The club meets on the third Friday of each month at 7pm – 9pm at the Pilgrim Church hall, St. Levan Road, Plymouth. Meetings usually include ‘live’ woodturning demonstrations presented either by club members or guest demonstrators. The club provides a great opportunity for fellow woodturners to exchange ideas and learn something new. We also have libraries for members to borrow videos and books on a wide range of woodturning related subjects for a small monthly charge. Other club members offer an excellent service of providing finishing products such as sanding sealant and abrasives at very reasonable prices. A refreshing cup of tea or coffee and biscuits are always served during the break.
In addition to our monthly meetings the club organises a number of exhibitions and sales of member’s work each year. We have also had a “stand” at a number of village fairs, church fetes and charity events where we demonstrate the craft of woodturning. At all these events there is a wide variety of items for sale by individual members. Items range from large to small, from the rare and exotic to the common timbers, from difficult to make to less complicated, from expensive to inexpensive. But whatever the item each one is hand made and unique.
The club has it’s own lathe for use by members at club events as well as a “loan a lathe” scheme which is ideal for beginners to get started. In addition, we also run woodturning courses. Our Beginners Course in Woodturning is aimed at the complete novice and provides a basic introduction to woodturning. The course comprises six fortnightly sessions of two hours, taking the student through a basic introduction to the lathe and woodturning, health and safety, tools and techniques. For more information about the beginners course please see Woodturning Training Courses.
If you would like to join the club or just want to have a “quick look” before you make up your mind, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The club is run by a very active committee which helps steer the club activities, plan events and ensure everything runs smoothly. Even at our business meetings we usually find time for a club member to demonstrate some aspect of turning!