Woodcraft of Virginia Beach / Norfolk
The Shops at Janaf, Suite 152 5802 E. Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
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. We are a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners.
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 and Mike Sorge.
Periodically, in conjunction with Woodcraft, we substitute an “Open Lathe” session for the scheduled club meeting. Open Lathe is hosted by a member. The host will 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!