Latest News & Events




February 7 – Ron Bartz

Presidents Challenge
Turn a extra nice piece to put in the auction at the
Feed My People Bowls Event.

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


Feb 10 – Open House
Coffee & Chips
8:00am – 12:00pm



March 7 – Tom Leonard
Closed End Pen Turning
March 10 -Open House

April 4 – John Layde
Basket Illusion
April 14 – Open House

May 2 – Barry Grill
Bowl Fluteless Gauge
May 12 – Open House



Empty Bowls Events

Besides the Feed My People event in Eau Claire,  Stepping Stones of Dunn Co, the agency that provides the food pantry and homeless shelter in Menomonie, will be having their Empty Bowls event this coming Feb. 24th. Members of our Guild have provided bowls for the past three years and if anyone would like to contribute one or more bowls to this event I will be collecting them. If you have bowls to contribute please let me know so that we can arrange for me to collect them.

Thank you.
Dennis Ciesielski

Newly Elected Officers

President Rich Thelen is retiring as head of the helm after 5 years of leading the Chippewa Valley Woodturners Guild. Since taking over from Founding Member Brian George, Rich with other group officers and members have increased membership through participation in many public events such as the Chippewa Valley Museum and the Learn to Turns at past Expos and the International Chainsaw Sculpture Competition. With Rich, Membership / Treasurer Keith Jones and Vice President Barry Grill are stepping down. Replacing Rich is Duane Walker. Replacing Barry is John Layde. Replacing Keith is Randy Patzke.


President Duane Walker Comments:
I’m not sure what I got into when I said that I, a somewhat new woodturner, would be willing to take a turn as a club officer. Well with your help and understanding we will make it happen. Now I know that Christmas is almost here and we are all busy with family plans but let’s not forget what we can do for others. I know that my challenge of 25 bowls from each of you for the empty bowls project is big but I believe we can do it. Also don’t forget that “SPECIAL” item for their auction. This is a big money maker for the food bank.
Well 2018 is almost here and it looks like a great opportunity for all of us to grow in our turning ability. The acrylic workshop with Ron Bartz in January and the tool sharpening demo by Bob Eberhardt at our next meeting as well as his workshop on tool sharpening in February will get us started.



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Friday, January 26, 2018

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018

Seeing the Forests and the Trees: Winifred Helton – Philadelphia, PA
2/2/2018 » 4/7/2018

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania    Time: 10:00 AM-05:00 PM

Friday, February 9, 2018

Saturday, March 10, 2018

REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM: Honolulu Woodturners Symposium – Honolulu, HI
3/10/2018 » 3/11/2018

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii    Time: 8:30 AM-3:00 PM

Friday, May 18, 2018

Twisted Shapes on a Lathe: Off Axis Turning (Appalachian Center for Craft)
5/18/2018 » 5/20/2018

Location: Smithville, Tennessee    Time: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Saturday, May 19, 2018

J. Paul Fennell Demo and Workshop at Chinook Woodturning Guild – Lethbridge, AB, CANADA
5/19/2018 » 5/20/2018

Location: Lethbridge, Alberta    Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Friday, May 25, 2018

Making a Dovetailed Box (Appalachian Center for Craft)
5/25/2018 » 5/27/2018

Location: Smithville, Tennessee    Time: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Need Some Relief: Add Interest and Life to Your Work (Appalachian Center for Craft)
6/3/2018 » 6/8/2018

Location: Smithville, Tennessee    Time: 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Thursday, June 14, 2018

2018 AAW Symposium Student Registration
6/14/2018 » 6/17/2018

Location: Portland, Oregon    Time: 1:00 pm
2018 AAW Symposium Student Registration
2018 AAW Symposium Individual & Spouse Registration
6/14/2018 » 6/17/2018

Location: Portland, Oregon    Time: 1:00 pm
2018 AAW Symposium Individual & Spouse Registration

Sunday, June 24, 2018

The Art of Containment – Invitational Workshop (Appalachian Center for Craft)
6/24/2018 » 6/29/2018

Location: Smithville, Tennessee    Time: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Friday, July 6, 2018

Pyrography: The Art of Wood Burning Combined with Power Carving (Appalachian Center for Craft)
7/6/2018 » 7/8/2018

Location: Smithville, Tennessee    Time: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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