Welcome to the Chicago Woodturners (CWT). This club, located in the Suburban
Chicago Area, provides a forum to promote the art and craft of woodturning through education,
information and community programs.
The Chicago Woodturners have been organized as club since 1987. Originally we were known as
"Woodturners of Northern Illinois". In 1991 the name was changed to the Chicago Woodturners.
We are a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Although
membership in the AAW is not a requirement of membership in CWT, it is highly recommended.
Membership in CWT has been as high a 200, and a typical meeting draws about 80 attendees. It's a
perfect opportunity to meet other woodturners from novice to studio artists. Visitors are always
welcome as are new members. Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month starting at
7PM. We meet at Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights, IL. Our club offers a
mentoring program to individuals that feel a one-on-one experience would enhance their learning. In
addition, our monthly meetings include a "gallery" review of members projects. It's a time to get
needed feedback on individual creations. Following the review a club member holds a demonstration
on a topic of their choosing. The demos are intended to appeal to a wide range of turners with
different levels of experience. Our club is a friendly place to learn and share ideas with other
CWT meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at Christian Liberty Academy,
502 West Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL. Mentoring begins at 6:00 PM and the
Meeting begins promptly at 7:00 PM and usually last until 9:30 PM.
Membership in the Chicago Woodturners club is $25.00 per year for an
individual and $35.00 for a family. We encourage all members to become members of our parent
national organization, The American Association of Woodturners.
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.