About The Guild

The Nova Woodturners' Guild is a group of about 60 people interested in the art and craft of woodturning. Our skills range from beginner to professional. Many members are also active in the Nova Scotia arts and crafts community and are members of the Nova Scotia Design Committee.
On January 15 1996, Maurice Gamblin sent out a letter inviting people to a meeting on January 22, 1996, at the Honda Training Center in Burnside. At that meeting a steering committee was set up to begin the arrangements to create a woodturning club. On April 22, 1996 we had our first meeting at the NS Community College in Halifax.


Meetings are currently held 10 times a year, from September through to June, at present at Lee Valley Tools, 100 Susie Lake Crescent, Halifax,NS B3S 1C7.

Typically meetings generally begin with a short 20 minute period for informal chat and returning/borrowing from our extensive library. This is followed by a "show and tell" (or "show and ask"!) session and then a talk or demonstration on some aspect of woodturning.

Whether you are a seasoned turner or a total beginner, new members are always welcome. If you would like to join us, or come along as a guest to a meeting to see what we have to offer, then contact us.

Location of Meetings

Members are asked to park BEHIND Lee Valley, and enter through door #1 at the back of the store. There is no entry through the store itself. That door is next to a big roll up door on the extreme left end of the building (as you face the rear of the building). You know you are at the proper place if the trash sorting centre is across the street to your left. You can get to the rear by going up the driveway between Clay West Cafe and Hop, Skip and Jump (kids' play centre) and turning to the right when in the rear parking lot. Door #1 will be opened/unlocked between 6:15 and 6:30 PM.

Click here for a map of the location.