Chicago Woodturners Announcements

The November Newsletter is now Online 

Our next meeting is Tuesday November 8, 2016

Pre-meeting Mentoring 6 pm.

November Newsletter
The Newsletter is now available
October Photos are Online
Photo Gallery

 Directions to Christian Liberty Academy and NORMAC

 Christian Liberty Academy           NORMAC (Hands on Classes)

Holiday Gathering Set, Tuesday, December 13 

 The December CWT meeting is traditionally our annual holiday gathering. This year we will once again be meeting at the Fox Run Golf Links in Schaumburg, IL (the same place as last year). Please bring your spouse. The cost is $15.00 per person, the club subsidizes part of the cost. Marie Anderson has agreed to head up the committee to organize this event again. Anyone interested in assisting with this event, please see Marie at the November meeting. At this time, by popular demand we will continue the grab bag gift exchange so you should all start working on something you would like to give/receive for this exchange. The minimum value should be $15/person. If you bring something, you will take something home. Anyone who has items that would like to donate for door prizes, please bring them to the November meeting. 

 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 

2016 Grants awarded to Andy Kuby, John Whitehurst, Mark Hubl, Roberto Ferrer, and Tom Waicekauskas. Congratulations!

 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.