Tidewater Turners is a non-profit organization located in Norfolk, Virginia. We are a local chapter of the  American Association of Woodturners.    

The purpose of our organization is to promote the advancement of woodturning skills for our members and other interested people 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.

Several times a year the club will hold public demos, workshops, shows and wood gatherings. Visit the GALLERY to view current and past events.

 Twice a year we invite well known woodturners from around the country to give a demonstration of their talents. From past years, David Ellsworth, Cindy Drozda, and Richard Raffen to name a few, most recently, Warren Carpenter, Frank Penta,  Mike Sorge and Ron Thomas.

Monthly, we host a “Turner’s Talk” session. Hosted by members that share how they turn with others. Participating members get a chance to use one of the club’s or Woodcraft’s lathes to work on the demonstrated project or on their own project. They can also just choose to drink coffee, hang out, and chat. It’s a good night for all!


We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except December, at 6:30 PM - Woodcraft of Norfolk/Virginia Beach (The Shops at JANAF) 



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