Central Virginia Woodturners

a registered chapter of the American Association of Woodturners

Welcome to the CVW Website!

You burn 'em, We turn 'em!

Click for the June newsletter


Saturday June 11th, The Denny Martin Woodturning Skills Center is open to the public

from 9AM -Noon.  If you are interested in turning but are afraid to just jump in,

this is the class for you.  Or if you just want to further your skills...

to learn more please contact Jim Oates at oatesjim@comcast.net


The next regular meeting is on July 19th at 7:00 pm.

At the Crimora Community Center on Rt 612

Mike Sorge:

Turning dramatic pieces for gallery sales

There will noise and chips. That’s all we need. It’ll be fun. See you all there.


CVW Non-Member Info in pdf

CVW Membership Application in pdf

CVW Brochure with Mission Statement


Handouts From the Last Few Meetings:

Mike Sorge's "Finding your own market"

Phil Evans's "Marketing Tips"

Dennis Hippen's "Producing Spalted Woods"

If you are going to give a demo - Here are some tips


The Central Virgina Woodturners (CVW), located in Shenandoah Valley in Crimora, VA, is an affiliate of the American Association of Woodturners, serving turners from Charlottesville to Staunton to Harrisonburg.

CVW exists to serve its members who are hobbyists, amateurs, craftsmen and professionals. We enjoy a commonality of interest and provide each other knowledge, information, assistance and encouragement in developing and refining our woodturning skills.

Monthly meetings are usually held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, at the Crimora Community Center. Meeting schedules, location, and changes found on the Calendar page.

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Visitors are always welcome.


A Symposium Not to be Missed

Announcing the 2016 Virginia Woodturners Symposium

November 5th & 6th, 2016

EXPOland, Fishersville, Virginia.

This year’s Symposium will be an exciting alternative to Symposiums of previous years. We’ve updated our format from a hands‐on format using local demonstrators to one that features an exciting array of international, national, and regionally known demonstrators —Trent Bosch, Jimmy Clewes, Barry Gross, Lyle Jamieson, John Jordan, JoHannes Michelson, Frank Penta, Ray and Martha Rountree and Bob Rosand.

Thus symposium will also include an expanded Skills/Future Turners section. Our volunteers (and maybe even one or two of the demonstrators) will be happy to assist you with that technique that will hopefully improve your woodturning experience. You will receive one‐on‐one assistance on techniques and methods.

Additionally, we have expanded the Symposium from one hall with 21,600 sq. ft. to two connected halls having a total of 33,600 sq. ft. This will allow more room and reduced noise.

We’ll also have a wide variety of vendors located in both halls. Many have special prices just for the Symposium and you can pick up that perfect tool and/or supplies you have been wanting and without having to pay shipping! A great savings that will help you get more for your money.

We hope you will consider attending the Symposium. Without your participation there would be no Virginia Symposium. We have worked hard to provide a diverse array of demonstrators at a reasonable cost. To add to the experience, we’ll have an instant gallery and periodic raffles.

With our new format, we hope to expand your horizons and add to your skill base.

For more information or to register, just check out our web site at: http://www.virginiawoodturners.com/

Again, we hope you’ll consider attending!