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Safety Tips - From the AAW
Always check the speed of the lathe before turning it on. Use slower speeds for larger diameters or rough pieces and higher speeds for smaller diameters and pieces that are balanced. Always start a piece at a slower speed until the workpiece is balanced. If the lathe is shaking or vibrating, lower the speed. If the workpiece vibrates, always stop the machine to verify why. As a starting point, consult your operator’s manual for recommended speeds for a particular lathe. Ensure the lathe speed is compatible with the size of the blank.

A Local Chapter of the
American Association of Woodturners


Our club started with just 11 members on February 25, 1996.  We have grown to over 80 members, but our goals are still the same.  Our mission is to foster awareness and appreciation of the skill and artistry of wood turning through continued education for our members and the public at large.



We hold a monthly meeting in Abington on the fourth Tuesday of the month.  Our meetings include general business, coffee break social, a demonstration, show and tell table, and usually a wood raffle.  Come by to say hello and see what we are all about.  Visitors are welcome.



Membership is open to experienced wood turners, people who have never stood at a lathe, and everyone in between. All you need is the passion to turn. Come to a monthly meeting to learn about our club.