About Totally Turning

The Adirondack Woodturners Association

Totally Turning 2024

Saturday & Sunday
March 23 & 24, 2024

Saratoga Springs City Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

View the bios of last year’s demonstrators.

About Totally Turning

The AWA (Adirondack Woodturners Association) is a Special Interest Group (Woodturning) of the Northeastern Woodworkers Association (NWA). Our Symposium is a weekend of in-person  professionally led woodturning (wood lathe) demonstrations. Each presenter brings their own unique style and skills to the world of woodturning. Our Professional Turners are internationally known demonstrators. Enjoy a packed weekend of excellent instruction, camaraderie with other turners and woodworkers, vendor booths, our Turner’s Gallery and much more.

Paid registration for the Totally Turning Symposium gives you full access to all of our professionally led woodturning presentations. There are five venues presenting four rotations per day. That’s forty classes for the weekend! Please see our schedule here.

New this Year: All five classrooms have been upgraded with 135-inch projection screens and HD high lumen projectors (very bright!!). With this upgrade you’ll be able to see everything the instructor is doing on the lathe and in the classroom. 

Every Totally Turning registrant will have full access to BOTH the Totally Turning Professional Demonstrations and all of SHOWCASE. The Adirondack Woodturners Association will present Totally Turning in the same location as Showcase (at the Saratoga Springs City Center/Saratoga Hilton. Instant Gallery pieces displayed by Totally Turning registrants will be viewed by about 4,000 visitors. Please bring your turning art to be shown in our gallery. Click here for Instant Gallery details. Note: there are two gallery’s, one for Totally Turning (Turning artwork) and one for Showcase (all other woodworking art).

The NWA has presented a woodworking show titled SHOWCASE in Saratoga Springs, New York for the past 31 years. SHOWCASE draws about 4,000 woodworking attendees. It provides an Instant Gallery of roughly 500 pieces of fine woodworking including woodturning, presents continuous classes on woodworking, offers about 70 woodworking vendors (including many related to woodturning), and displays continuous demonstrations of woodturning, woodcarving, scrollsawing and lumbering. Door prizes, raffles, and many give-aways make it an exciting two days of woodworking.

With Totally Turning in the Saratoga Springs City Center, the event has a big Instant Gallery, a large vendor area, a host hotel attached to the site and many convenient places to eat. Springtime in Saratoga Springs is wonderful. Totally Turning and Showcase will be held concurrently at the Saratoga Springs City Center and the adjoining Saratoga Hilton Hotel.