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​​​​​Welcome to The Acadiana Woodturners Club website!


Our members look forward to sharing their woodturning skills and knowledge. Whether you are a novice, craftsman or artist - come join us!


To provide education and information to those who are interested in woodturning either as a profession or a vocation. Woodturning is defined as the shaping of wood using a lathe to produce objects that include but are not limited to decorative and/or functional bowls, boxes, vessels, sculptural items, furniture and architectural components, toys, tools, pens or pencils, game calls and musical instruments.


  • To provide general support of the functions and purposes of the American Association of Woodturners, and the promotion of woodturning as a viable art and craft.

  • To provide a local organization and meeting place for local woodturners to expand their knowledge and skills.

  • To promote the sharing of ideas and techniques regarding this craft and art form and the tools and equipment used.

  • To be a local source of information regarding the rewards of woodturning as a hobby or profession, and the promotion thereof.



Woodturning Vendor Checklist

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Monthly Meetings: 

First Saturday of each month

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Monthly Meeting Place:

   Lewis Services

   510 W Saul Drive

   Scott, LA 70583

Guest are always welcome!


President's Message

(April 2023)


Dear Fellow Woodturners:

Time flies when you are busy turning. We are nearly halfway through another year, and I must say the club has accomplished several of our goals; with the purchase of a large lathe, video, and audio equipment, and we have grown the membership to over fifty members in good standing, not bad.


Greetings to everyone, and hope everyone is in good health.

This Saturday, May 6, 2023, we will be meeting at our club house. I'm excited about our agenda, which we will feature a wood raffle. This raffle will have some interesting pieces for the lucky ticket holders. Phil Coghill tells me he has two or three boxes of rough turned pieces he is willing to donate to the raffle. He will also sell some items of interest as well. Please bring your extra blanks, logs, and any wood you may have lying around.

The demonstrator extraordinaire, so he tells me, will be Steve Nix. Steve will demo different approaches and techniques for mounting odd, irregular shaped wood on the lathe. There was much interest shown at the SKEW last month, on the subject of mounting burls and other shapes. If you have something handing around, and not sure what can be done with the wood, Steve would welcome the challenge. I would like to personally thank Steve for being so generous with his time and the many contributions he has made to the club.

This meeting (May 6) will be your last opportunity to present your first President's Challenge, a "BOX". I will announce the second challenge on Saturday. Please bring your turnings for SHOW and TELL.


  1. Introduction of guests

  2. Old business

  3. New business

  4. Demo

  5. Break with wood raffle

  6. "Show and Tell" with Q&A

Monthly Meeting Place: Lewis Services, 510 W Saul Drive, Scott, LA 70583


Garland J. Barras


Acadiana Woodturners Club

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Guest Demonstrator - Phil Rose

(During Chapter Meeting | June 6, 2020)

Phil Rose from Dragon's Rose Studio was our chapter's recent guest demonstrator. Below is a preview video and a sample of his demonstration. 

Photos from a Saturday Workshop

Workshop hosted by member, Steve Nix, introduced woodturning techniques to new and existing members.

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