Gloucestershire Association of Woodturners

The Gloucestershire Association of Woodturners (GAW) was formed in 1991 and today has over 100 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.

Given the advice issued by the government guide lines all monthly meetings at Hucclecote RFC are cancelled until further notice.
We have continued to run demonstrations using the zoom conferencing facility which have been very successful with in excess of 50 members taking part.
Also two outside shop and wood sales have taken place allowing member to re-stock essential supplies. 

We wish all members to stay safe and healthy and look forward to seeing you all at the earliest opportunity. 

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NEXT GAW ZOOM MEETING WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY 10th March.

All the way from York we would like to present professional woodturner “Philip Greenwood” from his workshop and shop Greenwood Crafts.

Philip started woodturning full time in 1986 and attended
craft fairs for more than 12 years. After a break he started
turning again and moved into a craft unit in Hutton-le-Hole
in 2006 with his wife Wendy, a Glass and Ceramics artist.
He was accepted onto the Register of Professional
Turners in 2006, this was a very proud moment for him, and
showed he had reached a very high standard. Philip will be
demonstrating the hollowing of a Two Part Vase.

Over 60 articles published in GMC Woodturning Magazine 

Philip likes to work with native timber, sourced from a local timber yard and from tree surgeons; this allows him to choose the way it’s converted to obtain the best figuring.

Philip work ranges from utility ware to works of art. He produces small to large items which he sells at the shop. along with his workshop.  

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Its essential that your EMAIL ADDRESS IS UP TO DATE for you to receive the latest details from the club. This will include the log on details etc. for each zoom demonstration.  The details are also posted on the ‘members only’ web page.

 

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GAW Wood & Shop Sale – success story !

We have now run two outdoor shop and wood sales plus one click and collect at Hucclecote Rugby Football Club.
All three  have been very successful. Watch this space for the next one?

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Please note
that there is a comprehensive guide to using zoom on any device here.  If your device does not have a microphone or camera you can still watch – indeed you may want to turn off the camera and microphone anyway.

You can still watch some live wood-turning demos during lock-down – details HERE

Alternatively, see what our members have been up to during lock-down with the Corona Gallery.  If you’d like your work included in the next edition then please send some pictures and a description to Mike Macey.

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Have you downloaded any of these plans and turned the project?
How did it go?
What other plans would you like to see here?
All plans are on the ‘free project plans’ page.
Please let us know.

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NEWS

Please have a look at February’s newsletter, lots of information, click on this link. February Newsletter

*See the latest plan by John Hawkeswell “cup urn”, now available under free plans.*

Tools for sale 12 off, mostly Henry Taylor, donation to the club required, please see the for sale page.

See the members only page for an updated 2020 DVD list

Look at the 2020 gallery to see the latest work from members. Want to share an idea then let us know.

 

The 2019/20 Len Thomas Novice Challenge was won by Mark Pickering and the 2019/20 Chairman’s Cup has been awarded to Jeff Ellis.
Congratulations to Mark and Jeff.

GAW ‘WhatsApp group’ is administered by Graham Ricketts, if you would like to be part of this group then Graham can be contacted via email grahamricketts”at”talktalk.net or mobile 07436 009288.

 

Members only page now has Chestnut finishing school information, not a complete list but pretty comprehensive.

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An Extract from the February 2020 Woodturning magazine.
“A Turning Journey”

BEGINNINGS IN TURNING.
When I was still working five years ago I asked my daughter for a woodturning lesson as a Christmas present but then changed my mind, deciding it wasn’t such a good idea while I was still working. So instead she brought me a years membership for Gloucestershire’s Association of Woodturners (GAW) and I have never looked back.
Want to know more then read the full article, click here ;-  A Turning Journey

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Hands on evening at the January 2019 meeting.



Some photo’s from July’s demonstration with Les Thorne.

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Len Thomas Trophy

The Len Thomas Challenge

Presented annually to the novice turner who produces the best work in a series of challenges


Bowl on LatheBeginners’ Courses

Details of courses offered to members starting out in wood turning


Turn ‘n’ Win

Monthly Competition to win a bottle of wine in a non-judged gallery


Pagoda Box CollageToolite

Toolite of Mitcheldean are one of GAW sponsors and offer all GAW members a discount of up to 10% on selected products. Please check prior to purchase. Take your membership badge as proof of GAW membership.

https://www.toolite.org.uk

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