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Upcoming Meetings - Five Professional Turners

We have an outstanding line up of  five professional turners for our club meetings the first half of 2021. Of course they will be Zoom meetings. 

Upcoming events

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.

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 all members are invited to attend.  See  Club Events  for meeting schedule.
 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

Women In Turning

Women in Turning (WIT) is the newest committee of the AAW, bringing together women worldwide who share a passion for woodturning. 

Member Cheryl Lewis is the Gold Country Woodturner's liaison with the AAW.  To learn more about WIT click the logo. 

March Newsletter

A new feature for our members.  This will be a monthly item. 

Regular Monthly Meeting 

April 28 - chat 5:30  pm PDT 

meeting 6:00, demo 6:30

Joanne Sauvageau

 Joanne is widely known for using stamps and alcohol ink to decorate turnings.  She will discuss: work preparation, sources of alcohol inks, the Copic Airbrush System, finishing techniques and other aspects of her work.

Free to GCWT members. Zoom credentials will be emailed to Club Members.   

If you experience any difficulties logging in contact: either Cheryl Lewis or 770-845-4921 Bill Juhl --   or 530-263-6602

You also are invited.   There is a $10 fee for this demo,

You can pre-register and pay anytime, up to start of the meeting.  Click on the purple button below to take you to the pay and registration site.

IMPORTANT:  After you register you will receive an email confirming registration.  SCROLL ALL THE WAY TO THE END, AND YOU WILL FIND YOUR LOGIN CODE INFORMATION.

Non-Member Ticket Purchase 

This is the fourth in a series of virtual (Zoom)  GCWT demonstrations (see upcoming events)  that will include numerous nationally recognized turners monthly through to the summer.   

Map and Directions

Shavings Session and Swap Meet May 8, 9:00

Please  Register/RSVP   so we have a head count

Autometrix Upper Parking Lot ( Map and Directions )

March 13 Shavings Session

Chainsaw Operation & Blank Preparation

Consider joining  The American Association of Woodturners and receive the American Woodturner and access to all past articles and hundreds of vetted videos.

Videos of Past Club Demonstrations

The above link accesses the Club YouTube channel

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