MN Woodturners Association

Woodturners Association


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Call for Woodturning Art

At the Paramount  Art Gallery 

St Cloud Mn

Deadline for entry is August 1st 2016

Click on the link at the bottom of this screen for full details and registration form.

Lefse Rolling Pin Contest



The author of The Last Word on Lefse is sponsoring the first Lefse Rolling Pin Contest for woodturners.

Contest winner receives $500.

Second place  - $250.

Third place - $150.


Winners will be interviewed by author Gary Legwold, and interviews, photos, and project plans go into a new lefse book (coming in 2017) celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Last Word on Lefse.



The winning lefse rolling pins will be turnings deemed to be both most functional as a lefse rolling pin as well as most artful, creative, and even humorous. These are to be “wow” turnings made from wood or woods of your choice and that may or may not have fixed handles and grooves, as traditional lefse pins do.


Bring your creative entries to the October 4 th meeting of the Minnesota Woodturners

Association. Meeting location: 2445 N. Prior Ave., Roseville, MN. Multiple entries

accepted. Turnings will be judged at the meeting, and winners will be announced at

the end of the meeting. Good luck!

Go to the calendar and click on the October meeting for photos of Lefse Pins.


Bob Meyer is working on a group purchase of CBN Wheels contact Bob if you are interested. 

Old but excellent video on the spindle gouge by Alan Batty can be seen here

Alan Lacer on Mastering the Spindle gouge

Lyle Jemison series:

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Welcome to the Minnesota Woodturners Association (MWA) located in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, MN. We provide woodturning classes and education in Minnesota.

Our Mission

Minnesota Woodturners Association ("MWA"), a Minnesota nonprofit corporation, exists to foster and encourage a wider understanding and appreciation of woodturning as a craft and art form, both traditional and contemporary, among the general public, hobbyists and professional woodturners, and to educate the general public and MWA members in the art and techniques of woodturning.