Cheshire & North Wales Woodturners Association was formed in 1987 and is an Associate member of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain. Amongst other aims, our constitution seeks to foster a greater awareness of and to promote the art of Woodturning. We as a club hold public demonstrations and exhibitions. Our present membership is now over 40 and the number of people attending our monthly meetings in Soughton averages 30.

Woodturning is a form of woodworking that is used to create wooden objects on a lathe. Woodturning differs from most other forms of woodworking in that the wood is moving while a stationary tool is used to cut and shape it. Many intricate shapes and designs can be made by turning wood as you can see on our Gallery pages. Or come to one of our club meetings – at no charge – where you will be made most welcome.

We meet on the fourth Thursday of the month from 7pm until 10pm, where we usually have a professional demonstrator showing us a particular skill or technique. We sometimes hold “Hands On” evenings where club members demonstrate and try to assist new members with their woodturning skills. Have a look at our Diary page for our schedule of activities. Check out our Find Us page for full details of how to get to one of our meetings.

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The May Monthly Competition (a miniature item < 2.5") produced the following results:-

Advanced Section:-
1st Vish Kini
2nd Rachel Thompson
3rd Mike Evans
4th Tony Mayled

Open Section:-
1st Howard Hughes
2nd Norman Critchett
3rd Dave Workman
4th Perryn Edwards
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4 weeks ago  ·  

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The April Monthly Competition (an item able to fit through a 1" slot) judged by Gerry Marlow produced the following results:-

Advanced Section:-
1st Dave Harding
2nd Vish Kini
3rd Mike Evans
4th Peter Green
5th Rachel Thompson

Open Section:-
1st Howard Hughes
2nd Dave Workman
3rd Frank Langtree
4th Ted Eves
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2 months ago  ·  

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Tomorrow night's club meeting in Soughton from 7-10pm features a demonstration by Gerry Marlow. Visitors are welcome, as always.

Gerry's interest in woodworking started at school and continued throughout his career in the electrical industry. After taking early retirement he took up wood turning.

In 2003 he was invited to be on the Register of Professional Turners and is a member of the AWGB. He now teaches and demonstrates throughout the UK.

He enjoys turning anything from 3mm spindle work to large diameter bowls and platters – particularly with natural edges or decorative rims. He also specialises in off-centre turning, and enjoys teaching beginners through to advanced turners.
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2 months ago  ·  

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Congratulations to Club Secretary Howard Hughes on his appointment as North Region Representative for the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB).

We wish him every success in this new role. Good luck Howard.
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3 months ago  ·  

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Just got back home from the Yandles Show in deepest Zummerzet.
Had a great time looking at woods of every type and size, displays and demonstrations of all sorts of woodworking machinery, displays of work by several woodturning and carving clubs, demonstrations by woodturners such as Simon Hope, Mark Sanger, George Foweraker and more, all very approachable and helpful, chainsaw carving etc etc.
There were also displays and demonstrations of other crafts e.g. wool spinning, dyeing, knitting, card making, quilling etc.
We also stayed at a wonderful B&B nearby: www.thewheelhousebandb.co.uk with Lynda & Tony.

Dave Harding
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3 months ago  ·  

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