A 501-c3 non-profit organization dedicated to education of members and the community
Welcome to Gold Country Woodturners
By Bill Juhl
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
Slide Show of August 26 Meeting - Neal Devore, thank you for your informative and entertaining demo. The side show below shows the cuts that will give you the cleanest possible surface and minimize the sanding required.
Show and Tell August Meeting
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!
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October 28 Monthly Meeting 6:30: Dave Peters will show how to turn tops with a skew chisel and Bill Juhl will cover other methods.
There will also be a demonstration on chain saw safety.
Lathe Tool Sharpening Workshop from 3:00 to 5:30 prior to October 28th Meeting: A hands-on workshop teaching profiling and sharpening of two of the main woodturning tools: a bowl gouge and a heavy duty (bowl) scraper.
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No fee but registration required: Click here to signup
We'ed Moved !! All future meetings will be held at the Nevada City Elk's Club, 518 Highway 49, Nevada City CA.
Guide to a Startup Woodturners Shop for Under $1,000.
Jerry Hall initiated this guide a few years, as of Jan. 2015 it is up to date and Jerry will continue to keep it up to date. Available here and the Turning Reference/Techniques page.
Also available is a Turners Reference Guide which describes basic tool, their use and sharping guidelines and lots of other turning tidbits.
Videos of the Month
Click here to view the videos of the month.
In addition, take a look at some of the hundreds of other videos on the Woodturning Videos site. They cover not only projects by category, but skills, techniques, tool use, design, sharpening. Spending time on these videos and then practicing is a great way to build satisfying turning skills. Thanks Jerry Hall for providing this service.