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About Us

Purpose of the Guild

The Purpose of the Calgary Woodturning Guild (CWG) - a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) -  is to promote the art and craft of woodturning in a way that expands members’ knowledge, safe practice and enjoyment of woodturning. As a member of the CWG you will find lots of events and activities to support your hobby.  The Guild has members, with a wide range of abilities and interests, who are happy to share their woodturning knowledge and expertise.

Cost of Membership

The annual cost of membership is $30.  Here is a link to our printable (.pdf) Membership Form.

Benefits of Membership

The CWG provides benefits to both members and the community.

Members benefit from:

  • Meeting on a regular basis to exchange ideas, knowledge and experience
  • Learning about and promoting safety in woodturning
  • Accessing the group's extensive library of books, magazines, videos and DVDs related to woodturning
  • Enjoying merchant discounts from various suppliers
  • Enjoying special events/demonstrations hosted by professional woodturners and other knowledgeable craft-persons
  • Participating in hands-on workshop events to try out new techniques and/or get assistance from more experienced woodturners (Drop-in Centre)
  • Demonstrating at guild events and shows
  • Marketing opportunities (eg Spruce Meadows; Watervalley Celtic Festival and more)
  • Exhibiting opportunities at local merchants (including Black Forest Wood CoBusy Bee ToolsLee Valley ToolsKMS ToolsCanadian Woodworker)
  • Eligibility to vote in CWG board elections and/or volunteering for board position

The community benefits from:

  • Learning about the art of woodturning
  • Receiving charitable donations from the CWG

When Members Meet

7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month (except July and August)

*Visitors welcome (just show up!)

Where Members Meet

Black Forest Wood Co
603-77 Ave SE (Bay #7)
Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-255-6044