Nor-Cal Woodturners

Tool Swap and Wood Pickup

On May 22nd from Noon to 2:00 pm we will have a tool swap at the parking area across from the Veteran's Hall in Folsom (1300 Forrest Street).  Bring those tools and other items you no longer use, sell them for a little money then buy more tools!!  Our wood gathering committee will also be there to make available some of the wood they have collected.  Anchorseal will be available for purchase at $ 15 per gallon (club members only).  See you then!

             Mike Peace Demo May 25th

At our May monthly meeting Mike Peace will be demonstrating how he adds embellishments to turning projects such as bowls and boxes.  He uses a variety of texturing tools such as the Sorby or Crown Spiraling and Texturing tools, Knurling Tool, mini texturing tool with Dremel burr and a chatter tool. He will explain the when, why and how for each tool. Click Here or go to our Events page to sign up.

Katie Vitale Turns a "King's Goblet"

At our April meeting Katie Vitale, one of our newest members, shared how she created a large goblet from an epoxy and Myrtle wood blank she created. Katie is a passionate turner who is teaching her 13 year old daughter to turn!  Click here to see the recording of the presentation.

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).


About starting in woodturningClick here


Nor-Cal Shavings Newsletter

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For information about our "Women in Turning" group contact Noele DeSafey at

AAW has produced two videos so far in the Women in Turning archives, Betty Scarpino and Beth Ireland.  If you are an AAW member you can click here to see the videos.

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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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