We are going to hold a "Top spinning" contest . Details below.

1. Contest is open to all KWT members in good standing. 

2. Three entries per member limit. 

3. Spin top must be made entirely out of domestic Canadian wood species, no 
other materials except finishes allowed. 

4. Spin top sizes; 

Category l-maximum diameter and height 65mm (2.6 inches) 
Category 2-maximum diameter and height 100mm (3.9 inches) 

5. Spinning of top must be done by fingers or palms only, no string pull or 
other mechanism is allowed. 

6. Spin top shape: No restrictions 

7. Spin time measurement: Time will start when contestant's hand(s) let go of 
the top-Time will end when any part of the top's edge touches the arena. 

8. Contestants have three (3) chances to start their top. If the third try is 
unsuccessful, contestant must go to the end of the line before another try 
can be taken. 

9. Multiple spins with the same top is allowed, one successful spin per turn. 

10. Spinning arena will be identical for all contestants. 

11. Prizes: Bragging rights-The prettiest top is not always the longest running, 
60 seconds is a competitive time. 

12. Spin top with pullers: same rules as above, but maximum size 3.9 inches in 
diameter, no height limit. 

The longest spin time recorded during a contest was 3min, 19 seconds. 

For ideas search: "spin top images", "spin top drawings", "spin top designs", 
"spin top videos" 

New Important information

“Finishing”,Next Monthly Meetings:

The  meeting will be held Tuesday,   19, 2023 at 7:00 pm.

The meeting will be held at the Lion's Club Hall, 935 Sydenham Road (west side of Sydenham Rd, opposite Cataraqui Cemetery). There is some parking in front of the building and behind. Street parking is also available on Sydenham Road.



1.            Announcements and Club Business

2.           Finishing ; Led by Marty Schlosser


3.            Show & Tell        -              Please bring something in!

4.            Challenge            -     A Christmas ornament


Wig stands are always welcome




Note: we will take a 10 – 15 minute social break part way through the Main Presentation.  Free coffee and tea will be available.  Please bring a mug. 


  1. Our Club's sharpening system will be on hand for members to sharpen a few of their own tools.  Bring your own Vari-Grind jig (as everyone has a different angle...)
  2. We have 20 wig stand "kits" available for those members how'd indicated their willingness to participate in this important public service.


Please feel free to bring something in for "Show N Tell". 





  • $50 annual membership fees are now due.  Two payment options are available:


  • Bring in your completed wig stands

Here are the plans for the wig stand that was demonstrated during the February meeting .



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Announcements and Reminders





KWT Library is always looking for more books and DVDs. If you have anything you would like to donate, please see Kathy Jones.


The club sells CA glue, accelerator, sandpaper and end sealer. See Joe Bernard or Kathy Jones for details.



Welcome to Kingston Woodturners

We are a non-profit organization that, with the help of our members, is trying to bring people together in the Kingston area  . We support educational and social community activities and any type of community-building initiative.

Contact us to find out how you can get involved now.

About Us

We are a non-profit organization and welcome anybody interested in wood turning . Our regular monthly meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month, September - June, at the Lion's Club Hall, 935 Sydenham Road, from 7 - 9 pm.


"Learn n Turn" sessions are also available by appointment. Please email us for more information.



Kingston Woodturners

Email: info@kingstonwoodturners.com

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