About SoMeWT


Are you interested in meeting other woodturners? Would you like to learn new techniques?  Like to see what other woodturners are doing?  Do you have a question or problem you can’t solve?  Well now you have a place to turn to. 

Come join the Southern Maine Woodturners monthly on the first Wednesday of each month from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware store located at 200 Gorham Road, South Portland.  From 6:00pm to 6:30pm is a time to socialize and meet new friends or get caught up with old friends.  Talk with experienced turners that freely share their knowledge of woodturning.  From 6:30pm to 7:00pm is the business meeting followed by a demonstration on the lathe showing different techniques or projects offered by other members or guest turners.  Also you get a chance to see what other woodturners have done in our Instant Galleryl.  This group is for all levels of woodturners from someone who is just thinking about getting started to the advanced woodturner.  This is a group that promotes the enjoyment of woodturning.

Each meeting Rockler has generously donated item(s) for a raffle.  All procedes go to the guild.  You never know what you might go home with!

Refreshments are served.  Coffee and goodies provided by the group.

Yearly membership is $20.00.  With your paid dues you are eligible for a 10% discount at the Rockler Woodworking and Hardware store in South Portland (Some exclusions apply.  Ask cashier for more details).

If you are interested and would like to join or have any questions please feel free to contact Dick Shryock, President via email dick.shryock@gmail.com or by phone 207-.317.0543.

We look forward to seeing and meeting you at our next meeting!  Bring a friend, bring something you turned!


Membership has several benefits:

  1. Voting rights for Guild Officers
  2. The right to borrow items from our library. We have books, VHS Tapes, books and CD/DVDs
  3. A discount of 10% on most non sale items purchased in the Rockler South Portland Store. With this discount you can recover your dues very quickly. Thanks Molly Petit, Rockler South Portland Store Manager.


  • President — Dick Shryock dick@dickshryock.com
  • Vice-President — Kevin Hart kevindhart@gmail.com
  • Secretary — Bob Dawson    ski_patroller2004@yahoo.com
  • Treasurer — Jeff Enck jeff@seacoastequipment.com

Other Roles:

  • Librarian — Paul Lebel
  • Videographer — Johnna Klukas
  • Photographer — Woody Leland
  • Raffle Tickets -  Stan Reed
  • Name Tags — Dick Shryock
  • WebMaster — Dick Shryock
  • President Emeritus - Damon Harmon