Chicago Woodturners Announcements


Next Meeting, Tuesday May 09, 2017

 Local Chapter of

The next meeting of the Chicagoland Chapter of is:
April 22 - Featuring Don McCloskey - Celtic Knot / Challenge - Acrylic Pen
All meetings are from 10 am - 1 pm

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
139 South Weber Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60490

All meetings feature a demo challenge / blank exchange / tips / questions and answers and a demo.

For more details:

Or Contact Mark Dreyer: (

 January Past President's Challenge

Team "Roster"

The challenge will run from January 10th and end on Tuesday May 9th. In lieu of the Gallery Review, each team will describe their experience in creating their piece.The membership will vote on the pieces at the May meeting. There will be 3 cash prizes to be divided between team members.

This will be an opportunity to share with your fellow CWT Members and expand your turning knowledge.


April Newsletter

The Newsletter is now available
Photos are Online
Photo Gallery

 Directions to Christian Liberty Academy and NORMAC

 Christian Liberty Academy           NORMAC (Hands on Classes)

Meeting Activities 

May Gallery Review by: Collaborative Teams

Demo by: Clint Stevens - Turning a 3 Legged Stool

 Share your skills and knowledge with our club

The club needs you to show us your skill(s). Sign up to be a club demonstrator. Get a chance to show us a different aspect of the art of woodturning. We can use spindle turners, bowl turners, vase turners, segmented open and close, pen turners, ornamental turners, piercing, dying, coloring and carving. As a member and demonstrator you are an important part of the club and a vital to our meetings.  

If interested contact Don McCloskey 


 Keep Your Information Current

Tools For Loan

Please go to the "Update Member Info" page and submit your correct contact information. We want to keep our records up to date so you don't miss any important notices.

Don McCloskey has organized our club tool inventory. See the Tool List if you would like to check out a tool.

 Chicago Woodturners Educational Grant Program 

Grant Reciepients have been Selected for 2017. They will be announced at the April Meeting

 Gallery Photos

 Gallery photographs are posted online.  View them here.

 CWT Library


Robert Schultz has a complete list of all library materials available for loan. This includes DVD's, books, and magazines. See him in the library for more information.

CWT offers mentoring at 6:00 PM prior to our meeting. We also have several members that mentor at their shops 1 Saturday a month. Details are discussed at each meeting.


History of CWT

CWT members dontated more than 1600 pens to the "Pens For Troops" project. The pens were donated by 30 members and 20 sponsers.

Members also donate generously to the Empty Bowls project at Oakton College.