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Upcoming Meetings - Six Professional Turners

We have an outstanding line up of  six professional turners for our club meetings the first half of 2021. Of course they will be Zoom meetings. 

Upcoming events

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.

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

Women In Turning

Women in Turning (WIT) is the newest committee of the AAW, bringing together women worldwide who share a passion for woodturning. 

Member Cheryl Lewis is the Gold County Woodturner's liaison with the AAW.  To learn more about WIT click the logo. 

Recap of June 24, Meeting

Bill Juhl - Square Round Bowls (Squund's)

The meeting video says it all.

February 2020 Show & Tell 

Shavings Session Sept.4, 2019

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.

Monthly Meeting 

Glenn Lucas Woodturning Demonstration   

-- live from Ireland coming Sat. January 16.

  9:00 AM – 12:30 PM PST

World famous Irish woodturner Glenn Lucas will present an online woodturning demonstration on Saturday January 16th sponsored by Gold Country Woodturners.

Registration in advance is required, and the cost to a GCWT member for the demo is $10.   In addition to turning a Dublin Viking Bowl, Glenn will also do a slide show of his work and new teaching workshop and classroom in Ireland.

Click below for more details and registration.

More Info & Registration 

This will be a Zoom demonstration.   Attending requires pre-registration, an internet connection and either a PC, Laptop, MacBook, Chromebook, Smartphone, or Tablet.  If using a desktop computer, you will need speakers or headphones.  To ask questions, a microphone is needed.

 This is the first in a series of virtual (Zoom)  GCWT demonstrations (see upcoming events below) that will include numerous nationally recognized turners monthly through to the summer.   

Map and Directions

Beads of Courage Boxes


Consider joining  The American Association of Woodturners and receive the American Woodturner and access to all past articles and hundreds of vetted videos.

Videos of Past Club Demonstrations

The above link accesses the Club YouTube channel

Woodturning Videos 

From As Wood Turns:  Woodturning Perfect Spheres

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