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Gold Coast Woodturners

A local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners

The Gold Coast Woodturners, a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners, was formed in 1992 to promote an awareness of the craft and art of modern-day turning.

Each meeting, held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at Faith Presbyterian Church in Pembroke Pines, is designed and organized to present woodturning-related programs and projects to the members. Meeting demonstrations are also presented that may be performed by a GCWT member or a world-recognized guest turner.

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No matter what is scheduled for the next meeting, the results will be the same. Woodturners will gather to share their experiences as well as learn from the experiences of others. All benefit, novices as well "old-timers" alike. Beginners learn techniques and styles, while the expert re-affirms their skills by demonstrating and teaching.

In addition, the Gold Coast Woodturners support a site that comprises 9 lathes and associated tooling and equipment where members can obtain hands-on training. Members gain knowledge of various tools and techniques, including finishing, while having access to various native woods such as mahogany, Norfolk Island Pine, sapodilla, mango, etc., all at nominal cost. Many a member has started out at the “shop,” and, as time goes on, purchases tooling and equipment that meets their needs based on the knowledge they gain during training. The “shop” is also a great place to investigate new ideas, then try them with the appropriate supervision.

Come to a meeting.

Next Meeting: January 17, 2019

The Gold Coast Woodturners meet on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church, 1700 NW 98th Ave, in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Meetings are about 2 hours long and generally have a demonstration and a Instant Gallery of works done by the Members.

Directions:

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From I-75 (West)

  • From I-75, exit at Pines Blvd (east)
  • Drive 3.7 miles to Palm Ave, turn left (north)
  • Drive 1 mile to Taft Street, turn right (east)
  • Drive 0.3 mile to NW 97th AVE, turn left at stop light
  • Church is on the immediate left

From I-95 (East)

  • From I-95, exit at Hollywood Blvd/Pines Blvd (west)
  • Drive 6 miles to Douglas Road, turn right (north)
  • Drive 1 mile to Taft Street, turn left (west)
  • Drive 0.6 mile to NW 97th AVE, turn right at stop light
  • Church is on the immediate left

Membership

Learn how to join the Gold Coast Woodturners Club and the AAW.


The Gold Coast Woodturners, a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners, was formed in 1992 to promote an awareness of the craft and art of modern-day turning. Each meeting is designed and organized to present woodturning-related programs and projects to the members. Demonstrations are also presented that may be performed by a GCWT member or a world-recognized guest turner. No matter what is scheduled for the next meeting, the results will be the same. Woodturners will gather to share their experiences as well as learn from the experiences of others. All benefit, novices and “old-timers” alike. Beginners learn techniques and styles while the experts reaffirm their skills by demonstrating and teaching.

Gold Coast Woodturner membership benefits include:

  • Participation in all GCWT-sponsored activities and demonstrations.
  • Local club shop, open on Wednesday/Thursdays (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
  • Master mentors available to teach how to perform woodworking
  • Weekend workshops to learn new techniques.
  • Wood source opportunities through raffles and auctions.
  • Tool and supply discounts available from local and national retailers.
  • Videotape library.
  • Tools and accessories available for loan.

Member Videos

Watch the videos below and learn from our members

Event Calandar

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Club Meetings

Every 3rd Thursday
Faith Presbyterian Church
1700NW 98th Ave
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

6:45-9:45pm

Next Club Meeting: January 17, 2019

List of Club Meetings:
January: 1/17/19
February: 2/21/19
March: 3/21/19
April: 4/18/19
May: 5/16/19
June: 06/20/19
July: 07/18/19
August: 8/15/19
September: 9/20/19
October: 10/18/19
November: none - Thanksgiving
December: none – Holiday Party

Board Meetings

Every 4th Tuesday
7:00-8:00pm

 Location determined by Board, and announced at club meetings or via email.

Next Board Meeting: January 22, 2019

List of Board Meetings:
January: 1/22/19
February: 2/26/19
March: 3/26/19
April: 4/23/19
May: 5/21/19
June: 06/25/19
July: 07/23/19
August: 8/20/19
September: 9/24/19
October: 10/22/19
November: 11/26/19
December: none – Holiday Party

Donate to the Urns for Vets Program

The Gold Coast Wood Turners are participating with the South Florida Woodworking Guild on this important project.