February 27th, 2024

Member since 1999

About Us

Grey-Bruce Woodturners Guild

The Grey Bruce Woodturners Guild has a long history of comraderie amongst the wood turners of Grey and Bruce Counties in the province of Ontario in Canada. By November of 1992, with the help of Steve Krauss at the regional Welbeck's Saw Mill, Ken Goldspink had gathered a list of names in Grey and Bruce counties who were interested in forming a wood turning guild. Eventually, the inaugural group met at the home of Clive Taylor near Kemble. Some of the founding members include Clive & Margy Taylor, Ken Goldspink, Bob Hastings, Steve Smith, Dan Braniff, the late Jim O'Dell, Michael Armstrong, and the late Dave Saker, and some unknown others. The first executive of the guild included President Clive Taylor as President, Margy Taylor as Secretary, and Ken Goldspink as Treasurer.

In the early days, monthly guild meetings were rotated among member homes, automatically providing an opportunity to see the various member workshops. Later, the guild found a home in the Saugeen District Secondary School in Port Elgin. The arrangement included use of the school's lathes, in return for routine maintenance on the equipment. In the spring of 2005, the guild moved to its present location, the old firehall in Kincardine. As part of its grand opening in the summer of 2005, guest turner Lyle Jamieson provided a week-long workshop on bowl and hollow turning, with participants from other Ontario woodturning guilds. Oneway kindly loaned a 2436 lathe for this workshop.

GBWG Executive

President: Carl Durance
Vice President: Adam Cottrill
Treasurer: David Leigh
Secretary: Peter Eberl
WebMaster: Carl Durance

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