Montgomery County Woodturners


Montgomery County Woodturners (MCW)

We are a group of woodturners with skills varying from novice to professional.  We share the passion to create beautifully turned objects from various types of material, much of which would otherwise be destined for the fireplace!

New members are always welcome! To join MCW please click this link, fill out the form (all areas in red are required) and then bring the form with your check or mail it to address listed on the form. We meet monthly in Rockville, MD, and we would love for you to join us for a demonstration and for fellowship. We provide camaraderie and education through demonstrations and discussions at monthly meetings, through articles in the monthly newsletter, and by access to a wide array of information on our web site.

MCW is a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. The AAW is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of woodturning and has over 15,000 members in 27 countries. Many AAW members also belong to one (or more) of over 350 local chapters. Although MCW is a local chapter of the AAW, an individual’s membership in our chapter does not confer membership in the AAW or vice versa.  Membership in AAW is encouraged as it provides an additional source of great information (quarterly journal, national symposiums, members-only resources) and services not available with MCW.

2019 Meetings & Events




January1/10/19GalleryPanel Critique
February2/7/19GalleryTom HuberBethesda Library
March3/7/19GalleryTim MooreDamascus Library
April4/11/19GalleryBarbara Dill
May5/9/19GalleryRudy LopezGermantown Public Library
June6/6/19GalleryChuck CohenDavis Library
July7/20/18No regular meetingPicnic
August8/8/19GalleryDenis FugeQuince Orchard Library
Glen Echo "Turning Wood into Art"
Montgomery County Fair
September9/12/19GalleryJoe KramerPotomac Public Library
October10/10/19, 6:30pm
Judy Ditmer10/10/19 2-5pm (Thu)
Skills Enhancement - WWC

10/23/19 12:00-2:00 (Wed)
Wounded Warrior Pen Turning - WWC
November11/7/19, 6:30pm
Chuck Engstrom - Holding Your Work11/7/19 2-5pm (Thu)
Skills Enhancement - WWC

11/13/19 12:00-2:00 (Wed)
Wounded Warrior Pen Turning - WWC

11/15/19 12:30-2:30 (Fri)
Wounded Warrior Pen Turning - WWC
December12/12/19, 6:30pm
Potluck, Tips & Tricks12/8/19 10-1pm (Sun)
Skills Enhancement - WWC

12/11/19 12:00-2:00 (Wed)
Wounded Warrior Pen Turning - WWC

12/13/19 12:30-2:30 (Fri)
Wounded Warrior Pen Turning - WWC

A complete listing of MCW Monthly Meeting Topics from 2007-2018 can be viewed here.

2019 Newsletters



Membership in Montgomery County Woodturners is open to all interested people. You are also welcome to attend our monthly meetings as a Guest to get to know us. If you would like to become a new Member, please complete the Membership Application Form and mail it to the address on the form or bring it to a meeting. The cost of membership is $25/year (prorated to $20 in the 2nd quarter, $15 in the 3rd quarter and $10 in the 4th quarter), with Family and Student Memberships also available. We also encourage you to become a member of The American Association of Woodturners.

MCW monthly meetings are held on the Thursday before the second Saturday of each month. Members gather around 6:30 and meetings run from 7:00-9:30 PM and are held at The Woodworkers Club, 11910 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852. To work around the schedules of some of our demonstrators, we will occasionally deviate from this schedule, and we will occasionally hold meetings at different locations. Check our Meetings page for updated information about each meeting.

A complete listing of all MCW Monthly Demonstrations\Programs can be viewed here.