Gold Country Wood Turners
Who We Are
Welcome to Gold Country Woodturners
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 75 members.
Recap of April Meeting - Mike Mahoney via video conferencing.
This meeting our club did something different when Mike Mahoney performed several demos through the use of video conferencing and the internet. Mike started with an overview of the Oak tree and how to cut quarter slices used for platter blanks. He went over the orientation of the cut to insure the best look using the grain, ray cells, sapwood, etc. Mike then went on to rough turn a platter using bowl gouge and scraper in his signature style.
Mike then showed us how to turn a “drinking cup” from a piece of 4” thick square stock. First by hollowing out the interior of the cup then using a band-saw cutting the outline of the exterior portion of the cup. Finally using power carvers and files, he fashioned the final shape of this cup that he uses on all his hikes.
The last demo was his design of a pepper mill that only need to be filled once a year. His design is a different approach from the normal pepper mill with the bottom portion larger than normal which one has to use hollowing techniques to achieve. The top having a larger shape that can be grip using your entire had. He then custom fit the pepper mill mechanism by sawing off the shaft to fit the length of the mill.
Show & Tell April 2018
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May 23, 2018 Meeting
6:30 pm Nevada City Elks Club
Bill Juhl - Embellishment - Another Step
A broad range of embellishment techniques and processes will be discussed and demonstrated. Specifics will include Texturing, Carving, Banding, Ebonizing, & Pyrography. Additionally Bill will cover using inlays to deal with faults either by concealing them or turning them into a feature.
Day in the Shop with Bill Juhl
May 26, 8:30- 4:30
Limited to four
Gold Country Woodturners is an affiliate of the American Association of Woodturners
This international organization provides many benefits including: Six journals a year, Six woodturning fundamentals downloads a year, A yearly national symposium, and online access to all past journal issues.