Gold Country Wood Turners
Who We Are
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 60 members.
Recap of May 2017 Meeting - Terry and Deb Heart - Embellishment
Terry brought along several of his embellished turnings as examples of his work. He uses a mixture of steel wool and vinegar to blacken areas that he has embellished. He also uses MOLOTOW (see his flip charts below for references) refillable pens to apply his blackening solution as well as colored dyes he uses. He used a Sorby texturing tool to create a leather like appearance to which he applied his blackening solution.
He also uses pyrography to add details and designs to his work. He prefers the Graeme Priddle burner and described how to make brands using 18 gauge nichrome wire. After a few examples of branding, Christina foe-filled his request for a volunteer to actually embellish the rim of a bowl. He was correct, a very acceptable design can be achieved in ones first attempt at pyrography.
It was a well received demonstration with lots of questions and much information presented. Much of the information was shown on his flip charts which can be viewed by clicking the image below.
Show and Tell May 2017
Send $ back to the club
Procedure for first time login and password setting.
Recently the brother of a friend of mine pasted away and he was well known in the water polo community for his words of wisdom for would be polo players. As I read his 10 words of wisdom, encouragement and motivation it got me to thinking what my 10 words of wisdom might be for all of you turners. Well here they are:
Annual Club Picnic
Remember last year's ring toss, this year it is Bocce
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Our annual club picnic will again be at Condon Park in Grass Valley. The club will provide bbq meats, and members are asked to bring one or two dishes to share (salad, appetizer, side dish, dessert). Plates, utensils, Ice tea and water provided -- other beverages BYO..
Nevada County Fair, August 9-13
Where you can turn with others and promote the club
Gold Country Woodturners is an affiliate of the American Association of Woodturners
This international organization provides many benefits including: Six journals a year, Six woodturning fundamentals downloads a year, A yearly national symposium, and online access to all past journal issues.