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  Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners



CVWG President John Layde with concurrence with other board officers have decided it would be prudent to suspend meetings and open house until further notice due to the Corona virus situation.

Continue sending in your pictures and description of your turned items to Tom Leaonard – tl9597@charter.net
He will continue to create a monthly newsletter and include your pictures and description.


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 May Newsletter)

I miss you people and our meetings. I don’t know when this mess will be gone so we can get back to
the club house. Since a few of our members are in the high risk age group it may be a while. Maybe
Adrian can go in by himself?? I hope we get some good ideas in the presidents challenge so we can
try to turn different things. I tried a chess set from plans I modified from an article in the AAW magazine a few months ago. It was a great exercise in using a skew which I am no longer terrified to use (but maybe still a bit fearful)Two little 30 second tips

1. If you have trouble with faceplates sticking on lathe after turning a piece place a piece of cardboard behind it on the spindle. Works as well as those fiber washers you buy and you don’t lose them. I cut a piece from a cereal box.

2. I just turned some bowls out of freshly cut wood and left the lathe for a few days. I returned to find a film of rust on my ways
that took some cleaning off. After turning wet wood brush off lathe and apply a coat of oil or paste wax.

3. Please members out there send Tom Leonard pics of your turning or your ideas From: tl9597@charter.net If everyone pitches in
with contributions to our monthly club minutes we can keep the club going in these trying times.

Stay home be safe and TURN TURN TURN

John Layde

Meetings Suspended
Due to Corona virus situation
Social hour 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Meeting 7:00 – 8:30

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


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