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
We are going to start using the Wednesday afternoon before our general meeting as an convenient time to do short (4 hour or less) workshops or mini-clinics. During nice weather, we have the entire deck to use and that will work out fine.
The additional plan is to offer a basic BBQ at 5pm for any and all so that those attending the workshop don't have to go home or go hungry. As well all members are invited to come to the BBQ even if not coming to the workshop. Two of these workshops are scheduled for this summer. see below.
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!
JULY NEWSLETTER Now ready.
Download or read here.
The Summer Picnic in June was enjoyed at Lake Wildwood by 55 members, families and guests. Good food, Frisbee contest, great Gallery Table... all made for a good day. the July newsletter has more details and photos.
A PEN TURNING WORKSHOP.
July 23 2:00-4:45 pm (before the regular meeting). Tall Pines Cottage, Nevada County Fair grounds
Details & Registraton here
A SHARPENING WORKSHOP
August 27 1:30-4:45 pm
Tall Pines Cottage
Details and REGISTRATION here