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 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.

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 August Newsletter)

Hey gang ! The first thing on my mind is a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all who worked as well as contributed to our activity at the Chainsaw Carving Championship. We took in $800.00 to add to our treasury. Attendance at the event seemed to be down, but we still hopefully stimulated some interest in some new people.As I look out the window at the dirt pile where my shop will be, I’m thinking this is way to long not to make some chips to fly. I did talk to my builder this morning ( Friday) and they hope to do the concrete in a couple days. Yes even the wife is anxious to get me out of the house.Also another big thanks for all the entries to the president’s challenge. What a great collection of natural edge bowls. They were beautiful.Note: the president’s challenge for November is a Christmas item. No I’m not politically correct, but it can be a tree ornament or centerpiece or whatever you want to create that fits the season.

I noticed that we still have a couple months open this fall for meeting demonstrations. We have so much talent in our chapter, if you haven’t done a demo. recently please sign up so we can finish out the year.

Don’t forget that right after the first of the year we will start collecting bowls for Feed My People. We definitely want to beat last years total of about 400. If we start now, I know we can do it.

Tom emailed me this morning, asking for my words of wisdom for this news letter, the best I can do is “______ _____ _____ _____
4 lines from the lazy poet.

See you all next time.
Prez. Duane

Sept 4 – Barry Grill
Pepper and Salt Mills

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

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


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