitors are welcome.  See Map HERE.


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Community Outreach


Currently we work very closely with the Elinor Hickey and Leo A. Palmiter Junior/Senior High Schools.  Each Friday during the school year our members donate their time to teach one-on-one with a select group of students. Click on Youth Training for more information. 









This award winning program is helping the students get exposure to positive roll models and teaching them skills that can be useful in future trades.  We can always use more volunteers so if you'd like to help just send an email to:



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Upcoming events

February 26, 2019 4:15 PM • Palmiter School Art Room/Woodturning Shop (See Map in class description)
February 26, 2019 7:00 PM • Leo Palmiter School, 2040 Ethan Way, Sacramento 95815
March 26, 2019 4:15 PM • Palmiter School Art Room/Woodturning Shop (See Map in class description)
March 26, 2019 7:00 PM • Leo Palmiter School, 2040 Ethan Way, Sacramento 95815
April 23, 2019 4:15 PM • Palmiter School Art Room/Woodturning Shop (See Map in class description)


Membership Benefits

Nor-Cal Woodturners has four Membership levels:

  • Individual Member- $ 35 per year   This is the main level of membership.  Members receive the monthly newsletter, may check out books and tapes from our extensive library, obtain free woodturning lessons from our Mentors and have access into the member's only portion of this website where you can find informational videos, Forums and Blogs.
  • Individual (AAW) $ 30 per year  This membership level is an Individual Member (above) who is also a current member of the American Association of Woodturners.
  • Family Membership- $ 45 per year  All of the benefits of individual membership for family members who live in the same household.
  • Family Member (AAW)- $ 40 per year  If the primary Family Member is also a member of AAW they receive a $ 5 discount.
  • Business Member- $ 50 per year  All of the benefits of the Active Member plus the ability to promote your business at club functions and through advertising in the monthly newsletter.

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Nor-Cal Woodturners, Inc. is affiliated with the American Association of Woodturners (AAW).  Since 1986 the AAW has promoted woodturning through education in various forms.  There are now over 14,000 members supporting that goal.   For more information visit their website at





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