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 three 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.
At the July meeting we will be celebrating
THE GAW 30 th ANNIVERSAY 1991 – 2021
“July 14 /15th“
The GAW is a voluntary, not for profit organization which started in 1991 and now has 100 members. Given freedom from the current Covid-19 restrictions, we intend to return to live demonstrations in July with outstanding demonstrators to mark our 20th Anniversary,
Events over the two days will be relayed via Zoom Conference; with our thanks to the AWGB for supporting the cost of the necessary technological changes.
The format of the anniversary celebration cannot be finalized until the legal limits on socail distancing are clarified. Details regading the demonstrations etc. will be sent to members by a further Newsletter later this month after the Government has confirmed the situation post lockdown.
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 !
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.
By popular demand we are continuing our support of the
Cotswold Prostate Cancer Support Group
You can help this charity directly by supplying items for sale at the forthcoming
Frampton Country Fair held September 11/12th.
Volunteer demonstrators of turning are also needed for this event, contact any committee member.
2021 January, GAW demonstrator programme, under the current circumstances we can only look forward by 3 months.
*See the latest plan by John Hawkeswell “pillar clock project”, now available under free plans or clink the link* Pillar Clock project
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.
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.