Woodturning

Doncaster Woodturning Club

If you are a wood turner or would like to try out turning and live in or near Doncaster you have come to the right place!
We are a small band of people, just like you, who have found enjoyment and the occasional small profit from shaping wood on a lathe. Projects range from boxes, bowls and platters, candle holders of all sorts of shapes and sizes, model steam engines and artistic pieces which include wood inlays, piercing and colour.  Pieces both useful and purely decorative.

Members come from a wide range of backgrounds, though most have a practical nature and, inevitably, many are retired.  They all love working with wood in one way and another.

We meet at Finningley Village Hall twice a month.  On the second Monday we have a Skills Night when members share skills, experience and ideas with a practical session – ideal for people new to turning!  On the last Monday of the month a professional or a club member will demonstrate making one or more pieces.  There is also an opportunity to socialise over a cup of tea and a biscuit.  Both sessions start at 6.00pm. You can get to the 2018 programme of events here

A couple of times a year there is a trip to places of ‘woody’ interest (like sawmills, chainsaw carver, small manufacturers of equipment and materials, and shows).  There is usually a pub lunch as well and often the chance of a bit of retail therapy!

Like to know more?  Phone Geoff on 01977 646902, Tony on 01302 841293 or Chris on 01226 725647 for a chat and more details.

 

We would love to meet up with you!