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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! To join MCW please contact our treasurer Tim Aley (TEAturning@gmail.com) 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.

2021 Annual Membership fees are due – new online payment options here!

Montgomery County Woodturners meet monthly around 6:30pm at the Woodworker’s Club in Rockville Maryland. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have switched to remote Zoom Demos.
To help defray costs, we ask that attendees pay a “demo fee” by making  a $ contribution at this page.

Month
Meeting

Gallery

Program

Events
January1/7/21, 6:30pm
(Interactive Remove Demo)
GalleryPanel Critique
February2/11/21, 6:30pm
(Interactive Remove Demo)
GalleryTheo Haralampou
March3/11/21, 6:30pm
(Interactive Remove Demo)
GalleryPhil Rose3/25/21, 7:00pm - Zoom "Hangout"
April4/8/21, 6:30pm
(Interactive Remove Demo)
GalleryRobin Costelle
May5/6/21, 6:30pm
(Interactive Remove Demo)
GalleryKirk DeHeer
June6/26/21, 12:30pm Saturday
(Interactive Remove Demo)
Note non-standard date & time!
GalleryRichard Findley (UK)
Make demo contribution here.
6/10/21, 7:00pm - Zoom "Hangout"
cancelled
7PM - Creative Crafts Council Opening Reception
July7/15/21, 6:30pm
(Interactive Remove Demo)
Note non-standard date - 1 week later!
GalleryRudy Lopez - Twice turned bowl from log
August8/12/21, 6:30pm
(Interactive Remove Demo)
Tentative
GalleryArt Liestman (British Columbia)
September9/14/21, 6:30pm
(Interactive Remove Demo)
Tentative
Note non-standard date - Tue!
Gallery
October10/7/21, 6:30pm
(Interactive Remove Demo)
Tentative
GalleryRobin Costelle - Finial & Spindle Gouge
November11/6/21, 12:30pm Saturday
(Interactive Remove Demo)
Note non-standard date & time!
GalleryPhil Greenwood (UK)
December12/14/21, 6:30pm
(Interactive Remove Demo)
Tentative
Note non-standard date - Tue!
Gallery


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A complete listing of MCW Monthly Meeting Topics from 2007-2020 can be viewed here.

2021 Newsletters

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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 contact our treasurer Tim Aley (TEAturning@gmail.com) 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 $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.