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

  • 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!
  • Vish Kini on May Demo- Emma Cook ( The Tiny Turner )Peter thanks for a detailed report. For information there is a useful YouTube of this demo plus assembly. The commentary and photos should h…

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2 months ago  ·  

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For October's demonstration evening the club welcomed Dave Atkinson, a highly respected and professional woodturner.

Dave treated us to a fast and furious 3-hour evening covering a shallow maple leaf shaped bowl, a yew lady with a hat, a child’s spinning top and an interesting demonstration of texturing both with and without purpose-made texturing tools.

A full report of the evening – complete with dozens of photos – can be found on our website here:
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4 months ago  ·  

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Peter Green (CNWWA Chairman) treated 24 members to an inspiring demonstration last night, when he created a wall clock with contrasting wooden inserts in place of the usual numbers.

Look for a detailed description of his demo on our website shortly. Meanwhile, here are the step-by-step photos of his creation.
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5 months ago  ·  

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At tonight's club meeting, our very own Chairman — Peter Green — will be attempting to turn a wall clock with wooden inserts in lieu of numbers. Don't miss it! ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago  ·  

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