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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! 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.

2017 Meetings & Events

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Events
JanuaryMeetingGalleryPanel Critique
FebruaryMeetingGalleryMatt RadtkeBethesda Public Library
MarchMeetingGallerySteve Haddix
AprilMeetingGalleryJeff Chelf
MayMeetingGalleryGeorge TaylorBeads of Courage
JuneMeetingGalleryMike Colella, Steve Haddix, and Joe Barnard
JulyMeetingGalleryMember Tips & TricksWounded Warrior Pen Turning
7/28/17, 12:30pm
August8/10/17 - Note the meeting is NOT at Woodworker's ClubThe Kaplan CollectionSkills Enhancement
8/10/17, 2-5pm
Wounded Warrior Pen Turning
8/18/17, 12:30pm
September9/7/17 6:30pm
WWC
Bob Anderson & Steve Haddix - Safe Fractal Burning and Video-augmented HollowingSkills Enhancement
9/7/17, 2-5pm
Wounded Warrior Pen Turning
9/22/17, 12:30pm
October10/12/17 6:30pm
WWC
Andy DePietro - Slide lecture of his works and transition from turning to sculptureSkills Enhancement
10/15/17, 10am-1pm
Wounded Warrior Pen Turning
10/13/17, 12:30pm
November11/9/17 6:30pm
WWC
Skills Enhancement
11/9/17, 2-5pm
Wounded Warrior Pen Turning
11/3/17, 12:30pm
December12/7/17 6:30pm
WWC
Skills Enhancement
12/7/17, 2-5pm
Wounded Warrior Pen Turning
12/3/17, 12:30pm

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A complete listing of MCW Monthly Meeting Topics from 2007-2016 can be viewed here.

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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. 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.