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 working full time professionals.
The more experienced members of the club often get involved in demonstrating Woodturning to interested groups which might sound a little daunting but can be great fun. Recently members have put on a very successful demo for the Young Farmers ( first time we have ever had a thank you card afterwards ). During the course of 2018 we spent two separate weeks in the community freespace shop in the Abingdon precinct where we had four lathes in action. Unfortunately the shop stopped 'trading' in early 2019 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.
Will be on February 26th ( i.e, The fourth Wednesday of the month. ) 7pm for a 7-30pm start.
This month is a 'Hands On session where you can watch or make anything you fancy. At least one of the lathes will be making a Mushroom to show beginners the tools and methoud used for doing that. Mushrooms don't have to be single or boring..... They could be 'magic'.
The monthly competition for February is for a Tool Handle. Functional or decorative, it is up to you.
PLEASE. PLEASE. PLEASE..... If you have your own tools and wood bring them along to the meeting. We may not have club tool sets yet..... and no 'club wood'
Cutting the cake at our 20th birthday bash. Bert and Dave, the founders