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The Berkshire Woodturners Association is based in Bracknell and draws woodturners

from East Berkshire and South Hertfordshire

Welcome To Berkshire Woodturners

competion judging Berkshire Woodturners is a small, friendly club, currently with approximately 60 members of all standards of turning ability. Whatever your skills as a woodturner, we would love for you to come along and join us at one of our club nights.

The aims of the Association are simply to promote an interest in, and the development of, the art of woodturning and associated disciplines. We do this by holding monthly meetings and organising regular turning workshops

Come And Join Us

It doesn't matter whether you are an experienced turner looking for a new club or an absolute beginner trying to understand how it all works. Come along to our next club night (the details of which are shown in the panel to the right) or contact our secretary Richard Maynard (details shown on the top banner)

Monthly Meetings

Harvey Grimwood receiving the Keith Sherwood Trophy from Brian AttewellThe monthly meetings take place on the third Wednesday of each month at the Priestwood Community Centre. Generally we will have either a professional turners or an experienced club turner doing a wood turning demonstration.

We have been lucky enough to get some of the top turners in the country along to our club evening to demonstrate how they go about woodturning.

On club evenings there will be two competitions, one for items turned based on a theme set by the BWA Committee, the second, an 'open' commetition for any item turned by the member which has not previously been entered in a BWA competition. Judging is done based on three skill categories: Beginner, Advanced and Masters

Turning Workshops

Chris Cox Mentoring12We will organise turning workshops approximately every two months. The aim is to bring together the club's less experienced turners with the more experienced turners who can give guidance on aspects of turning, choice of tools, tool sharpening, sanding, finishing and similar skills. This is done through the turning of a small project. The projects are often aligned to the next month's competition theme.

Men in Shed Demo

Jason mis demo.jpgJason steps up and performs a pen demonstraion, at the opening of Men in Sheds (Maidenhead branch) on Friday 15th April. Jason also brought along with him and displayed some of his past work, which went down very well. And not forgetting a very big thank you to Viv for bringing her lathe along for Jason to use.

Forthcoming Events

Wednesday 18th May 2016

The May club evening will be held on 18th May 2016 at Priestwood Community Centre, This month will be slightly different, because we are going to have one of our master turners (Tony Taylor) showing how he goes about his woodturning for us.

tonyTaylorHeadAndShoulders

Recent Events

Wednesday 20th April 2016

At the April club evening we had the pleasure of Rod Page, where he gave us an in depth demonstration on how he makes his lattice bowls.

Rod Page

Sunday 24th April 2016

Berkshire Woodturners Association Third Taster Session The third beginners Taster Session was held on 24 April at the Hurst Village Hall. This was run on a Sunday afternoon rather than the usual Wednesday evening. Once again it was a resounding success with four absolute beginners going away with a mushroom turned out of Yew. Richard Maynard kicked the afternoon off by demonstrating the techniques required and the attending BWA members mentored the individual turners through the process. All produced excellent results and went away pleased and proud of their efforts. The three Taster Sessions held have managed to introduce sixteen people to the joys of woodturning. We hope some will become members of BWA. 3rd Taster Group Pic