Tidewater Turners of Virginia

A Hampton Roads based Woodturning Club - Founded 1987

Welcome! Our club is dedicated to helping people advance their woodturning skills. From novice wood turner to advanced bowl turning craftsmen, we have people who are glad to share their knowledge and experience. Feel free to visit our woodturners skills library, turning tips pages, or our committee structure for more.

Monthly Meetings

Regular monthly meetings are held at the Woodcraft store in JANAF Shopping Center in Norfolk at 6:30 on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Due to health concerns, regular in-person monthly club meetings have been suspended indefinitely for the safety of our members and guests. Meetings are now conducted online via ZOOM. If you would like to join in, please email us at webmaster@tidewaterturners.net for log-in information. Stay safe!

Meeting location: Woodcraft

5802 E. Virginia Beach Blvd, Suite 152

Norfolk, VA 23502

All meetings are open to the public.

Typically, around 50 of our members attend. All meetings have a demonstrator - a club member or invited guest - who either turns a project or talks about an aspect of turning (tool use, food safe finishes, glues, turning chuck mounting techniques).

Meeting Demonstrators

"Turners Talks" Meetings

Members can also attend "Turners Talks" meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Normally these meetings are held from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Woodcraft.

Due to health concerns, regular in-person Turners Talks meetings have been suspended indefinitely for the safety of our members and guests. Meetings are now conducted online via ZOOM. If you would like to join in, please email us at tidewaterturners+talk@gmail.com for log-in information. Stay safe!

While we continue to hold Turners Talks meeting on Zoom, we'll start the meetings at 6:30.

During these meetings, members have a chance to explore woodturning topics, learn new techniques and get help with problems in a casual meeting environment. Each meeting is devoted to a particular aspect of turning. Examples are subjects such as measuring devices, chucks and mounts, or deep hollowing. You do not need to participate, but may simply join us and listen to what others are doing. This is an excellent venue for new turners to learn techniques from our knowledgeable members.


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We are a non-profit organization and a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners.

This page maintained by Pete Summers