A group of four small bowls made in 
			Yew.

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 will be spending two separate weeks in the community shop in the Abingdon precinct where we will have three or four lathes in action. We have been there several times before and 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 November 28th ( i.e, the 4th Wednesday of the month )

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

This will be a 'Hands On' meeting.

At least one of the lathes will be making 'Christmas Decorations' showing the tool control needed for that.

The competition theme is for 'A bowl of any size'

Bring your own tools, wood etc if you have them, but the club's equipment will be available if needed.....

BUT BEFORE THAT......

We are back on our recruitment drive in the Abingdon shop again. The shop is at the far end of Abingdon Precint (Opposite Samuels jewellers and Santander ) that runs off the market square and we will be there from 19th Nov' until Saturday 24th Nov from about 9.30am until 4.30pm. Come and have a coffee/tea with us, do a bit of turning, vote on the 'Presidents Cup' entries, listen to all the daft jokes.

 An evening demo by Nick Agar .

World Famous turner Nick Agar giving an evening 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.