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 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

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday December 21st .
( 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 20th birthday bash .

Cutting the cake at our 20th birthday bash. Bert and Dave, the founders

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.