The Gloucestershire Association of Woodturners (GAW) was formed in 1991 and today has over 120 members. We are a voluntary, non-profit making organisation which exists to promote woodturning in a friendly atmosphere. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Hucclecote Rugby Club in Gloucester and at most meetings we have a top class demonstrator. New members and visitors are always welcome.
*** 2019 SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW DUE ***
2019 ANNUAL PROGRAMME NOW AVAILABLE.
Advance notice of an all day demonstration. February 14th “Roger Gubbin – sharing his 50 years turning experience”. Please see poster below.
Wednesday, February 13th at 7.30pm with Roger Gubbin sharing his 50 years turning experience.
Roger is a Registered Professional Woodturner and an approved AWGB Tutor.
He turns on a VB36 and has a number of variable speed lathes.
Most of Roger’s turnings are one offs available through craft shows and galleries.
He run’s a club called The North Cornwall Woodturners.
Most wood used is air dried for 2-3 years after being rough turned. Like’s to turn English woods, oak, ash, elm, sycamore, yew & beech.
Most of the woods used are from storm damaged trees and those felled to order.
Wood sale will be at our February meeting.
Also on Wednesday will be the shop sales and a chance to sell your own Woodworking Tools/Equipment on a Members Sale Table from 7 – 7.30pm. Members will be responsible for selling there own items.
Turn and Win, bring anything you have recently turned for a chance to win a bottle of wine.
New members and guests always welcome.
£3 guest fee.
LATEST NEWS. We now have the opportunity to support members wishing to further improve their wood turning skills beyond the Beginners Course. For the availability of Master Class Tutors please contact email@example.com for more information or contact a committee member on a club night.
New GAW Smock badge is now available £5. Plus a GAW body warmer to order at £22.
Hands on evening at the January meeting.
Some photo’s from July’s demonstration with Les Thorne.
Some photo’s from Mays demonstration featuring Jason Breach
Annual AGM was held in April and was very successful. Winner of the Len Thomas Trophy was John Conway. Also the Chairman’s Challenge Cup was awarded to Pete Roundtree, who you can see being presented with the cup by John Palmer.
Photograph supplied by John Grayson
Turn ‘n’ Win
For more details please check GAW Challenge/Turn ‘n’ Win
The subject for the month is any recent made item”
Please bring your “turned item” for a chance to win a bottle of wine. PLEASE SUPPORT THIS EVENT IN ORDER FOR ITS CONTINUED SUCCESS.
The Len Thomas Novice Challenge
The next project for 2019 will be a ‘Watch this space’, please bring this to the ‘Watch this space’ meeting Please find plans on ‘Free Project Plans‘ Page.
The winner of 2017/2018 Len Thomas Novice Challenge is John Conway, below you can see John being presented with the trophy by John Palmer.
For more details about this Challenge please go to GAW Challenges/The Len Thomas Novice Challenge
Beginners Courses at Down Hatherley Village Hall
To assist complete beginners GAW offer their novice members training sessions in basic turning which are held at Down Hatherley Village Hall. There are two courses, one in bowl turning and one in spindle turning. Even if you have been on these courses before you are welcome to come back for a refresher course.
If you would like to put your name down for the next course please see John Hawkswell or a committee member at the next monthly meeting or email John at –
IMPORTANT. You must be a member of GAW to participate for insurance purposes.
We offer 2 types of courses – spindle and bowl turning.
2019 Woodturning Course Dates. (Beginners/novices).
Thursday February 7th FULLY BOOKED
Thursday July 11th
Thursday November 14th
Typical course consists of :- Start 9am finish 4pm. 2 pupils to 1 tutor. Spindle turning (dibber or similar) bowl turning. Light lunch included. All for the cost of £15. Limited places so booking early is recommended.
Toolite – 10% Discount for GAW Members
Toolite of Mitcheldean are one of GAW sponsors and offer all GAW members a 10% discount on all their goods at any time. Please take your membership badge as proof of GAW membership.