Club Meeting for February 2023

Our Club President David Delker

David Delker will present “Plates, Platters, or Whatever Those Shallow Bowl Things Are Called.” I admit I had a difficult time selecting a name for my upcoming demonstration series. “Pretty and Practically Perfect Plates and Platters” seemed
like too much awkward alliteration. Anyway, I will demonstrate how to make plates/platters/bowls with decorative rims
in January and February. Part 1 at the January meeting will include wood selection, several unique chucking techniques, turning the bottom, and preparing the top surface for decorating.

Part 2 in February will feature a variety of ways to embellish the rim of a wide-rimmed bowl, plate, or platter. Techniques covered will include iridescent paint, metal reactive paint, texturing, and turning the “bowl” of the plate, followed by finishing the piece. I may even show some pyrography or piercing, depending on the time available.

A special word from our club president.


We meet once a month, usually the first Saturday, from 8:30 until noon.  We enjoy a social time with other members followed by a short club business meeting with announcements and information about events to come. We dedicate a large portion of our club meeting for demonstration around the aspects of woodturning.  Then we conclude with a time of show and tell were members can talk about their latest woodturning or woodworking creations.  

Flint Hills Woodturners is a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. (AAW).

The American Association of Woodturners (AAW) is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, dedicated to advancing the art and craft of woodturning  worldwide by providing opportunities for education, information, and organization to those interested in turning wood.  Established in 1986, AAW currently has more than 15,000 members and a network of more than 350 local chapters globally representing professionals, amateurs, gallery owners, collectors and wood / tool suppliers.