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 January Newsletter)

Happy New Year!
As we begin 2019, let’s all express our thanks to all the great demonstrators of this past year. I know that without you all I would not be having all the fun turning that I am.

And the new year started off with a bang with a great demo by Bob Eberhardt on bowl saving equipment. Thanks much Bob.

As we look forward to 2019, we have several events coming up.

  1. “Feed My People ” make sure that you get your bowls turned in by the Feb. meeting. And if you can donate that one “Special “item for the silent auction.
  2. “National Chainsaw Championship ” We will be having a booth again this year so keep Aug. 1-4 open to help out at the booth.  We will have more info later.

It was brought to my attention that several people have not paid membership dues since 2017, If you are receiving this news letter and are no longer interested in keeping your membership up please contact Randy Patzke at arpatzke@hotmail.com and Tom Leonard at tl9597@ charter.net so you can be removed from the mailing list. To all the rest, Dues Are Due !!!

We soon will be adding a new midsize lathe to our shop made possible by the awesome memorial gift from the family of Allen Otto.

That’s all now, stay warm and let the chips fly…

Prez Duane


~~~~ 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

           < Click for Map >


February 6—Mark Palma
Sanding, Scraping & Surface Embellishment
Social hour 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Meeting 7:00 – 8:30

February 9 -Open House
Coffee & Chips
8:00am – 12:00pm

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