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!





Periodic challenges are being presented - usually in conjunction with a demonstration.  The current is to turn a staved bowl.  In February Waukeen brought a staved bowl and challenged the rest of the club to turn one to bring to the April 8th meeting.


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.


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

April 19th, 5pm till 8pm.


AAW - American Association of Woodturners International Symposium

June 22-25 in Kansas City Missouri


SWAT - Southwest Area Turners Symposium

August 25-27 in Waco, Texas





APRIL - Hollowing Systems

The April 2017 demonstration will be a comparison of 4 different hollowing systems.  Waukeen Vinson will show his Jamieson systems with modifications he has made. Jim McCain will show his homemade verson of this system what he calls the Jimieson.  Wendy Nave will show the Carter System and the John Jordan System.  

Gallery of Member's Work

How to Find Us

Coastal Bend Woodturners
3707 Santa Fe
Meetings are located in the Scout Hut behind Parkway Presbyterian Church.
Corpus Christi, TEXAS 78411

Phone: +1 361 361-522-5948 +1 361 361-522-5948

Email: wlnave@yahoo.com

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