Welcome! Learning in style

Richmond Woodturners is a group of young and old who love wood and live to turn. We get together every month to have fun and share ideas and expertise with each other.

We meet at 6:30pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Woodcraft located at 9862 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA. We invite everyone who loves wood to join us.

If it is your first time visiting us, read some of our past newsletters to prepare you for a fun and educational evening.

Exciting Upcoming Events

American Association of Woodturners

Monthly Demonstration

February 16, Finial Finesse—Join Dick Hines, Jim Bumpas, and Chuck Mosser as they team up to provide details on creating the perfect finial. Since this quarter’s challenge is finials, this session will examine design details and considerations, turning techniques and strategies, and incorporating other materials into the finial.

Quarterly Turning Challenge

March 16—Turn a finial longer than 6" as one continuous piece no thicker than 1". Longest finial gets the prize.

Local Turning Competition

April 20–22—Show everyone in Richmond what you can do on the lathe. Spindles and bowls, boxes and ornaments, pens and more—nearly everything is fair game for our annual competition for novices to masters! See the on the competition page for details.

Much more on the Events Page!


From the North, South or East

From I95 take I64 West to exit 180B (Gaskins Road North). Travel through two traffic lights (the second light is the corner of Gaskins and West Broad Street). Woodcraft is on this corner, but you must travel through the light, crossing Broad Street to turn right into the parking lot. The store is in the third building.

From the West

Take I64 East to exit 180B (Gaskins Road North). Same directions apply from this point.

If you prefer a map to the Woodcraft store use the one below (click image to go to Google Maps); don’t trust the one on the Woodcraft site. If all else fails, call the store at (804) 355-3945.

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