New/Prospective Members

Prospective Member Info Sheet

Tidewater Turners is a non-profit Woodturning Club that meets in the Norfolk/Virginia Woodcraft Store. We promote the advancement of woodturning skills for our members through an open exchange of knowledge, ideas and information and strive to increase public awareness of woodturning as a popular craft and as an art form.  We are a local chapter of the16K plus member American Association of Woodturners (AAW) (

Monthly meetings: 

Specific dates are published in the monthly newsletter.  

Due to health concerns, regular in-person meetings - Meetings are now conducted  in person and online via ZOOM. If you would like to join in, please email us at for  zoom log-in information. Stay safe! 

Club Meeting: 4th Tue. of the month / 6:30PM  Woodcraft   5802 E Virginia Beach Blvd Ste #152

Meetings include a live woodturning demonstration by club members or nationally known woodturners from around the country. December is our members’ Christmas Party.

Turners’ Talk: 2nd Thurs. of the month / 6:30PM  Woodcraft  Norfolk, VA 23502 

These sessions are informal discussions with a topic, tool discussion, project help and general information sharing.  Hosted by a club member, questions are answered, and woodturning techniques are shared. We also hang out and chat.

Board Meeting: 1st Thurs. of the month / 6:30PM 

Meetings are open to all club members. Club business is discussed, and plans are developed.

Public Demonstrations, workshops, shows and woodturning gatherings occur several times a year in addition to our monthly meetings. More information can be found in the GALLERY section on our web site. 

Benefits of being a Tidewater Turner club member:

*On the monthly meeting night, members get a 10% discount on most items (without cord) at Woodcraft.

*A club-provided, complimentary “Introduction to Woodturning” training seminar.

*An informal mentoring program with an experienced turner.

*Access to the club library of printed and video woodturning resources.

*Free rough-cut wood from the community.

*Access to the state-wide Virginia Woodturning Symposium.

*Technical assistance from a membership willing to share knowledge.

*While turning at club-sponsored demonstrations, the opportunity to sell your turned items.

*Participation in the Annual Members Show in a high-profile, public venue in our area.

*Opportunity to win special wood at our meeting raffles. (Tickets $1.00)

*Yearly dues of only $25 for you and your immediate family.

Any club or membership questions, contact Chandler Turner, Membership Chair.

member application2018.pdf