Welcome to the new
Ornamental Turners International (OTI) Website


The OTI is an AAW Chapter and maintains this public web site. We provide free access to the forum and gallery on this site for people interested in Ornamental Turning. Anyone can view the forum and gallery but if you want to enter or response to any threads, you must register first. Anyone interested in OT can register for free!


The OTI also maintains a private web site for Members Only. This website provides fully paid members with online access to the club's newsletters, member's list and other private, club information. You must join the club and maintain your membership standing in order to receive a username and password to enter this web site.


So, if you are passionate about OT and would like to join the club and access the members-only area of the web site, here are more details.


Ornamental Turnings News and Upcoming Events

Ornamental Turning upcoming events

OTI Symposium, Columbus OH - October 2014


OTI Newsletters in Resources Tab


Checklist for Pen Turning in Resources Tab



Holtzapffel Rose Engine No.1636

Sold at Skinner Auctions


On December 1, 2012 Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers held an auction in their Science, Technology, and Clocks category. It featured many items of OT equipment such as the Holtzapffel Rose Engine no. 1636 featured in our Autumn 2012 newsletter, as well as OT publications.

You can see the catalog and sale results by going to the Skinner Website at http://www.skinnerinc.com/index.php. Choose the Science, Technology, & Clocks button on the left side of the page. From this page you can View Sale Results and view the auction catalog. For a full review of the ornamental turning equipment and turnings in this auction see the article in the next OTI Newsletter available to all members.


Photos courtesy of Skinner




Ivory and Blackwood Classical Lidded Cub with rosewood trim, mid-19th century sold for $2,400.

Daniel Brush Ornamentally Turned Steel
and Granulated Gold Box, New York, c.
1990 sold for $18,450.