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



Meetings are canceled indefinitely until they can be held safely. 

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 September Newsletter)

It was nice to get together with about half of the club last week. The outside meeting went pretty well although I couldn’t see any faces behind the masks so everyone may have been frowning and not smiling.Many thanks to Joe Nycz for his gizmo display and to Bruce Trimble for bringing all the board scrap pieces to give away. We are going to try and do it again the first Wednesday of October if the weather holds and Bob Eberhardt will do a program. As last month we will meet at 6 pm and go the following Wednesday if it rains (or snows) I’m betting we will see fewer in bermudas.

On a more somber note our best goes out to Mary Weider who lost her husband earlier this month.

There will be an on line Presidents challenge for November. Take a simple turning and embellish it. You can paint it. burn it, cut holes in it or turn it into a Halloween mask. Take a picture of your work and send it to Tom Leonard. I challenge the board members to turn in one worse than mine! All of you remember TURN TURN TURN and EMBELLISH EMBELLISH EMBELLISH.

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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