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 May Meeting -Bill Juhl and Neal DeVore- Embellishment - Another Step
Bill and Neal demonstrated and discussed many different techniques for embellishing, enhancing or decorating turned object. Bill presented a slide show which described: pyrography, carving/sculpturing, texturing, inlays, coloring and piercing. Bill demonstrated using friction to burn lines in a turning object using a wire or small piece of formica. He also demonstrated the use of various texturing tools and power carvers. Bill's slide show also provided examples of pyrography tools and texturing tools.
Neal provided examples of relief carving and piercing. Neal uses fallen tree leaves as templets when outlining his relief patterns. Thin even walls are a must for piercing. In addition he described his many and varied cutters used in carving.
Show & Tell May 2018
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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.