Cascade Woodturners Association


Upcoming events

    • 19 Oct 2023
    • 7:00 PM
    • Wild Lilac Center

    Transplanted French woodturner Laurent Niclot will be turning and hollowing miniature hollow forms.

     Laurent says this about his evening demo:

    "In this demo, we will be turning and hollowing several miniature hollow forms (varying in size and shape) using my signature Niclot Mini Hollowers. I will use different tools for the outside shape focusing on getting a nice cut. We will talk about how to gauge the thickness and I will give the audience the opportunity to choose from a variety of textures to add another element to the form."

    You can find out more about Laurent here.

    • 20 Oct 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Dale's shop

    This will be an all-day demonstration at Dale's shop.  Please register and pay for this event using our website; the cost is $25.00.  Laurent will feature two subjects:

    In the Morning: Sphere & Carving 

    Roughing out and turning of a perfect sphere between centers and remounting for the finishing using a jam chuck made out of green wood.  The sphere is a very pure shape but is also one of the most complicated. It is a great canvas for carving and texturing as well as a pleasant shape that will put forward the beauty of the wood grain.

    Carving: Using a previously turned form, drawing of a spiralling design, carving using power tools to make the design both concave and convex. Then, using a woodburner and rotary tools, texturing of the flutes and beads created. Then coloring the form with ink and gilding wax (optional). The techniques used in the presentation can be applied on a multitude of forms. The texturing  possibilities presented will open the participants minds and encourage them to try these techniques with whatever tools they have available, without having to procure specific burrs.

    In the Afternoon: Teapot & Drop

    Teapot: Turning of a miniature teapot (approximately an inch) using the bedan and demonstration on how to use it with the bevel up for spindle turning, hollowing of the teapot with miniature hollowing tools. Then turning of the lid and the spout (magnifiers not included) and coloring using Indian ink and gilding wax to create the Damascus steel effect. Finally, demonstration on how the make the handle using a wire and a cotton string on the lathe.

    Drop: Turning and turning off-center of a drop using a spindle gouge and a skew. Then carving of the top of the drop using gouges and rasps to make it thinner and have two different curves on the back and the front giving it an illusion of movement. And finally, texturing of the drop using a woodburner to create a Steampunk design, a combination of gears and metal plates, and coloring using Indian ink and gilding wax. 

    You can find our more about Laurent here.

    • 21 Oct 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Dale's shop

    This is a hands-on workshop at Dale's; you will have a lathe to use. 

    For this workshop Laurent will show turning of miniature hollow forms. Laurent may include coloring and texturing if interest exists. 

    Dale is handling registration; please contact him directly at to register and pay for this class.  The fee is $100.00

    • 16 Nov 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Wild Lilac Center

    Local turner and wood artist, Bill Karow will entertain us with one of his creations!

