Woodturning

Doncaster Woodturning Club

Finningley is the home of Doncaster Wood Turning Club, tho not part of the Community Group, we are happy to promote their club here.

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.  A spinning top is one of the smaller pieces members have made.  Others range from 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.

Members come from a wide range of backgrounds, though all 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 on the last Monday of the month at 6.00 pm when either 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.

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?  The programme of Monday meetings is here and you would be very welcome to pop along and say hello.  Or 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!