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Promoting the art and craft of wood turning in the greater Cincinnati area



The primary purpose of OVWG is consistent with the fundamental purpose of American Association of Woodturners (AAW), our parent, national organization which is: “to provide Information, Education and Organization to those interested in turning wood.” 
The membership is expected to be drawn from, but is not limited to, the Greater Cincinnati area of Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana.
In addition the other purposes of OVWG are to:
  • Provide a meeting location for woodturners.
  • Share ideas regarding woodturning; including lathes, tools, turning materials, turning techniques and design of turned objects.
  • Exchange wood and other woodturning materials.
  • Inform members about activities of interest to woodturners.
  • Promote woodturning as an art form and craft.
  • Fulfill all of the requirements of a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.
Our mission is to provide education, information, and organization to people in the Cincinnati area interested in the art and craft of woodturning.
Guild meetings are open to the public and anyone may attend a meeting.  Go to our  Meetings & Membership tab for more information about the benefits and costs of membership. Some meetings have a fee payable at meeting start. Our meetings generally include lunch.  Check the calendar Events for our next meeting site and directions.

What do we do:

  • Share ideas regarding woodturning; including lathes, tools, turning materials, turning techniques and design of turned objects. 
  • Show and Tell at meetings provides a venue to display your works to like-minded individuals and allows for critiques and sharing of ideas. 
  • Exchange wood and other woodturning materials. 
  • Inform members about activities of interest to woodturners. 
  • Promote woodturning as an art form and craft. 
  • Host professional woodturning demonstrators from around the world to instruct the membership on methods and techniques. 
  • Provide woodturning mentors to members who are new to woodturning or want to learn a new technique to help them get started. 
  • Hold two themed contests per year for members to have fun showcasing their skills and competing for prizes. 
  • Perform demonstrations of woodturning at various community events
  • Hold a major woodturning symposium every two years. 

For More information Contact Us.