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

           PREZ SAYS
(excerpts from November Newsletter)

Well, here we go again. I’ve been riding herd on this group for almost a year now.  It has been a great trip and all of you have made it a pleasure. Now the bad news, you have to put up with me for another year, but our secretary has decided to step down so we do need a replacement and would like to have a volunteer.    The job is not to tough as Tom does the News Letter and Mary has accepted the position of photographer. We try hard to keep everyone’s responsibility down. If you are willing to help out, please send me an email at elk.stir@gmail.com.

It was great to have Amanda from Feed My People with us at Wednesdays meeting. You can tell that they really appreciate our help in their fund raiser. That said, if you haven’t, now is the time
to start turning out some bowls. If everyone will get on board, I’m betting we can get close to 500.  I’ve heard that we are over 200 already and you’ve got until the February meeting to get them ready.  Each one just turn 10 and we’ll make it.  Yes, I know we all have other projects going on with Christmas just around the corner and remember the December President’s Challenge is a Christmas item, a tree ornament, a centerpiece or some type of Christmas item but we can do it. Prizes of gift certificates to Craft Supplies will be given out.

Wow, I’m sure that I’ve used up way to much space in the news letter so I had better sign off. See you all in December.
Make the chips fly.
Prez Duane **

P. S. Memberships will be due soon and can be paid at any upcoming meeting.

~~~~ 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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December 5- Ron Bartz
Power Sanding – Making Sanding Disks
(More info on page 29 – Nov newsletter)

Social hour 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Meeting 7:00 – 8:30

Presidents Challenge
Christmas Tree Ornament
or Decoration

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

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