” 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.

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  Photos  of our Club House / Shop

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.


    "Learn to Turn"

    “Learn to Turn” – 2016 Chainsaw Carving Championship


Meetings are held at 7:00 PM on the first Wednesday of each month.  
Enter at the side entrance of the
Eau Claire Insulation building at 1125 Starr Ave. in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
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Open house  2nd Saturday of the month 8:00am to 12:00pm.  Club dues are $25 per year.



~~~~ Visitors are always welcome ~~~~



June 7 –  Mark Palma
“How to get more out of carbide tools”

Mark will demonstrate the “why’s” behind carbide tools and how to achieve better tool control and ultimately a better finish on your turned work. He will give tips on grip, body movement, and cutter maintenance.   Mark has always been excellent presenter for us, knows his stuff, and will hold your attention.
He will also present this demo at the Minnesota Woodturners Meeting on Saturday morning.

June Challenge
The President’s Challenge for June will be a platter.  It can be any size over 5” in diameter.  You can make it out of a plank of wood or from any wood stock you have.  It doesn’t require a kit or special tools.  You will need to know some basics about holding the piece with chuck or faceplate.  I can sound out a YouTube link on “How-To” later so you can follow the steps.  It is a good project for people of all skill levels.

6:00pm – 7:00pm Social Hour
7:00pm – 9:30 Meeting



June 10 – Open House
8:00am – 12:00pm



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