The website for the Didcot & District Woodturners Club
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Didcot & District Woodturners is an informal and friendly club with monthly meetings in Harwell village hall, Didcot, Oxfordshire. OX11 0EX
Our members ( male and female, young and old ) range from beginners who had never touched a lathe before, through the keen 'intermediate' hobbyists who probably make up the bulk of the membership, to highly skilled masters of the craft.
The more experienced members of the club often get involved in demonstrating Woodturning at summer shows and fetes etc as well as to interested groups such as the 'Young Farmers' and 'Mens Shed' organisations, This might sound a little daunting but can be great fun. We have also spent several separate weeks in the community freespace shop in the Abingdon precinct where we had four lathes in action. Unfortunately the shop stopped 'trading' but we hope to see it return one day soon.
The club is an associate member/branch of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain and as such is able to access their body of tutors and qualified demonstrators. The ‘AWGB’ is the governing body in the UK and has strong ties with both the ‘Worshipful Company of Turners’ and the ‘Register of Professional Turners’ all of which serve to provide knowledge and inspiration to our amateur or ‘hobby’ turners.
This is just a brief look at the Didcot Turners. You can learn more about the club and what we do on the About page.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday October 26th
( the 4th wednesday of the month )
7.30pm in Harwell village Hall.
Please see our Programme page to see what we will be doing.
Wear a mask if you feel more comfortable doing so. Sanitisers will be located around the hall.
Cutting the cake at our 20th birthday bash. Bert and Dave, the founders