Greetings from the Pikes Peak Woodturners (PPWT) club, serving the Colorado Springs, El Paso County area. Our club has been affiliated with the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) since 1988, and we are one of the oldest organizations dedicated to woodturning.

We meet the first Friday of every month, at the Bemis School of Art — upstairs classroom, 818 Pelham Place, Colorado Springs

Our meetings run from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, and include a demonstration, instant gallery and raffle. Please check the Demo schedule on this website, or the current newsletter, for specific meeting details.

Our mission of the PPWT is to further the art and craft of woodturning in all its forms though education, community outreach and a shared sense of the beauty of woodturning. Our turners encourage the development of skills and techniques that help interested artists achieve their potential.

The Presidents Challenge for June is pretty straight forward. Make a bird house  either following method Dennis showed us or one of any other design. Although not mandatory, we would like to have it donated for our annual ornament sale.

JUNE 2nd MEETING: DIY MARBLING – with Kay and Robert

Have you scrounged up or turned an item to dip? Kay and Robert will be leading a hands on project at the June meeJng. They’ll demonstrate a marbling technique called Hydro Dipping.

Please make something under 3” tall or 4” diameter to dip into a small tub with paints floating on the surface. Light colors of wood are best–the colors disappear on a darker wood. The item’s you bring need to be bare clean wood without any finish applied.