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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 

November 18, 2020  6:30 pm Zoom Meeting

Dave Nelson - Nutcrackers

Dave will be talking about making nutcrackers.  He will have  pictures to share, and talk about the turning, carving and bandsaw processes, to make nutcrackers. He will demonstrate how to turn a round arm with a bent elbow, courtesy of a technique demonstrated by Mark Sfirri.

This is a Zoom meeting, details will be emailed a few days before the meeting date.  The Zoom meeting begins at 6:00 and the club meeting starts at 6:30, giving one 30 minutes to  connect to Zoom and visit prior to the meeting. 

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

Upcoming events

Beads of Courage Boxes


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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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