Welcome To Berkshire Woodturners
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)
The monthly meetings take place on the third Wednesday of each month at the Priestwood Community Centre starting at 7 o'clock. See the Location Map 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 evenings 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' competition 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.
We 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.
A Demonstration at the Hurst Show
Saturday/Sunday 25th,26th June 2016 Hurst Show and Country Fayre. Two teams of 3 members, one on the Saturday and the other on the Sunday presented a display of woodturning. So a big thank you for giving up your time. Saturday saw Colin, Jason and Peter and the Sunday saw Terry, Peter and Tony doing their thing.