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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  • 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…
  • Vish Kini on May Demo- Emma Cook ( The Tiny Turner )Peter Thanks once again for your detailed report. The family so taken by the picture in the first report I had a go at turning one. Although…
  • Vish on May Meeting Birthday Celebration.A lovely record of the celebration Peter. Thanks for organising flowers and wonderful cake. Rachel was very touched with the evening - total…

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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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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

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Emma Cook (aka ‘The Tiny Turner’) treated 32 members to an excellent demonstration last night.

She created a hanging Christmas bauble, consisting of a hand blown glass sphere containing many small LED’s in various colours and a turned top and bottom finial.

Look for a detailed description of her demo on our website shortly.
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5 months ago  ·  

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