First State Woodturners

First State Woodturners – headquartered in Delaware – is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Affiliate Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW).  Our Chapter provides an opportunity for area woodturners to meet regularly, show their recent work, learn new techniques, view demonstrations, and discuss various aspects of woodturning.

First State Woodturners

Our Chapter is open to woodturners of all ages and skill levels.  We typically meet the first Wednesday of every month.  Currently, most of our meetings are online via Zoom.  But we also have Hands-On Workshops and other in-person events throughout the year. 

Going forward, whether we meet online or in person, we plan to continue streaming our meetings so that everyone can attend regardless of where you live.

We have members throughout the Mid-Atlantic region –  Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland – and beyond.  In addition to our Regular Membership, we also offer a reduced-price Affiliate Membership for those who already belong to another AAW Chapter.  International Memberships are available for those who live outside the US,  and we have a Student Membership for K-12 students.  And there’s also a Family Membership available.  See our Membership page for complete details…

Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive occasional notifications on upcoming Chapter meetings, demonstrations, and events. 

Monthly Meetings

Usually on the 1st Wednesday of the month, 7 – 9 PM

Currently, most of our meetings are held online via Zoom, however we have Hands-On Workshops and other in-person events throughout the year.


July Field Trip

We will be touring the Nemours Estate in Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday, July 13th, 10 AM.

Complete details and sign up here


Annual dues only $30!  See our Membership page for details…

(Affiliate Memberships are available for members of other AAW Chapters)

About Us

We have a variety of activities, demonstrations, and community outreach events throughout the year…


Come see what we're up to!

Many of our meetings and events are free and open to the public!  Subscribe to our mailing list or follow us on Facebook to stay in the loop.  Also, check out our YouTube Channel for lots of free content!  And you can read recent monthly Newsletters here.

Hands-On Workshops

We try to have several Hands-On Workshops throughout the year. These are typically hosted at a member's workshop and focus on a particular skill or topic.

Teaching Kids to Turn

We collaborate with local shop / STEM teachers to hold woodturning classes for students.

Community Outreach

We attend community events to demonstrate and educate folks about woodturning.


Latest Articles

Introduction to Segmented Woodturning, Part II

Part II in our series on Segmented Woodturning – which was put together by Jim Whattam and Scott Whishart –...

Introduction to Segmented Woodturning, Part I

Our excellent video demo on Segmented Woodturning is now available on our YouTube Channel.  Jim Whattam – who is now...

Dust Collection Presentation, by Tom Sloan

During our September 2021 meeting, Chapter President Tom Sloan gave an excellent, detailed presentation on dust collection, mitigation, and PPE....

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Bowl by Jeff Turi

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    First State Woodturners is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to sharing our skills and growing the craft of woodturning. We participate in many community outreach initiatives, including the Beads of Courage program for children, teaching woodturning to area high school students, and demonstrating at local events. Your donation will help us advance these goals.


    Founded in Delaware, we now have members all across the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond...


    Membership is open to everyone. Our Chapter is open to woodturners of all ages and skill levels.

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