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


CVWG President John Layde with concurrence with other board officers have decided it would be prudent to cancel the April meeting due to the Coronavirus situation.

The May meeting will have the demonstration by Tom Leonard as planned. Bruce Lindholm’s demonstration will be moved to a later date.

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 March Newsletter)

Prez sez he is proud as a peacock to be part of this club. Empty Bowls served over 3000 people and made over $100000 dollars for the poor last week.

Our club donated about 450 bowls. Some went into the silent auction which netted almost $6000 (not all bowls) We donated bowls for a contribution to the cause and that made over $800 dollars—all from CVWG. The other 400 or so were attendance buys at $12 apiece, Wow!!!

At the April meeting Rich Thelen will be taking orders for CVWG logo shirts and hats so bring your checkbook. The Prez challenge for May is something at least partially turned and not a bowl, pen or ornament. Engage your brains?

John Layde

April Meeting Canceled
Due to Coronavirus situation
Social hour 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Meeting 7:00 – 8:30

Mar 14 – Open House
Coffee & Chips
8:00am – 12:00pm


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