Past events

21 Sep 2023 David Williams Demonstrates in September
20 Aug 2023 Eli Avisera hands-on classes
18 Aug 2023 Eli Avisera all-day demo at Dale's shop
17 Aug 2023 Eli Avisera, world renowned turner, demonstrates at Cascade
29 Jul 2023 Auction of Excellent Tools at Dale's shop
20 Jul 2023 Cascade Annual Auction
15 Jun 2023 Elizabeth Weber demonstrates lidded boxes
18 May 2023 Jerry Bahr demonstrates platters and coloring at the May meeting
22 Apr 2023 Dan Tilden's Hands-on workshop
21 Apr 2023 Dan Tilden's Hands-on Workshop
20 Apr 2023 Dan Tilden's Demonstration at April Club Meeting
9 Mar 2023 Richard Raffan discusses his life, his inspiration and his turnings.
16 Feb 2023 Kevin Jesequel demonstrates turning and decorating hollow forms
19 Jan 2023 Rick Rich - Spindle Turning
17 Nov 2022 November Meeting: Holiday Exchange Raffle, demos and yummies
20 Oct 2022 Darcy Tataryn live Demo
15 Sep 2022 CWA Auction - Sept. 15
18 Aug 2022 Phil Rose demonstrates split turnings at August meeting
21 Jul 2022 Donna Zils Banfield Demonstrates at July Meeting!
16 Jun 2022 Kevin Jesequel Demonstrates Hollowforms at June Meeting
19 May 2022 Peggy Schmid demonstrates at the May meeting!
21 Apr 2022 Tod Raines demonstrates small plates at April meeting!
17 Mar 2022 Steve Newberry demonstrates Kuksas at March Meeting!
17 Feb 2022 Kathleen Duncan demonstrates piercing at the February meeting
20 Jan 2022 Malcolm Zander presents "Adventures in Piercing" at the January meeting.
18 Nov 2021 Roberto Ferrer demonstrates wall sculptures at the November Club Meeting
21 Oct 2021 John Hampton demonstrates lidded boxes
16 Sep 2021 Cascade Woodturners Annual Auction
15 Jul 2021 Dale Larson demonstrates finishing a bowl
17 Jun 2021 Johnna Klukas demonstrates spaceship boxes!
20 May 2021 Keith Gotschall demonstrates his Holly-wood bowl
16 Apr 2021 Glenn Lucas demonstrates platters from Ireland
18 Mar 2021 Carol Hall Demonstrates Beyond Round and Brown!
18 Feb 2021 Kai Muenzer Demonstrates a Touchless Turned Lamp!
21 Jan 2021 Emiliano Achaval Turns A Calabash!
5 Dec 2020 The Bald Woodturner Does a Special December Demo
19 Nov 2020 Brian Harte Demonstrates at Club Meeting on 11/19
15 Oct 2020 Rudy Lopez demonstrates at October 15 club meeting
17 Sep 2020 Mike Mahoney demonstrates platters
8 Sep 2020 Phase 2 of the Cascade 2020 Auction
20 Aug 2020 Cindy Drozda demonstrates for August Meeting
16 Jul 2020 John Beaver demonstrates wave bowls at July meeting
18 Jun 2020 June Zoom Meeting with Art Liestman
21 May 2020 May Zoom Meeting with Trent Bosch
21 Mar 2020 CANCELLED! Dan Tilden's 6 hour demonstration: Exploring Natural Edge Designs
20 Mar 2020 CANCELLED! Dan Tilden's Hands-on class: Exploring Natural Edge Designs
22 Feb 2020 Eric Lofstrom 6 hour demonstration: Turning a Refined, Elegant and Functional Bowl
21 Feb 2020 Eric Lofstrom 6 hour Hands-On Class: Turning Refined, Elegant and Functional Bowls
20 Feb 2020 Eric Lofstrom demonstrates at club meeting: elegant bowls and tool control
16 Jan 2020 First club meeting of 2020!
21 Nov 2019 Last club meeting of the year!
17 Oct 2019 Club Auction in October!
21 Sep 2019 Craig Timmerman hands-on class
20 Sep 2019 Craig Timmerman all-day demo
19 Sep 2019 Craig Timmerman demonstrates Winged Bowl
17 Aug 2019 Club Picnic in August at Phil Lapp's
19 Jul 2019 Gresham Arts Festival
18 Jul 2019 July Meeting: Three Turners Turning!
22 Jun 2019 Laurent Niclot all-day, hands-on class is CANCELLED
21 Jun 2019 Laurent Niclot does free, all-day demonstration
20 Jun 2019 Laurent Niclot demonstrates at club meeting
18 May 2019 Andi Wolfe hands-on class
17 May 2019 Andi Wolfe All-Day Demonstration
16 May 2019 Andi Wolfe demonstrates at May club meeting!
18 Apr 2019 Tom Hasting demonstrates Basket Illusion Box
23 Mar 2019 Sam Angelo all-day hands-on class
22 Mar 2019 Sam Angelo all-day demonstration
21 Mar 2019 Sam Angelo demonstrates at the club meeting.
21 Feb 2019 Phil Lapp talks about hollowing tools in February
17 Jan 2019 Dr. Seri Robinson demonstrates in January!
15 Nov 2018 Dave Gutschmidt demonstrates at the November club meeting!
18 Oct 2018 Auction at the October CWA meeting
15 Sep 2018 CWA Picnic at Phil Lapp's
16 Aug 2018 August meeting cancelled!
19 Jul 2018 Jerry Bahr demonstrates at July club meeting
23 Jun 2018 Vivien Grandoullier all-day, hands-on class
22 Jun 2018 Vivien Grandoullier all-day demonstration
21 Jun 2018 Vivien Grandoullier from France demonstrates at Thursday evening club meeting
14 Jun 2018 AAW Symposium in Portland on June 14-17th!!
17 May 2018 Jerry Harris demonstrates at May Meeting!
19 Apr 2018 Michael DeForest Demonstrates in April
18 Mar 2018 Second John Jordan all-day, hands-on workshop
17 Mar 2018 John Jordan hands-on workshop
16 Mar 2018 John Jordan all-day demonstration
15 Mar 2018 John Jordan Demonstrates at the March club meeting
15 Feb 2018 Rick Rich Demonstrates in February
18 Jan 2018 Jim Piper demonstrates in January
16 Nov 2017 Dan Tilden demonstrates
19 Oct 2017 Club Auction
23 Sep 2017 Sally Ault hands-on workshop
22 Sep 2017 Sally Ault all-day demonstration: Jewelry and Urchin Boxes
21 Sep 2017 September challenge: scoops, spoons and treen
21 Sep 2017 Sally Ault club demonstration
17 Aug 2017 John Hampton demonstration at club meeting
17 Aug 2017 August Challenge: turnings with more than one part
22 Jul 2017 Michael Mocho all-day, hands-on workshop
21 Jul 2017 Michael Mocho all-day class
20 Jul 2017 Michael Mocho demonstration at club meeting
15 Jun 2017 June Meeting: nifty jigs and tricks to help you turn
15 Jun 2017 June Challenge: something burned and colored
18 May 2017 May meeting demonstrator: Howard Borer
18 May 2017 May Meeting Challenge: vessel with inset rim or feet
22 Apr 2017 Lane Phillips all-day, hands-on class: turning a vessel with an inset rim and three feet
21 Apr 2017 Lane Phillips all-day class: deciding what to turn and turning a three-footed bowl
20 Apr 2017 April meeting demonstrator - Lane Phillips: turning an "upside down" natural edge bowl
20 Apr 2017 April meeting challenge: burned turnings
23 Mar 2017 March Meeting - Carl Jacobson demonstrates Lichtenberg figures
23 Mar 2017 March meeting challenge - something pierced
17 Mar 2017 Oregon Woodturning Symposium
16 Feb 2017 February meeting - Kathleen Duncan demonstrates pierced turnings and talks about design
16 Feb 2017 February Meeting Challenge - Tops for Kids
19 Jan 2017 January Meeting Demonstration - Russ Coker shows how to turn pad foot legs
19 Jan 2017 January Meeting Challenge: What did you turn for the holidays?
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