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 contact our treasurer Tim Aley ( for the membership form and mail it to him or bring it to a monthly meeting. 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 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.

Pay your 2024 Annual Membership fees of $35 online here!


Show, Tell, & Ask



January1/11/24, 6:30pm
Remote Demo
Show, Tell, & AskGalleryEd Pretty
February2/8/24, 6:30pm
Remote Demo
Show, Tell, & AskGalleryRoberto Ferrer
March3/7/24, 6:30pm
In-person Demo with Zoom broadcast
Show, Tell, & AskGalleryDenis DelehantyTwinbrook Library
April4/11/24, 6:30pm
In-person Demo with Zoom broadcast
Show,Tell, & AskGalleryChris KunzleQuince Orchard Library
May5/9/24, 6:30pm
In-person Demo with Zoom broadcast
Show, Tell, & AskGalleryPaul Paukstellis
June6/6/24, 6:30pm
In-person Demo with Zoom broadcast
Show, Tell, & AskGalleryKen PoirierBethesda Public Library
July7/11/14 4:30-9pm
LathEngraver Workshop

Annual Picnic
August8/8/24, 6:30pm
Mike Sorge - Topic TBD
Make demo contribution here.
September9/12/24, 6:30pm
October10/10/24, 6:30pm
November11/7/24, 6:30pm
December12/12/24, 6:30pm


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

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 contact our treasurer Tim Aley ( for a Membership Form and mail it to the address on the form or bring it to a meeting. You can also pay the membership fee online using Payal here. The cost of membership is $35/year (prorated to $25 in the 2nd quarter, $20 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. For In Person meetings, members gather around 6:30 and meetings run from 7:00-8:45 PM and are held at The Woodworkers Club, 11910 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852. Most in-person meetings are also streamed on Zoom. 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.