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 August Meeting -
Disk Vase by Arnie Lund
Arnie modified the procedure for turning a disk vase as described in the June issue of the American Woodturner by Dennis Belcher. His goal was to eliminate the need to use a wasteblock. Arnie's method however does require the used of shark jaws and eliminates the need for a screw chuck. The full demonstration was videoed. This was a first for our club. The author was not at the meeting and can attest to the quality and usefulness of the video. Good job Arnie and William.
Show & Tell August 2018
Shavings Session Sept. 15
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Procedure for first time login and password setting.
September 26th Meeting - Turning Branches into Trees by William Swingle
6:30 pm - Nevada City Elks Lodge
Small branches that are typically not very useful in wood turning can be made into beautiful trees, perfect for Christmas gifts or other decor. Will cover the simple basic technique and discuss design decisions including keeping live edge bark on the base.
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.