September 29th and 30th, Al Stirt demo


Al Stirt turning and a few of his bowls


Al Stirt will be with us on the weekend of September 29th and 30th for a two day demo. 

Al has been one of the instrumental people in the growth of woodturning in the US and the world. Al began teaching woodturning in 1978 and was a key person in the formation of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) and served on its first board. Al has given woodturning demonstrations all over the US as well as in Canada, England, Ireland, and New Zealand. In 1997 the AAW bestowed Al with an Honorary Lifetime Membership for Dedication and Contributions to the field of woodturning.

Our days will start at 9am and run to 4:30pm each day. We will be in the Dirigo High School Woodshop located at 145 Weld Street in Dixfield, Maine. Pull into the parking lot just past the high school on the right. You will know that you are in the right place when you see the giant dust collector on the side of the building. The door to the woodshop is the first one located at the top of ramp.

The cost for the members of the WMWA is $20 for one day or $30 for both days. Non-members it will be $30 for one day or $45 for both. We will not be providing lunch but there are 2 good sandwich/pizza shops nearby. Menus will be available.

Bring in a piece or two of yours that Al can use for critique/discussion with the group.



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