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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

Show and Tell - May 2022

Women In Turning

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

 To learn more about WIT click the logo. 

Monthly Meeting August 24, 6:30 PM

Nevada City Elks Club

A little different this time, no chips flying (sign up for Kirk's all day demo on Friday August 26 to see lots of chips fly.)

There will be:

  • A tool swap: give something, get something
  • An ice cream social
  • Wood raffle - bigger and better
  • Empty bowl  collection - bring your completed bowls

Monthly meetings include a display of members turned items and a raffle.  Guest and members of the public are always welcome. 

Map and Directions

All Day Demonstration by Kirk DeHeer - August 26, 9:00 - 4:00

Club Members - Free $10 Lunch Option

Guests - $35 Includes Lunch

Please Register - We need a head and lunch count

Nevada County Fair  August 10 -14

Details and Signup Info


          •  Four lathes 
          • Learn from experienced turners
          • Wood provided
          • Free entrance and parking passes.

Empty Bowls

Again  this year the club is participating in the Hospitality House of Grass Valley Empty Bowl fundraiser.  More details coming:

Turn a sphere for the April Show and Tell

Steve Danner did an outstanding job of showing how to turn a sphere at last months meeting.  Diagrams and a video of the method can be found here.

June Picnic 

You missed a good time!

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Videos of Past Club Demonstrations

The above link accesses the Club YouTube channel

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