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 June 10th, 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 June 24th at 9:00 am to 3 pm.

Fred Williamson will be hosting the monthly demo for CVW at his studio. The demo is open to all turners in the general area who wish to come. Lunch will be served. There is a $10 fee to cover food and expenses. Fee can be paid upon arrival.

Please RSVP to Jim Oates ( oatesjim@comcast.net ), as soon as you can if you wish to attend, so CVW can plan for the food and seating at the event. Deadline 6/19/17.

Topics to be covered will include: Preparing and mounting burls and odd shapes using the electric chain saw. Turning large open natural edge bowls, focusing on various gouge grinds and cutting techniques. Turning closed forms, using the boring bar. Providing instructions on various homemade tools, such as making your own sanding discs, making a boring bar, customizing your tool handles with neoprene, and the bowl bottom flattening sander. Some thoughts on the aesthetics as well as the practicalities of a bowl turner’s philosophy of work and what guides the creative impulse.

Directions: http://www.fredwilliamson.com/Pages-Main/Directions.html

5623 Sugar Ridge Road, Crozet, VA 22932. Off Sugar Hollow Road up the Moormans River, west of White Hall, and straight out Barracks Road from Charlottesville.

If you're coming from I-64 take Crozet Exit 107, go east on 250, go to third light, and turn left onto 240 to Crozet. Go straight through the stoplight and the four way stop, and the road turns into 810 north. White Hall Road in due course. Follow 810 north from Crozet 5 miles to dead-end into 614 at White Hall, facing Wyant's Store. Turn left onto 614. If you are coming from Charlottesville, go 12.5 miles out Barracks Road (Rt. 614) to White Hall. After about 100 yds. you will see The Piedmont Store and Post Office. The main road 810 swings 90 deg. to the right there, but instead you go straight ahead, passing on the left side of The Piedmont Store and Post Office, to head up Sugar Hollow Road (still 614). Go 2.2 miles up 614, crossing one bridge. Turn right on Sugar Ridge Road (Rt. 674). Go 0.3 miles to big blue metal mailbox on the right with a red cardinal on it, Box 5623. Drive in past lots of logs. For more details call 823-1882.

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:

Segmented Bolws

Lichtenberg Fractal Woodburning -

Do this at your own risk - CVW assumes no responsibility for anyone injured doing this!!

Barbara Dill "Functional multi-axis pieces"

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.


Inclement Weather

Meeting Cancellation Policy

Central Virginia Woodturners

TYPICALLY there will be No Regular Meeting if Augusta County Schools are closed day of third Tuesday regular meeting nights.

Check club website and your email by 2 PM day of meeting for confirmation of canceled.

If the weather clears mid-day, we may have the meeting.

If the weather turns nasty with school in session, we may well cancel.

In any event use your judgment. 

If in doubt, call any CVW Officer.

The monthly 2nd Saturday morning Woodturning Skills Center weather cancellations 

will be handled by our CVWSkills Center Coordinator.

Members should check their email about 8AM

Non-members, or those without email will be called.