Dallas Area Woodturners (DAW) is a non-profit organization that was organized in 1996. The club focuses on helping our membership learn and grow through education, demonstrations and sharing techniques, tooling and best practices with one other. The DAW is active in community service through woodturning. Check out the DAW YouTube Channel for videos of DAW woodturning demonstrations.

View the March 2023 message from the president.

Cory White Demo and Classes (April)

DAW is proud to offer classes by Mr. Cory White of Whitehouse Wood Works. Please see Cory’s artist bio. Cory will do our Club meeting demo on April 20. Classes will be on Friday April 21 and Saturday April 22. Classes will start promptly at 10 am and end at 4 pm. Students are encouraged to make two or three small 6” diameter bowls with a ¾” rim and bring to class. The class will focus on power carving and dry brush painting. Therefore, spending class time turning bowls is not recommended. This is not a bowl turning class! However, bowl blanks will be available. Tickets go on sale for DAW members on March 17. The cost is $125. The classes on Friday and Saturday will cover the same material. Any remaining tickets will be offered to non-members beginning on Friday March 31. The cost for non-members is $150. This will prove to be a great class on embellishment. Learn how to take your work up a notch or two! Included in the cost is lunch and wood necessary to learn the techniques. If you have a power carving tool please bring to class.

March Meeting Photos

Show and Tell

Neal Brand’s Demo “Small Items to Sell”

Quarterly Raffle Prize Winner!

Congratulations to Kevin Bassett for winning this beautiful tool chest as part of the quarterly raffle drawing.

Beads of Courage – Make a Box, Help a Child (Pre-Cut Kits Available)

As a child goes through the journey on treatment for cancer, blood conditions, heart disease or severe burns, they collect colorful beads as meaningful symbols of courage that commemorates milestones they have achieved along their unique treatment path.  The DAW makes and donates boxes to hospitals who give them to these ill children for storing their beads of courage.

The DAW has pre-cut segmented box kits which are ready for glue-up and turning.  Just pick up a kit, turn the box, and return it at a monthly meeting.  We have directions for making the segmented box as well as additional information.

DAW Membership Information and Benefits

  • Current members – Click here to RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP (Check your membership expiration date by logging in and going to https://dallaswoodturners.com/membership-account/)
  • Monthly club meetings are held at WoodWorld of Texas typically on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm to 9pm. Come earlier to socialize! Visitors are welcome. Meetings typically include a live woodturning demonstration and a ‘show and tell’ session. You can also join the meeting through Zoom. Check the Events calendar.
  • Open Shop is held at WoodWorld usually on the Saturday following the club meeting. During Open Shop, we set-up multiple lathes to help members improve their turning skills. No tools or wood needed. The club can provide everything needed. Check the Events calendar.
  • Classes: We frequently invite nationally known turners and our own advanced members to teach classes. A small-group environment is an ideal way to learn. Check the Events calendar for ticket cost and availability.
  • Forums:  Members can ask questions and share their knowledge by posting on the Forum.
  • Library Privileges: We have one of the most extensive libraries in the southwest with more than 1500 books, magazines, and videos from more than 200 authors on a wide variety of topics.
  • Discounts: Members with an active paid membership card can receive discounts at selected local stores when buying in-person. In addition, members can purchase AnchorSeal through the club at a significant discount.
  • Latest Newsletter: We publish a monthly newsletter that summarizes our activities. Please subscribe. Visit our archives to see older newsletters.

Recent DAW Meetings

Examples of our Members’ Work