The Hands On events have been switched to evenings by popular demand and the first evening event was a great success. There was plenty of activity and socialising as well as the opportunity to carry out some maintenance and repairs on the lathes.

What was pleasing was that members were prepared to have a go , bringing in their not quite so successful projects to discuss and get guidance on. In addition the Clubs White Box was in full use to photograph members completed pieces for inclusion on the website gallery.

Thank you to all the members who shared their skills for the benefit of the club and it's members .

We look forward to the next 'Hands on Evening' on 4th May.


We were delighted to welcome a return visit from Margaret at our January 2020 meeting. Once again we were not disappointed as she demonstrated how to make a vase with crayon pencil inserts which could be used for a wide variety of purposes such as desk top pencil holder.

Later she showed members how to make an inverted turning Christmas ornament, so plenty of time for members to start making their Christmas gifts for December 2020. Margaret's demonstations have something for everyone no matter what turning skill level they have reached and  we had an excellent attendance especially for a cold January night.

We were delighted to welcome back John Oldham from Teeside Woodturning Club as our Demonstrator for our  December meeting and he did not disappoint with some excellent segmented turning