A group of four small bowls made in 

Welcome to 'www.DidcotTurners.club'

The website for the Didcot & District Woodturners Club

Interested in Woodturning ?

Want to meet others and learn more ?

Come and see what we have to offer.

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. We will probably repeat this in 2019 as it is always popular.

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 October 23rd ( i.e, the 4th Wednesday of the month.) 7pm for a 7-30pm start.

This month is a 'Hands On'. Watch or make anything you fancy. At least one of the lathes will be making a specimen vase / weedpot of some kind to show beginners the tools and methoud used for doing that.

+++ This month we will have another 'Photo Studio' session. Bring along any turnings that you would like to see on the website ( or would just like a picture of !!)

The competition will be for 'Something turned 'off centre'' as demonstrated by the September demonstrator. ( other examples on Youtube )

PLEASE. PLEASE. PLEASE..... If you have your own tools and wood bring them along to the meeting. We only have a limited amount of club tools and no 'club wood'

 An evening demo by Nick Agar .

World Famous turner Nick Agar giving an all day demo at the village hall back in 2017

Please feel free to turn up at any of our meetings, no need to book just come and spend an evening with us. Chat with the members, have a go on one of the lathes. Beginners usually leave with a little something they have made. Your first couple of evenings will be free and we will even provide the tea & biccies.

      A typical evening in the village 
   		   hall on turning night.      It gets very dusty in here on a 
   		   turning night      A group of people watching a 
   		   turner. You can see a lot of dust on the lens     

As you can see from the specs on the lens, turning nights get a bit dusty and it gets everywhere. This is not a place for your best suit.