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
           (From October Newsletter)

Wow! It’s October, fall is here ! It was just brought to my attention that after this, I only have to think of something to say to all of you two more times. In December we will officially elect a new slate of officers for the next two years. It has been a good couple years for me and fortunately we have volunteers who are willing to serve as your new officers.As we plan for the next year, we would like your advice as to what you would like to have for meeting demonstrations. If you have a need or idea of a topic that you would like to see, just send me an email at “elk.stir@gmail.com”. We will get your request on the schedule just as quick as I can con someone into signing up for it…..lol.Don’t forget that the president’s challenge for November is a Christmas item. It can be a tree ornament, a Christmas candle holder, center piece or anything you can dream up that our judges
will agree is a Christmas item. Have fun.We have several newer members that are looking for turning equipment, everything from lathes to tools and accessories. If you have anything that you are willing to donate or sell, let Tom know and we can get it on the news letter.Speaking of new members, we have printed some new folders describing our club. They are on the table at the club house. Take some with you and give them to that friend that seems interested in turning. Or when you see a Turner that you don’t know at a craft show, invite them with the brochure.

Don’t forget to get busy on your donation to the food bank, empty bowls event. Let’s see if we can get 500 bowls this year.

Oh yes, my shop is nearly finished, only waiting for the heater to get here. Don’t need that yet so now it’s time to retrain my hands and eyes, that’s a challenge! It’s been about 6 months, that’s a long dry spell without making any chips.

I think I’ve wasted enough space on this rag sheet so will close for now,
See you all in November,

Prez Duane

Nov 6 – Joe Nycz
Getting the least waste cutting your Bowl Blank

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

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

Remember November President’s Challenge
A Christmas Item


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