Welcome to the Orange County Woodworkers Association.
The OCWA is a 501c3 Charitable Organization. Tax ID: 33-0049036

Our goal it to share a mutual enjoyment of woodworking, educate and perhaps even inspire, but most of all to have fun and not take ourselves too seriously.

Our meetings are open to anyone who wishes to participate. Membership in OCWA is encouraged if you enjoy your visit with us.

The OCWA meets on the first Thursday of each month. The meetings feature a guest who will speak, and or demonstrate on a wide variety of subjects related to working with wood.
Each month, dozens of OCWA members get together for Toy making workshops . We help each other cut, sand, assemble, and finish the toys with Deft. These high quality wooden toys are delivered to charitable organizations based in Orange County, California on the day after Thanksgiving.

The OCWA includes the special interest group called Orange County Turners.
This is a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. The OC turners are active in the Toy Program, and make and distribute pens to our Military.

Each year, the Orange County Woodworkers Association members volunteer their time at the Fine Art Woodworking Competition hosted by the Orange County Fair.
During the OC fair, OCWA members provide demonstrations on woodturning, and other aspects of woodworking, and serve as docents to offer information on the pieces on exhibit.

A mentoring program, discounts at local woodworking suppliers and the shared love of woodworking are just some of the benefits of becoming a member.

Current Board Members

  • President: Ralph Crowther
  • Vice President: Drew Shellenbarger
  • Secretary: Michael Aghajanian
  • Treasurer: John Butler
  • Public Affairs Chair: Sandra Smolinsky
  • Director at Large: Alfred Missbrenner
  • Director at Large: Ken Crandall
  • Director at Large: James Santhon
  • Director at Large: Diane Ewoldt
  • Director at Large: Richard Kalman
  • Director at Large: John Sobota
  • Woodturners President: Jerry Knight

Orange County Woodworkers Association
P.O. Box 1038
Fullerton, CA 92836

About OCWA