Coastal Bend Woodturners
Coastal Bend Woodturners

Welcome to Coastal Bend Woodturners


Our mission is to inspire, educate and provide our membership with a forum to enhance both their technical and artistic talents through a free exchange of ideas and techniques. 


We believe every individual should have access to art and culture in their daily lives. It's our desire to provide a medium between woodturning enthusiasts and the woodturners themselves while at the same time encouraging the development of the art in others. We are always looking for opportunities to inspire others to pick up the art of woodturning, as such we often provide public demonstrations at Farmers Markets, Fairs, Art Centers and other public venues.  Our 4th Saturday "Turn & Learn" is a great time to get some hands on instruction from experienced turners.   Community outreach is important to us so many of the items made by club members are donated to various humanitarian endeavors in our community and beyond: Driscoll Children's Hospital, Fiesta De Los Ninos, Beads of Courage, U.S. Military and many more. 


We endeavor to bring culture into one's valuable leisure time.  Our diverse, friendly members are ready to help you find the artist within yourself and to encourage you to develop your talent and skill in woodturning.    Whether you are young, old, big or small - Coastal Bend Woodturners has something to offer.  Come join us and be a part of a growing community of artist and craftsmen and the very rewarding world of woodturning Let's get to know each other and make some sawdust!





Hands On Woodturning Retreat at Hands On Sawmill LLC

March 5-8, 2020 has been Cancelled.



We deeply regret to announce that this year's Hands On Retreat is officially cancelled.   We just had two instructors cancel.   Another cancelled last week.  In addition to that, two instructors were only going to be able to make it for the Saturday classes.  We know that coming this far South is a major commitment (especially for volunteer instructors) and want each event to be spectacular for participants, instructors and for vendors.    We have, therefore, made the difficult decision to cancel this year's event.
However, plans are in the works already to get organized early for 2021.  Next year's event will be March 4-7 2021, so Save The Date.  If you have already paid and want to apply that fee to next years' registration, please let me know.  The dates are always going to be the first weekend in March (trying to avoid Spring Break)  We are making a firm commitment now for March 4-7, 2021 and are looking for Instructors and Vendors.  Please mark your calendars now to Save the Date for next year.  








Hand's On Woodturning Retreat at Hand's On Sawmill LLC in 

Kingsville, TX

March 5-8, 2020.


We will have several days of Woodturning with great instructors and lots of lathes. 


Stay tuned for more information.


This promises to be a fantastic event for South Texas that you don't want to miss.

Registration is now open!



Farmer's Market


CBWT is focused on being visible in our community and is often found at the farmer's market and other events.  Upcoming event opportunities:


Farmer's Market at the Art Center of Corpus Christi

3rd Wednesday Every Month. 




4th Saturday of the month is our Turn & Learn.  Come and bring a friend to our monthly open lathe session, 9am till Noon.  Bring a project you need help with, a question, or even a new tool that you want to show off or learn to use.  Children are always welcome at these events and we will even help them turn a pen to keep.

Turning Challenge

Periodic challenges are being presented - usually in conjunction with a demonstration.  The November challenge is to turn spin tops for  Driscoll Children's Hospital.  Minimum of 2" diameter with a non-toxic finish.  We would like to have 200 by the December meeting.



Gallery of Member's Work

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