Next meeting:


Tuesday February 26 at 7:00 pm

Downtown Senior Center

200 South Walnut

Wichita, KS 


Program information:


John Buckner - wood turning

Joining Mr. Buckner will be two students from Bethel College he is teaching woodturning


From Mr. Buckner:  (1) I’ll introduce myself and my students, (2) Using the powerpoint, I’ll give some basic terminology on the anatomy of a lathe, (3) I’ll introduce four classifications of woodturning tools, the orientations of wood to the lathe, and the basic tool grip, (4) THEN I’ll invite people who have never turned anything to come up to the lathes, where Zach & Chase will help them turn pens to take home.  Those who HAVE turned can remain seated, while I continue with the powerpoint presentation about various lathes and things I’ve/we’ve made on them, plus I’ll field questions from those familiar with woodturning. 

Welcome to our Guild.

The Sunflower Woodworker's Guild was established in Wichita in 1991. The purpose of the Guild is to build woodworking skills through the sharing of knowledge, and the promotion of our local woodworking community. We welcome all skill levels from beginners to professionals.


Meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Downtown Senior Center located at 200 South Walnut. The social period begins at 6:30 p.m. where members exchange ideas and discuss new tools. The general meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. with business followed by a program featuring a presentation of a woodworking skill or topic by one of our members, or an invited guest speaker.


If you are not familiar with our Guild, we encourage you to come visit with us at one of our monthly meetings. We all come from a variety of backgrounds, but we all love working with wood. So, come on down and visit.


If  you would like to become a member please contact any of our officers and they would be happy to help you get acquainted with other members and to help you with your membership. Membership Dues are collected by the Calendar Year and are $30.00 or $15.00 if you join after June.


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