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.

Resuming Live Demonstrations at Hucclecote.
Yes, limited live demonstrations are now taking place with Zoom running in tandem. Please note numbers are limited to maintain social distancing and will fluctuate in line with the local COVID risk, so you need to pre-book your seat, email membership@gaw.org.uk
Any changes to arrangements or restrictions will be announced in the monthly newsletter which comes out after the first Wednesday of the month.

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 CLUB  MEETING will be a ‘Zoom only’ Christmas special on Wednesday 8th Dec (from 7pm for 7:30pm start) when we welcome back Randy Lopez from Florida.

(details available on ‘members only‘ page).

LAST CLUB MEETING We saw more scroll saw magic from artist Gianni Deidda and tales from his life.  There will be a video of the demo available in a few days in the members only section.  If anyone would like a copy of the scrollsaw plans Gianni gave us after his last visit then please contact Brian – membership@gaw.org.uk

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It is 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 for each zoom demonstration.  The details are also posted on the ‘members only‘ web page.  If you’re not receiving your monthly newsletters than please check your ‘junk’ folder and if you still can’t find them then contact membership@gaw.org.uk

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Gloucestershire Association of Woodturners – Latest NEWS

  • Check out the Gloster Gonks Gallery on the members Gallery page to see how members were inspired by The Tiny Turner on her recent visit.
  • Andrew Turner has a new update on his Woodturning magazine index, check it out on the Members only page.
  • October’s members newsletter.
  • WOODWORKING LIVE – Saturday 13th November. Just a short trip down the M5 with plenty of free car parking. See some of the best Woodturners in the UK at this one day show. Improve your skills and techniques, talk to the professional woodturners and meet other turners.  Tickets cost £11 for the day.

Find previous news stories here

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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.

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 Phil – web@gaw.org.uk.

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Gloucestershire Association of Woodturners - Free project plansHave you downloaded any of these plans and turned the project?
How did it go?   
Can you send a photo for the gallery?
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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Gloucestershire Association of Woodturners - WhatsApp group

The Gloucestershire Association of Woodturners ‘WhatsApp group’ is administered by Graham Ricketts, if you would like to be part of this group then Graham can be contacted via email whatsapp@gaw.org.uk or mobile 07436 009288.

 

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

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Frampton Country fair September 2021.
GAW proceeds from the Fair raised £456 for the Cotswold Prostrate Cancer Charity  


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An Extract from the February 2020 Woodturning magazine.
“A Turning Journey”Gloucestershire Association of Woodturners member Mike Macey appeared in Woodturner magazine

BEGINNINGS IN TURNING

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

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Pagoda Box CollageGloucestershire Association of Woodturners main sponsor - Toolite of Mitcheldean

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

Gloucestershire Association of Woodturners