Woodturning Demonstration with the South Coast Woodturners at the Coos History Museum during our open hours from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM and is included with museum admission. The demonstration will be held in the Plaza and/or in the Sprague Gallery of the museum.
The South Coast Wood Turners Club was established in 2002. The club is a group of individuals that enjoy making various craft items out of wood, antler, bone, and other material mostly using a wood turning lathe. The second Saturday of each month, we hold a club meeting where members and non-members gather to share turning ideas, share skills, present crafts made, and techniques used to various outcomes. The club participates in a local festival, teaches High School students how to use a lathe and tools several times a year, and provides tree removal services for individuals that donate the material to the club. All material donated is provided to club members for project use through a raffle process.
Join us at the CHM for a live woodturning demonstration to celebrate the opening of our Myrtlewood: Treasure of the Southern Oregon Coast exhibit, which is now on display in the Welcome Gallery on the first floor of the museum. Woodturners from the South Coast Woodturners group will be here throughout the day for visitors to view and interact with. These creative and artistic woodworkers will create small items that you may even take home (while supplies last) and some club members will also have items available for sale. So, come learn with us about the tree, the people, the tools, the trade, and everything Myrtlewood!
All events subject to change.