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 Temple Dor Dorim, 2360 Glades Circle, in Weston, Florida, 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.
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: July 16, 2020
Due to COVID- 19 our in person club meetings have been moved to a zoom format. Meetings will continue to take place at 7:00 pm on the third Thursday of the month via Zoom. Zoom invitations will be sent out to club members prior to the meeting date. If you are not a club member but would like to be a guest, please contact us through this webpage. Next Meeting June 18th. Stay Safe!
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.
Click here to Join the American Association of Woodturners.
AAW has a wonderful magazine that is published quarterly, support the national organization and get insurance coverage for woodturning accidents at club events.
Watch the videos below and learn from our members
Every 3rd Thursday
Temple Dor Dorim
2360 Glades Circle
Next Club Meeting: July 16, 2020
List of Club Meetings:
December: 12/5/2020 – Holiday Party
Tuesday following club meeting
Location determined by Board, and announced at club meetings or via email.
Next Board Meeting: March 24, 2019
List of Board Meetings:
Events and Shows
The club will be selling and demonstrating woodturning, if you are in the area, stop by and say Hi, and bring friends at the following event/shows:
February 7-9, 2020
Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center
39034 County Road 452
Leesburg, FL 34788