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 joined together to expand our ability to turn wood objects and to help others to do so. 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 40 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
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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!
It's been a busy month in Nevada County ... (apologies to Garrison)
We had a great Peppermill Workshop at Silver Springs High School, an outstanding demo of square platter turning by Neal Devore at the general meeting, the launch of a Presidents Challenge, a first board meeting at the private room at Bistro 221 (GREAT Food), and then a followup small peppermill and other workshop afterwards at Bill's shop. And Arnie got the exterior of the trailer ready to go, and Dana Ruben has a prelim plan for the interior racks, AND, Gold Country Woodturners received a $1,500 Educational Grant from AAW to support our trailer, lathes and education program!~ Plus Bill was recognized with a $1,000 Educational Opportunity Grant from AAW as well. --Whew... it wears you out just to type it.
Park Avenue High School shop was our home for the workshop on March 5 courtesy of shop teacher and Gold Country Member Gene Watanabe ... it worked out well, all had a good time, and it was nice to be back!
March 2014 Newsletter
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Next General Meeting: Wednesday March 26, 2014. Nevada County Fairgrounds. Neal DeVore will be demonstrating turning elegant square plates and also demo'ing a reverse turning system for these plates that is simple to make. All of what he will be turning can be done on a midi-lathe.
More info and Calendar HERE