Nor-Cal Woodturners

March Demonstration and Meeting

Mark Mapes - Multi-Axis Bowl Turning

On March 28th, Mark Mapes, NWT member since 2020, will show how he turns a multi-axis bowl. He says "the second axis yields facets in the form, injecting asymmetry into a world dominated by balance and congruity."

Weather permitting, we'll have some wood available in the parking lot before the meeting. Our raffle table will be open so bring a donation if you've got a tool, video, book or other wood related item you no longer use. It's always great to see what people have been creating so share your latest turning at the Members Gallery.  For those who may be new, we meet at the Folsom VFW Hall at 1300 Forest St, Folsom, CA

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).


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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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