Emma Cook demonstrating at all day demonstration

Programme 2018

The Club usually meets on the first Thursday of each month. Meetings start
at 7.30pm at the Cambridge Scout Headquarters, 195 Perne Road, Cambridge CB1 3NT.






January 4

AGM followed by Colin Smith with a short demonstration.

Rolling pin (Note 1 below)

February 1

Club member Colin Parr turns a pierced bowl.  Plus Jill and Don Piers from Piers Woodturning Supplies selling a range of abrasives and finishing products.

Paperweight (Note 2 below)

March 1

Paul Howard shows us how to turn an owl.

Due to adverse weather conditions in surrounding areas, this meeting has been cancelled.

Apple or pear (Note 1 below)

April 5

Robin Barlow - a large acorn box and an ash platter with some texturing and liming.

String tidy (Note 2 below).

May 3

Colin Smith with a two part hollow vessel and how to construct and texture the outside.

Baby's rattle.

June 7

Tom Kittle turns a vase inspired by Hans Coper.

Walking stick head.

June 23

All day Hands-On Training day for Club member beginners and novices (10 am to 4 pm) to include taster sessions and finishing.  Pre - booking essential through the Secretary - no entry on the day.

July 5

Spinning tops with a difference with John French.

Cup and ball.

August 2

Biennial auction plus a 'Show, Tell and Ask'.

Platter up to 8 inches / 20cm diameter. (Note 3 below)

September 6

Andy Coates with two projects showing his distinctive approach to decoration..

Off-centre candlestick.

September 29 (Saturday)

All day demonstration (10 am to 4 pm) by Emma Cook. Subjects to include a triangular box, a cup cake box or pumpkin box, a carver's mallet, an item incorporating some gilding or a combination of a turned and carved platter. 

Admission by ticket at 12 per person purchased in advance from the Treasurer. Please bring your own lunch - tea and coffee will be provided.

October 4

Greg Moreton: a natural wavy edge bowl from the wet log through roughing out and explanation of the drying process followed by the finishing of a previously prepared piece. Plus a wavy edge 'tube form'.


November 1

Rick Dobney turns a multi-axis square box.


December 6

A packed evening: Christmas Social for members, spouses and partners plus 'Woodturning Consequences' (a bit of fun!) plus NB Timbers with a wide range of wood for sale.

Annual competition - the best you have made this year.

Note 1:
Competition 1: Open to members who have previously been placed.
Competition 2: Open to members who have never been placed.

Note 2:
Competition 1: Open to members with  more than three years' experience.
Competition 2: Open to members with three years' experience or less.

All competitions from May are open to all members, except in August - see note below.
Note 3:
Open only to members who have never previously been placed in an "Open to All" competition.