Why Join NWWT?
NWWT Brochure - click HERE to read or print
Meeting Location - Multnomah Arts Center – A great location (7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219) and excellent venue with good parking and easy access for East and West side members. It has a state-of-the-art video/audio system for excellent viewing of demonstrations.
Virtual Meetings – During this pandemic, we have continued our monthly meeting via Zoom. We have hosted live demonstration or recorded demonstration ahead of time and played them at meetings with the demonstrator narrating providing a good interactive session.
Monthly Turning Talk - Join us on the third Saturday of the month from 9:00 – 10:00 for a lively discussion on anything related to turning. Get questions answered and learn how other turners do things.
Recordings – Most meetings are recorded and posted on the website for later viewing.
Nationally Known Artists – We bring in well know woodturners. We have had the honor of hosting:
- Stuart Batty (Technique)
- Glenn Lucas (Bowls)
- Nick Stagg (Small Boxes)
- Derek Weidman (Multi-Axis Turning)
- Christian Burchard
- Carl Jacobson (Boxes)
- Reed Gray (Turning Skills)
- Tania Radda (Cold Bending Wood)
- Richard Dlugo (Toys)
- Dale Larson (Harvesting Wood)
Show-n-Tell – Bring your items to each meeting for critique and admiration by all. Get advice and feedback plus posting in our newsletter and on the website.
Monthly Challenge – Win a prize for best submission for the monthly challenge.
Quarterly Series of Classes – NWWT has a series of classes each quarter for beginners and intermediate turners. Start turning by learning the right and safest techniques. Classes include sharpening, spindle turning and bowl turning basics and project based classes for intermediate turners. This is in addition to classes put on by visiting turners.
Web Forum – Members also have access to the private NWWT forum website to participate in discussions, sharing of pictures, and posing questions to the membership.
Incredible Library of Both Books and DVDs – New items continually added. Best club library in the Pacific NW.
Award-winning Monthly Newsletter – With the latest news about upcoming events. Includes informative articles, pictures of your Show-n-Tell items and woodturning tips. Past newsletters can also be found under the Newsletter webpage.
Discounts – This can easily pay for your membership. Generally, NWWT club members receive 10% discounts at Rockler in Beaverton, Woodcrafters in Portland, Woodcraft Supply in Tigard, Crosscut Hardwoods, Penn State, Klingspor and others.
NWWT Store – Another benefit that can easily pay for your membership. We stock woodturning consumable supplies such as sandpaper of all grits and sizes, CA Glue, green wood sealer and more.
We buy in bulk and pass the savings on to you, resulting in tremendous savings.
Monthly Raffle – Lots of wood, tools and other items are included in the monthly raffle. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Members have been extremely generous in bringing in wood and other items for the raffle. (Suspended during COVID)
Annual Summer Auction and BBQ – Always a fun time and good food. Great items available at a fraction of retail cost and more wood than you can imagine. (Suspended during COVID)
NWWT offers four membership levels:Individual Membership — $40.00 per year
1. On-Line – Paying online is the quickest and most secure method as the whole process is automated.
PayPal allows a certain number of “Guest” checkouts where you can just enter your credit card number rather than open an account. After you have exceeded their "Guest" Checkouts you will need an account.
Your membership card will show up under your profile (click on your name in the upper right) and select View Profile. Your membership card will be displayed, and you can then make a .pdf of the card. If local vendors ask, you can show it to them on your smartphone.
2. Mail – If you cannot register for membership online, just complete the application form and mail it with your check (made out to NWWT) to:
3 Offenbach Place
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
NAME Tags - Order a name tag and it will be available for pickup at the next General Meeting