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Welcome to Gold Country Woodturners

We are a group of woodturners who live in the northern Sierra Nevada foothills concentrated  around Grass Valley and Nevada City, California.  We share our work, methods, new ideas, and demonstrate tools and techniques with each other and in our community.  Between meetings we are available to help each other, gather wood, and search out learning and teaching opportunities.  We are an active chapter of the American Association of Woodturners with approximately 75 members.

Through the year, we schedule several hands-on workshops on various topics and work to help our members achieve their woodturning goals.

Our general meetings  focus on education, sharing our woodworking journey and fun.  To keep the business stuff to a minimum at general meetings we have a monthly board of directors meeting that handles most of our business stuff and all members are invited to attend.  See  Club Events  for meeting schedule.
    
 We welcome new members of all skill levels, and visitors who want to explore becoming a woodturner.  GUESTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO ALL MEETINGS!

Want to know more about woodturning?  See HERE

Women In Turning

Women in Turning (WIT) is the newest committee of the AAW, bringing together women worldwide who share a passion for woodturning. 

Member Cheryl Lewis is the Gold County Woodturner's liaison with the AAW.  To learn more about WIT click the logo. 


Recap of June 24, Meeting

Bill Juhl - Square Round Bowls (Squund's)

The meeting video says it all.


February 2020 Show & Tell 

Shavings Session Sept.4, 2019

Guide to a Startup Woodturners Shop for Under $1,000.

Jerry Hall initiated this guide a few years, as of Nov. 2017 it is up to date and Jerry will continue to keep it up to date.  

Also available is a Turners Reference Guide which describes basic tool,  their use and sharping guidelines and lots of other turning tidbits.


Monthly Meeting 

October 28, 2020  6:30 pm Zoom Meeting

Arnie Lund - CA Finishes

Arnie will be leading a discussion on his methods of using CA glue as a finish on some of his turned pieces; in case you were wondering why you might need a pint or quart of CA glue instead of just the 2 oz. hardware store version. Some of those large soft punkie pieces you just haven't been able to toss might be salvageable by using CA to soak into the wood and add some stability.  Arnie always has a few useful tips and trick we might not have thought of.

Hope to see you next Wednesday 10/28/2020  on the Zoom call.  Bill Juhl or Steve Danner will be sending out the meeting name and password.

The slides to Ed's September Zoom presentation on crush grind pepper mills are here.

In case you missed the last meetings:

  The videos are posted on the Clubs YouTube Channel

Bill Juhl's  presentation of the July 22: Cubic Ball Salt Box (note: there were technical difficulties so skip to about 14.24 minutes for start of video) 

Carlos Angulo's presentation of August 26: Natural Edge Bowls


Map and Directions

Beads of Courage Boxes

Instructions 

Consider joining  The American Association of Woodturners and receive the American Woodturner and access to all past articles and hundreds of vetted videos.

Upcoming events

Videos of Past Club Demonstrations

The above link accesses the Club YouTube channel

Woodturning Videos 

From As Wood Turns:  Woodturning Perfect Spheres

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