Devoted to sustaining and advancing the art of woodturning...

A proud chapter of the American Association of Woodturners and Member of Montrose Center for the Arts.

(click on images left to learn more about these organizations)

Montrose Area Wood Turners is proud to present a Club Demo and an opportunity for a Hands-On with Keith Gotschall, a professional turner from Salida, CO.  Keith is a former furniture builder who, like many of us, discovered a wood lathe and the rest is history.  Keith is an up and coming name in turning and will be demonstrating at a number of symposia this year.  


April 14  Club Competition - Box making  -  Click here to learn more about turned boxes. 

Safety Tip:

Wear hearing protection during extended periods of turning.

Len Cribbs demonstrates box making for the upcoming club competition

Open Shop

Montrose Area Woodturners is a place for new and experienced turners to collaborate, contribute, and preserve the art of woodturning.


Making (Easter) eggs


           Our History

Several years ago, a local woodturner invited members of the Woodworkers Guild of Western Colorado to gather periodically at his shop to share ideas and promote woodturning .

As interest increased, the woodturning group decided to become an independent woodturning organization.  In January, 2014, the Montrose Area Woodturners, Inc. was formed.  The group became a recognized chapter of the American Association of Woodturners with Dave Kaufmann as the first president.

             Monthly Meeting:

9:00 AM - 2nd Saturday of the month

Cancelled until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted

                          Open Shop:

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM most Thursdays

Cancelled until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted


520 Collins Way

​Montrose, CO

For more information contact:

Len Cribbs 970-986-2550