Who We Are!

Tidewater Turners is a non-profit organization located in Norfolk, Virginia. The purpose of our organization is to promote the advancement of woodturning skills for our members and other interested persons through an open exchange of knowledge, ideas and information. We also strive to increase public awareness of woodturning as a popular craft and as an art form.

Our Meetings

Each meeting has a demonstration on topics such as turning Christmas ornaments, multi-axis turning, how to make your own tools and more. After the demo members and guests share what they have worked on during the past month. We also hold raffles where members can win wood, tools, lathe parts and more

Public Interaction

Several times a year the club will hold public demos, workshops, shows and wood gatherings. Visit the EVENTS page for details. Our ALL ABOUT TOWN page showcases events from this year.

Guest Demonstrators

Twice a year we invite well known woodturners from around the country to give a demonstration of their talents. David Ellsworth, Cindy Drozda and Richard Raffen to name a few.

See You There!

Tidewater Turners of Virginia meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except December, at 6:30 PM at Woodcraft of Norfolk/Virginia Beach (Shops at JANAF)


The Tidewater Turners welcome you to our web site and to the joy of woodturning in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Our club has over 120 members dedicated to the craft of woodturning and it is our sincere wish to share our interest and knowledge of woodturning with others. Our web site is a small part of our sharing as it is only one of several venues we use to reach out to those interested in woodturning. We hope you enjoy your journey through our web site and find it inspiring you to take up woodturning and/or come join us at one of our meetings.

Cliff Guard

Spalted Oak Vessel

Dave Zurek

Maple Burl Bowl

Brett Glaze

Tri-Cornered Lidded Vessel Sycamore & Zircotte

Pete Summers

White Oak Bowl

Chuck Mosser

Sea Turtle

Dick Garriott

Miniature Bird Houses