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 January Meeting
Square Bowls - Neal DeVore
Neal gave a very informative demo. Even though the meeting was titled "Square Bowls" the starting blank can be any shape. Neal started the bowl on a screw center and shaped the back/bottom of the bowl. The objective is to get a gentle curve and have the wings about 3/8" wide at the bowl ends. The bowl is then reversed into a chuck with the tenon that was turned when the bowl was on the screw chuck. The next step is to make shearing pull cuts to shape the wings to match the curve on the bowl back, the wings should end up being around 1/4" thick. Next turn a bowl design to your liking in the center of the blank. Use the link below to see the variety of bowls possible.
Show & Tell - January 2019
Shavings Session Sept. 15
Read about the exciting experience of member Cheryl Lewis as she traveled across the country and visited with other woodturners.
Published in the Feb. 2019 American Woodturner, the journal of the American Association of Woodturners
The above link accesses the Club YouTube channel
From As Wood Turns: Quick and Easy Padauk Plate
Send $ back to the club
Procedure for first time login and password setting.