A group of four small bowls made in 

Welcome to 'www.DidcotTurners.club'

The website for the Didcot & District Woodturners Club

Interested in Woodturning ?

Want to learn more or meet others ?

Come and see what we have to offer.

Didcot & District Woodturners is an informal and friendly club with monthly meetings in Harwell village hall, Didcot, Oxfordshire. OX11 0EX

Our members ( male and female, young and old ) range from beginners who had never touched a lathe before, through the keen 'intermediate' hobbyists who probably make up the bulk of the membership, to working full time professionals.

The more experienced members of the club often get involved in demonstrating Woodturning to interested groups which might sound a little daunting but can be great fun. Recently members have put on a very successful demo for the Young Farmers ( first time we have ever had a thank you card afterwards ). During the course of 2018 we spent two separate weeks in the community freespace shop in the Abingdon precinct where we had four lathes in action. We will probably repeat this in 2019 as it is always popular.

The club is an associate member/branch of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain and as such is able to access their body of tutors and qualified demonstrators. The ‘AWGB’ is the governing body in the UK and has strong ties with both the ‘Worshipful Company of Turners’ and the ‘Register of Professional Turners’ all of which serve to provide knowledge and inspiration to our amateur or ‘hobby’ turners.

This is just a brief look at the Didcot Turners. You can learn more about the club and what we do on the About page.

Our Next Meeting

Will be on January 23rd ( i.e, the 4th Wednesday of the month.)

Doors open at 7pm in preparation for a 7.30pm start.

This month is a 'Hands On'. Watch or make anything you fancy. At least one of the lathes will be making 'A Goblet' of some kind to show beginners the tools and methoud used for doing that.

The competition will be for a holiday decoration or ornament

Bring your own tools, wood etc if you have them. The club's equipment will be available if needed but it is limited and never as good as your own.

But Before That

January 7th         7pm - 8pm

Our first 'open' committee meeting. Members are welcome to come along and join in, or just watch.

 An evening demo by Nick Agar .

World Famous turner Nick Agar giving an all day demo at the village hall

Please feel free to turn up at any of our meetings, no need to book just come and spend an evening with us. Chat with the members, have a go on one of the lathes. Beginners usually leave with a little something they have made. Your first couple of evenings will be free and we will even provide the tea & biccies.

      A typical evening in the village 
   		   hall on turning night.      It gets very dusty in here on a 
   		   turning night      A group of people watching a 
   		   turner. You can see a lot of dust on the lens     

As you can see from the specs on the lens, turning nights get a bit dusty and it gets everywhere. This is not a place for your best suit.