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  Member of the American Association of Woodturners

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 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.

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
(excerpts from April Newsletter)

   Another month gone by, can you believe, only 7 months till Christmas. Baa humbug !!
Now all you folks with those unheated shops can really get back to some serious chip flipping.
If your partner is like my wife, they can always find someone who needs a hand turned treasure so that the stack of your precious art forms doesn’t get to tall.
Also don’t forget that this winter we plan to top all previous years for the Feed My People, empty bowls event.
Coming up soon is our summer picnic up at Colfax. If you haven’t been here in the past, you don’t know that you’re missing a great time. And if you’ve been there before, I know that you’ll be back.  The directions are found elsewhere in this news letter. Bring a dish to pass and a big appetite. Also bring some show and tell items for display.
This year at the Chain Saw contest in Carson Park we will have two tents, one for the ” turn a pen” and the other to sell turned items as a club fund raiser. If everyone would turn a couple items for this we
could pay for all the pen kits as well as make a little for the club.
We still have some open dates on the monthly demonstration schedule for this fall. You know YOU have something that many in the club would gain some skill if you would share.
I still haven’t sold my house so am still in Fall Creek but hope soon to be moving to the Cameron, Rice Lake area, so if you know of anyone who is looking for a private hideout in the country, send them my way.
Well I guess that’s about all the jaw jacking that I have for this month so see you at the next get together.
Prez. Duane

June 5 – John Layde
Wood Turning Gizmos
Social hour 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Meeting 7:00 – 8:30

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

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