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 75 members.
Recap of September Meeting
Neal DeVore - Square Platters
Neal provided an enlightening demonstration on turning a square platter. He starts with square planks that are typically between 1 and 1.5 inches thick, many of which can be scraps leftover from other projects but which can also be from purchased 4 quarter or 6 quarter stock. These are typically first mounted using a screw center and pinned in place with the tail stock. He emphasized the need for good tool control and bevel rubbing cuts while cutting mostly air during the initial phase or turning. The back side is turned first and then the platter is remounted using a tenon. Finally the platter is remounted using a friction drive and the tenon is remove. After the meeting Neal remembered he forgot to finish turn the platter front, the picture above shows how he finished the front and he included a cabachon.
Click here to see the detailed procedure Neal uses for turning a square platter.
Show and Tell September 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:
Monthly Meeting October 25
6:30 PM Nevada City Elks Club
Inside-out Christmas Ornaments
Get ready for Christmas!! Inside out turning is easy fun and develops many turning skills. Phil is a great teacher and turner. After this demo go home and turn some ornaments for the Holiday Party gift exchange.
The Elks Lodge is serving meals again; Blue plate special, meatloaf spudes, salad & vegies for $12 from 5 to 6:30 pm, bar will also be open. Reservations requested @ 530-265-4920
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.