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. Currently all committee meetings are taken place via the on-line zoom conference meeting app.
We have now run two on-line demonstrations Martin Saban-Smith and Pat Carroll, approximately 50 members took part in these very successful zoom demonstrations. Also two outside shop and wood sales have taken place allowing member to re-stock essential supplies – see below for more information
We wish all members to stay safe and healthy and look forward to seeing you all at the earliest opportunity.
NEXT ON-LINE ZOOM DEMONSTATION WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY 14th October at 7.15pm
We are pleased to welcome Emma Cook, “The Tiny Turner”
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.
GAW Wood & Shop Sale – success story !
Hot off the press, looking forward our next remote zoom demonstrations :
- September 9th Les Thorne
- October 14th “The Tiny Turner” Emma Cook
- November 11th Colwin Way (to be confirmed)
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.
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.
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.
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
Hands on evening at the January 2019 meeting.
Some photo’s from July’s demonstration with Les Thorne.
Presented annually to the novice turner who produces the best work in a series of challenges
Details of courses offered to members starting out in wood turning
Monthly Competition to win a bottle of wine in a non-judged gallery
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.