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 July Monthly Competition (a Stacking Item) produced the following result:-

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1st Rachel Thompson
2nd Vish Kini
3rd Mike Evans

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1st Perry Edwards
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4 weeks ago  ·  

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Next Thursday (July 27th) sees our next meeting where we welcome back Albert Harrison for what will be an interesting and entertaining demonstration.

Many members will remember Albert for his magic tricks as well as the excellent quality of his turning. Certainly an evening not to miss.

Also, make sure you check out the latest issue of Woodturning magazine where an article by member Stuart Thomas has been published showing how he makes his 'Brighton Buns'.
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1 month ago  ·  

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This Saturday 8th July will see the CNWWA at the Rhydymwyn Village Show.

The Gazebo will be up again, hopefully sheltering the members from the blazing sun rather than the rain we have seen this past week.

Come along and say 'hello', watch members demonstrating the craft of Woodturning, and buy some of our hand crafted items.
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2 months ago  ·  

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The June Monthly Competition (a decorated item - not coloured) produced the following result:-

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1st Vish Kini
2nd Rachel Thompson
3rd Mike Evans

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1st Perryn Edwards
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2 months ago  ·  

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

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

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1st Howard Hughes
2nd Norman Critchett
3rd Dave Workman
4th Perryn Edwards
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3 months ago  ·  

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