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.

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.

2020 Meetings & Events




January1/9/20GalleryPanel Critique
February2/6/20GalleryMember Tips & Tricks
Mark Supik - Between Center Pieces
Postponed due to COVID-19
Blackrock Exhibit
Damascus Library
April4/9/20, 6:30pmGalleryMike Colella
Remote Demo
May5/7/20, 6:30pmGalleryMike Peace
Remote (Zoom) Demo
June6/11/20, 6:30pmGalleryDick Gerard
Remote (Zoom) Demo
July7/9/20, 6:30 PMGalleryEd Pretty
Remote (Zoom) Demo
August8/6/20, 6:30pmGalleryJeff Hornung
Remote (Zoom) Demo
8/14/20 - Delaplaine Tree Spirits Exhibition Submission Deadline
Pay Entry Fee here.
September9/10/20, 6:30pmGalleryJoanne Sauvageau
Remote (Zoom) Demo
October10/8/20, 6:30pmGalleryJason Clark
Remote (Zoom) Demo
10/3/20 - 11/1/20
Delaplaine Tree Spirits Exhibition
November11/12/20, 6:30pmJohn Beaver
Remote (Zoom) Demo
11/13/20 12:30-2:30 (Fri)
Wounded Warrior Pen Turning - WWC
Suspended until further notice

11/15/20 10-1pm (Sun)
Skills Enhancement - WWC
Suspended until further notice
December12/10/20, 6:30pmEmiliano Achaval
Remote (Zoom) Demo
Pay Demo Fee here
12/3/20 7:00-10:00
MCW Turning Hangout - see email from Gary G on Dec 1 for details of our first ever Zoom Hangout
Jan 20211/7/2021, 6:30pm12th Annual Panel Critique

Meetings & Events Archive


A complete listing of MCW Monthly Meeting Topics from 2007-2019 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 Ailey ( 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.