The Gwinnett Woodworkers Association holds weekly demonstrations on topics covering all areas of woodworking and for woodworkers from beginner to professional to expert. We even cover related areas such as computers in woodworking, photographing your work and more.
We meet every Saturday morning from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM (occasionally longer). Each meeting features five to fifteen minutes of announcements and show-and-tell with the majority of the time devoted to the demonstration of the week. Visitors are always invited and welcomed to enjoy a meeting and meet fellow Gwinnett woodworking enthusiasts.
All Woodworkers Are Welcome
All woodworkers, young and old, beginner to expert, are welcome at the Gwinnett Woodworkers Association. Whether you are looking to find a skill, hone your expertise or give back to the woodworking community we have opportunities for you.
Annual Membership Fees
The annual membership fee for a single membership is $50.00. The annual membership fee for a family (a single household) is $55.00. There are no partial year membership fees. Annual membership fees are payable upon joining. Renewal membership fees are due on January 1st. Members joining the Association after September 1st will be considered paid up through the following year.
Please use the Contact Us menu link if you have any questions about GWA membership.
We will not use your personal information at any time without your permission. Member information is used for official GWA notifications (via email or regular mail or phone).
Friends of GWA Invitation
The GWA website now has an automated event reminder email system. Every week (currently Tuesday) the website emails a list of coming classes to those people who have subscribed to this email.
Here's how to get on the list.
- Sign in to the GWA website using the Member Login (Members Only) If you are not already registered you will need to complete the registration and approval process first.
- Find the GWA Event Mailer on the left side of the home page.
- Click on the provided 'Subscribe' link. If it only says 'unsubscribe' then you are already subscribed and you can use this link to unsubscribe.
Rules for Use - GWA Exchange Forum
The GWA Exchange Forum is operated by the Gwinnett Woodworkers Association as a service for our members. Most forum categories will be available to the public. This means that any web site visitor will be able to read the forum posts. However, only GWA members in good standing will be able to post messages in most forum categories. To be recognized as a GWA member you will need to register and/or sign in to the GWA web site . NOTE: Only currently paid up GWA members are allowed to register on the GWA web site.
The rules for operating the forum are ultimately set up and managed by the GWA Board of Directors.
Unless noted all forum posts will be moderated. This means that objectionable posts will be removed completely from the system. Forum posters should refrain from posting objectionable language, pictures, and files. As the need arises these rules will be amended with necessary examples of what is considered objectionable.
If you have any question about these rules or use of the GWA Exchange Forum please contact a current member of the GWA Board of Directors.
The Gwinnett Woodworkers Association web site now allows members to register and maintain their own profile. If you are not a current member of the Gwinnett Woodworkers Association your registration will not be accepted. Non-members are encouraged to subscribe to our "Friends of GWA" News list where you will receive occasional GWA and related news.
For GWA members, here's how the registration process works.
In the GWA Members section below the main menu, click on the word 'Register' where it says "No account yet? Register".
You will be asked for a username and password. You will need to make up your own username and password. These will not be chosen for you. We can change and/or reset them, but we won't know what your password is unless you tell someone. Please try to select a secure password. Here is a link that explains some suggestions on selecting secure passwords.
Fill out the required profile items.
Once done with your initial profile items (you can edit this later), you will save your profile. Shortly thereafter you will get an email at the address you provided. You will need to click on the link in that email to confirm that this was indeed your correct email address. If you don't see an email you might need to check your spam folders.
Once you've clicked on the link in that email your web site registration will almost be done. Our webmaster will review and approve your registration. Once approved you will have access to the web site's content for registered users.
If you have any questions, please contact the webmaster.
Paul Proffitt - Webmaster
The Gwinnett Woodworkers Association meets at the new Peachtree Woodworking Supply store on Jimmy Carter Blvd. In Norcross every Saturday morning from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM. We occasionally have field trips to other locations or to a member's shop so be sure to always check the schedule page for the latest information.
Peachtree Woodworking Supply
6684 Jimmy Carter Blvd. Suite 100
Norcross GA, 30071
Take GA-140 W/Jimmy Carter Blvd toward Norcross for about 2.4 miles.
Turn left into the industrial center.
The store is at the West end of the complex.
