What is CNEW?

The Central New England Woodturners club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of woodturning. We are a 100+ member strong local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. In fact we were the first woodturning club in New England. Founded in 1987, we're proud to say that we are quite well established and organized. (For more history click here)

Our MISSION is to provide information, organization, and education to individuals who are interested in the art of turning wood.

Our members are always willing to share their experiences whether good or bad, and help other turners with their own turnings. This, all so critical sharing of information, ideas, experiences and techniques amongst our members is what we believe to be one of the biggest benefits membership any organization could offer.

We accomplish this through holding business meetings, demonstrations, show & tell, shop visits, newsletter articles, socializing & picnics, website info and more.

We welcome you whether you're experienced in turning or just starting out. We usually meet the first Thursday of each month. Guests and Visitors warmly welcomed regardless of experience, age, race or creed. Our club has everyone from beginners to very, very experienced and knowledgeable turners.

You'll gain exposure to every aspect of woodturning including bowls, plates, vases, spindles, pens, segmented, stave, green wood, carving, texturing, and much more. Anyone who has an interest in woodturning can join CNEW. Please come to our next meeting as a guest and find out for yourself what we are all about.

More club benefits include: monthly newsletters , demonstrations, wood raffles, woodturning supplies, retail store discounts, access to knowledgeable turners, and much more. Some of the recent past demos have included pepper grinders, green-wood turning, deep hollow vessels, Ellsworth gouge use, spirals, segmented turning, carving, surface decorating and Dyeing and much more.

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So... If you’re interested in taking your turning to the next level, consider joining our club where you’ll learn from the best. Come and show your turnings and share experiences with our membership.

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