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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

Monthly Meeting Place:

   Lewis Services

   510 W Saul Drive

   Scott, LA 70583

Guest are always welcome!

Meeting Dates/Hours:

January 6, 2024 | 9:00AM - 12:00PM

February 3, 2024 | 9:00AM - 12:00PM

March 2, 2024 | 9:00AM - 12:00PM


President's Message

(January 2024)

I hope everyone enjoyed the Holidays and I would also like to wish everyone a healthy and prosperous New Year. The club is off to a great start for the year 2024.


We have demonstrators lined up for January, February, and March, which will take us up to April, at which time we will have the SKEW (skill, knowledge, and educational workshop).


The demonstrator for the January meeting will be Steve Nix. He will turn a duck call and will also demonstrate the use of CA glue for a beautiful and durable finish and he will also finish a large piece using CA glue. 

We announced at the December 2023 meeting that Ralph would be the demonstrator at the January meeting; due to mitigating circumstances, Ralph will demonstrate at the February meeting. Thank you Steve and Ralph for that.

Dues, in the amount of thirty dollars for the year, are due no later than Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 9:00 AM (our meeting time), and without going into details; we pay the AAW (American Association of Woodturners), for the club liability coverage for meeting, "but you must be a member in order to be covered". I'm sure you can understand the consequences.

Ralph was the winner of Johnny Picard's light house lamp and Ralph, I'm sure will have an interesting "bring-back". We need more Show and Tell pieces; so please bring whatever you have. We all learn from what others do, from the types of wood, the tools you use, the finish, etc. It's not only education but motivational as well.

Looking forward to a new year.

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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