Welcome to CVWG A Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners
” 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″
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.
(From January Newsletter)
Well, I hope this newsletter finds everyone in good health. Wishing everyone had a Merry Christmas and a happy end to 2022.
The new year didn’t start off very good with the first meeting needing to be canceled due to weather. My first concern is for the safety of the membership that need to drive from out of town. While the local road condition was not real bad in Eau Claire, the rural roads were not good so that is why we canceled. I hope that is not a forecast of what 2023 is going to be like.
We need to get back to a regular schedule. We are still in need of bowls for Empty Bowls. We will be setting dates for the bowls to be delivered to Feed My People at our next meeting. Please do what you can. They are counting on us to deliver as many as possible. Our wooden bowls are always a favorite.
We have installed some new lighting in our shop to aid while using the lathes. Our first Beginning class was a great success with
our second class scheduled to start January 24th 2023. Our third class will be scheduled sometime in March.
Coffee and Chips had a great turnout January 14th with some new members. Our next meeting will be February 1st. Our next Coffee and Chips will be February 11th. 8:00 to 12:00.
Meeting on the first Wednesday of the month – 7:00PM Please see the most recent newsletter for the demonstration. Social Hour 6:00 – 7:00PM Masks now OPTIONAL and Vaccinations suggested.
Open House the second Saturday of the month 8:00AM – 12:00 Masks OPTIONAL and Vaccinations suggested. If coming after 10:00 please inform us through the web site the night before at: (email@example.com)
~~~~ Visitors are Always Welcome ~~~~
Enter at the north side entrance of the Eau Claire Insulation building 1125 Starr Ave. in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. < Click for Map >
Club dues are $25 per year.
You can join our group at the meeting or At our Treasurer/Membership contact on the “About CVWG” Page.