From Novice to Expert
We hold a variety of regular meetings to inform, educate, challenge, train and inspire our members of all abilities.
Meetings are held at the St Nicholas Church Hall in Bedhampton
Monthly Meetings where and when
The club meets at 19:15 on the third Tuesday of every month. We have either a guest turner or a club night “turn-in” where some members demonstrate projects and techniques for others to try “hands on”. We use a camera and projection system to allow all members to see the turning process in close up. We also run an all day Master Class twice a year which provides a more in-depth demonstration.
Prospective members may come as guests initially to see if you like what we are doing (guest entry £2, a maximum of 3 visits)
Saturday Club where and when
To encourage members turning at all levels of experience we run a Saturday Club, where hands on training is given using Club lathes. Training covers a wide range of techniques from the most basic tool control and sharpening to more complex and advanced ones. For reasons of hall availability we cannot schedule a regular day each month. You will need to bring suitable wooden blanks to the meeting so that you can complete the activity / project.
Each session costs £5.00 and relies on participants helping to set up and clear away the room afterwards. A typical timetable is: Set-up: 08:00, Notices: 08:45, Start: 09:00, Finish: 13:00.