Welcome to Gold Country Woodturners
By Bill Juhl President
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 45 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, and all members are invited to attend. Schedule for that is on the Meetings and Events Calendar
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
INTERESTED IN JOINING? Careful there, it's a slippery slope -- you could end up as addicted as some of our members. Then again maybe it's a calling! Only way to sort it out is to check us out. Try our Membership page for everything you'd ever like to know!
Nov. - Dec. NEWSLETTER
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AAW SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
The AAW again is offering scholarships for quality woodturning instruction. This year, twenty-eight scholarships will be awarded for selected AAW chapter members to attend classes at either John C. Campbell Folk School (folkschool.org), or Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (arrowmont.org).
To qualify for a scholarship, nominees must be AAW members and be chosen by a process authorized by their AAW chapter officers. All scholarship awards will be for courses in 2015. Recipients of scholarships will
be notified by December 1, 2014. Watch for the complete announcement in the October issue of American Woodturner journal.
OctoberMeeting. Wednesday October 22 6:30 pm at Tall Pines Cottage, Nevada County Fairgrounds. Demonstration on turning Christmas ornametnts and gifts by Neal DeVore
A Guide to a Startup Woodturners Shop for Under $1,000.
Jerry Hall wrote this a few years, back and we've now updated it to be close to current for fall 2014. Available on the Turning References/Techniques page