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.
Wednesday 11th May at 7.30pm
Also this week shop sale
(Next wood sale is in June)
Guests (£3) and new members always welcome.
Latest Monthly Report
March – Les Thorne on Wednesday evening
Who was making lidded gobled with long finial.
Les Thorne and Nick Agar on Thursday all day
Who were making a pedestal bowl showing theirs turning, decorating, colouring techniques. Collaborating together on one project.
To see more photos from the night go to Previous Demonstration/Mar 2016 – Les Thorne
To see more photos from the All Day go to Previous Demonstration/Mar 2016 – Les Thorne & Nick Agar
Turn ‘n’ Win
From 2015 GAW is hosting Turn ‘n’ Win challenge.
For more details please check GAW Chalanges/Turn ‘n’ Win
The subjects for the next months is:
May – Any off-centre turning
June – Any turned bowl
The Len Thomas Novice Challenge
Thanks for your Platters at the February meeting.
(Click here to see the photos.)
2015/2016 was announced at 2016 April meeting.
For more details about this Challenge please go to GAW Challenges/The Len Thomas Novice Challenge
In June 2016 there will be an UK & Ireland Woodturnig Symposium in Coventry.
This show has been billed as the greatest woodturning event the UK has ever seen. And it is happening at the Hilton Hotel Coventry on the weekend 18/19th June. The organisers plan to feature :
- Lathe and associated tool suppliers
- Pen and project kit suppliers
- Turning Tool Manufacturers
- Makers and supplies of wood finishes
- Timber blank suppliers
- FREE to Watch Demonstrations
- Masterclass Demonstrations (ticketed separately)
- Reps and Stands from Woodturning Clubs and Organisations
This should be a really great event and relatively close to home. And the good news is that GAW is organising a Club outing there on Sat 18th June.
The number of people allowed in each day is limited so it would be best to secure your tickets now to avoid disappointment.
You can buy tickets direct from the organisers.
Lunch You will need to make your own arrangements for lunch.
Transport. We ask members to share private cars.
You can find more details about this event here http://www.ukiws.co.uk
GAW Autumn 2015 Newsletter
Please click the link below to open GAW’s Spring 2016 Newsletter.
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 –
Below are photos from a bowl course. Each student turned a bowl under the guidance of tutors who are experienced members of the Club.
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.
GAW are pleased to announce that they have negotiated the following discounts for GAW members from Axminster Power Tool Centre.
7% off Woodturning Lathes
10% off all other items in their ‘Woodturning’ section
£200 minimum order value
These discounts only apply to woodturning lathes and items in their ‘Woodturning’ section. It does not apply to their ‘Quantity Discount’ prices or other ‘Offer’ prices.
All orders will need to be placed via GAW so if you would like to take advantage of these offers please see Phil Hartwell on a club night or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org ..