Nor-Cal Woodturners

2022 Holiday Party

We enjoyed another great Holiday Party.  Beautiful gifts were turned and exchanged between the members.

Woodturning Demonstration Videos

Craft Supplies USA has created a series of woodturning workshops. Kirk DeHeer, who was scheduled to demo for us but had to cancel due to Covid, is the instructor. They have video taped the workshops so now you have a chance to see his demonstrations in the privacy of your home, for FREE. The whole series can be seen by clicking this link or check out the individual demos below. The Woodturning 201 series has just started:

Woodturning 101 - Introduction

Woodturning 101 - Bead and Cove Stick

Woodturning 101 - Turn an Egg

Woodturning 101 - Turning a Twig Pot

Woodturning 101 - How to Sharpen

Woodturning 101 - Rough & Seal a Green Wood Bowl

Woodturning 101 - Turning a Bowl

Woodturning 101 - Turning a Platter

Woodturning 101 - Turning a Box

Woodturning 101 - Turning a Goblet

 Woodturning 201 - Turning a Calabash Bowl

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.

Member Data on your phone
Members can search the directory and register online using their Phone or tablet. 

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You Shop, Amazon Gives!

  • Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Nor-Cal Woodturners Inc whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. 
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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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