Looking for galleries to see world-class turnings?  Want to learn more about woodturning?  Need to find supplies for your shop?

Click on one of the TITLE TABS to find sites, locations and excellent suppliers.

Here are some links to other clubs and woodworking sites to learn more about woodturning.

The Big Island is renowned for its artists across a wide range of mediums.  Here are just a few local galleries where you’ll find some of our local turners artwork as well as many other forms of island art.

  • The Harbor Gallery
    Harbor Gallery represents over 150 Big Island Artists, including many of the members of this club at their gallery in Kawaihae, as well as Summer and Winter Wood Shows.
  • Dunn Gallery of Wood Art
    Wood art from renowned artists throughout the world
  • Cliff Johns Gallery
    Highlighting artists from all islands
  • Isaacs Art Center
    The Isaacs Art Center is located in Waimea (Kamuela).

Being on an island introduces unique challenges in acquiring the tools and supplies needed in creating turned art. Here’s a list of some of our favorite places to acquire supplies.  Please contact the webmaster to add to this list.  Please include the site’s URL and what supplies they offer.  

  • Woodcraft
    Source for many turning and general shop supplies.
  • Craft Supplies
    Source all things turning.  Offers flat rate shipping if you contact them directly when ordering.
  • Hartville Tool
    Source for turning supplies and a large assortment of tools and general shop supplies.  West Hawaii Woodturner club members enjoy a significant club discount off Hartville list prices.  Contact the club if you are unaware of this program.
  • Penn State Industries
    Excellent source for pen turning supplies, dust collection fixtures and project kits
  • Starbond CA Glues
    Gregg Smith’s source for a wide range of CA glues.  Request a current price list from their website.  Very prompt! 
  • DC’s da Cutting Edge – Shapening Servce on the Island!
    Sharpens a wide variety of saw blades including Forrest and Frued.  Right up in Kamuela and does drop off in Kona occasionally.  Most recent brochure
  • Treeline
    Woodburning suppliers and carving items.  Both power and stationary.
  • Fishcarver.com
    Woodburning and carving supplies and components.  Also a good source for information and general “how-to’s”.  See Handouts” section for pen making instructions 
  • Sandpapers and burrs mentioned in Feb 2012 meeting
    Vince’s wood and wonders “vinceswoodnwonders.com
    Sandpaper  www.80grit.com
    Things         www.widgetsupply.com

Turning Projects to Try  

Tools to Make

Design Considerations 

  • Effective Design – Handouts from Jim Christiansen and Gettir Van Ness (see April 2013 meeting notes)