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 October at 7.30pm
Hello I’m Lee and Covert Craft is the brand which represents my passion and dedication to promote valuable traditional skills and techniques.
October meeting – wood sale.
(Next shop sale is in November)
New members and guests always welcome.
£3 guest fee.
We will be demonstrating at the Nature in Art Museum, Sandhurst, at there Gift and Craft Fair 2017. This is a 2 day event held on the 28th & 29th October. There will be wood turned items for sale as well as live wood turning demonstration. Also you can try your hand at wood burning (Pyrography) under supervision. Last years show was a great success.
Tony Wilson demonstrator all day event on Saturday 14th October at Down Hatherley Village hall. Tickets will be on sell at the next meeting. £15 beforehand, £18 on the day.
Turn ‘n’ Win
For more details please check GAW Challenge/Turn ‘n’ Win
The subjects for the next months are:
October – a utensil (for example a spoon)
The Len Thomas Novice Challenge
The next project for 2017/18 will be a Pine Tree in October. Please find plans on ‘Free Project Plans‘ Page.
The winner of 2016/2017 Len Thomas Novice Challenge is
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 –
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.