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
Box Making one day workshop--- This is a hands-on workshop -- each participant will have a dedicated lathe, materials and tools provided. Ed Larson will lead. May 30 at Juhl shop with club lathes plus scavenged. More info here.
Registration now is open -- click here $48 for the day ... More details on the registration form .... Limit 10 , Full
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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May Meeting. Wednesday May 27. 6:30 pm at the Tall Pines Cottage. Panel discussion and review of what we learned at Utah Symposium.
June Meeting: Wednesday June 24 Summer Picnic -- Condon Park, Grass Valley 4:00 PM til dark. Look on the Meetings and Events Calendar page for details and registration.
Thank You Phil Bauer for a excellent April demonstration on turning inside out ornaments and band saw bowls.
Master Woodturning Artist from New Zealand:
All day demonstration: Translucent lamp shade, scoops and more. Saturday June 27: Information, Registration
All day workshop: Berger Scoops.
Sunday June 28: Information, Registration
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
Each month there will be a beginner or intermediate project and a more advanced project. For May the beginner/intermediate video project shows one how to smooth and level a bowl; the advanced project is a Mike Mahoney tutorial on turning a natural edge bowl. . 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.