Central Ohio Woodturners


Upcoming events

    • 17-Oct-2022
    • 18-Aug-2025
    • 35 sessions
    • Woodcraft, 1077 Bethel Road, Columbus OH 43220

    This is an open forum for new woodturners to ask questions and get hands-on help.  No questions or problems are off limits.  Bring your problems to those more experienced and we will try to help you along in the journey.

    The only limitation is that we cannot criticize others for their questions.

    • 14-Feb-2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Holy Spirit Church, 4383 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH

    Topic is:  The Physics of Woodturning:  The Why and How of Turning Tool Use

    Presenter is:  Dr. Rob Wallace

    Understanding how the lathe works to transfer rotational forces to allow the tool to remove material is important for every woodturner to understand not just HOW to do the various methods of tool use, but an understanding of WHY the tools are used in correct technique can improve every woodturner’s skills.  This presentation explains the forces involved with woodturning and how they are transferred from lathe, to wood, to tool – understanding how to control those forces efficiently and with full control throughout the process results in safe and efficient woodturning.  The geometry and position of woodturning tools is also considered, along with understanding the importance of tool rest position, and adequate work support.  Through a ‘no math’ approach of reviewing basic concepts of motion and energy, woodturners will benefit by understanding how to manage forces and tool use to improve their overall turning technique, and make corrections as needed with knowledge of how to control the forces efficiently and safely while they turn. 

    Note:  Rob will be presenting from a remote location, and we will be showing his presentation on the club's televisions at the church.

    • 18-Feb-2023
    • 9:30 AM
    • Wood Werks, 1181 Claycraft Rd., Columbus, OH 43230

    Topic is:  Tool Handles

    Presenter:  TBD


    • 14-Mar-2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Holy Spirit Church, 4383 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH

    Topic is:  Hollow Forms

    Presenter is:  Devon Palmer

    • 18-Mar-2023
    • 9:30 AM
    • Wood Werks, 1181 Claycraft Rd., Columbus, OH 43230

    Topic is:  Segmenting Basics

    Presenter:  TBD


    • 11-Apr-2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Holy Spirit Church, 4383 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH

    Topic is:  Segmented Turning

    Presenter is:  Gary Vance

    • 15-Apr-2023
    • 9:30 AM
    • Wood Werks, 1181 Claycraft Rd., Columbus, OH 43230

    Topic is:  Goblet with a Captive Ring

    Presenter:  TBD


    • 09-May-2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Holy Spirit Church, 4383 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH

    Topic is:  Spindle Turning

    Presenter is:  Mike Trucco

    Also,

    1. Annual meeting of the club
    2. Elections

Central Ohio Woodturners is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Columbus, OH

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