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. 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 sale have taken place.
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. 
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NEXT ON-LINE ZOOM DEMONSTATION WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY 9th September AT 7.30pm
We are pleased to welcome Les Thorne.
Les Thorne has been on the Register for Professional Turners since 2001 after spending the majority of his life involved with wood in some capacity.

From his workshop in Old Alresford in Hampshire, Les is primarily a production turner and works on a huge variety of jobs and with many different clients. For more details on Les please see his web page www.noturningback.co.uk.

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.

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GAW Wood & Shop Sale – success story !
We have now run 2 outdoor shop and wood sells at Hucclecote Rugby Football Club.
Both being very successful. Watch this space for the next one?

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Hot  off the press :
September 9th Les Thorne, zoom demonstration.
October 10th “The Tiny Turner” Emma Cook, zoom demonstration.
November 14th Jason Breach to be confirmed. Zoom demonstration.
February 2021 all the way from America Cindy Drozda, to be confirmed. Zoom demonstration

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 ā€“ 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

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

Makita LS1013 Sliding Compound Mitre Saw. 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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