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 are cancelled until further notice..
We wish all members to stay safe and healthy and look forward to seeing you all at the earliest opportunity.  

The committee are investigating an online wood turning demonstration using the zoom conference software, this software is being used in general for meetings of this sort. You don’t need to down load any software and when the time comes you will be invited, in which case you clink on a link to take you to the on-line demo.
We are also looking into the potential possibilities of an outside shop sale for your wood, abrasives, waxes and oils. This would need to be controlled extremely well in order to maintain social distancing and very likely to be a cash free event.
As and when a demo is arranged or a shop sale members will be informed via a news letter.

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

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

2019/20 Len Thomas Novice Challenge has been won by Mark Pickering.
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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 Turn ‘n’ Win

For more details please check GAW Challenge/Turn ‘n’ Win

 

Pagoda Box Collage

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 The Len Thomas Novice Challenge
For more details about this Challenge please go to GAW Challenges/The Len Thomas Novice Challenge


Beginners’ courses

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Toolite – Discount for GAW Members on selected products.

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

http://www.toolite.org.uk

Toolite

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