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.

Recent Comments

  • Vish on February Meeting 2020 – Les SymondsThanks Pete for summary. Always good to see a new technique or process. I tried scorching on one bowl in the garden fire pit but I think it…
  • Peter Green on Dave Atkinson demonstration – 24-Oct-19Looks like I missed a very good demonstration. Thanks to Rachel, Vish and Nigel for a good team report. A demonstration worthy of a 11pm fin…
  • Vish on Lochnagar Crater and our ClubThe club should be proud of its involvement in this record of history. The size of the crater staggering. The visit must have been a humblin…
  • Vish Kini on Wall clock demo by Peter GreenFor clarification- Rachel wrote this report with minor additions by me. Nigel’s detailed photos slotted into the script made the report so m…
  • Vish on June Meeting – AuctionWell done to auction team, perhaps a new career Peter as auctioneer!

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Spent an afternoon of “social distancing “ in the shed and came out with this 4 sided box in ash (turned on five centres) with a cocobolo insert in the lid.

While the club is closed down why not post pictures of what you are making and keep the “club spirit” going.

Stay well.
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As a result of the rapid spread of the coronavirus, the Committee has been considering whether we should meet in March.

I’m sure you will agree that the health and well-being of our members is of the upmost importance and we need to reduce the risk of members catching the virus. Consequently, we have decided to cancel the March meeting.

The position is changing daily and we will keep you informed about future meetings with as much notice as possible.

Stay healthy

Howard Hughes (CNWWA Secretary)
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2 weeks ago  ·  

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The recent club night featured a welcome return by Les Symonds of "PREN". Les specialises in artistic and sculptural turnings, as well as functional and utilitarian pieces. He ran the "PREN" shop in Bala for several years but now focuses his woodturning activities on demonstrating, teaching, writing and producing turned items for galleries and other commissions.

Les gave us once again a very interesting demonstration, this time concentrating on scorching.

To read more about the visit by Les, check out the full report by our Chairman, Peter Green, on our website:
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