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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

Recap of September Meeting -  

Branches to Trees by William Swingle 


William gave a very clear and informative demo on  converting tree branches into trees.  Let your imagination run wild in using the techniques he demonstrated in making other items (mushrooms, etc.).   The club produced video best describes his methods.                          

Show & Tell October 2018  

Shavings Session Sept. 15

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.


A Large Oak Tree Becomes Future Turning Projects

Talk  with Randy or Steve

    

Upcoming events

Videos of Past Club Demonstrations

The above link accesses the Club YouTube channel

  Cosmic Cloud Videos 

   

At the Sept meeting Neal DeVore showed a platter which he colored using iridescent colors, see links to  two YouTube videos below

Tim Yoder - Cosmic Cloud
Gary Lowe - Cosmic Cloud

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