Welcome to CVWG!

 ” When a man works with his hands he is a laborer.   When he works with his hands and his mind he is a craftsman.   But when he works with his hands, his mind and his heart he is an artist”    – Author unknown    “quoted in print by  Louis Nizer in 1948″ 


CVWG is a  Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners



Meetings are canceled indefinitely until they can be held safely. 

Continue sending in your pictures and description of your turned items to Tom Leaonard – tl9597@charter.net
He will continue to create a monthly newsletter and include your pictures and description.


We are a group of enthusiastic men and women from all walks of life, ages, and skill levels who come together to learn, educate, and advance the craft of turning wood into an item of beauty. Our membership covers all of West Central Wisconsin from Washburn County in the North to Jackson County in the South. From St. Croix County in the West to Clark County in the East and all points in between.

We endeavor to:

  •  Promote knowledge and skills with presentations by outside professionals as well as members.

  • Encourage members to bring their projects and experiences to meetings for the benefit of all. 

  • Provide a forum for information regarding access to woodturning knowledge, materials, and tools.

Whether you are new or an experienced turner, CVWG is for anyone interested in woodturning who want to get together with like minded people.  If you fit this criteria, you are cordially invited to attend our meetings and become a part of this group. Anyone seeking more information can check our page  About CVWG   print our new  Tri-Fold Brochure  or contact us via the email address on the  bottom of each page.

Also why don’t you check out the  Updated Photos  of our Club House / Shop

Check out “Wanted & For Sale” items on Member Page


~~~~ Visitors are Always Welcome ~~~~


1st Wednesday of each month 7:00 PM

Open house:
2nd Saturday of the month 8:00am to 12:00pm.

Club dues are $25 per year.

You can join our group at the meeting
At our Treasurer/Membership contact
on the “About CVWG” Page.

Enter at the north side entrance of the
Eau Claire Insulation building
1125 Starr Ave. in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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          PREZ SAYS
           (From October Newsletter)

We had an ok turnout for our October meeting. I guess about 20 member. We even had 2 wearing shorts ……… they will remain nameless. Unfortunately because of covid and cold weather further meetings will be suspended indefinitely.

I still need a lot of help from all of you for empty bowls. This year ceramic classes in the schools will be canceled and thus no ceramic bowls. They are relying on us for most of their bowls. Please knock off a lot of simple bowls to donate and lets be proud of our club!! I will get them picked about early February. They will also have an on line auction so will need a few nicer pieces.

Bob Eberhardt had a great demo at the meeting on tool handle construction. I learned a few pointers and went out the next day and ordered a set of collets. I also ground off the sharp ends of my calipers for lathe safety. One of the advantages of turning on the grass is no chip clean up!

My challenge for November is embellishment of a piece. I challenge myself our board members and all of you to come up with something, take a photo and mail it to Tom Leonard. I wand to learn new ideas and share them and thought this would be a good challenge.

As the old song went “till we meet again” TURN TURN TURN

John Layde

Meetings Suspended
Due to Corona virus situation
Social hour 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Meeting 7:00 – 8:30

Open House – Suspended
Coffee & Chips
8:00am – 12:00pm


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