Welcome to Smith Mountain Lake Woodturners

The Smith Mountain Lake Woodturners (SMLW) is a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW). We are a group of wood turners that have joined together to share ideas and techniques and to use our knowledge to educate others in the art of the lathe and woodturning. Through our meetings and events, we promote, demonstrate and teach woodturning skills at all levels. Whether you are a beginner, expert, or just curious about woodturning, you are sure to learn something new at our monthly meeting demonstrations. We meet at the old firehouse located at the intersection of Scruggs Road and Blue Water Drive in Moneta, VA.

Visitors, guests and prospective members are invited to stop by at one of our meetings, or contact one of our officers, to learn more about the benefits of becoming a member of Smith Mountain Lake Woodturners.

Upcoming Events

October Meeting (Special Day)
Wednesday, October 18,
7 p.m.,  Scruggs Fire House. Jacques Vesery guest demonstrator. See more info at:

Oct. 20 & 21 – Hands-on Workshop with Jacques Vesery
Sponsored by Blue Ridge Woodturners and hosted in Fincastle, VA. This is a first-come, first-served event, so don’t delay in letting us know. RSVP to Lucy Cruise or call (540) 871-5405. 

The two-day, hands-on workshop costs $225 (includes lunch both days). See more about Jacques Vestry at http://www.jacquesvesery.com.  For more details about these workshops, see our Events Page.

November Meeting
Thursday, November 9,  7 p.m.
Don Riggs demonstrator

December Meeting
Thursday, December 14,  Christmas Dinner at Westlake Country Club. Details to follow.


When: 2nd Thursday of the month
(Check “Events” page for changes to schedule)

Time: 7:00 PM

Where: Scruggs Fire and Rescue 2138 Bluewater Drive , Moneta, Va

Important Note: GPS directions incorrectly show a left turn onto Bluewater Dr. See directions on this site for correct route.

Note: no meeting for August 2017.