American Association of WoodTurners

AAW is a nonprofit organization established in 1986 dedicated to advancing the art and craft of woodturning worldwide through education. With more than 16,000 members and over 365 local chapters globally, AAW members include amateurs, hobbyists, professionals, gallery owners, collectors, tool and equipment suppliers, and others.

AAW wants to help you enrich your woodturning experience and pursue your aspirations wherever you are on your woodturning journey. We invite you to learn and grow with us and become part of the special community that is woodturning.

St. Paul, MN
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Local AAW Chapters

Central New England Woodturners

We are the first AAW woodturning chapter in New England and #26 in the country, formed in 1987. We welcome everyone interested in woodturning regardless of experience. Beginners to the very experienced, we have it all. You can benefit from a vast knowledge of every aspect of woodturning including bowls, plates, vases, spindles, pens, segmented, stave, green wood, carving, texturing, and much more. Members are always sharing experience in a desire to help other turners.

Meeting setup starts at about 5 pm with our early Learn ‘n Turn session starting at 5:30 pm.  Our business meeting begins at 6:30 pm followed by Show & Tell, a wood swap and then the evening’s featured demo.  Usually we have a specialty woodturner’s store open with discount prices on consumables for woodturning.  After cleaning up all of our wood shavings and returning the chairs to the racks, we call it a night at about 9 pm.  Of course, sometimes we have expert visiting woodturners or seasonal parties that change up our meetings a bit.

Due to Covid-19 meetings are currently virtual.

Berlin MA
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Members also receive password access to discussion forums, galleries, newsletters back to 2002, CNEW store, trading post, mentors and member directory.

Association of Revolutionary Turners

The Association of Revolutionary Turners is a woodturning club with around 85 members….and still growing.  They meet once a month, usually on the third Thursday. A.R.T. occasionally runs a Pre-meeting Learn & Turn from 5:30-6:30pm before the regular meeting. Experienced club members will be available to teach and assist anyone interested in turning. 
Due to Covid-19 meetings are currently virtual.

Woburn MA
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Cape Cod Woodturners

The Cape Cod Woodturners is a club dedicated to advancing the many, various (and sometimes unusual) skills of it’s 50+ members with a wide range of experience.  Meetings are usually held the first Wednesday of the month starting at 6:30 pm.
Due to Covid-19 meetings are currently virtual.

Cultural Center of Cape Cod
307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA
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Gateway Turners

Gateway Turners are a group of woodturners from Southeast New England meeting in West Wareham, MA (The Gateway to Cape Cod).  Founded in 2010, Gateway Turners is a proud affiliate chapter of the AAW or American Association of Woodturners.  They meet at 7:00pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Due to Covid-19 meetings are currently virtual.

Southeast New England
55 Leonard St. Raynham, MA 02767
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Massachusetts South Shore Woodturners

They started with just 11 members on February 25, 1996 and have grown to over 80 members.  Our mission is to foster awareness and appreciation of the skill and artistry of wood turning through continued education for our members and the public at large. Monthly meetings are held in Abington on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 pm and include general business, coffee break social, a demonstration, show and tell table, and usually a wood raffle.
Due to Covid-19 meetings are currently virtual.

Barn Workshop of the late Hank Cahill, founding member
409 Washington Street, Abington, MA
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Ocean Woodturners

The Ocean Woodturners is the Rhode Island chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) formed in the spring of 1996. Their purpose is to foster a wider understanding and appreciation of woodturning in Rhode Island plus nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts. They meet third Thursday of the month at 7:00PM. 
Due to Covid-19 meetings are currently virtual.

Bristol and Cranston RI
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Central Connecticut Woodturners

The Central Connecticut Woodturners (CCW) was founded in 1994 to support the needs of wood turners in the central Connecticut area. Its purpose is to promote a higher standard of excellence in woodturning by providing an ever expanding source of information and resources to its members.
Due to Covid-19 meetings are currently virtual.

Manchester CT
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Eastern Connecticut Woodturners

The (ECW) Eastern Connecticut Woodturners Club was founded in December of 2017 to aid in the promotion and education of woodturning in Eastern Connecticut. Their monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month beginning at 6:30pm.
Due to Covid-19 meetings are currently virtual.

Lisbon Senior Center
11 Newent Road Lisbon, CT 06351
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Nutmeg Woodturners League

They bring woodturners of all skill levels together to share ideas and techniques, and we promote woodturning as both a craft and an art form. At monthly meetings, you’ll see woodturning demonstrations, share ideas, and have a chance to show off your own work. We currently hold meetings online via Zoom. Normally, we meet at the Brookfield Craft Center.
Due to Covid-19 meetings are currently virtual.

Brookfield CT
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Granite State Woodturners

The Granite State Woodturners is both a subgroup of the Guild, and a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. The group covers all aspects of turning, from the conventional spindle and bowl turning to segmented, ornamental, and other types of turning.

Meetings typically include a presentation or demonstration, and a short business meeting. Once a year there is a design critique, and occasionally other meeting formats are used, like field trips or open shops. GSWT also puts on the New England Turning Symposium every three years.

Meetings are the fouth Saturday of odd numbered months, typically from 9am to 1pm, and are open to the guild membership, AAW membership, and the general public. Locations (mostly in southern NH) and topics (varied) are announced ten days before each meeting.

Southern NH

Adirondack Woodturners Association

The AWA is a nonprofit membership organization, dedicated to woodturning and the pursuit of woodturning knowledge, skill, and experience. Formed in the Capital Region of New York State in January 2000 for any and all interested in turning wood, the AWA helps its members learn about woodworking while having FUN!

We meet regularly throughout the year.
AWA is an organization for the curious, novice and the expert. The AWA is a special interest group of The Northeastern Woodworkers
Association and a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners.

Clifton Park, NY
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