The Guild meets every second and third Thursday of the month from September to June. The first Thursday is a "hands-on" night where more experienced members demonstrate an aspect of turning and encourage other members to try their hand. The meeting on the third Thursday is the Guild's regular meeting night where a guest or Guild member provides a demonstration on a specialized skill or signature turning. There is a "Show & Tell" table where members are encouraged to bring in pieces they have recently turned. As well, the Guild's President oversees a "President's Challenge" table with a $25 gift certificate for one of the participants in the challenge.
Woodturning 101 basic training courses for new turners are held throughout the year.
The Guild holds special events featuring demonstrations by highly talented local, regional or nationally recognized turners. These sessions are often followed by hands-on sessions on the demonstrated topic. Various workshops are also held throughout the year on an ad-hoc basis.
A well-stocked library with books, magazines and videos is a key resource for members both novice and experienced.
Ability to try out the latest in turning equipment and tools.
Learn how to ensure safe turning in your own workshop.
Regular club newsletter with tons of tips and information.
Access to wood at a very reasonable cost as well as a trading post for used tools and equipment.
An annual "Show & Sale" where members can rent a table to show and sell their turnings to the public.
Notification of woodturning events at the local, provincial and national level. Members also have the opportunity to represent the Guild at various venues such as the Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton and Niagara Woodworking shows.
Modern, informative website with member's only section (Forum for discussion, documents for download, etc.)
Interaction with other turnings clubs in Ontario.
Opportunity to participate in various programs for the betterment of the less fortunate. See details.
Fellowship with others who are passionate about woodturning.
Club sponsors offer 10% discount to GHWG members. Simply show them your GHWG Membership card (available for download from your member profile) or flash your membership card using your mobile phone.