Speaking about the Club Dave explained, ”I joined GAW to discover new skills and techniques and I do like the friendliness and cooperation of all the other Woodturners”.
|As you can see Dave likes a bit of a challenge.|
Committee member Paul Abel put it like this “I like it when you can start with a nondescript piece of wood and you can reveal the beauty of the grain and bring the colours to life”.
Commenting on the challenges Paul said: “The most difficult aspect was tool sharpening”.
Paul joined the GAW “To learn more about woodturning”. It was a good venue for problem solving because,“Turners seems to be very good at sharing ideas and knowledge“.
Club Member Jane McKay shares her views about Woodturning “This has become a very absorbing hobby where there are not really any limits, other than my skill, and I can choose how far to challenge myself.”
“I think that woodturning helps to develop an appreciation of good design , as well as an awareness of pleasing colour use. “
When asked what gave her greatest satisfaction and greatest challenge Jane said “The greatest satisfaction comes from deciding what to make and then being able to make it well, however simple.Two things have given me real difficulty- tool sharpening and use of the skew chisel !!”
And what does Jane get out of membership of the GAW “It has provided me with a wealth of friendly help and instruction from many members of the club, who have helped me to learn and encouraged me to keep improving”.
And finally “The benefits of club membership are great- there will always be someone who knows an answer to the problem you have experienced! The club exhibition/sale at Westonbirt is another great opportunity for me- lots of social contact for a few days instead of alone in the workshop!”