From Hwy 141 (Peachtree Industrial Blvd)
Exit 141 at Hwy 140 (Jimmy Carter Blvd) and turn SouthEast (past BJ’s Wholesale Club).
The store is .6 miles SE from 141 and is located on the right.
We meet in the classroom at the left rear of the store.
If you are new to the Gwinnett Woodworkers Association we recommend you review the information in this article. It will hopefully help you get the most your membership from the very beginning.
The GWA secretary is responsible for providing membership badges. We encourage wearing your membership badge at every meeting so that new and old members can get to know you more quickly and remember you name. Your badge also is proof of membership that numerous local woodworking material and equipment suppliers honor with a generous discount. Membership badges are also required for shop tours and other restricted access events.
The GWA website has an extensive calendar of events for Saturday and special interest group (Scroll Saw SIG and Woodturners SIG) meetings and other events of interest. Please visit the website regularly for current scheduling information. We also have an automatic mailer that sends a notice every Tuesday via email. As a registered member you still must opt-in to that list. To opt-in, sign in to the GWA site and look for the GWA Events Mailer on the left. If you are signed in it will display a subscribe link. Use that link to opt-in to the weekly email.
All GWA meetings are currently held at Peachtree Woodworking Supply in Norcross, GA. See the Saturday and special interest group calendars for scheduled meeting days and times. Guests are welcome at all meetings.
GWA memberships are handled both in person and via the website. If handled in person, the website is updated manually. Membership is based on the calendar year. Dues are prorated for members joining after
the end of a quarter. You will receive automatic notices from the GWA website when your membership is about to expire.
Online Registration for Existing Members
If you are an existing GWA member and you are not yet registered on the website there is a special 'membership plan' for paid members to register. Upon registration and confirmation of your paid membership status your membership account will be updated to indicate your current membership status and expiration date.
Our members will generally be happy to answer any questions about woodworking or the club. Board members are listed on the website and available to answer more detailed questions about the GWA.
In 2010 the Gwinnett Woodworkers Association Board of Directors decided to better automate membership activities through online sign-up of new members and annual membership renewals. Each of our membership plans are published in the Membership Sign-up section under the Membership menu. The process of online sign-up also sets up the initial information for your Member Profile.
Your Member Profile
A Member Profile allows you to publish contact information, woodworking interests and personal and business website information. You choose how much of this information you want to provide and share. The Member Profile information is only available to registered members when they are logged in on the website. The public does not have access to this information. While our webmaster and web managers have the abililty to assist you in making changes or corrections to your profile, you the member are ultimately responsible for your member profile information. You are also responsible for choosing a password that will not be easily guessible and that will remain confidential to your or those you have allowed access to your profile. Your login credentials should never be provided to anyone who is not a GWA member or family member for security. To access your member profile first log into the GWA website then click on My Profile in the User Menu at the left.
Renewing My Membership
Your GWA membership renews annually based on the calendar year. Dues of members joining after January are prorated based on the portion of the year remaining. If your membership expires, the system will notify you by email (so please make sure your profile email address is correct). However, if your membership has expired, the next time you log in the system will tell you that your membership has expired and you will have the opportunity to immediately renew your membership.
To renew your membership at any time (as long as your membership is currently active)
- log on to the GWA website. A User Menu will appear on the left side of the page.
- Click on "My Profile" in the left side User Menu. Your profile will be displayed and there will be a number of tabs below your profile photo.
- Click on the "Subscriptions" tab. Then click the "Renew" button to renew your membership.
Edit My Profile
To edit your profile:
- Log on to the GWA website using your username and password
- Click on "My Profile" in the left side User Menu
- Mouse over the Edit button above your profile photo then click on "Update Your Profile"
- Verify, add to, or correct your profile information then click the "Update" button to save changes or "Cancel" to return to your profile without saving any changes.
- Click "Logout" in the User Menu when you are finished.
GWA Member Access
Coming GWA Events
|Sat Dec 14 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM|
GWA Christmas Party
|Sat Dec 21 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM|
Sketch up Gentlemen’s wash stand
|Sat Dec 28 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM|
Christmas break / No class See you naxt year!
|Mon Jan 06 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM|
"No Silly Pattern" - Freestyle Scrolling
|Thu Jan 09 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM|
2014 Jan - Frank Bowers - Long Stemmed Goblet