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 9th August at 7.30pm
Chairmaker and Chairmaking Tutor
Demonstrating for us on August Club night is Phil Shipley, the Gloucestershire based
Chairmaker and tutor. He has been teaching chairmaking since 1995. Since becoming self
employed he has taught from his own workshop in Upton st Leonards.
Also this month wood sale.
(Next shop sale is in September)
New members and guests always welcome.
£3 guest fee.
Turn ‘n’ Win
For more details please check GAW Chalanges/Turn ‘n’ Win
The subjects for the next months are:
August – any turned box
The Len Thomas Novice Challenge
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.