Next Meetings / Events

June 9th

June 23rd

July 7th

Set up from 11:00 – meeting from 12:00 – all cleared and tidied up by 15:00

See Calendar for the full list of meetings and demonstrations planned for 2022

Demonstrators confirmed for 2022

Update from John on the remaining demonstration meetings for this year:

1st September – Colin Watson (crazy woodman) Index (

8th December – Rick Dobney will be demonstrating and will also judge the annual competition.

Thanks to John for arranging these.

Headlines from Meeting May 5th

A warm welcome to new member Chris.

Our next meeting is the AGM which will start at 12:00.

The current list of items under AOB is:

1 Decision on new lathe

2 The Christmas Lunch arrangements

3 Club competitions

We’ll be having a pie-and-pea lunch so please confirm by Saturday 14th if you are coming to the AGM so we know how many pies to get !

Headlines from Meeting April 21st

David has circulated a recommendation paper for the new lathe. We should decide on this on or before the AGM on May 19th.

Thanks to Frank for bringing in some yew logs for sale to members in aid of club funds.

Reminder that the closing date for the Yorkshire Show – entry forms must be in to the show organisers before May 3rd. Entry information here (best viewed on PC).

For information – Doncaster Woodturning Club is doing an All-day Event on July 23rd which will be a double hander with Emma Cook (The Tiny Turner) and Rick Dobney. The event will be held in Finningley Village Hall (DN9 3DA) and will run from 10.00am to 4.00pm. A buffet lunch is included in the ticket price of £10.  Tea and coffee will also be available all day.

Headlines from Meeting April 7th

A reminder that it is the British Hardwoods open day THIS SATURDAY – April 9th

The AGM will be on May 19th.  We plan on providing lunch – almost certainly pie and peas – so we’ll be checking for numbers nearer the time

Headlines from Meeting March 24th

David’s note re reaction between Superglue and foam was sent to Chestnut Products – and was included in their weekly Newsletter

Thanks to John B’s exceptional efforts we are very grateful to have received a further grant from the Masonic Charity which will allow us to replace one of the last two Record lathes with a new Axminster lathe.

Headlines from Meeting March 10th

John R has confirmed our Demonstrator for April 21st will be Pete Osborn.

Because of the April demonstration, the AGM will be postponed to probably the end of May.

Headlines from Meeting February 24th

Point for consideration and further discussion:   should we have a mid-year competition? No change to the Annual Competition(s) but something to work for mid-year.

FYI : British Hardwoods have an Open Day on Saturday 9th April starting at

Headlines from Meeting February 10th

The new website is up and running on the old address “” which is the one we will maintain going forward. Any links to the “.com” version should now be deleted. Thanks to Roger and Gerry for setting the new format up and of course very many thanks to Peter for all his work over the last 5 years in building up the old site and the wealth of pictures we now have transferred over.

We have been asked by Stanbury Village School if we would again assist with the ‘Wizarding School’ they are planning to hold in June. Suggestion is we make them some wizard wands as before. Discussions ongoing.

Headlines from Meeting January 27th

New Axminster lathe is a now fully commissioned and ready to use.

Following the decision to move our financial year end to 31st March, the AGM will be scheduled for a date to be advised in late April or early May.

Covid Precautions

Our Covid approach is:

 a) All attendees must have had all available ‘jabs’ (at least 3) and be free of any symptoms

b) Anyone with symptoms or who has tested positively should follow Government Guidance

c) We will attempt to let in as much fresh air as possible during our meetings

d) Wearing a face mask or face covering is a personal choice

FYI: As of 1st April, in general, Lateral Flow Test Kits are no longer provided free of charge by the NHS. Exceptions do exist and those eligible are made aware directly by the NHS. Lateral Flow Test Kits can be purchased at some pharmacies and retailers, in person or online.