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 8th February at 7.30pm
Bryan specialises in making candlesticks and he demonstrates a wide range of techniques for making them. We may get lucky and see some of his exciting colouring techniques.
He should provide a really interesting evening and it will be good to see his take on spindle turning techniques.
Also this month wood sale
(Next shop sale is in March)
Guests (£3) and new members always welcome.
Last Month Meeting
January – Hands on evening
Turn ‘n’ Win
From 2015 GAW is hosting Turn ‘n’ Win challenge.
2015/2016 year winner is:
For more details please check GAW Chalanges/Turn ‘n’ Win
The subjects for the next month is:
February – a Clock
The Len Thomas Novice Challenge
2015/2016 winner was announced at 2016 April meeting:
The next project for 2016/17 will be a platter, plan is available on Free Project Plans page.
For more details about this Challenge please go to GAW Challenges/The Len Thomas Novice Challenge
GAW Spring 2016 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 recent course. Each student turned a bowl or dibber under the guidance of tutors who are experienced members of the Club.
More photos from this day can be found on our Facebook Page
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.