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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 Country Woodturner's liaison with the AAW.  To learn more about WIT click the logo. 

March Newsletter

A new feature for our members.  This will be a monthly item. 

Regular Monthly Meeting 

Annual Club Picnic

Summer Picnic, BBQ & Potluck Wednesday July 28, 2021

 4:30 til Dark, Condon Park, 660 Minnie St.,  Grass Valley (Map)

Please Register, for planning purposes we need a head count.

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..  

More details in 2021 Picnic Flyer

Map and Directions

Nevada County Fair 

August 11 thru August 15

Sign Up:  Randy Panos is the event organizer.  Sign up at club meetings,  call Randy 530-477-8071(H), text-msg: 925-487-3366 (C)), or email Randy to signup.  You can not signup on the website.  Click Here to see the current roster of demonstrators and other information pertaining to the fair.       

New Members:  A great opportunity to turn, get coaching from experienced members,  practice and get new ideas and tips.  Turning with a group will definitely increase your skill level and it is also a lot of fun.  Four lathes, turning tools and extra wood available for your use if you can not bring your own. 

Empty Bowls:  Take this opportunity to turn 6 - 9 inch bowls for the Empty Bowls charity.

Not comfortable turning in public?  We need "greeters" for each session to interface with the public to explain our craft and our club. 

Club members will be demonstrating for all 5 days of the  County Fair from Wednesday Aug. 11 thru Sunday Aug. 15.  There will be 2 sessions per day: 10 - 2,  and 2 - 6.

Participants normally receive a free ticket ( and parking pass ) for the day(s) they "perform".

The County Fair is also a place where we get to interface with people who may be interested in our craft and would like to pursue it further.

March 13 Shavings Session

Chainsaw Operation & Blank Preparation

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

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