Central Virginia Woodturners

a registered chapter of the American Association of Woodturners

Welcome to the CVW Website!

You burn 'em, We turn 'em!

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Saturday September 12th, The Mentoring Room is open from 9AM -Noon

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

The next regular meeting is on September 15th at 7 pm.

At the Crimora Community Center on Rt 612

Our own Phil Evans will be doing a demo of end grain turning leaving a long bark natural edge. He uses an unconventional tool grind that is basically ‘catch free’. He’ll also show the ‘how to’ of the grind along with some other hopefully helpful tips.

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


Rose Engine Info from the Demo

Scraper Magic Info from the Demo

AAW Pittsburgh Symposium 2015 Pictures

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

September all month - member show at the Shenandoah Valley Art Center

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.

 We know the Symposium is still 1 ½ years away, but we could not contain ourselves. Just wanted to give you a heads-up for this great turning event.  You’ve spoken and we listened.  We’ve changed our format to have more traditional demonstrations. For starters, we have Jimmy Clewes, Trent Bosch, Bob Rosand, Frank Penta, John Jordan, Lyle Jamieson, and Barry Gross signed up as demonstrators.

 We expanded our space and spread out our demonstration locations to cut down on noise.  Our basic skills section will include dedicated demonstrations and more hands-on opportunities.  And we’ve set aside more room for more vendors.

 Mark your calendars to reserve the dates of November 5th & 6th, 2016 to attend the Virginia Woodturners Symposium at EXPOland in Fishersville, Virginia. We will updating our website with 2016 information over the next few months, so check us out at http://www.virginiawoodturners.com

 Hope to see you there!